The Pafos Region is renowned for producing excellent wines. With a variety of beautiful mapped-out wine routes to choose from, you will get better acquainted with the art of producing wine and sample the absolute best of Cyprus in a beautiful natural setting.
Wherever one travels in Pafos, there are coffee shops with a warm welcome, refreshments and complimentary glasses of wine, either made by the owner himself or locally produced in the village. From simple taverns serving up local cuisine, to restaurants catering for the more discerning palette, the omnipresent bottle of wine is the perfect accompaniment that offers a real taste of Cyprus.
Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis Wine Route
Embark on a panoramic excursion that will lead you through glorious landscapes of majestic mountains, fragrant pine forests, unique flora and fauna reaching an altitude of 800 metres above sea level where an incomparable wine experience awaits.
The Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis Wine Route includes ten diverse wineries producing fine wines that are both rich in aroma and light in body, largely due to the indigenous white grape (Xynisteri) grown in the area. Xynisteri is the main white-wine variety of Cyprus enriched with hints of green apple, peach, and apricot characteristics, while the red Maratheftiko grapes contain traces of red fruit, violets, and roses.
This picturesque route can end in different places, either passing through Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumbi, Polemi, Psathi, Kannaviou, Asprogia, Pano Panagia, Chrysorrogiatissa, Agia Moni, Statos-Agios Fotios, Koilineia, Galataria, Pentalia, Amargeti, Eledio, Agia Varvara and Acheleia or through Choulou, Lemona, Kourdaka, Letymvou and Kallepeia.
Laona Akamas Wine Route
Some of the best white wines on the island are produced here from the indigenous white grape Xynisteri that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breeze. The region also produces some of the best red wines, largely due to the use of the ancient red grape Maratheftiko.
The wine route included four wineries and passes through charming villages abound with culture and lush vineyards. The route offers visitors the change to explore a host of traditional taverns, elevated sites boasting magnificent views, and the opportunity to visit the stunning Akamas Peninsula.
This rugged route passes through: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumbi, Kathikas, Akourdaleia, Pano Arodes, Kato Arodes, Ineia, Drouseia, Polis and Pegeia.