Wine is not a new story for Cyprus. Recent archaeological excavations which have been undertaken on the island have confirmed the thinking that this small tranche of earth has been producing wine for almost 5000 years. The discoveries testify that Cyprus may well be the cradle of wine development in the entire Mediterranean basin, from Greece to Italy and France.
The sun-kissed southern slopes of the Troodos mountains above Limassol and Pafos are renowned for their vineyards and their delightful hillside villages and a perfect opportunity to meet and mix with the locals. Take a tour of the wineries and in some wine-tasting, or sample other grape-based delicacies. Visit an old monastery or the Cyprus wine museum at Erimi.
Occasionally you may come across an old stone bridge or a secluded Byzantine church. There are stylish hill resorts, villages famous for their pottery and even a donkey sanctuary, Cyprus traditional beast of burden, at Vouni.
During your wine routes of Cyprus journey you will sample from the traditional indigenous varieties of Mavro ( for red and roze wines ) and the white grape Xynistery, plus the globaly unique Koumandaria to well - known global varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Lets take a wine walk. The wine is waiting for us!