Arsos Village

One of the largest wine producing villages of Cyprus. There are two versions as to where it derives its name: one suggests it comes from the Holy Alsos (grove) of the goddess Aphrodite, where the village is built, the other that it was one of the four towns founded by Ptolemy Philadelphos in honour of Arsinoe. It has been associated with wine production since ancient times. Nowadays most inhabitants till make their own wine, while the village womenfolk have a reputation for the special dishes they prepare using wine.
The Folk Art Museum of Arsos is housed in a traditional house. Its exhibits present traditional village way of life.

Folk Art Museum. To arrange a visit please call: 25943223Courtesy of the CTO

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