Embark upon a panoramic excursion into a glorious inland landscape on the Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis wine route, accompanied by the delights of the locally produced wines.
In the western part of the island, east of the Pafos (Paphos) mountainous area, the route unfolds at an altitude of 800 metres to offer an unparalleled wine experience. Along the way, visitors will delight in also discovering fragrant pine forests, unique flora and a variety of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds.
The 10 wineries of the route are diverse and produce white wines of particular fineness in aroma and lightness of body, thanks to the local Xynisteri (white) grape variety that predominantly grows here. Hints of green apple, peach and apricot characterise the white wines of the area, whilst the ancient – and rare – red Maratheftiko grapes are enriched by red fruit, violets and roses.
You will also discover 27 varieties of grape vine, of which there is an impressive showing of Carignan Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. The villages on this route also produce some of the best wines of the indigenous Mavro (red) variety, thanks to the relatively high altitude and a mild climate, which benefit the vines and combine to produce pleasant dark and rose wines.
This picturesque route passes offers the option of two alternative ending points and passes through: Pafos (Paphos), 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 Choulou, Lemona, Kourdaka, Letymvou and Kallepeia.
NAME LOCATION TELEPHONE
Karydhia Cottage Arodes 24634680, 99659928
Sapho Manor House Drouseia 26332650, 99604010
Piskopos House Episkopi 99619146
Samolasi Inn Giolou 99626672
Kostaris Goudi 99626672
Pinou’s House Goudi 99547028
Spanos’ House Goudi 26944833, 99413244
AgiosTheodoros Cottage Choulou 26722397
Rigena’s House Choulou 26932581, 99329272
Loxandra’s House Kathikas 26632150, 99608333
Michalis’ Anoyia Kathikas 99667888
Olga’s Cottage Kato Akourdaleia 99571065
Amarakos Inn Kato Akourdaleia 26633117, 22313374
Konatzi tis Kritou Kritou Tera 99403134
Makrinari KritouTera 26932931
Nikoklis Inn Nikokleia 26432211, 99309279
Archontikotou Meletiou Panagia 26235011, 99518000
Mouskos House Panagia 99678013
Palati of Xylari Panagia 99614673
Stelios’ House Panagia 99433094
Chloe’s House Pano Akourdaleia
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