CyTaste Route No. 4
|1||Troodos Square||Phini||10||10||Phiniotika Lokoumia Ouranias||99379989||Traditional Foods|
Starting from Troodos square we take the Troodos-Platres (B8) road and turn right for Phini (signposted). On our way is†the famous Troodotissa Monastery. Heading for Phini we reach Ourania where we can be guided into the making of traditional Phiniotika lokoumia.
|2||Phini||Kato Platres||4||3||Lambouri 'boutique winery'||7000 9463||Winery|
On the main road from Platres to Mandria an attractive, three†level building†is the house of†Lambouri winery. This 'boutique winery'†is open to visitors for†wine tasting and educational tours introducing†the local vine and wine making tradition.
|3||Kato Platres||Mandria||2||2||Organic herbal teas by Mrs Eleni Emmanouelidou||99463927||Traditional Foods|
At the centre of Mandria village, Mrs Eleni runs a small shop where she proudly demonstrates the value of organic herbal teas. Production of†herbs is made exclusively at the†organic farm which is situated just at the outskirts of Mandria in an idyllic setting amidst the high Troodos Mountains. Organised†educational tours at the organic herb farm followed by a pot of herbal tea are undertaken by†many tour operators.
|4||Mandria||Mandria||1||1||Wine tasting at Antoniades Winery||99824475||Winery|
Signposted from any point on entering Mandria village, Antoniades winery lies in the heart of the†area's vineyards.††It is located in a perfect setting, with a spacious wine tasting room that leads to a†veranda overlooking the vineyards. The winery displays large pitharia (earth ware jars) since the 1780s and Mr Antoniades is keen in guiding visitors to the winery and explaining his traditional wine making methods.
|5||Mandria||Kilani||8||8||Ayia Mavri winery at Kilani||99341535||Winery|
Ayia Mavri is housed in a traditional, beautiful rural building. A small winery of 50,000 bottles managing†its†own vines, planted with the traditional local varieties Mavro and Xynisteri and a number of foreign grape varieties.†Kilani village offers a number of interesting attractions including the Ecclesiastical Museum, †the Museum of Viticulture and the medieval church of Ayia Mavri.
|6||Kilani||Pelendri||10||12||Tsiakkas Winery surrounded by Pine trees and vineyards||99567898||Winery|
From Kilani, take the road north, pass through Pera Pedi to reach the main Platres Limassol B8 road. Cross the main road heading for Pelendri and a few kilometers from the†village, a sign shows the way for Tsiakkas winery. The winery is found in†a serene location, surrounded by young pine trees and the winery's vineyards.†Built in a typical Cypriot architecture sheltered by the surrounding mountains, the winery maintains a well organized cellar where the wine ages at excellent conditions. The Tsiakkas family invites visitors to taste their wines at the wine bar.†
|7||Pelendri||Pelendri||4||3||Taste the traditional Pitsilia meat products at Vasiliou Deli||25550111||Traditional Foods|
Drive into the village of Pelendri to see and taste an industry making the traditional Pitsilia meat products such as loukanika, hiromeri, lountza, smoked and then matured in their†local red wine. Allantika Vasiliou†welcomes visitors, offering†their full range of traditional products along with a shot of home made zivania.†
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