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Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

1. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

3. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

4. Cyprus: Mountain Towns and Cheesemaking Day Trip with Brunch

Travel through the Troodos region for a traditional cheese-making workshop in a local village on this full-day trip. Make some additional stops to taste some local products along the way. Choose from pickup in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Nicosia, Paphos, and Larnaca. Be picked up from your accommodation and sit back and relax on the scenic trip into the Troodos villages. Stop at a local village for a hands-on workshop in cheesemaking. Listen as you learn about Cypriot food and history from locals.  Taste fresh cheeses and have a delicious traditional brunch. Continue your journey with a trip into the Troodos countryside. Enjoy the mountain scenery as you explore with 3 bonus stops along the way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

From Nicosia: Famagusta and Kyrenia Circle Day Trip

5. From Nicosia: Famagusta and Kyrenia Circle Day Trip

Following pick-up from your hotel, you will head out to the northern part of Cyprus. There you will get the chance to observe the Mesaria Plain, Kyrenia Mountain and numerous villages where the Greek and Turkish used to live together before 1974. Upon arrival, you will begin by exploring Varosha, a once vibrant tourist quarter of Famagusta, but now a ghost town due to conflicts in the 1970s. Afterwards, you will head to the Famagusta City Wall, where you'll see the Saint Nicolas Cathedral, now known as the Lala Mustafa Mosque. You will then have 40 minutes of free time to explore the area and enjoy some coffee. Your tour will resume with a visit to the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis. There, you will be taken on a guided tour around the archaeological site, which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theater, marble columns, Roman baths and a gymnasium. Afterwards, you'll have the option of stopping for 45 minutes to enjoy some lunch at a nearby restaurant. You will then head back out on a 75-minute drive to Kyrenia. You'll also have the chance to stop at Iskele/Bogaz fishing harbor village for a coffee break (depending on time). At Kyrenia, you will first stop at Bellapais to see the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th-century abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains. Finally, you will have 20 minutes to explore the harbor town of Kyrenia, which is regarded as the jewel of North Cyprus.

Cyprus: Lefkara and Omodos Villages Tour with Transfer

6. Cyprus: Lefkara and Omodos Villages Tour with Transfer

Lefkara village is quite popular with handcrafts and emrodiary done by Village ladies since Venetian time. Lefkara village is divided into Pano Lefkara and Kato Lefkara (in other words, upper and lower Lefkara ). Pano Lefkara is on a higher level with 650 meter above the sea level, the women of the village are always sit outside their traditional and  picturesque homes, creating lace pieces that have been made in the village. Our next stop is at Omodos village with an extraordinary and the best picturesque village around Troodos and stroll around the village!

Nicosia: Nicosia, Kyrenia& Famagusta-3 Cities in oneday Tour

7. Nicosia: Nicosia, Kyrenia& Famagusta-3 Cities in oneday Tour

Buyuk Han built during Ottoman period, Nicosia Cyprus, 40 minutes Famagusta Wall city where the st nicholas visited, Famagusta District, 30 minutes Ghost Town Famagusta abondened since 1974, 25 minutes Bellapais Monastery, Bellapais Village, Kyrenia Cyprus, 30 minutes Kyrenia Harbour, Kyrenia Cyprus, 30 minutes

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Our guide, Myra, gave us a very nice day. She is a very good driver, very friendly and taught us a lot about Cyprus. We visited 3 wineries, a monastery and had a nice lunch with a nice view. The wineries were well chosen. You tasted very different wines, you also got the chance to buy something, but nothing was forced on you. The owners of the first 2 wineries were real connoisseurs and did their job with passion. In the last winery we had some bad luck: the owner was not present and the nephew and niece ran the business that day and did so with little dedication. We had a super fun day! Well worth it for wine tasters! The promise “in a small group” is certainly fulfilled. We were only 3 of us private tour!

Hotel pickup just after 8am. A total of 7 people plus driver/Guido in a minibus. Approximately 1 hour drive to the Troodos Mountains. Stops at a monastery, wine tasting and sightseeing, visit to a small museum with explanations and shopping for local products. A hike through the village of Lefkara (known for silver and handicrafts). Finally, a Cypriot coffee and sandwiches with halloumi. 5 hours in total (plus the 2 hours round trip). Nice tour.

Our companion was Anna. She speaks very good English, explains in detail and is very organized. It was a nice trip and an interesting food tour. Would highly recommend the tour.

A very great and interesting tour through the Trodos Mountains with great stops. The planning and implementation of the tour went smoothly.

Stop looking — AND BOOK THIS. Honestly, this one of the best tours I’ve ever taken. Anna is a 5 star tour guide.