Our most recommended things to do in Omodos

From Paphos: Troodos, Paphos Forest, Kykkos, and Omodos Tour

1. From Paphos: Troodos, Paphos Forest, Kykkos, and Omodos Tour

First stop on the way to the Troodos Mountains is at the Chrysorriatissa Monastery, a 12th Century monastery, view its vineyards planted in the end of the 18th century produce some of the finest white Ayios Andronicos and Ayios Elias and enjoy the magnificent valley overlooking Kannaviou dam. The tour continues towards Kykkos, passing through the Pafos forest. Arriving at Kykkos Monastery, you will be guided through the renowned and rich Monastery as well as to visit the Archbishop Makarios’ tomb in Throni where you can enjoy the breath-taking view of almost all the islands! We drive on to “Timios Stavros” famous for its cross of 25meters high which overlooks Marathasa Valley. There will be free time to enjoy your buffet lunch (price not included) or free time to enjoy the magnificent view. On the way to Omodos we will drive through the pine forest, pass the highest village of Cyprus, Prodromos and tourist Platres. Omodos is a traditional wine producing village, you can walk through the cobbled streets to reach the village square lined with cafes and shops selling wines, olive oil and other local products or visit the church of the Holy Cross and then enjoy a Cyprus coffee in the square. Important: There is a dressing code when visiting monastery and churches

From Paphos: Troodos Mountains & Villages Guided Day Trip

2. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains & Villages Guided Day Trip

Soak up the charm of the traditional villages of Lofu and Omodos on this guided day trip that includes pickup and drop-off at select hotels and locations in Paphos. See where the mythical Aphrodite is said to have emerged from that sea at Petra tou Romiou. Hop aboard a comfortable and spacious bus and sit back and relax on an air-conditioned ride. Travel to the town of Lofu which clings to the side of the Troodos Mountains. Go for a stroll on the cobblestone paths of Omodos. Admire natural beauty of the sparkling waters of the Millomeris Waterfall. Stop at a family-owned boutique winery for an intimate tasting of some of their award-winning wines. Head to sandy beach to uncover the breathtaking location where the mythological story of Aphrodite began at Petra tou Romiou.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

3. Cyprus: 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 a trqditional meze lunch and drinks. Relax and watch the world go by.

From Paphos: Troodos-Venetian Bridge-Millomeris Waterfall

4. From Paphos: Troodos-Venetian Bridge-Millomeris Waterfall

Journey to the cool and green heart of Cyprus with this group tour from Paphos. Savor some local wine and snacks and get acquainted with the quiet life in mountain villages. Step back in time as you experience places where time seems to have stopped. See Kelefos, a 15th-century Venetian bridge. Visit Gerolamo Winery, located in the heart of the wine region to enjoy some traditional Cypriot wine and snacks. Travel to the emerald forest to see the stunning Millomeris waterfall. Take in panoramic views of Cyprus at the Olympos observation deck at the highest point of the Troodos mountains. Have a delectable lunch at a trout farm in the old mountain village of Platres . Stop by Omodos village at an altitude of 900 meters above sea level. Experience a place where local residents have managed to preserve the ancient beauty and serene atmosphere of their charming home.

From Paphos: Troodos, Kykkos Monastery, and Winery Day Trip

5. From Paphos: Troodos, Kykkos Monastery, and Winery Day Trip

Visit Omodos Village, the Timios Stavros Monastery, the Kykos Monastery, and a traditional winery, all on this guided trip from Paphos. Learn about local nature, history, and religion, and experience swimming in the most famous place on the island. For much of the trip, pass through the picturesque Troodos mountain range with its magnificent green cedar forests and fresh mountain air. At the foot of the mountains, among vineyards, explore the old traditional Omodos Village, protected by UNESCO. Visit the Timios Stavros Monastery, known for keeping a piece of the Holy Cross and Rope, and the famous Kykkos Monastery, which keeps one of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary. Along the journey, stop at one of the local traditional wineries, where you can taste delicious Cypriot wines of the highest quality. For the finale of the trip, witness the birthplace of Aphrodite, one of the most stunning places on the coast of Cyprus, and get the opportunity to bathe in its truly magical waters.

From Paphos: Cyprus Through the Ages Tour w/ Lunch and Wine

6. From Paphos: Cyprus Through the Ages Tour w/ Lunch and Wine

Rural Cyprus is at your fingertips on this whistle-stop tour. Explore geological formations, archaeological sites, and characteristic villages like Fini and Omodos. Get a taste of local flavors during a tavern lunch and head to a winery for a tasting. The morning kicks off with the first stop at Petra tou Romiou for photographs (available only for those coming from Paphos town and Aphrodite Hills Resort). Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace is a geological formation of huge rocks along one of the coastlines on the island. Continue to Kourion, one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. It’s classic Greco-Roman, with a half-moon of seats facing out to sea. Kolossi Castle is the next stop. This Crusader-era castle is surrounded by flowering plants and a pretty courtyard. Hop back on the bus and head to Fini where lunch will be served at a local tavern. Later, stop at the mountain-ringed village of Omodos where you will have a guided walk through the village. To round off your trip, you'll have the opportunity to taste traditional Cyprus wine in a local winery before heading back to the resorts.

Troodos Mountains: The Real Cyprus With 4x4 and Local Guide

7. Troodos Mountains: The Real Cyprus With 4x4 and Local Guide

Enjoy a fabulous 4x4 Jeep Safari daytrip in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus! Our tour takes you to traditional villages, waterfalls, tastings and the unique nature of this region. Your starts and ends right at your Hotel in the Paphos area where we will pick you up at around 08:30 am and bring you back at around 4:00 pm. We will leave Paphos and the sea behind and visit the Asprokremmos Dam on our way to the Troodos Mountains. The 4x4 Jeep Safari leads you through several traditional mountain villages, where tourism has not arrived yet and time stands still. In the middle of the woods the historical Venetian Tzelefos Bridge can be found which crosses the Diarizos river. Then, through the forest, we reach Chantara Waterfall for a quick stop and then some Traditional Turkish Delights tasting ( loukoumi). The adventure continues, and you will enjoy an incredible view from the Olympos, the highest peak of Troodos Mountains at an altitude of 1952 m. During our lunch break you will get the chance to try some delicious, traditional dishes together with a local wine (not included in the price). As the tour continues,we will stop at the Omodos wine region and make another stop at the village winery for some free wine tasting. A typical village, where souvenirs can be bought, and locals are very friendly. This 4x4 Jeep Safari tour takes you to the largest mountain range of Cyprus and you will explore all the must-see places of this region away from the crowds!

Troodos: Waterfall, Omodos, Medival Bridge & wine tasting

8. Troodos: Waterfall, Omodos, Medival Bridge & wine tasting

Omodos The picturesque, beautiful wine village of Omodos is located at 800 meters in the Troodos Mountains, in the Krasochoria region. It is not so far from Lemesos (Limassol) and is one of the most traditional and charming villages in Cyprus. It has existed since the Frankish era and is represented on old maps of Cyprus as 'Homodos' or 'Homoclos'. The name of the village goes back to the Greek word for street ('odos'). Omodos is famous for its wine, zivania pomace brandy, handmade and tightly woven lace, and aromatic arkatena (crispy rusks with yeast). Omodos is a very small village but has many interesting sights to offer. Close to each other are the cobbled village square, old and stone-built houses, local wineries, a medieval wine press (also called wine press) and the Monastery of Timios Stavros (Monastery of the Holy Cross) with ancient icons and impressive wood carvings. There is also a National Liberation Struggle Museum, a Crafts Preservation Center for handmade and tightly woven lace, and an Icon Museum. On September 14, one of the largest religious festivals in all of Cyprus takes place in Omodos in honor of the Holy Cross. During the three-day festival, vendors gather in the beautiful square in front of the monastery to offer their wares. Many other events also take place on this square during the summer months and at Easter. - Laneia The Village of Painters. Many visitors to Cyprus simply have no idea what a miracle lies behind this name! Painters, writers and people who value comfort and tranquility fall in love with this place. A lot of creative people who come to the island deliberately choose this village because they are fascinated by the beauty of the mountainous landscape surrounding the village and the narrow little streets. That is why Laneia is called the village of painters. In a village tavern you can treat yourself to tasty home-made dishes, learn a bit about local beekeeping, fruit growing (pears, plums, apricots and others), processing of walnuts and of course wine growing. Unsubstantiated sources say that after the death of vineyards in France, King Henry himself came to Laneia in search of healthy vine plantations. The villagers gave the king some vines, later planted on his native French soil to make champagne wines. Today Laneia is one of only ten villages in the region that produce the basis for Commandaria, the most famous Cypriot dessert wine, aged in oak barrels. Millomeris Waterfall Between the visits to the two villages, we will try to leave the stress of everyday life behind and visit one of the most beautiful natural places in Cyprus. This beautiful place is the Millomeris falls.The name of the waterfalls is derived from the combination of two words. Millos and Meros. Millos means wet in the Cypriot dialect and Meros means place, hence Millomeris denotes a wet place. The waterfall carries the waters of the Kryo Nero River, which also feeds the Caledonia Falls.  

Limassol: Private Shore Excursion Kolossi & Omodos Wine Tour

9. Limassol: Private Shore Excursion Kolossi & Omodos Wine Tour

Enjoy a relaxing drive through the vineyards and orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves, to Kolossi Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. This well preserved building, stands three stories tall. The day begins with the first visit to the main historical attraction of this area, the Kolossi Castle, built by the Crusaders in the 13th century. This well preserved building, stands three stories tall. Next you will travel to the village of Agios Amvrosios to visit the Zambartas Winery. You will enjoy a guided tour of the winery and then given the chance to try several more wines such as: Xinisteri, Maratheftiko red, Cabernet Franc, Lefkadha Rose, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Epikourios and Shiraz. The drive takes us to one of the most beautiful and picturesque old villages in Cyprus, Omodhos village, which is still preserved in its original state. The tour offers an exploration to the monastery of the Holly Cross with its excellent wood carving and old icons. Also, see the wine press “Linos” restored in an old house and visit some of the local houses to feel the date of their birth, stroll through the narrow streets and local shops famous for their vitraux and handmade pieces of traditional stained glass. You can explore the the village square to enjoy the serenity of its surroundings and rest at the coffee shop of the square, to have our refreshments before returning to Limassol port.

Walk around Kelephos Bridge near Omodos Village

10. Walk around Kelephos Bridge near Omodos Village

Start your tour by heading to the Krassohoria wine villages and stop at Omodos village. This is the usual meeting point (we can give travellers a free ride from Limassol, Larnaca or Nicosia). Great meeting point because it is close the the start of the walk, it is convenient and has various amenities including public restrooms. We drive to the expansive Paphos Forest for the walk. Usually we start walking from the downstream end of Play Valley. The length that we do will depend on travellers profile and preferece. Platy Valley is a serene place in Cyprus, characterised by a stream that has water all year round. We walk on a dirt road next to the stream on a linear route, returning on the same road. There is a plethora of local plant species, dominated by plane and alder trees. One can also see pines, bracken, storax, maple, even figs. In early autumn Cyclamen bloom here. As we walk maybe we will be fortunate to spot crabs walking on the road. If we are very lucky we may spot moufflon. Unfortunately we are likely to meet a few cars using this road. Depending on arrangements we either walk to or go by car to Kelephos' medieval Venetian bridge, which according to tradition is built on a camel trail. The trail was apparently used by camel caravans to transport mined material from the mines on the north side of the Troodos mountains to Paphos port. The local stream has water throughout the year. The setting is beautiful, with higher water flow during the rainy season and with more greenery in summer when the alders have their leaves and the bracken are full of life. We then drive to Omodos village, one of the largest villages of Krasochoria. For years it has been well-known for its vineyards and wine and is still today known for its prime produce. Omodos developed around the ancient monastery of the Holy Cross (connected to St. Helen’s Passage to Cyprus) and is a popular destination for visitors.

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based on 106 reviews

Our guide Helena was wonderful.Telling us so many interesting stories and facts about everything that we went to visit.We were a small group of 5 people.Nice and comfortable car.Definitely recommend!

Phivos provided us with an excellent tour. A laid back and informative introduction to Cyprus, its history and current position as a country. Beautiful towns, historical sites, wine and walks.

We had really nice day out. Lady called Tatjana who introduced us everything about places we went was fantastic. Can ask more. Very satisfied

Excellent tour! Lovely trip up into the mountains along with two wineries and a village tour with lunch. Definitely recommend.

Excellent tour and Eva was the perfect guide combining easy to understand and insightful knowledge with boundless enthusiasm.