For wine tours in Cyprus follow the CTO wine routes

The Cyprus Tourist Organisation publishes details including illustrated brochures of three wine routes that take in the vineyards and wineries of Paphos District.  Each is a comfortable day out – enjoy!

Wine Route 1:  Laona – Akamas

The Laona – Akamas Wine Route takes in a region of rugged coastlines and charming little villages, oozing with culture and lush vines, with rustic and contemporary elements nestling side by side.

Situated on the western shores of Cyprus, villages such as Drouseia, Ineia, Kathikas, Pano and Kato Arodes invite you to visit their vineyards.

You will get to know the Xynisteri, an indigenous grape variety that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breeze, offering cool yet solid wines with a fine aroma, most probably among the best white wines produced in Cyprus.

These and other destinations of the route also invite you to sample the rare Maratheftiko, one of the best red wine varieties of Cyprus.

Start Point: Mesogi

End Point: Polis Chrysochous

Cyprus Wine Route 1:  Laona and Akamas

Click to download a pdf copy of the
CTO Cyprus Wine Route 1: Laona – Akamas brochure

Wine Route 2:  Vouni – Panagia – Ambelitis

The Vouni – Panagia – Ambelitis Wine Route is a panoramic excursion into a glorious inland landscape, accompanied by the delights of the locally produced wines.

There are two variations of the Vouni – Panagia – Ambelitis Wine Route – both well worth exploring.

The Vouni – Panagia – Ambelitis Wine Route covers the western part of Cyprus in Paphos District.  It reaches an an altitude of over 800 metres (875 feet).

For lovers of Cyprus wine, the Vouni Panagias – Ambelitis wine route offers an unparalled wine experience.

The wineries are numerous, the diverse pleasures of equal magnitude.

The local Xynisteri grape variety stands out once more, offering white wines of particular finesse in smell and lightness in body.

A taste of green apples, peaches and apricots overflows from the glasses of the Xynisteriots of the area. Additionally, red fruit, violets and roses enrich the other local grape, Maratheftiko, which is also cultivated here.

In the villages of this route and especially Vouni Panagias, Chrysorrogiatissa and Statos – Agios Fotios, you will discover also some the best wines of the indigenous Mavro grape which benefits from the relatively high altitude and mild climate, offering pleasant dark and rose wines.

Route A:

Start Point: Mesogi

End Point: Acheleia

Route B:

Start Point: Mesogi

End point: Mesogi

Cyprus Wine Routes 2:  Vouni, Panagia, Ampelitis

Click to download a pdf copy of the
CTO Cyprus Wine Route 2: Vouni – Panagia – Ampelitis brochure

Wine Route 3:  Diarizos Valley

The Diarizos Valley Wine Route is a fascinating journey along the Diarizos river, through beautifully unspoiled green surroundings, decked with picturesque vineyards and attractive scenery.

The Diarizos valley is the least known wine producing region in Cyprus. Its altitude, at a lower level compared to the other wine growing areas, and the dominance of the local Mavro grape variety, has kept it away from the mainstream Cyprus wine scene for years.

However, with the creation of many small wine making units and the introduction of modern vine cultivation, the Diarizos region has been transformed into a competitive wine producing area of great promise.

This wine route enables you to get to know the region and enjoy its striking tranquil scenery, the genuine hospitality of the local people and the pleasurable delights of its expanding wine trade.

Start/Finish Point: Acheleia

Cyprus Wine Route 3: Diarizos Valley

Click to download a pdf copy of the
CTO Cyprus Wine Route 3: Diarizos Valley brochure

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