Cyprus winemaking is a 6.000year old tradition on the island. ‘Commandaria’ the sweet wine is the oldest wine that is strongly supported by its existence. The name of ‘Commandaria’ dates back to Richard Lionheart and St. John Knights which its name comes from. This sweet wine also won the wine competition which was recorded in 1224. Koilani village is one of the villages on the slopes of Troodos mountain range for making wine. The winery that we shall visit today has varieties of white and red, dry and sweet wines. Muscat of Alexandria as well as Shiraz, Cabarnet Sauvignon, Cabarnet Franc, Mataro, Grenache and Carignan. The annual production of this winery is 50. 000 bottles. We visit the cellars listen to the history of winemaking while you taste the wine that is produced in this winery. If you like the taste you can buy or get them shipped to your home address. Our next stop will be at Omodos. There is a beautiful Monastery just in the center of the village square, we visit the Monastery and walk along the narrow streets of stoned houses and do more wine tasting. Our lunch (extra) is in one of the local restaurants in the village. The third village that we have a panoramic tour of will be Peri Pedi. This tour gives you an opportunity to taste and buy local wines of Cyprus while you get to see the life of the villagers with many photo stops.
A small bottle of water
Tickets for historical sights