The Route to Good Wine
Few countries in the world can match Cyprus’ claim for having a winemaking history of over 6000 years, for having the world’s oldest wine still in production, and for crossing the gap between old and new world wine production with its award-winning vintages. And Larnaka’s select wineries rank among some of the best on the island.
A visit to the boutique wineries and wine cellars makes the perfect outing with a warm welcome – whether you choose to visit one or all of them, and wine tasting is widely available for free, or for a small fee.
Included in the ‘Larnaka route to good wine’ is Ktima Dafermou Winery in the mountainous village of Lefkara, which is open Monday – Saturday from 8am – 4pm, and Ktima Christoudia in the mountainous village of Kato Drys, which is open Monday – Sunday from 9am – 5pm. Guided tours of the premises are also available and the villages themselves are quaint and picturesque and worth exploring.
The region also has two fine wine cellars where tasting is available at the in-house wine bars; Oak Tree Wine Cellar in the town centre, and Cavaway in Livadia. Both also offer delicatessen food and hold events throughout the year, including wine tasting courses or special wine tasting sessions.