Wine Tasting & Mountain Village

Wine Tasting & Mountain Village

Learn about the history of wine production in Cyprus by visiting a popular local winery and discover a picturesque traditional village where traditions and history come alive in a memorable way.

Departing Limassol by coach you will travel approximately 40 minutes hrough the scenic Phassouri citrus plantations and pass by the Castle of Kolossi. where Commandaria wine was produced by the Knights of St John. The coach will then ascend the lower foothills of the Troodos Mountains to the Zambartas Winery for a tour and wine tasting. This winery produces approximately ten varieties of wine, including organic wines. Enjoy a guided walk through the winery and learn the detailed production steps of wine making. At the conclusion of the guided tour, you will have a tasting of 3 wines (white, rose & red) produced from local grape varieties with explanations about the wine and their tasting notes along with bread, olive oil, Halloumi cheese & fresh fruit.

Continue up the Troodos Mountain foothills to the picturesque village of Omodhos. At Omodhos you will visit the large, cobbled square which is dominated by the Monastery of the Holy Cross believed to contain relics of the Crucifixion donated by St Helena. After visiting the Monastery, you will see the traditional wine press where the guide will explain how wine used to be made in the village. Afterwards, enjoy a local snack of Cyprus coffee and traditional bread made in the village at one of the village coffee shops followed by some free time to explore the village on your own. The return drive back down the hills towards Limassol port offers panoramic views of Limassol bay.

Notes: Please wear flat, non-slip shoes, hat, sunscreen and dress conservatively to visit Monastery (covered shoulders, no plunging necklines, and no shorts or hemlines above the mid-thigh). A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.

Port: Limassol

Duration: 4 hours

Current Price: 179 USD