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Laona Akamas



Wine Route 1 (Laona Akamas)

ROUTE: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumbi, Kathikas, Akourdaleia, Pano Arodes,Kato Arodes, Ineia, Drouseia, Polis, Pegeia.

This route is in the north-western part of Cyprus. It is of unique interest, as it is not devoted exclusively to wine. In this area, the wine lover and the gourmet can visit four wineries and taste their varied and individualistic wines, in combination with the tasty specialities of Cypriot food. Tavernas, of which there are plenty along the route, will be sure not to disappoint. Together with these delicious attractions, the visitor may enjoy a unique geography, unlike anywhere else on the island. Travel along the main roads E701 and E709, which climb to elevations providing some fascinating views, with various greenery, substantial expanses of forest and a liberal lacing of vineyards combining to attract our attention. The outstanding feature of this unique wine zone is the Akamas peninsula. The diverse characteristics of the Akamas morphology, the flora and the wildlife rightfully make it a rare habitat. The visiting explorer/wine-lover truthfully has a feast for the eye, the ears, and the taste-buds.

General characteristics

The route is mainly located on the Akamas peninsula. It is a unique area with a remarkable and rare variety of geology, growth and wildlife. The relatively untouched environment and the charm of the communities, make it a joy for the walker and nature lover. The area is rich in viniculture and vast areas are covered by vineyards. Along the route, there are four wineries worth visiting.

Climate: The area varies from 400 to 650 metres and has an annual rate of rainfall of about 610mm. It has a generally mild climate.

Terroir: Most vineyards of this route are on lime (asbestolithic) ground, some in loamy-gypsum.

Vines: The Kathikas area is famous for its white grape varieties, mainly the native Xynisteri. Most of the villages in the area belong to the Appellation Controllé (OEOP) “Laona Akamas”. In all, a further 19 different varieties are cultivated in the areas.

White varieties: Xynisteri, Malvasia G, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Semillon, Chardonnay, Muscat.

Red varieties: Mavro, Ofthalmo, Lefkada, Maratheftiko, Carignan, Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante B., Grenache, Shiraz, Merlot.

WINERIES

Fikardos Winery Mesogi: www.fikardoswines.com.cy

SODAP Kamanterena Winery Stroumbi: www.sodap.com.cy

K&K Vasilikon Winery Kathikas: www.vasilikon.com

Sterna Winery Kathikas: www.sternawinery.com




Laona Akamas Map

Laona Akamas Map

Vineyards

Vineyards

Drouseia Village

Drouseia Village

Sunset

Sunset

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