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Larnaca Gastronomic Route

Larnaca Gastronomic Route - Customs, Cuisine & Culture in Larnaka’s Mountainous Villages
Set in rolling hillside, mountainous Larnaka is a unique blend of picturesque beauty, rich history and authentic flavours, all captured in quaint villages whose narrow streets and stonebuilt, court-yarded houses have defied time.

The Larnaka Gastronomic Route aims to introduce the local customs, cuisine and culture of the small mountain communities to visitors, whist actively supporting their role in upholding the island’s traditions.

Larnaca Gastronomic Route

The route passes through the picturesque villages of Skarinou, Lefkara, Kato Drys, Vavla, Odou, Agioi Vavatsinias, Choirokoitia and Agios Theodoros.

The workshops included in the route prepare traditional products such as halloumi and anari, trachanas, honey, palouzes, shiousioukkos, local sweets, handmade pasta, donkey milk products, olives, carob syrup and other authentic traditional delicacies.

Lefkara Lace
Larnaka is proud of its traditions, which are still very much cherished and practised across the region. From Silversmithing workshops to wineries and rural activities, you can not only watch Larnaka's interesting customs in action, but can participate too for a unique and authentic holiday experience!
Kato Drys Village Alley

TECHNICAL INFO FOR CYCLING 🚲

Distance: 34 km

Level of Difficulty: Advanced level (+760m of total ascent)

Bike Required: Road bike or Trekking with 27 speeds

Traditional Sweets (Loukoumia)
Points of Interest: Environmental Information Centre of Larnaka’s Mountainous Areas, Dafermou Winery, Lefkara Village, Timios Stavros Church (Holy Cross), Ethnological Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith-work, Panagia Eleousa Church, Bee & Embroidery Museum, Ktima Christoudia Winery, Agios Minas Monastery, Loulla’s Farm - Halloumi Cheese Workshop, Petros Nikolaou Basket Weaving Workshop, Ktima Georgiades (olive oil and donkey milk products)

Kato Lefkara Village

The villages of Orini are in a mountainous area which is studded with beautiful traditional architecture and old churches.

A visit to this area, which offers breath-taking scenery is a must for the tourist as it is unspoilt and untouched by tourist development. The most interesting villages are Lefkara, Tochni, Skarinou, Vavatsinia, Ayioi Vavatsinias, Ora, Odou, Kato Drys and Vavla.


WHERE TO GO


SKARINOU VILLAGE
SKARINOU VILLAGE
Info Point - Environmental Information Center of Larnaka Mountainous Area

Tel. +357 24322020

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Address: 35 Agiou Louca, 7731 Skarinou

Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 - 15:00

Lefkara Lace - Antonitsa Kosma

Tel. +357 99723640

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Address: 44 Agiou Louca, 7731 Skarinou

Donkey Riding
Donkey Milk, Olive Oil, Carob Syrup - Golden Donkeys Farm

Tel. +357 99620736

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Address: 7731 Skarinou

Dairy Products - Eleni Mimi

Tel. +357 24322014

Address: 33 Agiou Louca, 7731 Skarinou

PANO LEFKARA VILLAGE
PANO LEFKARA VILLAGE
Cyprus Delights - Ta Orea Lefkara

Tel. +357 24342525

Address: 37 Timiou Stavrou, 7705 Pano Lefkara

Traditional Sweets - Ora gia Glyko

Tel. +357 96526342

Address: 2 Ammohostou, 7705 Pano Lefkara

Lefkara Lace Making
Lefkara Lace & Silver - Rouvis

Tel. +357 24342559 / +357 99631335

Address: 10 Gr. Afxentiou Street, 7705 Pano Lefkara

Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - 18:30

KATO DRYS VILLAGE
KATO DRYS VILLAGE
Bee & Embroidery Museum

Tel. +357 99892677

Address: 7714 Kato Drys

Opening Hours: Summer, Daily 10:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 19:00 Winter, Daily 10:00 – 16:00 | Closed on Thursdays (Summer and Winter)

Traditional Delicacies - To Madratzi tis Yiayias

Tel. +357 97807307

Address: 7714 Kato Drys

Opening Hours: Daily 15:00-20:00 / Morning:upon request Weekends: 08:00 - 19:00

Wine Tasting & Cyprus Wineries
Winery - Ktima Christoudia

Tel. +357 99813075 / +357 99034828

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Address: 6 Agiou Mina, 7714 Kato Drys

Opening Hours: Every Day 09:00 - 17:00 (including Weekends)

VAVLA VILLAGE
VAVLA VILLAGE
Agios Minas Monastery

Tel. +357 24342952

Address: Monastery Agios Minas T. K.7717 Larnaka

Opening Hours: October – April, daily: 09:30–11:30 / 14:00–16:00 May – September, daily: 09:30–11:30 / 15:00–16:30 - Group visits by appointment - Closed on Public Holidays

Beekeeping Tours

Honey & Honey Products, Beekeeping & Nature Tours - G.S Ecophysis Ltd

Tel. +357 99171405 / +357 99529992

Address: 7713 Vavla

ODOU VILLAGE
ODOU VILLAGE
Honey & Honey Products - Melissokomeia Chimona

Tel. +357 99201632

Address: 7718 Odou (Odhou)

AGIOI VAVATSINIAS VILLAGE
AGIOI VAVATSINIAS VILLAGE
Spoon Sweets - Ermi

Tel. +357 24352202 / +357 99311520

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Address: 7711 Agioi Vavatsinias

Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00 | Sat 08:00 - 13:00

CHOIROKOITIA VILLAGE
CHOIROKOITIA VILLAGE
Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)

Tel. +357 24 322 710

Address: 32km from Larnaka, off the Larnaka – Lemesos highway

Opening Hours: All year round. Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).

Entrance Fee: €2,50

Basket Weaving
Traditional Basketry - Petros Nicolaou

Tel. +357 99205833

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Address: 30 Gregory Afxentiou, 7741 Choirokoitia

Halloumi Making - Loulla’s Farm

Tel. +357 99639388

Address: 7741 Choirokoitia (on the road to Layia)

AGIOS THEODOROS VILLAGE
AGIOS THEODOROS VILLAGE
Tavern - Kali Eftixia

Tel. +357 24322690

Address: 2 Kyriakou Xatzikoumi, 7730 Agios Theodoros

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:00 | Sun: 12:00 - 16:00

Tavern - Mama To Basano

Tel. +357 24323022

Address: Kyriakou Xatzikoumi, 7730 Agios Theodoros

Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:30 | Sun: 12:00 - 15:30

Tavern - Paliomouxtaros

Tel. +357 24323323

Address: 12 Filiou Tsigaridi, 7730 Agios Theodoros

Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 18:00 - 24:00 | Weekends: 12:00 - 24:00

Traditional Pasta Making
Traditional Pasta - Marina Xenofontos

Tel. +357 99909042

Address: 7730 Agios Theodoros


MAP



BIKE CENTERS


Along the route there are two bike centres that can assist you with any bike-related queries or bike repairs:

Tochni village (Bikin’Cyprus Adventures):

www.bikincyprusadventures.com, Tel. 97 702 200 Cycle-in-Cyprus,

Kalavasos village:

www.cycle-in-cyprus.com, Tel. 99 108 349 (open during winter and spring)


INFORMATION


Larnaka Tourism Board

Website: http://larnakaregion.com/page/local-experiences

Tel.:+357 24657070 - Fax:+357 24628281

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Enjoy the Countryside! 🌸🌲🐮🚜

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