1. Paphos: Regional Wineries Tour with Wine Tastings
Embark on a wine excursion of Cyprus' Paphos region on a guided tour by minivan. Visit four small, privately owned wineries that specialize in the production of original varietal and blended wines. Taste local wines and learn about the wine tradition of the region. See first-hand how the limited production of local wines makes these unique products even more precious. At each winery you visit, see how the wine is made before savoring a tasting. Firstly, go to Katikas Village to walk in the vineyards and visit the Vassilikon Winery — one of the oldest in the area. It covers around 4,000-square-meters, including the production area, cellars, bar, and wine museum. Learn about the 350,000 bottles of wine that are bottled here each year. Next, head to the village of Lemony, where the Tsangaridis family winery is lost amongst vineyards and old rustic buildings. This is a new generation winery where old traditions are combined with new technologies. Then, head to Strumbi Village to visit the Kamanterena Winery. Established in 1974, it is a wine cooperative that brings together some 10,000 families from 144 vineyards. Over the years, the winery has continually participated in wine fairs and has earned several prestigious awards. Finally, visit the Vuni Panaya Winery, tucking into a fresh lunch at your leisure after your tasting. This winery has been in existence since 1987 and has a good range of wines, its own museum, and a restaurant. Buy a few bottles to savor once you're back home and thinking of the glorious days you spent on this small but cozy Mediterranean island.