Community part of the route of Krasochori
The winemaking villages of Lemesos (Limassol) are widely recognised for their extensive viticultural heritage, exceptional regional wines, and the picturesque landscapes that surround their vineyards. Situated amidst the southern foothills of the Troodos mountain range, this region of Cyprus is unparalleled in its concentration of wineries. The villages are referred to collectively as “Krasochoria,” a term derived from the two Greek words for “wine” and “villages”; this nomenclature itself is illustrative of the region’s illustrious winemaking heritage. The route is remarkable; a dry climate and distinctive geology produce wines of the highest quality, produced primarily from the indigenous grape varieties Xynisteri (white) and Mavro (red), with a few imported varieties also present (among a total of 23 varieties): Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, and Syrah.
This route is comprised of twenty delightful, pristine villages, that are interspersed with sixteen wineries. In addition to their wineries, the villages are attractive destinations due to their traditional architecture, narrow cobblestone streets, and pleasant environs. Additionally, some of the most renowned tavernas on the island are located there. Lemesos, Kolossi, Erimi (The Cyprus Wine Museum), Kantou, Souni-Zanakia, Pano Kivides, Agios Amvrosios, Lofou, Vouni, Koilani, Pera Pedi, Mandria, Kato Platres, Omodos, Vasa, Mallia, Arsos, Pachna, Anogyra, and Avdimou are all traversed along this scenic route.