Arsos is in the heart of the wine producing region of Limassol, Cyprus. It is 54km from Paphos International airport, 105km from Larnaca International airport, 35km from the cosmopolitan, vibrant city of Limassol, 27km from Avdimou bay beach, one of the nicest beaches of the south coast and 123km from the capital Nicosia in the center of the island.
Arsos village, with 200 inhabitants is situated at an altitude of 1000 meters on the Troodos range that’s why it has cool Summers compared to the heat and humidity of the coast. It is famous for its wine from the vineyards surrounding the village. Every last weekend of September the Grape Festival is being held. One can see how different kinds of grape products (soutzioukkos, palouzes, epsima) are made and all year round you can purchase these products from a small shop in the square of the village.
In the square you can also find two tavernas/coffee shops, one grocery shop, one bakery (fresh, homemade bread twice a week), a barber shop and a shop that sells pottery. There is also medical assistance (local doctor) in the village.
The main church is a 13th century building dedicated to St. Philipos and it’s worth a visit for its interior, its icons and the wood carvings.
There are different nature trails in the area, one of them starts from the village and goes along the stream in the valley. The stone bridge of Tzelefos is also 11 km away in the Paphos forest and it’s worth seeing. Another point of interest in the area is the famous monastery of the Holly Cross in Omodos (11km away). As well as all the wineries and taverns in and outside the village.
For more information on the region, please visit the following websites:
www.birdlifecyprus.org - Information on birdlife in Cyprus
www.agrotourism.com.cy - Information on Agro-Tourism in Cyprus
www.natureofcyprus.org - Information on the nature of Cyprus
www.visitcyprus.com - The Cypus tourist board.
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