Category Archives: Cyprus

Christmas village in Agros

Located in the Troodos mountain range, in Pitsilia region of Lemesos (Limassol) district, Agros sits at an altitude of 1.100 metres. The layout of this picturesque village resembles that of a theatre, embraced by the surrounding mountains. Each year, Agros is converted into a Christmas village with a distinct Mediterranean flavor and stalls with local […]

About the New Year’s Tradition of Vasilopita

On New Year’s Eve, housewives make a festive bread, a “pitta” dedicated to the feast of Saint Basil, called Vasilopitta. Vasilopita is sourdough pitta and is prepared with wheat flour, warm water, salt and flavored with anise, cinnamon and mastic. Vasilopita must be kneaded very well and is given a round shape and patinated, creating […]

Grape Harvest in the Wine Villages of Cyprus

Autumn months, especially September and October, are the traditional months of the grape harvest from the vineyards covering the rolling slopes of Cyprus. The wine history of Cyprus dates back thousands of years, and harvesting is closely linked to traditions, rituals and fun filled festivals. When it’s time to harvest, families gather and the process […]