One of the most picturesque villages of the island, Omodos is located in Limassol District, in the Troodos Mountains.
Being part of the “Krasohoria” Region (Wine-Making Villages), Omodos is famous for its vineyards and local wineries. It is worth noting that the area is considered to be one of the best grape cultivating areas in Cyprus.
In the heart of the village, you can find the wide-stone paved square with its narrow, graphic alleys and coffee-shops, restaurants and taverns, but also shops selling souvenirs, local sweets and delicacies. Definitely, one cannot miss the local specialty, Arkatena, which are artisanal rusks or “koulouria”, produced in the village.
Important part of Omodos is the Holy Cross Monastery, which is one of the oldest monasteries on the island. Remarkable sites of the Monastery are the Ecclesiastical Treasury Museum, the Struggle Museum (National Liberation Museum) and the Museum of Byzantine Icons (“Mega Synodiko”).
Other museums found in the village are the Medieval Linos (wine-pressing mill), the Traditional Houses exhibiting the local lifestyle of the past and a Gallery with artworks of Cypriot artists inspired by the village and the surrounding area.