Vouni Panagias to Ambelitis Wine Routes
This wine route is a panoramic excursion into a glorious inland landscape, accompanied by the delights of the locally produced wines.
In the western part of the island, in Paphos District, at an altiutude over 800 metres, the route Vouni Panagias to Ambelitis offers an unparalled wine experience. The wineries are numerous, the diverse pleasures of equal magnitude. The local Xynisteri grape variety stands out once more, offering white wines of particular finesse in smell and lightness in body.
A taste of green apples, peaches and apricots overflows from the glasses of the Xynisteriots of the area. Additionally, red fruit, violets and roses enrich the other local grape, Maratheftiko, which is also cultivated here. In the villages of this route and especially the Vouni Panagias, Chrysorrogiatissa and Statos – Agios Fotios, you will discover also some the best wines of the indigenous Mavro grape which benefits from the relatively high altitude and a mild climate, offering pleasant dark and rose wines.
Wineries you might like to visit along the way include:
- The Ezousa Winery at Kannaviou
- The Vouni Panayia Winery at Panagia
- The Kolios Winery at Statos-Agios Fotios
- The Chrysorrogiatissa Winery at Panagia
- The Tsangarides Winery at Lemona
- The Shoufas Winery at Koilineia
- The Kalamos Winery at Amargeti
There are two Vouni Panagias to Ambelitis Wine Routes:
Version A starts at Mesogi (in the north of Paphos itself) and finishes at Acheleia near Paphos Airport, while version B starts and finishes at Mesogi.
Check out the full details of the Vouni Panagias to Ambelitis A Wine Route and the Vouni Panagias to Ambelitis B Wine Route on the Cyprus Tourist Organisation website where you can download full guides to both wine routes.