A gastronomic adventure awaits you on our tiny island! From hearty meat & vegetarian dishes and specialty cheeses to unique desserts of carob and grapes! The Cypriot cuisine is an exotic blend of Greek and Middle East cultures, sprinkled with remnants of ancient civilisations such as indigenous Roman root vegetables or old Phoenician delicacies. Cooked with home grown ingredients, as its turbulent past made Cyprus practically self-sufficient and in rural areas families still produce most of what they need.
Indulge yourselves to a feast of flavours… kali orexi!
The amazing AGRINO restaurant belongs to the Apokryfo Traditional House, just stone’s throw away from myLofou. They will gladly accept non guests for meals, and we cannot recommend them enough! Their menu is traditional Cypriot cuisine full of originality and prepared with wholesome fresh produce. The restaurant is open throughout the day. Breakfast features locally baked bread, greek yogurt, homemade preserves along with seasonal fresh fruit. Light homemade platters and salads are available for lunch. Dinner is a meze of carefully prepared wholesome dishes. After dinner drinks can be served on the terrace overlooking the village and surrounding countryside.
Costas and his family have been running the Agrovino taverna for many years and with a host of experience in Cypriot cuisine and hospitality, they have become well known right across the region. The restaurant offers a wide-ranging traditional menu, with specialities such as homemade Moussaka and Afelia being all-time favourites with many regular customers. The full Cyprus meze, which is the order of the day on Sundays, will leave you feeling as if you won’t need to eat again until the following Sunday! So, make sure you arrive hungry!
Situated in an old stone house in the centre of the village of Lofou, the taverna is cosy and warm. The menu is pre-decided for you, as Kamares offers traditional meze only, which includes a selection of around 14 Cypriot dishes, which are more than enough to please every taste! A buffet of salads and pastries complete a beautiful meal. There is a choice of indoor or outdoor sitting areas, so if you are booking make sure you note your preference. Some nights will be entertained with traditional music and dancing!
The Coffee Shop and Roof Terrace provide an additional venue with a breathtaking view across Cyprus towards the Salt Lake at Akrotiri. Whether you wish to sample many of the tastes of traditional Cyprus or simply while away the afternoon with a coffee, an ice cream or delicious dessert this place must be in your bucket list.
Named after the famous church in Lofou, this tiny, delicate bakery shop will amaze you. Cyprus pastries and delicacies, cheese specialities, like the traditional halloumi cheese pies, olive and spinach pies are offered both for breakfast or for snacks during the day. The owner, Fotis, is a mastermind of innovation, continuously adding new items and services. It is simply not possible to visit this special place twice and not spot something new in their selection! He will gladly take your order for door-to-door delivery if you fancy breakfast in bed or a lush picnic basket for a planned day out. Alternatively, a delicious platter will compliment your wine to enjoy a feast under the stars at myLofou balcony garden.
Who would expect to find in Lofou a beer brewery? Kyriakos, the owner, set up this small brewery to produce delicious craft beers, with delightful flavours, under the name Bes Beer. A small but miraculous brewery! Here you can experience the beer brewing process, going through all the stages of fermentation, and mixing with the special aromas of hops. In fact, at the entrance you can see a young hops plant climbing the wall. The range of beers covers light lager, wonderful IPA with active fermentation elements, but also a strong, dark beer. A must for beer lovers and not only!
A charming, rustic restaurant in the heart of the picturesque village of Omodos. The building, where the restaurant is located, belongs to the restaurant owners. It is a family property and back in the Middle Ages their ancestors, Pambos and Medea, lived here. We can safely say that this place has a Medieval atmosphere with modern spices. Here you can enjoy the splendour of classical Cypriot food! During weekends they serve delicious Cyprus meze. If you do not eat meat, do not worry, you can order fish meze instead. On weekdays To Katoi offers à la carte dishes: meat, seafood, includes mountain trout, Cyprus classics including kleftiko, and do not forget to save some space for dessert…!
This beautiful traditional restaurant is housed in an old restored and renovated mansion house in the village. The restaurant offers tastes from Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East, as our plates alternate with the seasons. They have managed to combine old Cyprus charm with modern techniques, resulting in high quality food. Enjoy a true Cypriot gourmet experience!
After a day at Omodos the Black Geese tavern is worth visiting! Spectacular décor and tasty food! Perfectly cooked pork, chicken skewers and moussaka and of course not only, this taverna is the perfect stop for a meal during your day out at Omodos.
If you are looking for fine dining and exquisite wine, look no further. You just know you are in for something special the moment you step onto the imposing driveway and discover this beautifully designed contemporary winery, which is sympathetically built in the local stone. It gives a nod to tradition, but it is also unmistakably stylish and modern. Sitting majestically on top of a mountain surrounded by countryside, you are instantly struck by the attention to detail which has gone into every aspect of creating this unique building, even before you cross the threshold. Everything about the place, the design, the staff, the food, and the wine is of the highest possible standard. We highly recommend Playia Restaurant to anyone looking for a unique and memorable experience.
Set in a location boasting incredible views all the way to Limassol, with a beautiful chapel next to the courtyard, Vouniotiko restaurant is a place that has become a popular stop for all visitors. A family-run taverna, with all members actively participating in its day-to-day operations, has created a warm and familiar atmosphere which is much loved by the locals. The scenic setting is very inviting; the food is delicious and freshly prepared. The wonderful combination of flavours are evidence that a lot of thought and love goes into preparing these Cypriot dishes. Even the Cypriot coffee is prepared traditionally on hot sand! Refreshing!
As the name suggests, the ‘Old Cinema’ (Palio Cinema) used to be just that, right up until 1980. Today it houses a taverna serving simple, traditional local fare. Don’t expect anything fancy or gourmet twists here! There’s lovely ‘makaronia tou fournou’ (oven baked pasta with minced meat), traditional sausages and pastourmas and plenty of other meze treats. Do have a glass of Zivania to wash it all down in true traditional fashion!
Lose yourself for weeks in the oasis of the cool pine forests and cascading streams…
Blessed with the beauty of nature’s best palette, the scenery of Cyprus unfolds across glittering coasts, rolling mountains, fragrant forests, and rugged headlands. From the warm shores of the coastline to the unspoiled and cool oasis of the Troodos Mountain range, nature lovers, artists, photographers, and explorers will all delight in meeting shy creatures and discovering rare plants that peep out amidst waterfalls, coves, woodland, winding trails and secluded sandy beaches.
TO ADD THE PLANNER AS WELL (see the planner template separately) on another file)
We are sure that by now you looked online about places to visit and things to do… and there is an information overload and possibly a decision paralysis!
Where do you start you rightly ask?
Having an abundance of possibilities is great, but at the same time it can also be overwhelming. It is true, there is so much to do! To take away the hassle and stress, we have handpicked the local spots that will give you a true local culture experience. This way you can be sure nothing is missed during your stay.
Feel free to pick and choose….and of course do ask us for anything you may need!