One of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus is located in the southern foothills of the Troodos Mountains. At an altitude of 900 metres, Omodos is in the centre of the famous wine making region of the country and is only a 30 minute drive from Limassol and a 75 minute from Larnaca The village is built around the Monastery of the Holy Cross which, according to records, dates back to the arrival of Saint Helena in Cyprus (A.D.337). The Monastery is home to a piece of the Holy Rope with which Christ's hands were tied to the Cross.
In the centre of the Monastery an imposing Church stands having a gilded icon stand inside, dating back to 1817. Within the Church valuable relics are kept such as fragments of saintly bones and the skull of Saint Philip. In front of the Monastery there is a colourful, cobblestoned square covering an area of 3000m², surrounded by coffee houses, tavernas and shops. The square is the only one of its kind in Cyprus. The medieval "Linos" (wine-press) is one of the oldest in Cyprus and a representative example of traditional craftsmanship and wine making techniques.
You will be particularly attracted by the village's narrow alleys and wood crafted verandas overlooking the streets which are filled with coloured flowerpots in every corner and yard, but above all by the legendary hospitality of the inhabitants. Refurbished traditional homes and Guest Houses, offer a unique living experience of village life.