If you wonder down the streets from the square, you will find small, narrow cobbled alleyways, many of them home to traditional Cypriot ladies selling their wares; this includes lace, glass blowing, jewellery, as well as edible local delicacies. A couple of entrepreneurial locals have opened up their houses for visitors, which gives a great insight into the traditional Cypriot way of life, however they do expect donations for their hospitality.
Another important industry for the village of Omodhos is the wine producing as it is one of the wine producing villages of Cyprus. The village has an old winery to explore and is on one of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation wine routes. Good news is that wine tasting is on offer around the village, not so good if you are driving!
If you are exploring the region and arriving by hire car then there is a large free car park on the outskirts of the village, Omodhos is also the start of many nature trails around the area so it really is worth having a day out around Omodhos.
Omodhos is a pretty mountain village that is well worth visiting on your Cyprus holiday. It is another village that is set in the pretty Troodos foothills about an hour drive from the resort of Limassol.
The village has a pretty cobbled square with restaurants, shops, coffee houses, and gift stores. Omodhos village square is also home to a church which is a must see. Some would say that the village is set up for tourists, with many souvenirs on offer; however, it still maintains its rural charm.
One of the highlights of Omodhos village is the Timios Stavros Monastery which lies at the heart of the village and is a must visit. It is said that Saint Helen visited the monastery in 327 AD and presented it with a piece of the blood stained rope that had been used to tie Jesus to the cross. Thereafter the monastery has become home to many other significant and valuable religious objects. Another item to take note of is the church bell which dates back to 1812, when Cyprus was under Turkish (Muslim) rule.