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Salamiou Village - Paphos
On one of the hillsides overlooking Salamiou stands the Lakria winery, which is family-run and produces four good wines from locally grown grapes including an excellent Cabernet Sauvignon (please telephone 99-346990 at least 24 hours in advance to arrange a visit). There are three good tavernas in the village where you can rest awhile and be tempted by the local specialities on the menu, including Mezédhes (Mezé) and they are good venues for clubs and associations.

There is so much to do that perhaps one day is not long enough to spend in Salamiou, in which case overnight accommodation is available in two restored stone cottages that nestle in the heart of the village - where time really does seem to stand still!

To arrange overnight accommodation and for any information about the village please telephone Vas on 00357-99- 404872.  

The village of Salamiou - perfect to discover on your Cyprus holiday.
Salamiou Village

At this time of year, the climate is perfect for exploring some of the lesser known parts of Cyprus and what better than the hidden world of the Xeros and Dhiarizos valleys and the villages sprinkled along the ridge that runs between them? Whilst this in itself is the perfect location for a mini-breakaway, some may be travelling up to the mountains and just prefer an amble in the area en route and perhaps a leisurely lunch or snack, why not head to Salamiou Village in the Paphos district

Salamiou is an attractive village that has much to offer. Standing at 750 metres above sea level between the two river valleys, it sits above the humidity level so remains pleasantly cool throughout the summer months - which is good news because it is great walking country with plenty of wild birds and flowers to see and a number of vantage points offering panoramic views. Several of the trails are also ideal for enthusiastic mountain bikers!

The new road to the village was built five years ago, which has made it very accessible, but once you have arrived there it is best to pocket the car keys and just wander at leisure! Almost all the houses are traditional stone built ones and many have been restored as has the attractive vrysses (village springs) which now have a Parisian charm with the smart new street lamps and during the summer months there is an outdoor cinema close to the vrysses which is popular with everyone! The monastery of Panayia tis Salamiotissa is well worth a visit as it is run single-handedly by Sister Agathi who keeps the cloisters, chapel and gardens in pristine condition. In the churchyard stands a pierced monolith and it is said that any woman passing successfully though its hole will be blessed with a child and those with a range of medical ailments can also be cured by passing through the hole!