Omodhos isideal for those looking for scenic and relaxing holiday- try to imagine a friendly village which stood still in time.
Try to imagine a village which stood still in time, the friendly inhabitants since the olden days are vine growers, in the evenings the men will still meet over a drink in the local cafes to pass time over a game of backgammon or chess while the women sit outside their homes drinking coffee and embroidering the famous needle lace. This is Omodhos, located in the district of Limassol, approximately eighteen miles from Limassol and fifteen miles from the nearest beach.
Who goes to Omodhos?
Omodhos holidays are ideal for those looking for scenic and relaxing holiday.
The large village square, surrounded by whitewashed stone houses and several tavernas and cafes is a welcome sight on arrival and an ideal place to gather and meet with the local people. The village itself has retained its original architectural character and the narrow streets are spotless and very picturesque. There are many other chapels built in and around the village, all with their own unique history, as well as two museums containing ancient and unique exhibits.
- Village that stood still in time
- Friendly inhabitants
- Activities such as wine and bread making
Things To Do
Cyprus offers activities all year round: diving, golf, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horse riding. For those who seek relaxation and pampering there are plenty of spa and health centres around Cyprus.
A lot of surprises are waiting for you there. You'll be completely carried away by breath-taking high hills, swimming pools with artificial waves and many other water attractions for every age. Entertainment and water games will remind you the scenes of ancient Greek mythology.
Watersports: All sorts of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast. Both the beaches backing onto hotels and those further afield provide equipment hire.
Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.
Jeep Safaris: It's a unique day out for everyone to enjoy! You will be traveling in a four wheel drive "Land Rover Defenders", driven by professional friendly drivers who will take you to the heart of this beautiful island, normally inaccessible except by donkey!! You will be truly captured by the mystique and sounds of nature as you enjoy the true beauty of Cyprus. Jeep safaris are available to Troodos mountains and Akamas.
Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans.
Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.
Hiking: The Akamas peninsular, to the north of Paphos, provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development. Further afield, numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains.
Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 kms east of Paphos.
Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympos is only 3 kms from Troodos hill resort.
Things To See
There are many chapels located in the village, each with its own unique history, as well as two museums containing ancient and unique exhibits.