Curium, The Wine Village of Omodos and Limassol
Our day begins at the wonderful archaeological site of
Curium, west of Limassol.
It is among the most important sites of antiquity
on the island and sits on a high point majestically
overlooking the Mediterranean.
Curium or Kourion was an ancient city-kingdom
founded by the Greeks in the 14th Century BC.
We visit the Greco-Roman amphitheatre and the
House of Eustolios, originally a private villa but later
opened to the masses with its complex of baths and
rooms with beautiful mosaic floors.
The amphitheatre has been restored and is often used
for musical and theatrical performances as well as
being a major tourist attraction.
After exploring this splendid and evocative location we
continue on our way, to the vineyard area of Limassol.
Our destination is Omodos, one of the most traditional
and beautiful villages on the island.
After lunch we visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross
and the medieval wine press. We’ll enjoy a little wine
tasting in one of the villager’s cellars before heading
back through colourful Limassol town to the port
where our ship awaits.