An educational journey with a wine flavour#EduTourism
In the natural environment of mountainous Larnaca, overlooking the picturesque village of Kato Drys, is the family winery Ktima Christoudia. The village is ideal for growing grapes thanks to the favourable climate and the unique properties of the soil. The winery cultivates exclusively indigenous grape varieties: Mavro, Xynisteri, Maratheftiko, Spurtiko, Giannoudi and Malaga. It also produces delicacies from the must, such as ‘soutzoukos’, which is still made in the traditional way today.
The harvest begins around mid-August and ends in October and visitors can take part in the process as well as visit the winery for wine tasting, guided tours and meals prepared with local products.
The educational visit to the winery includes guided tours related to the production process of Cypriot wines and is accompanied by a wine tasting of the products produced at the winery. The visitor gets to know through a hands-on experience the world of wine from grape harvesting to bottling. You can wander around the museum, which is housed in the estate and includes local traditional dishes and wines, enjoying the natural landscape and the vineyards.
Finally you surely know the brunch that has been established in recent years. What you might not have known is that in Cyprus there is “Boukoma” and that you can taste authentic recipes at the winery.
In conclusion, the educational dimension of tourism can take place in a winery, accompanied by authentic experiences of tasting, learning and getting to know traditional and local food and drink habits.
The EduTourism project is implemented in the framework of the INTERREG V-A Cooperation Programme “Greece – Cyprus 2014-2020” and is co-financed by the European Union (E.T.P.A.) and the National Funds of Greece and Cyprus.