A Day out at Episkopi, Paphos
If you’re interested in exploring the hidden gems of Cyprus and experiencing local life, then a visit to the quaint and charming village of Episkopi in the Paphos region will be a truly delightful addition to your itinerary. Unlike the bustling and crowded tourist hotspots, Episkopi is a serene and peaceful oasis that offers a glimpse into the simplicity and authenticity of Cypriot village life. The village’s narrow, winding streets are lined with traditional stone houses, many of which are adorned with pretty flowers and plants, creating a tranquil, picturesque atmosphere that is sure to enchant visitors.
Episkopi, Moro Nero
Episkopi is well known for its friendly and welcoming locals, who are always ready to share their stories, traditions, and culture with interested tourists. All in all, a trip to Episkopi promises to be a memorable and heartwarming experience that will leave a lasting impression on you.
Get set to explore the Episkopi Paphos Environmental Information Centre and experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Cyprus. The Ezousa Nature Trail awaits you with its breathtaking views of the Ezousa River and the imposing monolith, the largest on the island. Make sure to stroll around the charming village and soak in the local culture.
On Saturdays, treat yourself to a mouth-watering Kleftiko meal at the local cafe and find yourself transported to the heart of Cyprus. Immerse yourself in the magic of wine tasting at the Tasting Room and feel the essence of the place.
Capture memorable photographs of the spectacular Ezousa Valley and create memories that will last a lifetime. This adventure will leave your soul nourished, your heart inspired, and your mind refreshed!
What can you do at Episkopi
Episkopi Paphos Environmental Information Center
The Episkopi Paphos Environmental Information Center is a great place for nature lovers and those interested in conservation. Located in Episkopi, it offers interactive exhibits, educational programs, guided tours, and an interpretive nature trail through scenic landscapes. The center also collaborates with local organizations and researchers to conduct environmental research and conservation projects. Visitors can learn about the diverse flora, fauna, and geological features of the region . The center’s commitment to environmental responsibility is evident in its sustainable design elements. Overall, the center provides a valuable resource for learning, appreciation, and conservation of the natural world. Entry tickets to the centre are available at the door for 5 euro per visitor.
Hike the Ezousa Nature Trail
From Episkopi Environmental Information Center, take a hike and discover the beauty of the Ezousa River Nature Trail. The hike is moderate and suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. It covers a distance of 8 km and lasts for about 3 hours. The trail goes through forests and meadows and offers breathtaking views of the river and wildlife. This is a great opportunity to connect with nature and explore one of the most precious natural treasures of Cyprus.
If you’re planning to hike this stunning trail, you may want to consider hiring a native as your guide. With ‘yours truly’ by your side, you’ll get to explore the area like a local and learn in-depth details about the trail, its history, and the surrounding flora and fauna. As an experienced guide with a passion for hiking, I know the best spots on the trail for taking photos and observing local wildlife. From beginners to seasoned hikers, everyone is welcome to join the adventure with me. Don’t miss the chance to experience the beauty of the Ezousa River Nature Trail and learn more about it. Join me on my early morning hike book your hiking tour.
Walk through the Village
Leaving the Episkopi Environmental Information Centre, you may take a leisurely walk through the charming village towards the village square. Along the way, you’ll be treated to stunning views of the surrounding countryside, quaint houses, and lush greenery. Make sure to take in the sights, sounds, and smells of this traditional Cypriot village as you stroll through its narrow streets.
The Amazing Rock of Episkopi
As you approach the village square, get ready to be amazed by what lies ahead- the biggest monolith on the island! This natural geological wonder is truly breathtaking- a true testament to the power of nature. Take the time to appreciate its beauty and snap some pictures to treasure the memory. Remember, journeys are not always easy, but the rewards and sights that await us make them worth the effort. Enjoy this moment of awe and appreciation for the natural world around us!
Episkopi Kafenio and Social hall
“Make sure to stop by the local café after exploring the rock for refreshments, coffee, or to grab a bite to eat. Episkopi is renowned for its warm hospitality and undoubtedly savory authentic Kleftiko served on Saturdays. You won’t be disappointed by the quality or the ambiance. Enjoy your time here!
Kindly note that Kleftiko is served at the café by bespoke order only on Saturdays.
Keep on walking
As you leave the cozy village café, head east, and at the end of the road, turn right. Keep walking down the steep road. The air smells sweet with flowers, and the path is downhill and curvy. Brace yourself for a wild ride down this smooth road, full of twists and turns. As you take the big right turn, you will see the river sparkling in the distance on your left-hand side. Keep going and follow the asphalt road until you get to the bottom of this ride. Then, take a sneaky left towards the secret alleyway. Et voilà! Welcome to the magic of the Cyprus Wine Tasting Room. It’s a cool, hidden, private spot. Get ready to experience a sensory exploration while tasting some fine wine and simultaneously taking in the stunning view of nature. Enjoy!
The Private Wine Tasting Room
Discover the rich flavors of the world-renowned wines in the Cyprus Wine Tasting Room. You are invited to indulge in the impressive wine collection we have selected for you. Your knowledgeable and welcoming hosts will take you through a unique wine tasting experience that will enrich your palate. Discover the aromas, taste and texture of our finest wines while you explore the amazing stories behind each bottle. Whether you’re a wine enthusiast or a beginner, the private wine tasting room is the perfect place to enhance your knowledge and love for wine. Join for an unforgettable tasting experience and take home exceptional memories of an exclusive wine tasting where the quality of the wines is at the forefront of everything we do.
You can find out more about Wine Tasting and Cooking Workshops at the Tasting Room here
You are embarking on an exciting journey! Don’t hesitate to leave any questions or concerns in the comment box below. I’m here to support you every step of the way and ensure that you have the best trip possible. So ask away and let’s make this adventure truly memorable!