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Agros Village

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Agros Village is located in the heart of the region of Pitsilia. It is a favorite summer resort for the Cypriots and many visitors who prefer a serene environment away from the high temperatures of the coastal areas. Agros enjoys a cool springs and dry summers with cool breezes. The picturesque village is build on a green hillside overlooking the valley which is full of blossomed almond trees during spring.

The village is known for the local cold cut products such as the Cypriot sausage, lountza and smoked ham called hiromeri. Visitors are welcome to visit the workshops located at the villages square where the meat goods are  traditionally matured with red local wine, seasoned with local herbs and smoked. The owners will be pleased to offer tasters served with Cypriot cheese and zivania.

Another attraction at the Agros village is the rose factory producing aromatic rosewater, rose essential oil, face and body cosmetics and aromatic candles from roses, as well as the traditional rose sweet preserve. The climate of the area allows several wild roses to blossom almost all year round in Agros village. many other fruit jams and preserves are also locally produced.

Agros also features the church of Panagia Eleousa, which is a Byzantine church of the 19th century. The church was built by the monks of the monastery of Panagia Eleousa in Asia Minor, who came to Cyprus during the period of the war of icons bringing with them the holy icon of Panagia Eleousa. it is around this church that the first homes of Agros village where built. The visitors can observe some of the rescued items from the old monastery such as a piece of the old wooden temple, many Byzantine icons, old books and gospels. Another five churches are located in this village.

Over the years visitors of Agros village have been saying about the crystal water of the area. At the square of the village one can find the old fountain running with fresh drinking water coming from the mountains. The water is cold during summer and warm during winter. It is known as Vrysi Tou Kavoura (crab) from the tradition of a crab been found in the fountain when it was built.

The village features all the amenities of a modern community with several traditional taverns and coffee-shops, an outstanding Olympic natatorium, guesthouses and a five star hotel. Agros village suggests a wonderful day at the countryside full of experiences, as the scenery is ideal for photography and hiking.

The village is accessible from Limassol to Troodos road and Nicosia to Troodos road and the journey is only a forty five minute's drive.