Rural tourism is flourishing in Krasohoria

New investments through private funds and European funds

Vouni, Lofou, Omodos and Arsos are the four communities that are now very populat for agritourism. The main factor for this success is the restoration of traditional buildings that are restored by their owners, giving them a second chance of life and converted into small-to-large-sized hotels, offering all the basic services and infrastructures offered for vacationers wanting to experience the authentic Cypriot hospitality.

Vouni has at least 9 such lodgings: Ipio Suites, Oinou Strata (with restaurant), Senerity Boutique, Vouni Lodge, Walnut Grove, Oinochori, The Balcony House, The Vouni Collection and Villa Cabernet, the last four, with pool. Lofou follows with 6 accommodations as for example, the famous Apokryfo and the Oinoesa and Agrovino hotel. The development of agrotourism was also rapid in Omodos, where we found 5 small agrotourism lodges (as for example Katoi, Kyr Giannis), followed by Arsos with 3: Cornaro, Arsorama and Moustos House.

In the wider area of Krasohoria, accommodation also operates in Vasa, Kilani, Mallia, Lania and Doros. neighboring Anogira is also a popular destination, as well as communities closer to Limassol, such as Apsiou and Fasoula. In the mountains, a popular destination despite the stagnation observed in the development of new forms of tourism, remain the village of Platres with many hotels as Forest Park, Semiramis, New Helvetia, Aidonia, KHG Stone Wood Cottages), while the first guest houses appeared in Chandria (Vasiliou House), Prodromos, Lemythos and Tris Elies.

The communities of Pitsilia have hotels now such as the Symposium in Pelendri, Kato Chorio and Livadia in Kyperounda and the popular Ambelikos in Potamitissa - the last two with infrastructure such as a restaurant and a swimming pool. Of course, the undisputed tourist center of the region remains Agros, where besides the famous Rhodo, some remarkable accommodation has sprung up in recent years. 

Aiding the development of agrotourism is the European Union, which finances private investment in this direction through the Limassol Development Company. According to the Manager of the Limassol Development Company, Rakis Pierides, there are 12 new proposals for the development of 3.2 million euro agrotourism units in Omodos, Lofou, Vouni, Anogira and Pissouri which are currently under review, with funding rates reaching 60% of total investment costs.

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