The village is also well known for its walnuts and the Trahana.
By Hara Charalambous
Cyprus produces so many yummy things throughout the year. But this time of year may be one of my favorites. The Haloumi/Hellim, Trahana, Zivania, Shoushouko/Sujuk and so many more. Going to any village festival at this time of year, all these products and more are there in abundance.
A village close to my heart is in the mounts of Paphos near Chrysoloyitisa called Statos-Ag. Fotis. It is a fairly new village (built in the 1960s–70s) in order to combine 2 mountain villages that were affected by an earthquake and deemed unsafe.
Because of the altitude and climate, the village and surrounding areas are well known for red grapes and products made from them. The village was originally known as Ambelidi. Referencing the Greek word for Vineyard.
The village is also well known for its walnuts and the Trahana made is shipped worldwide.
In the third weekend of September each year, the village holds a festival to celebrate all that is Cypriot, with people coming from all over the island.
This year, the 10th festival will be held on Sunday 22nd September. Along with the all this amazing food available to sample and buy, there is entertainment for all ages. Donkey rides and traditional dancing to name a few. Starting at 11 am, in the center of the village, it plans to be a fun-filled day.
Unfortunately, no time table is available for entertainment.