Situated at 1100m in a cool valley, Agros (www.agros.org.cy) is well placed for hiking and driving forays into the surrounding hills. Renowned in the region for its locally made rose products, including rosewater and Cypriot delight, it also specialises in preserved fruit and traditional Cypriot meats like loukanika (spiced sausages) and lountza (smoked pork fillet).
These two traditional villages, situated in the Adelfi Forest, were established in the 16th century near the monastery and church of Virgin Mary Chrysokourdaliotissa (Kourdali). Like many villages in the region, they grew as refuges from constant invasions by conquerors like the Francs and later the Turks. The narrow valley of Kourdali (www.kourdali.