Omodos is a popular destination for day trippers from the coastal resorts. And for good reason: despite the proliferation of souvenir shops, the backstreets have a timeless cobbled charm and are home to an excellent restaurant and small hotel, plus a quirky museum and a collection of idiosyncratic shops.
The extensive vineyards of the krasohoria occupy the scenic slopes around Omodos; there are more than 50 boutique wineries in the area. This is a traditional winemaking region where, up until around the 1960s, every house had its own winemaking tools. Many villages still sell a variety of traditional grape-based products, such as soujoukkos,espuma (grape honey) and palouzes (grape sweets).