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The Cyprian Travel Organization has declared investment of 400000 Cyprian pounds (70.000 Euro) in the program of creation and promotion of new "wine routes". This project will be carried out within the limits of a general plan of strategic development of the country. Its purpose - to acquaint the tourists visiting Cyprus, with old century's traditions of wine growing and winemaking in this country. By the opinion of CTO, the program will promote strengthening of competitiveness of a tourist product of Cyprus on the international tourist market.


Agrotourism wine Cyprus

Partially financed by funds of the European Union, the project becomes the present gift for true judges of wine, agrotourists, and also local residents. Within the limits of the project it is planned to create thirteen different "wine routes" in five winemaking regions of the country: Laona, Vouni Panagia-Ampelitis, Commandaria, Pitsilia and Limassol. First six routes will be already ready till the year 2008. Two of thirteen routes will be devoted to traditional Cyprian drink Commandaria. Commandaria is a sweet wine with sweet caramel taste, traditions and secret of its preparation has more than three thousand years. It has received its name in 12 century from crusaders who have broken the camp on island and have divided it into divisions "commandaria".


It is considered, that it is the first wine in the world which has received the official name. An obligatory element of programs of "wine routes" will become visiting a museum of wine, archeological and thematic museums. A well known expert of wine George Kassianos has emphasized: "the Program on creation of "wine routes" will give a positive influence on development of winemaking, and also will strengthen image of Cyprus as wine producing country. Besides it will help to attract more tourists to Cyprus, that undoubtedly, would be good news to owners of hotels and certainly many other owners of such business, as rental cyprus villas, car hire and...
In any case the economy of Cyprus will receive additional acceleration.

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