Attractions Limassol Carob Museums - Anogyra Village

Carob Museums – Anogyra Village

The island’s Carob Museums can be found in the village of Anogyra, which is located halfway between Lemesos (Limassol) and Pafos (Paphos) (400 metres above sea level), and is surrounded by carob orchards.

The ‘black gold’ of the island is an important part of Anogyra’s history, and the village retains its charming character and local customs, especially the production of carobs and the making of a healthy carob toffee known as ‘Pasteli’. This long-standing tradition is also celebrated annually with a Pasteli Festival in September.

Anogyra has three different museums concerned with carobs and Pasteli; at two of them – ‘To Paradosiakon’ and ‘Mavros Chrysos’ – you can also visit the nearby workshops and watch the traditional pasteli-making process step-by-step.

Region: Lemesos
Address: Anogyra village, 39km west of Lemesos
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.73847 Lon: 32.733231
Contact No: Communal Pasteli Museum – Tel: +357 25 222 679
To Paradosiakon – Tel: +357 25 221 500
O Mavros Chrysos – Tel: +357 25 222 225
Operating Hours: O Mavros Chrysos – Summer daily: 09:00 – 18:00, Winter daily: 09:00 – 17:00
Communal Pasteli Museum / To Paradosiakon: Appointment prior to visiting recommended.
Operating Period: All year round.
O Mavros Chrysos: Open on Public Holidays
Entrance Fee: Communal Pasteli Museum and To Paradosiakon: Free
O Mavros Chrysos: Free guided tour and film screening of the preparing of the traditional pasteli.
Disabled Access: O Mavros Chrysos: wheelchair accessible
Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Courtesy of the CTO

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