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Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arsos Village is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Vasa Koilaniou, Agios Nikolaos, Omodos, Filousa, Praitori, Kedares and Malia Villages.

The village is built at an average height of 975 metres above sea level on the slopes of the Laona Mountain section of the Troodos Mountains, with clear views of the Diarizos River Valley below.

Arsos Village has a long history as a wine producing village, producing high quality red wine. The height of the village allows for an ideal climate for the many vineyards surrounding the village, as well as the regular water supply.

The village population reached it's highest level in 1960, when over 2,000 people lived in the village. The decline of the village population, a common occurrence in Cyprus villages, was mainly due to the younger population seeking higher salaries than the cultivation of vineyards could offer. Students also had to seek further education away from the village. The population census of 2001 recorded only 233 people living in the village, with a slight increase today to around 300 people.

Arsos Village celebrates it's tradition as a wine producing village with it's annual Arsos Village Grape Festival, held at the end of September. Visitors may see how the traditional Palouze and Soutzoukos is made, along with Zivania and local wine tasting.The village also celebrates it's patron saint, the Apostle Phillipos, on 14 November.

Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arsos Village                                                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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