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Doros village

The village of Doros is located approximately 25km north of Limassol at an altitude of 472 meters above sea level.

The prevailing version of how the village got its name, according to history, is that the village was built by the Dorians. The village was built to function as a castle and to protect the residents from intruders. Until today, vehicles can’t enter the narrow, cobblestoned roads, as they were built for carriages.

There are two churches in the village, one is dedicated to Panagia Galaktrofousa (built in 1825) and the second to Agios Epifanios (built around the 12th - 13th century and restored in 1985). Agios Epifanios is a unique landmark and is considered to be one of the seven oldest churches in Cyprus.

When visiting Doros make sure to pass by Karseras winery and try their amazing Theodora Commandaria, which is one of the best I have tried so far. Karseras winery was established in 1998 and only produces Commandaria, a dessert wine that is only produced in Cyprus and holds a protected designation of origin since 1990.

The village also offers many great agro-touristic options for a tranquil stay, such as the Granny’s House. Have a wonder around the narrow-cobbled streets, surrounded by the stone-built houses and discover the beauty of this charming village. With its rich history Doros is one of Cyprus’ must visit destinations.

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