PHOTOS: This village in Limassol will have you waking up in roses!

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Slopes full of colors and the scent of roses, the drops of the early morning mist on their evergreen leaves shining under the first light of the day and fresh air in your lungs. If you find yourself waking up at least once in the fields of roses in Limassol’s countryside, you know it is an amazing and most pleasurable experience.

The aromatic roses, which produce the famouse rose water of Agros village, the delightful rose traditional sweets and many more products, are celebrated like royals in the village and there is a good reason for that. Their greatness is revealed soon after dawn and it only lasts for a few hours, so an early morning wake-up call in this village reveals a rare kind of beauty.

Locals say that anyone dedicated in cultivating roses, easily falls in love with them – this is an inevitable effect of their charm. The rose bush, which was introduced by the local teacher Nearchos Clerides 1 century ago, asking the students to plant as many bushes as possible, made Agros famous to the world, thanks to its remarkable rose water. The Rose Festival, one of the largest in Cyprus’ countryside, has managed to bring young people closer to this tradition, with many new farmers choosing to cultivate rose bushes. 

During the festival, children and adults from all over Cyrus and the world, arrive in the village to experience the collection procedure of the mature roses.

The slopes of Agros are filled with people who arrive to help the locals, visiting the fields between 6:00 – 10:00 am, before the essential oils of the rose dry out. Then, all the roses are brought to the village, where the production of fresh rose water begins. This is the season when then entire village smells like roses…