Vavla is a rather small, quiet and peaceful mountain village located in the foothills of the Troodos mountain range in the Larnaca district of Cyprus at 450 metres above sea level. It is a location of plenty interesting places to visit only a short drive away, local winery, monastery, archaeological sites, nature trails and woodland walks. Wildlife enthusiasts will be fascinated by the local flora and fauna. Today Vavla is experiencing a new renaissance as it has been declared by the government as a "preserved cultural history location" and many of the dilapidated houses are restored with historical accuracy to their original state, albeit featuring all amenities for comfortable, modern-style living. The soil at Vavla is relatively fertile and it is suitable for growing olives , carob , citrus fruit (mandarines, oranges, lemons) vines and cereals . The production of oil , carob and other agricultural products , along with farming were the main occupations of the inhabitants in the past. The women's occupation was "Lefkaritiko" Embroidery, which gave a significant supplementary income to the household. Today, one of the main occupations and crafts of our village is beekeeping . The village produces the honey "Vavla" which is sold all over Cyprus . In Vavla there is a lot of thyme and wildflowers which are the main ingredients of this honey.
Activities and Places of Interest
Visit the 2 churches of Saint George and Archangel Michael and the chapel of the Virgin of Love. One of the largest operating convents in Cyprus is located 2 km east of Vavla along the road leading to the village of Kato Drys. This is the convent of Agios Minas. Follow the wine route no. 7 Larnaka-Nicosia region that passes through the village. Walk in the nature trails that start from the village 7 km long circular and follows a magical path, alternating along the St. Minas stream and mountaintops .The trail starts from the center of the village, passing the chapel of the Lady of Love and returns to the center of the village. It takes about 3 hours. Another nature trail, 3.4 kilometers, gives the opportunity to enjoy nature within 1 ½ hour. If you want to learn more about the unique nature of Vavla and experience Bee-Keeping contact www.ecophysiscy.com
Coffee shop, Cultural Center, kiosk and taverns can be found on your way to Vavla from Kato-Drys village.
Larnaka airport 41.6 km
Pafos airport 104 km