If you’re looking for an easy day trip from the capital, and crave some fresh air at higher altitudes away from the sweltering city heat, then make a fast escape through country roads until you reach the lesser-known village of Kampi, right beside the better-known Farmakas village.
Located in a pretty valley, life moves at a slow pace in the bucolic Kampi, with the few inhabitants left in the village working hard on the land, cultivating vineyards, and some, producing wine. And as the locals potter about their daily lives out in nature, one little place is intent on keeping tradition alive with local tastes, dishing up fine Cypriot food in a magical lush green setting.
Known as Potamos Tavern, what’s rather special about this eatery – aside from the traditional meze dishes served – is their reputation for divine weekend breakfast and brunch-time fancies. Their freshly baked ‘koulouri’ bread may be the ultimate star of the show, but there’s plenty more to feast on, including Cyprus sausages, halloumi cheese, eggs, salad, olives and fruit. Wash it all down with a strong Cypriot coffee, and you’ll be set for the day!
Where? Potamos Tavern, Kampi village, Nicosia district. Monday – Friday 8.30am – 2pm. Saturday 8.30am – 11.30am. Sunday: 8.30 am – 10.45 am. Tel: +357 22643315