Carob is one of Cyprus’ favourite fruits, and it has been celebrated on the international stage. For anyone looking to learn more about carob, a visit to the village of Anogyra in Limassol is the best place to discover its history, production, and health benefits.
Located in the foothills of Limassol, Anogyra is a charming village surrounded by carob orchards. Many locals cultivate the fruit and produce several carob products including a bittersweet carob syrup.
Carob, also known as ‘black gold’, is an important part of Anogyra’s history. Anogyra is known for retaining local customs and for producing ’pasteli’, a healthy carob toffee that is celebrated annually with the Pasteli Festival in September.
Anogyra has three different museums that focus on carobs and Pasteli; at two of them—‘To Paradosiakon’ and ‘Mavros Chrysos’—you can also visit the nearby workshops and watch the traditional pasteli-making process.