Aperanti Agrotourism is a bed and accommodation in Cyprus, promoting sustainable tourism, organic agriculture, and experiential holidays.
Maroulla grew up in the village of Pera Oreinis. Her parents had their own farm with goats and sheep and as a child, she grew up making traditional halloumi and anari cheese with her family for a living. She also learned to bake home-made bread and prepare pastries and traditional Cypriot dishes cooked with local ingredients. At Aperanti, she is leading the cooking classes, the halloumi cheese making, and the bread making workshop, as well as preparing home-made pastries for breakfast and delicious dishes for dinner.
Tassos is Maroulla's son and grew up in the village of Pera Oreinis. He studied environmental science and works for Birdlife Cyprus. He is the co-owner of Aperanti and manages the fields following the practice of biological agriculture. During your stay, he will show you the field with their fruit trees, will teach you about local flora and fauna (especially birds), and will discuss environmental threats in Cyprus.
from Great Britain, May 2019
"A taste of the real Cyprus"
We spent 5 days at Aperanti for a cookery and food experience. Sara and Tassos couldn’t have done any more to make our stay better. The cookery lessons were great fun, we loved making halloumi. We enjoyed the lessons, plenty of hands on experience and we learnt such a lot. The food we had during our stay was excellent, all local products and beautifully presented. Our room was very comfortable, lovely clean and comfortable beds and nicely furnished in traditional style. Sara and Tassos spent time showing us the local area and adding to our experience by guiding us through the local flora and fauna. They are very knowledgeable and rightly proud of the area. They also arranged two restaurant visits, one to a local Cypriot buffet and the last night to a gastronomic tasting menu which was exceptional. Both were included in the package and showcased Cypriot food at its best and really complemented the cookery experiences. If you are looking for a stay that introduces you to the real side of Cyprus, with excellent food and time to learn how to cook it don’t hesitate to stay at Aperanti.