The Carob Museum Cyprus
Carob Museum of Anogyra
While on our way up the Troodos mountains Katie and I saw a sign for a Carob museum. I had no idea what a Carob was so we went to check it out. Little places like this are what make Cyprus special, practically ancient processes that have been kept through time and shared with the modern world in a beautiful village.
A small little stone villa in the heart of Anogyra, this place is like a painting come to life. A courtyard beyond the front gate gives access to the small museum building and the family run Carob factory. We were greeted right away by a smiling Andri who along with her family operates this place. After accepting her offer of a tour she showed us into the museum building. The place was small but packed with heirlooms of the art of Carob cultivation and processing that her family had used for generations.
An extremely interesting and educational experience that wasn’t too long and for a nominal fee. We were glad we made the stop even before she showed us the modern facility that she now used with her sister to make Carob products like toffee and syrup. The best part of that would be the samples of said products. If you’ve never tasted Carob products before then I’d hazard to say it is along the lines of black liquorice in taste.
We were quite happy to come away with a few treats and a new knowledge and appreciation for this traditional Cypriot industry. You just never know what you’ll find every time you go through a new village. Sometimes it will seem like you’ve traveled through time into a quiet, peaceful past where the cares of the modern world are wonderfully left behind.
15 Oinoroieiou Street
Anogyra 4603, Limasol Cyprus