Carpeted in pretty purple, the mountainous village of Platres is considered to produce the best lavender on the island, thanks to the optimum growing conditions in the area. This powerhouse herb is showcased with all its prized properties at a weekend-long festival that celebrates the versatility of lavender – from healing to cooking. Accompanied by a qualified herbalist, visitors can enjoy a guided walk through the village’s picturesque lavender plantations. The event also includes workshops, seminars, stalls and distillation demonstrations.

Platres Cultural Centre, Troodos