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Maxilles Fair

At the edge of Pafos Forest lies the beautiful village of Lysos, which hosts an event that shines a spotlight to its famed Maxilles, the sun-dried figs listed in the UNESCO Cyprus Intangible Heritage List.

Maxilles differ from other sun-dried figs because the locals use a different technique. With the use of a straw, they daub the edge of the figs with olive oil, while still on the tree. After about 7 days, the fruits ripen and are ready for collection. The figs are placed on pine needles on the ground for 1-2 days to wilt. Afterwards, they are cut in half and left for 3-4 additional days to dry. They are then placed in warm water with fennel for 1-2 minutes, before they are drained and left to cool/dry.

The event kicks off with a documentary screening showcasing the history of Maxilles, followed by culinary demonstrations and workshops on Maxilles making.

The attendees can taste and buy Maxilles while enjoying musical entertainment for all ages.

Click on Our Crops in the Heartland of Legends to learn more about our star produces and find out the stories behind them.

Where: Lysos

When: 23/09/2023          Time: 18:00

Venue: Old Primary School

For more info: +357 99415711 or

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