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  • The highlight of Cyprus

    Destinations

    Cyprus

    9 Nights - 10 Days

     

    Day 1  Arrival at Larnaca airport - meet and assist at the Airport by English speaking  airport staff - transfer to hotel in Limassol

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 2  Welcome meeting in the hotel with local guide

    Paphos

    Visit the most famous sites in Paphos, which was once the Roman capital of Cyprus. Discover the Tomb of the Kings ancient burial chambers, which are deep underground and date back as early as the 3rd century BC. Then pass on to see the Pillar of St. Paul and visit the catacombs of St. Solomoni. The highlight of the day has to be your visit to the house of Dionysos with its famous mosaics and the pretty harbour and the old fort. On the outskirts of Paphos, in the village of Geroskipou, you will visit the five-domed church of Agia Paraskevi which dates back to the 9th century.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 3  Nicosia Walk the Line

    Enjoy a tour of the capital, Nicosia, a city of contrasts, with its traditional architecture and quaint taverns in winding alleys reminiscent of the past. Discover the distinctive character of this cosmopolitan city, where old and new go hand in hand. Before you walk down Ledra Street across the U.N. controlled Green line into the Turkish occupied part of Nicosia you will visit the cathedral of St. John. Once in the Turkish occupied part of Cyprus you will see the cathedral of St. Sophia and Buyuk Khan.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 4  Kykkos - Omodhos

    Drive into the Troodos mountain range. See the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III – the first president of Cyprus. Enjoy the spectacular views of the countryside and pine forests stretching below. From here you will be taken to the monastery of Kykkos which was built in 1092 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It has one of the three surviving icons painted by St. Luke. No visit to Cyprus would be complete without seeing the famous monastery that people travel from all over the world to visit. On the way back to Limassol see Omodhos, one of the most beautiful wine villages on the island. The village’s winding, narrow streets all lead to the unique cobble stoned square with its coffee shops. You will visit its most interesting Holy Cross Monastery dating back to the 4th century and the old wine press. Of course you will also sample some of the local wines.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 5  Famagusta – Salamis

    Cross the demarcation line and proceed to the Turkish occupied part of the island. Uncover Famagusta’s hidden treasures with the cathedral, the citadel, known as Othello Tower and the impressive city wall and nearby you will have the chance to see the abandoned city, a part of the town that has literally stood still since the invasion of the Turks in 1974. On the beautiful Mediterranean coast you will visit the ancient site of Salamis with the amazing theatre and the gymnasium that have recently been restored.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 6  Baths of Aphrodite & Akamas

    The Paphos hinterland offers a landscape rich in contrasts. The Akamas peninsula in the northwest is still a wild haven. North of Paphos you will discover one of the greenest areas of the whole island dominated mainly with vineyards and orchards. It is in this area that the Cypriot hermit Neophytos settled in 12th century. Today we can still visit his cave hermitage with cell and chapel decorated with beautiful frescoes of the period. A monastery was thereafter built which houses also a Byzantine museum. Our next stop is Chrysorrogiatissa monastery perched 850m high and is known for its wine making and icon restoration work. Our tour takes us on northwards towards Latchi and to the legendary Baths of Aphrodite. Enjoy the mythology about this idyllic spot and the goddess of love and beauty. The nature trails around inviting you for a small hiking tour. Afterwards there will be free time at the picturesque harbour for an individual lunch (not included).

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 7  Fikardou - Macheiras Monastery – Lefkara

    Drive into the Pitsilia region. First stop is Fikardou, which has been awarded with the price Europe Nostra. Visit the renovated buildings. Next stop is at one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus – Macheiras. Through constantly changing countryside with nut, almond and fruit trees we reach Vavatsinia, where optional lunch will take place (not included). Continue to Lefkara for a stroll through the village.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 8  Kerynia

    At the foot of the Pentadaktylos mountain range lays the picturesque port of Kerynia with many hidden treasures. Here, time seems to have stood still. The medieval fort, the small houses along the narrow streets, and the u-shaped port with its colourful fishing boats invite you to enjoy a leisurely stroll.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 9  Larnaca & surroundings

    Driving toward the east of the island we reach the archaeological site of Choirokitia where we visit the neolithic settlement. We continue to the town of Larnaca and the beautiful promenade, where there is time for a stroll around the old town and the bustling market. Visit the church of St. Lazarus. A short drive away we reach the salt lake where we visit the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. In contrast to this beautiful site our next stop will be at Kiti, a small village with the Angeloktisti Church. Here we can see the one of the most important and oldest mosaics in Cyprus.

    Overnight at hotel in Limassol

     

    Day 10          Transfer to Larnaca airport for departure – meet and assist at the Airport by English speaking  airport staff.