LARNACA | LEFKARA | NICOSIA | KYKKOS | TROODOS | KAKOPETRIA | KOLOSSI | OMODOS | LIMASSOL | PAPHOS
Whether you are interested in experiencing the culture of Cyprus, exploring its monasteries, geology, gastronomy or agriculture, we can accommodate all your needs. Discover Byzantine art at 1,000 meters
on the cliffs of the Troodos mountain ranges or an ancient harbour 100 feet under the sea.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - DINNER
Our guests will be welcomed and greeted by the English Speaking driver at Larnaca or Paphos International airport. After a welcome drink, our guests will have time to relax and get ready to enjoy their welcome dinner at Limassol Old Town. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 2: LARNACA - LEFKARA
Breakfast at the chosen hotel. Our guests start their excursion with a visit to the village of Lefkara, renowned for its unique architecture, charming narrow streets and limestone built houses. Then our excursion takes us to the city of Larnaca, built on the ruins of Kition. We pass by Hala Sultan Tekke, and the village of Kiti, which hosts the church of Angeloktistos with its magnificent mosaics dating to the early Christian period believed to be built by Angels. After a short city tour we visit the cathedral of St. Lazarus, the first bishop of Kition, originally built in 900 AD. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 3: NICOSIA
Breakfast at the chosen hotel. Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Nicosia. Our excursion will start with the famous Famagusta Gate still stands today, proudly protecting the still-ancient town within from the modern city without. From there, we will drive to the cathedral of St. John the Evangelist. Then a visit to the prominent Archaeological museum. After a passing the Venetian walls of the old city and Famagusta Gate, we arrive at Laiki Geitonia and stroll at leisure down its stone paved streets where lunch will be served. After lunch our guests can stroll around the city’s cosmopolitan shopping area. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 4: KYKKOS - TROODOS - KAKOPETRIA
Breakfast at the chosen hotel. Our guests will meet our Drakos guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Troodos Mountains. Not far from Kykkos we will take a short stroll to Throni, to visit the tomb of the late Archbishop Makarios III amidst the dense forest. Lunch will be served at a local tavern. Our excursion takes us to Kakopetria. The village is also renowned for its Church of the Saviour’s Configuration (Metamorfosis tou Sotiros), which is built in the centre of the old village is worth visiting, whilst the church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof) is located 5 km from the village. It is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island, thanks to its painted murals that date from the 11th to the 17th century.
Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 5: KOLOSSI - OMODOS
Breakfast at the chosen hotel. We will start our excursion from the medieval Caste of Kolossi. It is a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century during the crusades. After the Siege of Acre in 1291, it served as the Grand Commanderie of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; and thus gave its name to the world famous Commandaria wine, which is still produced in the area. Then our excursion takes us to Omodos. The village is also renowned for its Monastery of the Holly Cross standing by the stone-paved square. A traditional wine press known as Linos is preserved, where we will stop and sample the local wines and liqueurs. Visitors can stroll around the village’s winding streets and mingle with the locals, walk around for some shopping. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 6: LIMASSOL - KOURIO - THE SANCUARY OF APOLLO HYLATES
Breakfast at the chosen hotel. Our excursion starts in Limassol, where our guests will visit the Limassol Marina, the harbour and the old town of Limassol. Then guests will visit the the ancient Kingdom of Kourion. We will then continue to The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, which is an ancient monument dedicated to the God of Apollo who was thought to be the protector of Kourion. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 7: PAPHOS
Breakfast will be served at the chosen hotel. Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Paphos. Our first visit will be to the Tombs of the Kings. We continue to The Church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar. Our guests can enjoy their meal the Limanaki of Paphos with stunning views of the fishing harbour and the medieval castle of Paphos. In the afternoon, we will visit the archaeological site. The city is home to Mosaics of the Roman period, dating from around the 3rd century AD. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Our driver will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel to assist them for their transfer to Larnaca or Paphos Airport.
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