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Limassol Castle

Turkish Delight

House of Dionysos

village of Lania

Paphos harbour

Virgin Mary painted by St. Luke

Monastery-Kykko

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Day 1: Arrival- Larnaca-Limassol-Lunch & Dinner
Upon arrival at the airport, your local guide will be waiting at the airport and escort you to your hotel in Limassol which is around a 70 km drive from the Larnaca airport. Check into your hotel at Limassol. You have some time for leisure and relaxation. Later, drive to see the Limassol Castle which is built in typical 12th century structure; and also get to see the medieval museum inside the castle. Then take the short drive down south to Kourion. The area offers sites of historic importance, namely The House of Achilles, The Altar of Apollo and spectacular views of the Curium Beach. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Amathus to see the ruins of the city which had an ancient Aphrodite cult. You also have the option of taking a walk on the wooden promenade along the sea opposite the kingdom of Amathus. Finally, drive back to your hotel in Limassol. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. 

Day 2: Paphos-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
In the morning, after your breakfast; take the 70 km drive to Paphos. It is one of the most beautiful parts of the island. En route, see Aphrodite’s Rock, the birthplace of the Goddess of Love who, according to the legend, arose from the foaming waves at the very spot. Also just outside Paphos is the charming village of Yeroskipou, famous for its “lokoumi” (Turkish Delight). Here you will visit the Byzantine Church of Ayia Paraskevi, one of only two churches in Cyprus with five domes and local pottery. Arriving in Paphos you are taken first to the House of Dionysos, with its stunning mosaics- some of the finest in the Mediterrannean. Then pass by the Odeon amphitheatre, St. Paul’s Pillar, and the Byzantine Castle of Forty Columns to reach Paphos harbour. After a stroll round this picturesque part of the town, head back along the coast to Limassol. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Limassol.

Day 3: Troodos- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, drive through idyllic mountain villages to Troodos. The tour will take you just below the highest point on the island- Mount Olympus- standing 1952 metres above sea level. Then drive to Throni Peak to see the tomb of Archbishop Makarios, first President of the Republic of Cyprus. From there you will visit the island’s most famous monastery, Kykko, where Makarios was a novice. Among the many items of interest here you will be able to admire the miraculous icon of Christ and the Virgin Mary painted by St. Luke himself. On the return journey pause for refreshments at Trimiklini village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Limassol. (Note: Visitors to all monasteries are requested to be properly dressed. During winter Kykko monastery and Throni Peak are visited if the weather conditions permit. Otherwise another monastery will be visited.)

Day 4: Limassol Port-Governor’s Beach-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today in the morning, you will sail out from the Limassol port in one of our luxury boats, heading eastwards and dropping anchor at Governor’s Beach, one of the finest sandy beaches in Cyprus. Here you can take a refreshing dip in the inviting Mediterranean Sea. There is a large campsite here and a taverna on the cliff top. The beach lies down some steps at the bottom of white cliffs, which stand in sharp contrast to its dark sand. Lunch will be served on board the boat. There’s plenty of time to soak up the sun from the spacious sun- desk of the boat or to go ashore. Buffet lunch on board. Then sail back to Limassol port and drive back to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Limassol.

Day 5: Nicosia- Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, drive to historic Nicosia, Cyprus’s capital for more than 12 centuries. Divided in 1974 by the 'Green Line' separating Greek and Turkish Cypriot territories, the city is both a bustling metropolis, with a sophisticated cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past. See the Cyprus Museum which is the oldest and largest archaeological museum in Cyprus. It houses artefacts discovered during numerous excavations on the island. The museum is home to the most extensive collection of Cypriot antiquities in the world. Also see the Archbishop’s Palace which contains a Byzantine museum and you can admire the largest collection of religious icons on the island. Then see the Famagusta Gate which is the largest and most impressive of the three gates of the walls of Nicosia, Built in 1567 by the Venetians, and originally called the Porta Giuliani after its designer, it served travellers entering and leaving the city from the east of the island. Then see the St. John’s Cathedral which was built in 1662 within the courtyard of the archiepiscopal palace. Look for the 18th-century murals illustrating important moments in Cypriot religious history and including a depiction of the tomb of St. Barnabas. Finally, you will also visit the delightful village of Pano Lefkara. It features cobbled streets and picturesque architecture and is famous for lace and silver handicrafts. Drive back to your hotel in Limassol. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Lania-Kakopetria-Omodhos-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, you will have a chance to enjoy mountain scenery at its best again. Head straight up from Limassol for a walk and coffee at the delightful artist’s village of Lania which is one of the country’s main wine producing villages. Then head up to Kakopetria, where you will first visit first the interesting Byzantine church of Saint Nicolas of the Roof, built in the 11th century and entirely painted with frescoes. Then stroll around the fascinating old quarter of the village with its narrow streets and traditional houses. After lunch, drive to the picturesque village of Omodhos with its white washed houses and timeless way of life. Stroll through the narrow streets and visit a traditional house and an old wine press where authentic village wine can be tasted. Then drive back to Limassol. Dinner and overnight at the hotel in Limassol.

Day 7: Famagusta-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today after breakfast, drive around 100 km to see Famagusta, the Ghost Town of Cyprus, with its deserted hotels, homes and its ruined lemon trees and farmland. You can also see in the distance the beautiful bay of Famagusta and the mountain range of Pentathaktilos. Since 1974 when the Turks invaded Cyprus, this town has remained in the shadows silent and lifeless waiting for its legal citizens to come back. Later in the afternoon/evening, drive back to Limassol and engage in some leisurely activities and shopping.

Day 8: Limassol-Larnaca-Departure-Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Today, you have the option of relaxing back in your hotel in the morning/afternoon or to see the famous Ladies Mile beach near the New Limassol Port and is only a 10-15 minute drive from Limassol Town centre. Here you can take a long lazy walk down the sandy beach as the sand runs for miles or enjoy its clear blue waters. The water here is shallow and very clear, subsequently being safe for all. Ladies Mile beach is also one of the most popular windsurfing places on the island due to its flat shallow water. Later in the afternoon, check out of the hotel and depart from Limassol to the Larnaca airport to catch your flight back home.


Your Tour price includes
1) Return private airport transfers 2) Accommodation on twin sharing basis 3) Full board: breakfast, lunch & dinner starting with lunch on day 1 to lunch on last day 4) Domestic transfers in Cyprus on private basis 5) Private sightseeing 6) All entrance tickets 7) Charges for driver and guide 8) 1lit mineral water per person per day during the trip 9) All applicable taxes and VAT

Your tour price does not include
1) All expenses that are personal in nature and those not listed in land price inclusions, 2) International airfare

Important notes
1) Minimum 4 weeks required to regulate visa and all bookings 2) All bookings must be done directly with 365 tours / authorised travel agents and Franchisees only

 

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