1st Day Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Limassol
2nd Day PAPHOS -
Spend a day sightseeing the wonders of Paphos: the whole town is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Proceeding Westbound along the beautiful coast, we stop at Petra tou Romiou, where, according to Greek mythology, Aphrodite emerged from the foam of the water.
We start our daily visit at church of Ayia Paraskevi, one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island, dating from the tenth century.
Then we will be guided through the famous mosaics of the House of Dionysus. The floors of these villas dating back to a period between the third and fifth centuries AD and are considered among the most beautiful mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean.
We continue to the Tombs of the Kings dating back to the fourth century BC, cut into the rock and decorated with Doric columns.
Next stop at the monastery of Ayios Neophytos founded in the late twelfth century by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neophytos. The Engleistra contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine frescoes (XII and XV century).
The last visit will take place at the church of Panagia Chrysopolitissa, built in the thirteenth century, in the complex where you can see the column of St. Paul, where, according to tradition, the saint was scourged. Returned to your hotel late afternoon.
3rd Day NICOSIA NORTH AND SOUTH
Meeting with the guide and departure for Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, whose city centre is hedged by majestic Venetian walls.
It is renowned for the archaeological and artistic treasures collected in its museums and, especially, to be the last city in the world divided by a wall.
First visit at Archbishopric complex, which hosts the famous Byzantine museum, one of the most important museums in Europe of its kind, featuring the largest collection of icons on the island, and the Cathedral of St. John the inside contains a fresco cycle dating 1731.
Through the Venetian Walls, via Famagusta Gate, we get to the Archaeological Museum where you can admire the fascinating collection of Cypriot artefacts and treasures of inestimable value.
We continue to the old town of Nicosia (Laiki Yitonia), across the check-point, we will be guided to the Caravanserai, Buyuk Han, one of the best preserved Ottoman architecture. The Buyuk Han stands in the centre of the traditional market, within the walls, nearby the Selimiye Mosque, known formerly as the St.Sophia Cathedral.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
4th Day TROODOS - Byzantine Churches
(San Nicolaos, Kakopetria, Podithou, Omodos)
Departure to the Troodos mountains and guided tour of some of the famous Byzantine churches, included in the 'UNESCO "World Heritage list: the Church of Ayios Nicolaos, completely painted with frescoes ranging from the eleventh to the seventeenth century , and the Byzantine church of Panagia of Pothithou.
Free time for lunch.
We continue our journey visiting the village of Omodos, well-known for its enchanting cobblestone streets and the monastery of the Holy Cross, founded by St. Elena in 327 A.D.Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
5th Day Departure , check-out and transfer to the airport
LANGUAGE : ANY
* Prices are per person and does not include hotel accommodation .
The excursion can be changed according to the day of arrival
Minimum 6 - Maximum 10 Pax – ( minibus 10 seats )
Minimum 2 – 5 Pax - ( from 2-5 person excursions will be done with private car )
1) Transfers to and from Larnaca or Paphos Airport to your hotel
2) Excursions with private car or minibus 10 seats OR private car for 2-5 pax
3) Tourist Guide any language
4) Entrance fee in the archaeological sites
5) Handling fees
4) Air Tickets
** (for minimum 2 pax and maximum 5 pax the excursions will be done with private car and tourist guide / driver)
Rates are per person and does not include accommodation. The excursion can be changed according to the day of arrival