Cyprus Private Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Language: Any :Private
1st Day Arrival and transfer to the hotel
2nd Day PAPHOS -
Breakfast at the hotel.
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 will begin our day by visiting the Ayios Neofytos monastery founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot writer and hermit Neofytos. The Engleistra contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine frescoes (12th and 15th centuries). We will continue to visit the Tombs of the Kings which date back to the 4th century BC, carved into the rock and decorated with Doric columns.
Then we will be able to admire the famous mosaics of the house of Dionysus. The floors of these patrician villas date back to a period between the third and fifth centuries AD and are considered among the most beautiful mosaics in the eastern Mediterranean. We will visit later. The last stop will be at the church of Panagia Chrysopolitissa, built in the thirteenth century, within whose complex you can see the column of St. Paul, where according to tradition the saint was scourged. Dinner in the hoteL.
3rd Day NICO
CHIROKITIA - NORTH AND SOUTH NICOSIA ► Distances
Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus outlined by the ancient Venetian walls, known thanks to the wealth of archaeological and artistic finds contained in its museums and above all for being the last city in the world divided by a wall.
Along the way, a stop at the archaeological site of Chirokitia, an ancient Neolithic settlement; the excavations carried out have brought to light evidence of one of the most important Neolithic cultures in the world.
Visit to the Cathedral of San Giovanni in the archbishop's palace which houses frescoes from 1731. Passing through the Venetian walls and the Famagusta gate we will arrive at the National Museum where you can admire the fascinating collection of Cypriot finds and treasures of inestimable value . We continue to the historic center of Nicosia (Laiki Yitonia). Free time and crossing the checkpoint, visit the caravansary, Buyuk Han, one of the most famous architectural works of the Ottoman period. The Buyuk Han is located in the center of the traditional market inside the walls. We continue to the Saint Sophia Cathedral transformed into a Mosque * (visit from outside until the works are finished). Return to the hotel in the afternoon..
4th Day TROODOS - Byzantine Churches
(San Nicolaos, Kakopetria, Podithou, Asinou)
Breakfast at the hotel.
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 Panagia Tis Asinou Church, in Nikitari village, one of the ten UNESCO World Heritage churches on the Troodos. Built in a pine-clad area, it has some of the finest examples of Byzantine wall painting on the island.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
CURIUM AND THE WINE ROUTES
THE PERFUMES AND COLORS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN IN THE TRADITION OF WINE. Kolossi - Curium –OMODOS –LIMASSOL )
A mixed route that will take you back in time, to discover the secrets of the oldest and most famous wine on the island, the Koumandaria, famous throughout the world, the archaeological site of Curium and the traditional village of Omodos.
Departure after breakfast. First stop at Kolossi Castle located in the village of the same name, 11 kilometers west of Lemesos (Limassol). It was built in the 15th century, on the ruins of a previous fortress, dating back to the beginning of the 13th century. The latter belonged to the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and was the headquarters of the most important Command Center. For a few years, in the 14th century, it was under the control of the Knights Templar. The area also produced and exported the traditional sweet wine of Cyprus, which became known as "Vin de Commanderie", or Commandaria. This is one of the oldest “appellation” wines in the world, having borne the same name for eight centuries. We will then reach Curium, an important city-kingdom, today one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. Here we will visit the magnificent Greco-Roman theater from the 2nd century BC, the house of Eustolios, originally a Roman villa, which became a public center for recreational activities in the early Christian period.
We continue to the village of Omodos. Free time for lunch and visit to this important wine center and the famous monastery of Stravos (Holy Cross), founded by St. Helena in 327 AD, located in the center of the square of the same name. We also visit the Linos cellar and taste the local wine. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Entrance fees included – Curium – Kolossi – Linos Cellar
6st Day F Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport
Rates from Larnaca Aphrodite Tour
Rates are valid from 01/11/23-31/10/24
Send your request and pay a deposit of 20% after 15 days of your confirmation without penalty.
Payments can be done with credit Card or Bank swift
* 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