Sunday - Wednesday
SUN - Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Limassol.
Check in at your hotel. Dinner and overnight.
MON - CURIUM – PAPHOS ► Distances
The drive to Paphos reveals ever - changing scenery from vineyards and citrus groves to archaeological sites, all in a beautiful Mediterranean frame.
Driving along the coast we head to the prominent archaeological site of Kourion. It is home of a magnificent Greco-Roman Theatre, stately villas and an early Christian Basilica with a baptistery attached to the north face, dating to the 5th century, which probably was the Cathedral of this city kingdom.
Next stop is at Petra tou Romiou, regarded since ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility. Once in Paphos we head to the church of Panagia Crysopolitissa , built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantine basilica on the island. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar, where, according to tradition, Saint Paul was flogged before the Roman Governor Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity.
Next to the picturesque harbor, in the Houses of Dionysus, we have the chance to admire some of the finest Roman mosaics dating the 3rd to the 5th century AD. This restored Roman villa probably belonged to a member of the ruling Roman class or to a local wealthy family.
We finally visit the Tombs of the Kings. Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars.
Dinner in the hotel
TUE - NICOSIA NORTH AND SOUTH Due to the temporarily closure of check points, the northern part of Nicosia will not be visited until further notice
Breakfast at the hotel.
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.
WED : Departure
Breakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport
- Accommodation in a 3 or 4 stars hotel in Limassol for 3 nights
- Half board in hotel
- Tours and transfers by bus or minibus.
- Bilingual local guide
- Handling fees- Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites in the program
- Everything mentioned in the program
- Collective Return Transfer from Paphos airport (maximum waiting time at the airport 60 minutes)
- The transfer is included even if the arrival or departure dates are different from the day of group inception.
TOURS are guaranteed for minimum of 2 persons.If the number of participants will be 6 or less, the tours will be made with a private car and driver / guide bilingual .