Dionysos Tour ( Sunday - Wednesday ) from € 370
from Paphos & Limassol
SUN - Arrival and transfer to the hotel in Paphos or Limassol.Accomodation in hotel. Dinner and overnight.
MON - PAPHOS -Breakfast at the hotel.Spend half day sightseeing the wonders of Paphos: the whole town is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. We start our daily visit at church of Ayia Paraskevi, one ofthe 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 consideredamong 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 thelate 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.Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
TUE - NICOSIA NORTH AND SOUTH
Breakfast at the hotel.Meeting with the guide and departure for Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, whose city cent 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 Europeof 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 inestimablevalue. 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 - DepartureBreakfast at the hotel, check-out and transfer to the airport