Troodos, Kykkos & Omodos
• Our first stop is the beautiful village of Omodos and walk through the cobbled streets to reach the village square lined with cafes and shops selling wines, olive oil and other local products.
There will be time to visit the church of the Holy Cross and enjoy a coffee in the square.
• On the way to Kykkos Monastery we will drive through the pine forest, pass the villages of Platres and Prodromos.
Arriving at Kykkos Monastery, you will be guided through the
renowned and rich Monastery by our experienced guide.
• There will be time to visit the Archbishop Makarios’ tomb in Throni. Time to explore the area and lunch (not included in the price) will be given.
• On the way back and after a short forest drive, we will visit the 12th Century Chrysorriatissa Monastery.
• Important: There is a dressing code when visiting monastery and churches.
• We begin our day with a stop at a pottery workshop in Yeroskipou village, where we will see how the potters continue the ancient traditional craft and if you are lucky you might even try your hand at the wheel.
• Our next stop is at the village square where we will see the unique 5-domed church of St Paraskevi, built in the 9th century reputedly on the site where the ancient temple of Aphrodite previously stood.
We will also have a chance to see how the ‘loukoumia’ (Turkish
delights) are made and wander around the square with its local produce shops.
• From there we will go to a small village, Letymvou, where we will visit Sophia’s traditional house where you can see rooms with the original furniture and décor as well as traditional costumes.
You will learn how she bakes village bread in the clay oven and makes other local delicacies such as the traditional halloumi cheese. Afterwards we will have a brunch, a special Cypriot breakfast, prepared by Sophia with village style bread and coffee or tea
(brunch included in the price).
• Next, we will visit the Saint Neophytos monastery and the “Enkleistra”, an enclosure which was carved out of the mountain in the 12th century by the hermit Neophytos and contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes. The main church of the monastery was built around.
200 years after the death of St Neophytos and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
• We head toward Nicosia making a convenience stop at Choirokoitia on the way.
• Arriving in Nicosia we will first visit the Cathedral of St John and then proceed on foot (weather permitting) through the narrow streets of the old quarter until we reach the “Laiki Yitonia” with its colourful cafes, tavernas and shops.
• There will be plenty of free time for lunch (not included), shopping or visiting the museum. If you bring your passport it is also possible to cross the green line to visit the occupied part of
• The first stop will be Choirokoitia for a coffee break before continuing to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line.
• We will arrive at the monastery of St Barnabas which has now been converted into a museum housing icons and other religious artefact. We will also see the tomb of St Barnabas.
• We continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12th Century BC and visit the amphitheatre and gymnasium.
We arrive in the city of Famagusta with its many Gothic churches and surrounded by Venetian walls.
• There will be time to visit the Cathedral of St Nikolaos built in 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque as well as free time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (not included).
• Finally, we will stop to view the “Ghost Town – Varosi” to see the abandoned houses and hotels which have been closed off behind wire since 1974.
• Our first stop will be the ancient Greek city kingdom of Curium which dates to the 10th century BC.
• We will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheatre with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay.
• We continue stopping at the village of Kolossi to reach the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold.
• From there we drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included).
• On the way back we will stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves and there will be time for a swim.
Pafos Zoo offers a great wildlife experience and we are situated just a few minutes from Pafos. Come and meet all the residents: giraffes, monkeys, meerkats, crocodiles, kangaroos, albino wallabies, mouflon, white lions, tigers and many more. Don’t leave out …the performers: the brightly-coloured macaws and the smart owls. They will amaze you with the clever and amusing tricks that they perform every day in the amphitheatre.
Spend a perfect day surrounded by the magical sounds and colours of nature.
Enrich your senses in this beautiful environment of lakes, ponds and gardens.
• DIRECT TRANSFER
• Our direct transfer bus runs from Paphos everyday during the summer months
(April – October) and 3 times per week during the winter months (November – March).
• NOW RUNNING EVERY TUESDAY, THURSDAY AND SATURDAY!!
• This service has pick ups from the majority of the Hotels in the Paphos region and requires a reservation this can be done by:
• Calling the Zoo direct on +357 26813852
• This service will arrive at the Zoo by 11:00am and the return bus will leave the Zoo at 14:30pm.
• PRICE for direct transfer (to and from the zoo) and entrance: Adults – €21.00, Children – €10.00
(2-12yrs of age), Infants – €0.00 (0-1.99)
Hills, Valleys & Local Flavour
• We will drive to the picturesque and wine producing village of Arsos. There will be time taste a village breakfast (included in the price). The village is famous for their dexterity in preparing grapes derived sweets such as ”palouzes”, ‘’shoudzioukos”, ”kiofterka” and many others.
• Our tour continues to Agros, the largest mountain village and tourist resort. The village is famous for its Roses we will visit the “Roze Factory” and “Nikis “sweets making factory where you will be able taste fruits and sweets.
• Next visit will be Troodos square. The square is in the middle of Troodos Mountain, and has recently been renovated yet kept its traditional mountain look like pebbly streets make up a great deal of it. You will have free time to scroll around and admire the scenery.
• The trip continues to the village of Pedoulas and stop in a place to enjoy a panoramic view of Marathasa valley and visit the Holy Cross church overlooking the valley. Free time for relax and lunch. (Not included in the price).
• On our way back to Paphos, we will visit Tselefos Bridge. The most known bridge of the island offering beautiful views of cypress and pine trees. Its popularity is since that it is the largest stone bridge ever build in Cyprus and goes over river Diarizos. Free time to discover the bridge area of rich green vegetation, the forest area engulfing it is beautiful and has various nature spots to be explored.
• Our last stop is the village of Salamiou, where we will visit, an old stone house preserved in its original condition.
Cyprus Night on Argonaftis Farm
• Join us for a very special night of entertainment in true Cypriot style, including an amazing show of Cypriot folk dancing and music. By the end of it, you will not be able to resist joining in the fun.
• Our journey will take us away from the noise of the city, directly in a picturesque countryside, to a unique destination where tradition is preserved and local customs can be enjoyed.
• In the spirit of true island hospitality you will be given the warmest of welcomes.
Enjoy traditional, local delicacies and refreshments, including village wine, “Zivania” (fire water) the sweet dessert wine “Commandaria” Halloumi cheese, olives, local oven bread, Carob syrup, honey, “loukoumia” and other delights.
• An unusual surprise is next. You will learn how to knead bread and rolls with olives and halloumi cheese that will bake in a wooden fire oven.
• While the bread is baking you can wander around the farm where you can explore the stone buildings and discover representations of activities of rural life on the island. Stroll in the gardens with fruit trees and herbs, visit the petting zoo or take part in other fun activities. Once you enjoy the sunset over the beautiful land of Cyprus, we will open the oven to taste the hot fresh bread and rolls that you have prepared.
• A Cypriot feast. The aroma of a delicious BBQ meal with local specialties awaits you.
You will be treated to a sumptuous meal, like delicious homemade cooking, before learning some traditional dances and traditions… Never an empty glass plenty of wine and fire water for all!