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CYPRUS - MIX LEISURE & CULTURAL

Larnaca-Paphos

5 Nights 6 Days

Overview

Strike out beyond the sun-soaked stretches of sand to discover an island of compelling culture and landscapes, steeped in myth and riddled with ancient riches.

Included in price:

Private Airport & City Transfer (As per itinerary)

5 Nights in Cyprus

Included as mention in itinerary

Sightseeing & Excursion (As per itinerary)

Itinerary & Road Map

No meals included

Arrive in the Republic of Cyprus. Meet and assistance upon arrival, transfer to your hotel in Larnaca. Check into hotel, free on leisure. Overnight in Larnaca.

Larnaca

Larnaca

Larnaca

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready at the hotel. Explore St. Lazaros church, the Palm Tree Road, and Hala Sultan Mosque - an important Islamic site following Mecca, Medina, and Al Aksha. Then visit Choirokoitia Archaeological Site, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that offers a glimpse into prehistoric life. Don't miss the Angeloktisti, a 6th-century Byzantine church. In Lefkara Village, renowned for its silverware and delicate handmade lace, known as "Lefcaritika," shop for souvenirs. Spend the night in Larnaca.

St. Lazarus Church

Choirokoitia Archaeological Site

Lefkara Village

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready at the hotel. We will embark on a tour of Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus, which is divided into two parts: the North, which has been occupied by the Turkish army since 1974, and the South, which is under the control of the Republic of Cyprus. Our first stop will be at Laiki Yitonia and the narrow old streets of the old town. We will then visit the Archaeological Museum, which provides us with a fascinating glimpse into the rich history of the island. Later, our tour will take us to the Green Line, which is always manned by UNO forces and divides the two parts of the country. We will visit the Archbishopric and the famous St. John's Cathedral before driving to Kakopetria Village. Located 55 kilometers southwest of Nicosia, on the foothills of the Troodos Mountain, Kakopetria is a charming traditional village standing at an altitude of 667 meters and is the highest village in the Solea Valley. Here, we will explore the old Kakopetria area, which features stone-paved roads and well-preserved traditional Cyprus houses. We will also visit the Panayia Podithou Church, built in 1502, and the Church of Archangel Michael in Galata village before continuing to the Panagia Assinou Church in the village of Nikitari. This 12th-century church boasts excellent examples of wall paintings. Overnight in Larnaca.

Laiki Geitonia

Cathedral of St. John

Panagia Podithou church

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready at the hotel. You can explore the legends and history of one of the most picturesque areas in Cyprus, starting with a visit to Curium, an impressive Greco-Roman site featuring mosaics and a superb theatre. Our next stop is Petra tou Romiou, where the legendary goddess of love is said to have emerged from foaming waves. In Paphos, we will take you to the 3rd-century Houses of Dionysos to admire their excellent mosaics depicting scenes from mythology. Our tour also includes passing by the catacombs of Ayia Solomoni, the Byzantine castle of forty columns, and St. Paul's pillar. After strolling around the picturesque harbour, we will begin our return journey. Overnight in Larnaca.

Ancient Kourion

Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock)

Agia Solomoni Catacomb

Breakfast Included

Breakfast will be ready at the hotel. Today you will experience the beauty of Troodos mountains, the green heart of Cyprus, on a memorable off-the-beaten-track journey through idyllic mountain villages that have remained unchanged for generations. The tour starts at Mount Olympus, the highest point in Cyprus, with a peak of 1951 meters. Enjoy the panoramic views of Troodos Square before heading to Throni to see the Tomb of Archbishop Makarios III, the first president of Cyprus. The drive continues to the renowned Kykkos Monastery, built in 1080 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary. This monastery houses one of the three surviving icons painted by St. Loukas. Finally, on the way back, visit the village of Omodos and the Holy Cross Monastery. Overnight in Larnaca.

Troodos Mountains

Kykkos Monastery

Timios Stavros Monastery (Holy Cross Monastery)

Breakfast Included

Free Time on Leisure. Departure transfer for Larnaca airport.

Kamares Aqueduct

Larnaca Downtown

Old Streets of Larnaca

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