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Ancient Capital Tour
Modern Capital Tour
Timeless Cyprus Tour
Limassol through the Ages
Angels & Saints Tour
Commandaria Wine Route
Ancient Capital Tour go to the top of the page

Brief
Tour to Paphos, ancient capital linked with classical mythology and legends.

Duration
Tour can be amended to last from 4.5 to 7 hours.

Tour Description

  • Brief stop at Petra Tou Romiou, rugged rock marking the birthplace of Aphrodite, ancient Goddess of Love & Beauty.
  • Visit the Monastery of St Neofytos
    The famous hermit carved a cave enclosure out of the mountain. It is decorated with fine Byzantine frescos dating from the 12th to the 15th Century. The Monastery opposite contains an interesting Ecclesiastical Museum.
  • Visit the Tomb of the Kings
    Ancient necropolis given its regal name after the imposing character of its stone-carved tombs. Several subterranean tombs are decorated with impressive atria surrounded by Doric pillars.
    This site is included in the UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage sites.
  • Visit the Roman mosaics
    These form part of a larger archaeological park and were commissioned for the villa of a Roman noble. The well-preserved mosaics date principally from the 3rd century AD and offer a dazzling journey through pagan mythology.
    Inscribed in the official UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage sites.
  • Brief stop for photos at St Paul’s Pillar where tradition dictates that the Apostle was tied and flogged prior to the conversion of the Roman Proconsul to Christianity. The conversion of Sergius Paulus to Christianity makes Cyprus the first place to be governed by a Christian.
  • Leisure time at the old Paphos fishing harbour flanked by a small fortress and souvenir shops, cafes and other tourist facilities.
Modern Capital Tour go to the top of the page

Brief
Tour to Nicosia, capital of Cyprus since the 11th Century AD

Duration
5,5 hours

Tour Description

  • Visit the Archaeological Museum
    Boasts the most important collection of Cypriot antiquities and art treasures covering 5,000 years of the island’s history.
  • Visit the Byzantine Museum
    A superb collection of icons spanning 1,000 years of art.
  • Visit the Cathedral of St John
    The 18th century church is decorated with frescoes in the Byzantine tradition. 
  • Visit Laiki Yitonia
    Renovated 19th Century neighbourhood within the Venetian Walls laced with landmarks, museums, shops and cafes.
Timeless Cyprus Tour go to the top of the page

Brief
Picturesque villages, traditional crafts and Unesco-protected Neolithic settlement

Duration
Can be adjusted from 4,5 – 6 hours depending on whether all places recommended below are included

Tour Description

  • Visit Lefkara
    The tour sets off for the picturesque twin villages of Lefkara, after the common Cypriot practice of having a “Pano” (Upper) version of a village and a “Kato” (Lower) one. The villages are famed for their handmade lace, silverware and loukoumia sweets. Leonardo da Vinci is said to have visited the village in 1481 buying an altar cloth for the Cathedral of Milan. In sunny weather the narrow streets between the quaint-looking stone houses become open-air workshops for the women practicing their lace-making skills. Most shops and the House of Patsalos are located in Pano Lefkara while Kato Lefkara boasts the single aisled domed Church of Archangel Michael with wall paintings form the late 12th Century.
  • Visit the Neolithic Site of Choirokitia
    Included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    Site of a Neolithic settlement found in a superior state of preservation. Five dwellings have been reconstructed using traditional methods and materials and are furnished with copies of objects found inside the houses during excavations.
Limassol through the Ages go to the top of the page

Brief
Area tour near Limassol port to explore Ancient and Medieval treasures

Duration
4,5 hours

Tour Description

  • Visit Curium
    Wealthy ancient city-kingdom destroyed by an earthquake during the 4th Century AD. The ruins are perched on a stunning clifftop setting offering panoramic views of the surrouding countryside and sea.
    The theatre is still used today for performances – a dance performance based on ancient myths may be organised for the passengers’ enjoyment.
    The “House of Eustolios” derives its name from a mosaic inscription praising one Eustolios for donating the Roman baths to the earthquake-stricken city.  There are several mosaics in excellent condition. Moreover passengers see how the Roman baths were constructed.
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Apollo
    Among the Classical world’s holiest sites, in continuous use from 700 BC – 400 AD. The heart of the Sanctuary consists of the archaic precinct of the god, the Temple ruins reached via the Sacred Path and the votive pits.
  • Visit Limassol Castle
    At this location, Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre in 1191 and crowned her Queen of England. The Castle now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum.
  • Visit Limassol Old Town Centre
    Visit Limassol old town centre dotted with shops, the municipal market and cafes.
    The Carob Mill behind the Castle displays the equipment used to harvest and treat this important crop.
    Here the best loved Cyprus cocktail, the Brandy Sour, is offered to passengers before their return to port.
  • Visit to The Time Elevator (optional)
    State-of-the-art technology combining panoramic film projection with motion-based seating synchronised to a 25-minute film about Cyprus. Unexpected special effects whisk the audience through key stages of the History of Cyprus. The amazing multi sensory experience is created through a “4D ” formula – through stimulating the audience’s sight, sound, movement & feeling. The film is projected in 5 languages via individual headsets – Russian, German, English, French and Greek.
Angels & Saints Tour go to the top of the page

Brief
Tour to Larnaca, town blessed by Saints

Duration
5,5 hours

Tour Description

  • Visit the Church of Panayia Angeloktisti
    The Church name means literally "built by angels". Famous for its 6th century mosaic depicting a standing Virgin Mary, with the baby Jesus on her arm, flanked by the two archangels.
  • Visit the Hala Sultan Tekke
    The Mosque rests on the shores of a Salt Lake that is full of migratory birds and pink flamingos during winter. It was built in 1816 over the tomb of an aunt of the Prophet Mohammed who died here in 649. It is an important pilgrimage centre for Muslims and is included in the Unesco List of World Heritage sites.
  • Visit the Church of St Lazarus
    Fine example of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus.
    After his resurrection Lazarus travelled to Cyprus where St Barnabas ordained him Bishop, a position he is said to have held for 30 years. He is buried in an accessible crypt under the altar.
  • Visit the Pierides Museum
    Private museum of Cypriot antiquities as collected by four generations of the Pierides family. The Museum is located at the start of the old town centre shopping area and parallel to the palm tree lined beachfront.
Commandaria Wine Route go to the top of the page

Brief
Cyprus has a winemaking tradition dating back to Ancient times.

Duration
A leisurely 4,5 hours

Tour Description

  • Visit Castle of Kolossi
    Served as headquarters of the Knights of St John from 1291 who produced a sweet dessert wine now known as Commandaria (one of the oldest named wines in the world). The current structure dates back to the 15th century and is a fine example of military architecture.
  • Visit Omodhos
    Visit the largest of the wine-producing villages located in the vine-covered lower foothills flanking Limassol.
    The Monastery of the Holy Cross boasts Crucifixion relics donated by St Helena.
    The narrow village streets leading off the cobbled square are lined by village women practicing their lace making skills.
    The village has many artisan and souvenir shops selling local lace, ring-shaped bread, decorated gourds, wine, glass-blown objects made locally as well as souvenirs. 
    The old wine press has been restored and it is possible to see how wine was traditionally made. Winetasting may be arranged with the accompaniment of traditional musicians and dancers.
 
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