Tour to unexplored Cyprus
Duration 04 Day’s / 03 Night’s
Day 01 Delhi – Larnaca
Upon arrival at Larnaca International Airport. Meet, assist at the airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon free at your own. You can take a short and pleasant outing around your accommodation resort. We recommend a visit to the old part of the town, where can be found souvenir shops, workshops, museums, parks and other places of interest.Over night at hotel.
Day 02 Larnaca
After break fast at Hotel FULL DAY EXCURSION TO PAFOS/ BIRTHPLACE OF APHRODITE A day to spend, discovering the legends of one of the most historical and beautiful parts of Cyprus. Hellenic and Roman civilizations have left their mark on this ancient metropolis. Traveling via the pleasant coastal road to Pafos, you can stop first at Aphrodite’s Birthplace- the Goddess of Love and Beauty, who according the Greek mythology arose from the foaming waves at this very spot and then you can visit her Sanctuary and its Museum. Just outside Pafos, is the former sacred garden of Aphrodite, today known as the village of Geroskipou, which is also famous for its oriental delights “loukouni”. In Geroskipou you can visit the old church of Agia Paraskevi which dates back to 9th century. Then proceed your way to reach Pafos Harbor, where you will have the opportunity to discover the magnificent past, which is now incorporated in the Archaeological Park of Pafos and see its monuments and stunning mosaics, some of the finest in the Mediterranean, which are included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A path in the vicinity takes to the Roman Odeon and Aesculap's Sanctuary, the God of Medicine. The ruins of a French Fort will take you back to the medieval period, called 40 Column Fort. After a stroll round this picturesque part of the town and a visit to the Medieval Fort of Pafos, you will hall at the Tombs of the Kings, the extensive and impressive necropolis on the coast.
Over night at Hotel.
Some other places of interest as your own choice, on the way to Pafos, traveling from Agia Napa and Larnaca:
Hala Sultan Mosque: one of the most important Holy places for Muslims, ranked after Mecca, Medina in Saudi Arabia and Al Aksha in Jerusalem.
Choirokoitia Archaeological Site: Listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site provides an insight of human live during Prehistoric times.
Lefkara Village: famous for its handmade silverware and “lefkaritika” lace.
Some other places of interest, on the way to Pafos, continuing your way through Lemesos district:
Amathous Archaeological Site: one of the ancient city-Kingdoms, important of worship of the Goddess Aphrodite.
Kolossi Medieval Castle: a fine example of military architecture, build in 13th century Erimi Wine Museum: offers a unique opportunity to learn about the history of wine production in Cyprus. Kourion Archaeological Site: an important city-Kingdom in antiquity, with a great Theater, Baths, Stadium and the Sanctuary of God Apollon. Some other places of interest, in Pafos city: Archeological, Byzantine and Ethnographical Museums Ottoman Baths Agia Solomoni Christian Catacomb Other places of interest, in Pafos district:
Agios Neofytos: one of the famous Byzantine monasteries in Cyprus. Folkloric Museums in Drouseia, Ineia, Akourdaleia and Kathikas Villages Baths of Aphrodite at the National Park of Akamas Peninsula Pafos Bird & Animal Park, Reptile Park, Adventure Mini Golf- Island Cove, Aphrodite Waterpark
Tsada, Secret Valley and Aphrodite Hills Golf Clubs
Day 03 Larnaca
After breakfast at hotel FULL DAY EXCURSION TO TROODOS MOUNTAINS A memorable day off the beaten track through idyllic mountain villages unchanged from generations, with small local Folk Art and other museums. Ten Byzantine period churches in Troodos area, are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites for their unique frescos. Your first stop on your way to Troodos can be at Lania picturesque village beloved of artisans, with its narrow cobbled streets and the Linos- the old wine-press. You will drive up through vineyards, orchard country and majestic pine forests, to the mountain resort of Platres, popular for its natural beauty which was immortalized in a poem by Greek Nobel laureate G. Seferis. Just bellow Mount Olympus- the highest point in Cyprus with a peak of 1951 m., is the Troodos Square where you can taste some local sweets or you can have a horse ride. At the same spot is the Environmental Information Centre providing information about the National Park of Troodos and mountain environment in general. You can proceed to Kykkos Monastery which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary , one of the three all over the world surviving icons ascribed to Saint Lukas. Either, you can visit Kakopetria village- famous for Agrotourism and its Byzantine churches.Over night at Hotel.
Day 04 Larcana
Morning free, to explore the district around the chosen by you accommodation resort or town. Check out hotel and transfer to Larnaca International Airport for departure.