Discovery of Cyprus



8 Days from $1,190 - Land Only

4 Nights Pafos, 3 Nights Lemesos

Day 1, Sun: pafos
Arrive Larnaca. You will be met and transferred to your hotel in Pafos. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2, Mon: pafos
Full day at leisure to explore on your own this beautiful town, which is the home to many treasures. Admire the mosaics in villas dating back to the Roman period depicting scenes from Greek mythology. Visit the equally impressive underground Tombs of the Kings carved out of solid rock and decorated with Doric pillars. Or visit the St. Paul's Pillar where legent has it the Apostle was flogged before converting the Roman governor to Christianity and making Cyprus the first country in the world to be governed by a Christian. (B)
Today you will travel through mountain villages and pine-clad hillsides to Kykkos Monastery. The Monastery is renowned for its wealth, with many gold icons and beautiful preserved frescoes. The journey into the Troodos Mountains is spectacular. You will pass small villages and get a glimpse of traditional Cypriot life. Enjoy a tasty lunch with the locals in a mountain village and try freshly made bread in Troodos Square. Return to your hotel in Pafos. (B,L)
Day 4, Wed: pafos
Full day at leisure to enjoy the sea and the sun. (B)
Day 5, Thu: pafos / lemesos
After breakfast you will be met and transferred to Lemesos for your 3-day stay. Upon arrival check-in at your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B)
Day 6, Fri: lemesos
A full day at leisure to relax by the beach or to explore Lemesos on your own. (B)
Day 7, Sat: lemesos / kourion / monagri / omodhos
Today your tour will take you to Kolossi Castle which, in the 14th century, came under the domain of the Knights Templar. Continue to Kourion. This Greco-Roman site sits on a cliff-top high above the Mediterranean Sea and its 2000 year old amphi- theater offers spectacular views in all directions. Drive to the Erimi Wine Museum, learn the history of the Cypriot wines and sample some of the delicious wines produced in this region. Visit the villages of Monargi and Omodhos. Lunch is included as is a delicious Cypriot meze, cooked and served in a village house. (B,L)
Day 8, Sun: lemesos
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport in Larnaca. (B)

The tour on day 3 and 7 may operate on a different day or may be substituted with other full day tours.Visitors to all monasteries and churches are requested to be properly dressed.

Homeric Tours will provide competitive airfares from USA in conjuction with your tour request.