Discovery of Cyprus

 

 

8 Days from $1,190 Land Only

$1,190





4 Nights Pafos, 3 Nights Lemesos


Pafos

Enjoy 4-nights in Pafos, situated on the southern coast, this is one of the largest cities in Cyprus.  Pafos was the capital of Cyprus for 600 years and the archaeological legacy of Pafos is such that UNESCO put the entire city on its World Cultural Heritage List.   While visiting Pafos you will have tours on two days.  On the second day, you will travel through the mountain villages to Throni to visit the tomb of Archbishop Makarios, afterwards you will visit Kykkos, the island’s largest and most spectacular monastery completed in 1092.  The next day you will continue to visit other villages including Omodhos, known for its wines and lace work and Kakopetria, a charming village full of culture.   During your time in Pafos, make sure to admire the famous mosaics at the house of Dionysus, pass the ruined castle of Forty Columns and the Aposle Paul’s Pillar, where the Apostle is said to have been flogged when he and Barnabas brought Christianity to the island.   While in Cyprus it is important to try the traditional meal, ‘meze’, and make sure to sample one of the many outstanding varieties of Cypriot wine.

Lemesos

Spend 4-nights in this beautiful seaside town, home to many cultural treasures.  After a day of leisure, you will visit the current capital of Cyprus, Lefkosia (Nivosia), the only divided capital in the world.  Lefkosia is a bustling European city offering excellent shopping to visitors.  An optional visit to the Archaeological Museum will provide insight into the islands’ rich 9.000 year history.   The tour then continues by Venetian wall, the gate of Famagusta and the monument of Freedom.  Continue on to the picturesque village of Lefkara known worldwide for its lace and silverware.   The next day you will travel eastwards to the seaside town of Larnaca, via Khirokitia, Cypres’ oldest Neolithic site dating back to the 7th millennium B.C.  Here you will visit St. Lazarus Cathdral and will also have some free time to relax by the Palm Promenade.     The next day will be at leisure.  Take the opportunity to visit the Lemesos Castle, the Medieval Museum, the Folk Art Museum and the Colossi Castle.  Take a walk along the miles of beautiful beaches or visit lush municipal gardens.



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