Discover Cyprus, more than Just Holidays
Duration: Half Day
Discover the natural beauty and historic treasures of Cyprus on this memorable tour, which has been designed to save you money whilst revealing the best parts of the island. Ancient cities, traditional villages, lush mountains and UNESCO World Heritage Sites are just some of the tour highlights.
The first stop of the day is the historic city of Nicosia (known locally as Lefkosía), the capital of Cyprus and the only divided capital city in the world. The famous border in the centre of the Old Town is known as the Green Line, and has separated the Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus from the southern Republic of Cyprus since 1974. After years of Neglect, North Nicosia has been extensively renovated and is now emerging as a historic walled city full of fascinating treasures.
One of the highlights of the tour is a visit to Laiki Geitonia, the heart and soul of the Old Town. Stroll through the narrow cobbled streets, past historic buildings and landmarks from many different eras. Gothic and colonial architecture, Byzantine churches, monasteries, museums and squares are just some of the highlights of the Old Town, which remain enclosed inside 16th century Venetian walls.
Our journey continues onwards to the impressive Troodos Mountains, the biggest mountain range in Cyprus and one of the most beautiful parts of the country. Here we will stop at Assinou Church (an UNESCO World Heritage Site), which is famous for its magnificent 12th century frescoes. You will also have time for lunch here before we move on.
The tour continues to Kakopetria (meaning wicked stone in Greek), the main village in the Solea Valley area of the Troodos Mountains. This beautiful, well-preserved village dates back to the 14th century and is most famously known for its 17th century mill and traditional Cypriot houses in the old quarter, which is now a protected area.
Our next stop on the tour is Troodos Square, which lies in the lush green heart of the island. A popular base for walks in the region, this beautiful spot offers breathtaking mountain views and excellent opportunities for photography.
You will also get a chance to visit the local winery in the village of Dhoros, where you can taste some of the best wine in Cyprus before we make our way back down the mountains to the south coast. Our final stop is the modern resort of Limassol, the second largest city on the island. Here you will have free time to explore the shops, beaches, marina and seafront promenade before returning to your hotel.
Not to be missed during your holiday in Cyprus, this diverse tour is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the relaxed Cypriot culture whilst you uncover the history and beauty of the island.
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