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Coach Trips


BATHS OF APHRODITE
The tour begins with visiting the St. Neophytos Monastery with its 12th Century frescoes and caves. Driving northwards through some small villages, we arrive in Polis where there once stood the ancient city – Kingdom of Marion. At the charming square we have a break for a coffee. Passing the pretty fishing village Latsi we arrive at the Baths of Aphrodite. The scenery and landscape are breathtaking. According to the legend, the Goddess Aphrodite used to take her beauty bath in a pool of a natural grotto, shaded by a fig tree. The Myths tell that you will gain eternal youth and beauty by the water of the natural spring. You have time for lunch, a little walk along the coastline, swimming, sunbathing, just to have a ‘metrio’ or a Brandy Sour or simply chill out. We travel back to Pafos through the villages like Kathikas and Peyia enjoying the panoramic view over Pafos and Coral Bay.

FAMAGUSTA – OCCUPIED NORTH
This is the excursion you will never forget. A visit to Famagusta, the part which is occupied by the Turks and the part developed after 1974. Our first stop is at Choirokitia, with settlements dating back to 9000 B.C., here we stop for refreshments. We then continue to the check-point and from there we visit the city of Famagusta within the Venetian walls. You can walk around the market and visit the impressive Gothic Monument: The Cathedral of St. Nikolaos from 14th Century, which is now a mosque. Outside the walls we will visit the ancient kingdom of Salamina, one of the 11 kingdoms built by the Greeks in the 12th Century, famous for its theatre and the gymnasium. Leaving Famagusta we pass by the Ghost City and the abandoned hotels. Our last stop will be in Agia Napa, the great resort famous for the golden beaches. There you have time for your lunch.

KYRENIA – OCCUPIED NORTH
A unique opportunity to taste “the unknown Cyprus”. One of the most beautiful areas of the island, in the occupied area. Our guided tour starts from Pafos then we are heading towards Nicosia. Before arriving there we stop for a short coffee break at Choirokitia. After crossing the Green Line – checkpoint in Nicosia – we drive through the Pentadaktilos Mountains to Kyrenia. First we make our way to Bellapais which is an exquisite example of Gothic architecture on the island. The main part of the abbey located there was built in 1198 and the Italian frescoes seen at the entrance were painted in the 15th Century. We then proceed to Kyrenia harbour where we stop for approximately 3 hours. You have the opportunity to visit the Medieval Castle with its museum housing the ancient shipwreck with all its amphoras and cargo. There is enough time to wander around the harbour and to enjoy your lunch overlooking the sea. In the afternoon we make our way back to Pafos stopping again for a short break.

LIMASSOL (LEMESOS)
Beginning at the Rock of Aphrodite where according to the legend the Goddess of Beauty was born leaving the shell and rising out of the waves. We continue our tour to Kourion visiting the stunning amphitheatre and House of Eustolius with fantastic mosaics. After a visit to the Crusaders’ castle of Kolossi, which was originally constructed in the 13th Century by the knights of St. John, we arrive in the coastal town of Limassol. Whilst in Limassol we visit one of the islands’ largest wineries where your will be able to taste some of their famous brands and buy a bottle or two of your favourite. In the centre of Limassol you will have an ample time for lunch and the opportunity to track down a holiday bargain in the shops.

NICOSIA / LEFKARA
Our tour starts in Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. Driving through the old city of Nicosia we visit the Cathedral of St. John, which dates back to to the 17th Century. We pass through the Venetian Walls, Famagusta Gate and the Statue of Liberty. We continue our tour into the recently restored 19th Century quarter of the city – Laiki Yitonia where you will have time for your lunch and walk to the Green Line which divides the city in two. Time permitting we will visit the Metaxas Factory, a large shopping centre specializing in fine jewellery. From Nicosia we then travel south towards Lefkara, a picturesque village world renowned for handmade lace and silver.

NICOSIA SHOPPING
Have more free time in Nicosia than any trip, giving you enough time to do serious damage to your wallet + give those credit cards a good bash. Shop till you drop!!

NIC’S VILLAGE TOUR
We start our trip approximately at 9.00am. The first stop is Geroskipou famous for Cyprus Delights since 1985 where we see the traditional way of making this famous sweet. Try different flavours and also sample the special local sugared almonds. The next stop is Empa where we visit the 12th Century Church and the new Village Church. Then we continue to Mesogi and watch the ladies making traditional bamboo baskets. Time for a tipple or two – we proceed to the Sodap Winery situated in Polemi. In this village we observe the traditional way of life at the house of Nikki and Prodromos. See the loom working and Nikki’s special Phyti weaving. We take you to the Akoursos village for a lunch (not incl.) where in the village tiny taverna we meet the family of Sioukros and Georgia and enjoy a delicious, home-cooked lunch with excellent local wine. This excursions end at around 3.00pm.

ROUNDTRIP – SEE CYPRUS IN 1 DAY
Driving along the picturesque coast road towards Limassol we see the Rock of Aphrodite, where the Goddess of Beauty was born. Stroll along the sea-front of Larnaca with the lovely palm trees and visit the famous 9th Century Cathedral of St. Lazarus. Enjoy a drink or have a lunch in the restored old city of Nicosia, walk through the cafeterias and have a look into the occupied area. A visit to one of the Unesco churches - Panayia Tou Asinou, with amazing frescoes, will take your breath away. Drive through Kakopetria village with its fruit and nut trees and through the green heart of Cyprus – the Troodos Mountains. Lastly we visit Omodos village with its winery and the old Monastery of the Holy Cross.

TROODOS MOUNTAINS
Commencing our journey we travel through the ecological heart of Cyprus with its idyllic villages and evergreen forests. Stopping for a short time at Platres for refreshments. We will then travel through the Troodos Square and (weather permitting) upwards to the highest point of Cyprus, Mount Olympus, standing 1951 m above sea level. Our next stop is the breathtaking Kykkos Monastery, the most famous and wealthiest monastery on the island, founded in 1092. Here you will have an ample time to visit the Tomb of Archbishop and President Makarios III and then enjoy your lunch in the restaurant nearby. Returning to your hotel we travel through the panoramic Pafos forest. All excursions pick-up and drop off at your hotel, C.T.O. licensed and insured. Entrance fees not included.

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