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.