This is a lovely way to explore the history and culture of Cyprus, whilst still leaving time to relax. Experience three popular hotels, as well as a Jeep safari of the Akamas, a fun Taverna night and full day tours of Paphos and the Troodos mountains.
– Limassol 2 nights | Pissouri 2 nights | Paphos 3 nights –
Day 1 : UK to Paphos to Limassol
Fly from the UK to Paphos. You will be transferred to your first hotel by private car.
Day 2 : Limassol
Take a guided tour of the Troodos Mountains – home to most of the island’s natural treasures, picturesque villages, little churches and peaceful monasteries. This tour takes you to just below the summit of Mount Olympus, the highest point of the island. You will visit Kykko Monastery which houses an icon believed to have been painted by St Luke. You can have lunch in the mountains before visiting Omodhos Village, one of the most beautiful wine producing villages in Cyprus. Visit the unique church of the Holy Cross and Linos, the old winery. Please note dress codes apply in the monasteries and churches of the island.
Day 3 : Limassol to Pissouri
You will be taken by private car from your hotel in Limassol to your hotel in Pissouri.
Day 4 : Pissouri
Steeped in history and the magical atmosphere of myth and legend, Paphos is the ancient capital of Cyprus. UNESCO has added the whole town to its World Cultural Heritage List and it is, essentially, an open museum. Today you will visit Curium, the amazing Greco-Roman site which sits on a cliﬀ top with marvellous mosaics and an open-air theatre. You will then continue towards Paphos, stopping at the House of Dionysos with its beautifully preserved mosaics considered among the finest in the eastern Mediterranean. You will visit other landmarks, as well as stopping for lunch and a stroll around the picturesque harbour. After lunch you will have the opportunity to sample and purchase the famous Loukoumi at Yeroskipos Village.
Day 5 : Pissouri to Paphos
You will be taken by private car from your hotel in Pissouri to your hotel in Paphos. This evening, enjoy a Taverna night – an evening of typical Cypriot ﬂavour. The evening starts with a meal and some local village wine, before the dancing begins!
Day 6 : Paphos
A day of adventure, discovering the Akamas peninsular on a Jeep safari. See the Avagas Gorge before stopping at Lara Bay, breeding ground of the Greenback and Loggerhead turtles. Continue to the legendary Baths of Aphrodite, before passing by the fishing village of Latchi and popular resort of Polis.
Day 7 : Paphos
A day to relax at leisure!
Day 8 : Paphos to UK
You will be transferred by private car to Paphos Airport before your ﬂight home to the UK.