Famagusta to Machairas

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Famagusta to Machairas

ROAD TRIP 3

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VIA LARNACA’S CITY & MOUNTAINOUS VILLAGES





From the crystal clear waters of the southeast coast of Cyprus to the verdant green forests of the mountainous heart of the island (Machairas Forest), the Blue Route has it all. The route starts in the Famagusta region and includesProtaras, Cape Greko and Ayia Napa, all found within a 15-minute drive radius.

Enjoy a swim in crystal waters or a sail on yachting destinations, relax on the sandy beaches, venture into sea caves and have fun with sea sports and Waterparks, or explore the Mediterranean ocean with diving experiences. Experience amazing sunsets, followed by a cosmopolitan nightlife.

Follow the route to Larnaca City, a walkable city, since you can explore this charming city on foot. Walk along the Finikoudes Beach, watch the ships sail on the Promanade or enjoy a coffee, delicious food and traditional cuisines in the cafes, restaurants and taverns that stretch along the seafront. Walk long Piale Pasha street to Mackenzie Beach, where nightlife thrives or continue to the Salt Lake for a unique experience. Alternatively, form Finikoudes walk to the city’s square and for a refreshing shopping experience.

Drive along the sea front, via the old Larnaca Limassol Road E321, and visit the fishing village of Zygi for a taste of the freshest and best seafood on the island at the local taverns by the Harbour. From there set out to the mountainous area of Larnaca.

Discover tradition, nature and charm in the quaint villages, decorated by narrow cobbled streets dotted along the mountains of the area. Discover the most famous tradition of the island, handmade lace embroidery practiced at the village of Lefkara, as well as the delicate filigree silver. Continue on to Kato Drys, Tochni and Skarinou and enjoy picturesque tranquil nature encased in history and traditions. Experience Agrotourism at the many accommodations found in the mountainous area of Larnaca. Witness the rural life of the island, taste traditional cuisine at the taverns, sample exquisite local wine at the wineries, venture on to Nature trails and Dams and discover the islands flora and fauna. For the sport lovers the route offers a unique cycling experience. Meet the locals and experience authentic hospitality. Learn about the island’s history at UNESCO Heritage sites. Along the route find activities such as the Camel Park and the Golden Donkey Farm for fun filled day.

End your adventure at the Machairas Monastery and Machairas Forest. See up close Ecclesiastical Treasures such as unique frescoes. At the Monastery experience the Greek Orthodox faith, housed in magnificent architecture ensuing tranquility and peace. Talk to monks and learn about the religion and the island’s history. All while being surrounded by a verdant forest. Explore the surrounding nature at Nature Trails and enjoy a picnic at the picnic sites.


  • Starting Point – End Point

    Protaras – Machairas
  • Distance

    146 km
  • Duration

    14 Days
  • Means of Transport

    Car, Taxi, Bus, Motorbike
  • Directions

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Protaras

DAY 1 & 2 OVERVIEW

  • Protaras in Cyprus

    Protaras

    Stop 1

    Start your journey a the Protaras – Paralimni, on the southeastern fringe of Cyprus. The main town is Paralimni , with Protara holding the title as the tourist area, found on the eastern coast of Paralimni. Experience the first sunrise on Europe and explore the 10km long coast, filled with fantastic golden sand beaches, bathed in crystal clear waters. From the district of ’Kapparis to the area of ‘Konnos’ discover the many beaches accredited with the Blue Flag status.

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      The crown jewel of the area is Fig Tree Bay, where on the headland of the bay, the recently revealed glass-covered Hellenistic tombs are distinguished. Activities such as water sports include skiing, paragliding, snorkeling and scuba diving, or for a more relaxing experience hop on to one of the boats waiting along the piers for an unforgettable trip in the Mediterranean ocean. Enjoy sunset strolls or bicycle rides on the promenade, visit the picturesque harbors of Agia Triada and Agios Nicolaos. Venture on to nature trails for seamless views of the vast sea, discover rare species of flora and fauna and unearth some history at small chapels dotted along the coast. Visit the chapel of Agioi Saranta set in a mountain cave or the Agios Ioannis chapel hidden in a valley. For a breathtaking view of Protaras climb up the 153 step hill to the chapel of Profitis Elias.

      Enjoy a wide range of restaurants, taverns and pubs fit for every taste bud. Have a relaxing coffee at the local cafes or dance away the night at the clubs. Take your pick from the many hotels and self-catering apartments available to cater all your needs and demands.

  • Green Bay Diving Centre in Cyprus

    Green Bay
    Diving Centre

    Stop 2

    Explore the deep Mediterranean Sea and its wonders with a dive into the blue. With water temperatures which never drop below 16 degrees, diving into the crystal clear waters of the island is available all year long. Green Bay is a highlight of Protaras as it is a unique diving and snorkeling site with crystal clear waters and an abundance of sea life. Fit for all levels of scuba divers, even for the novices who wish to explore the undersea for the first time.
  • Luis St. Elias Resort Accommodation

    Luis St. Elias Resort

    Where to stay?

    St. Elias Hotel & Waterpark is set in tranquil surroundings within a 15-minute walk of Protaras sandy beaches. It rests on a total of 40,400 m² of beautiful gardens and has 3 pools, a small water park, and a spa. The lively Agia Napa is a 15-minute drive away. Guests can choose among a traditional Greek tavern or the main restaurant for lunch and dinner, while there is also a a main bar and a pool bar. Certified Cypriot breakfast is served in the morning. Quality imported alcoholic drinks are included in the Ultra All Inclusive package.

Cape Greco N. Park

DAY 3 OVERVIEW

  • Cape Greco N.Park in Cyprus

    Cape Greco N.Park

    Stop 1

    Just 10 minutes’ drive away between Protaras and Ayia Napa is the National Park of Cape Greko. A seaside natural haven, where the rocky headland is laced with sandy coves forming sea caves and a once in a lifetime experience. For an adventure filled day follow one of the various signposted nature trails weaving through the area and enjoy the rugged, wild beauty of nature as well as discovering the area’s flora and fauna.

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      We recommend the Agioi Anrgyroi- Thlassines Spilies (Sea Caves) trail which takes an hour and a half to complete, which begins at the whitewashed quaint chapel of Agioi Anargyroi and takes you long the coast to the magical sea caves, passes by the ‘Kamara tou Koraka’ natural bridge. For a shorter circular trial, the Aphrodite trail, takes you on a 3km long walk along the coast. If you are looking for a challenge, trek along the circular sea cave route, past rugged, bumpy and steep peaks. Regardless which trail you choose, the spectacular views of the crystal blue waters, merging into tall rocks and wild nature are guaranteed to take your breath away. Alternatively, cycle through the designated paths and enjoy the coast on wheels!

      Mirroring the surrounding nature, the unique building of the Cape Greko Environmental Center found in the area, houses information and exhibitions of the land and marine ecosystem of the Cape Greko peninsula. Visit it to discover the aquariums and exhibitions and learn more about the nature of the island.

      Experience firsthand the marine life of the Mediterranean Sea by going for a dive or snorkeling in the deep blue underwater of the coast. Visit the historic 19 th century lighthouse of the area or visit the picturesque beach of Konnos. The Blue Flag awarded beach of Konnos, comprises steep pine covered slopes merge into the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top, or walk along the pine filled pathways to the beach. From there access the National Forest Park, which belongs to the Natura 2000 network.

      End your days in Kavos (Cavos) watching the sun go down taking in the breathtaking view of the region.

  • Cape Greco Info Center in Protaras

    Cape Greco
    Info Center

    Stop 2

    A unique minimalistic building, emulating the rusty surroundings houses the Cape Greko Enviromental Centre. Awarded with an architectural award for the building design, the sleek one-storey landmark encases three aquariums, hosting the marine life found in Cape Greko and various exhibitions of the land, ecosystem and found within the waters as well as the terrestrial wealth. At the Centre experience staff delivers tours to students and organized groups, teaching about Cape Greko (Kavo Greko),Cyprus and the natural environment of the island.
  • Atlantica Mare Village in Protaras

    Atlantica
    Mare Village

    Where to stay?

    Set in a privileged, beachfront location between cosmopolitan Ayia Napa and Cape Cavo Greco park, Atlantica Mare Village boasts a private swimming pool and gardens extending to the sandy, blue-flag beach. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Guests will find elegantly designed and modernly furnished rooms, located either in the bungalow area or at ground or upper floor residences, within the resort. The resort offers a full range of services including 24-hour reception, luggage transportation, pillow selection and free parking. Guests will also find a mini market in the hotel. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises.

Ayia Napa

DAY 4 & 5 OVERVIEW

  • Ayia Napa in Cyprus

    Ayia Napa

    Stop 1

    The next stop is the rapidly developing fishing village of Ayia Napa. Once a small village, now a tourist hotspot with worldwide fame. Similar to the neighboring locations of Protaras and Cape Greko, Ayia Napa has to offer golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and plenty of natural beauty.

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      Take in the sun at one of the 14 golden beaches, swim in the turquoise crystal waters all awarded with a Blue Flag, and have some fun with all the waters sports offered at the beach. Alternatively, sail around the coast of Ayia Napa in one of the cruises available. For the more adventurous visitors, the wild nature can be explored at one of the hiking or biking nature trails, with copious of unique flora and fauna.

      Discover the rich history of the island at Makronissos Archeological Tombs, learn more about the ecclesiastical background at the Monastery, the Old and New Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary or discover the small rural chapels and churches dotted around the area. Other activities include the Municipal Museum ‘ Thalassa’, the Venetian Aqueducts, the Love Bridge and the famous ‘I Love Ayia Napa’ sculpture located at the Central square. Take in the salty air at the picturesque Harbor and enjoy the vast blue ocean.

      Apart from the nature and history the town has to offer, Ayia Napa offers a cosmopolitan life. Visit one of the many restaurants and taverns guaranteed to satisfy any taste bud with local and international cuisines available, or experience the famous Ayia Napa nightlife for some fun and pleasure at the pubs and nightclubs. Finally take a stroll around the trendy boutiques and souvenir shops for a special shopping experience.

  • Thalassa Municipal Museum Cyprus

    Thalassa
    Municipal Museum

    Stop 2

    Discover the rich history of the island at Makronissos Archeological Tombs, learn more about the ecclesiastical background at the Monastery, the Old and New Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary or discover the small rural chapels and churches dotted around the area. Other activities include the Municipal Museum ‘ Thalassa’, the Venetian Aqueducts, the Love Bridge and the famous ‘I Love Ayia Napa’ sculpture located at the Central square. Take in the salty air at the picturesque Harbor and enjoy the vast blue ocean.

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      Apart from the nature and history the town has to offer, Ayia Napa offers a cosmopolitan life. Visit one of the many restaurants and taverns guaranteed to satisfy any taste bud with local and international cuisines available, or experience the famous Ayia Napa nightlife for some fun and pleasure at the pubs and nightclubs. Finally take a stroll around the trendy boutiques and souvenir shops for a special shopping experience.

  • Sculpture Park & Waterpark Ayia Napa

    Sculpture Park
    & Waterpark

    Stop 3

    Sculpture Park
    Expanding across a 20.000 square meter area, on the crossroad of Cavo Greco Avenue and Kryou Nerou, is the Sculpture Park. A one of a kind park which blends immense natural beauty, breathtaking views and sculptures created by world famed artists. A true gem for Ayia Napa and the wider Famagusta region.

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      Water Park
      Dive into a mythical journey with family and friends at the WaterWorld Waterpark. Create unforgettable memories filled with fun and adventure more than 30 waterslides inspired by Ancient Greece and attractions fit for all ages! The biggest themed waterpark in Europe, awaits for you for a fun filled day or to celebrate any occasion. Take a break at the restaurant, offering a wide selection of food, or refresh yourselves at the beverage outlets.

  • Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites Ayia Napa

    Napa Mermaid
    Hotel & Suites

    Where to stay?

    Located 100 m from Grecian Beach, Napa Mermaid provides fine dining and boutique rooms overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It features 2 pools, a health club with hot tub and a 24-hour reception. The 2 restaurants and bars offer spectacular sea views and serve a variety of local and international cuisine.The bar offers live music almost every night. Other facilities of the modern Napa Design Hotel include a spa area and tennis court. Direct buses to Paralimni, Protaras, Larnaca and Nicosia stop just in front of the hotel. Taxi transfer upon request and at extra charge is available and free parking is possible.

Larnaca City

DAY 6 & 7 OVERVIEW

  • Larnaca in Cyprus

    Larnaca

    Stop 1

    Follow the coast line to the longest inhabited region of the island, with a history dating back 10,00 years. The beautiful, compact city of Larnaca. A city with an authentic old soul which encases rich ancient culture, architecture and modern life in one. A charming Mediterranean city that can be explored on foot!
  • Finikoudes Larnaca

    City Center

    Stop 2

    Parallel to Finikoudes beach, is the shopping center. High street shops, boutiques and souvenir shops are bustling with life and offer goods suitable for all tastes. Just a few minutes walking distance away is the magical Salt Lake, where during winter and spring it’s colored in pink by the flocks of flamingos that visit each year. Walk along the nature trail by the lake and enjoy the wild nature and picturesque views of the lake. A notable site near the Lake is the Hala Sultan Mosque, an important place of pilgrimage for Moslems.

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      In the heart of the city is the Saint Lazaros Church, the city’s patron saint. Walk around the square and admire the rich history it has to offer. At the start of Finikoudes beach find the Europe square, decorated with a fountain and lined by neoclassical buildings which house municipal authorities. Often events and bazaars are held at the square. In the shopping center, you will find Ermou Square, surrounded by cafes and shops, offering the cosmopolitan air of a European city.

  • Zenobia Wreck ( Diving ) Larnaca

    Zenobia Wreck
    (Diving)

    Stop 3

    It was June 1980, when a Swedish ferry named Zenobia, filled with 104 trailers and trucks sunk, 1.5km off the coast of Larnaca’s fishing harbor, forming one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world. At a depth of 42m, with a visibility of up to 50 m and temperatures ranging from 16 o C to 27 o C ins summer, the Zenobia wreck offers a reef inhabited by many species of fish including grouper, barracuda, kingfish, jacks and tiger fish as well as moray eels, stingrays, turtles and octopus.

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      A unique experience for those who wish to explore. You can also view the wreck from above, with glass-bottom boats sailing daily from the Larnaca Marina. A festival is held annually in celebration of the famous wreck, with a week-long program of activities and events.

  • Qbic City Hotel Larnaca Accommodation

    Qbic City Hotel

    Where to stay?

    Situated 200 m from Finikoudes Promenade in the centre of Larnaca, Qbic City Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Foinikoudes beach can be reached in 3-minutes on foot. Guests will find a cozy space with inviting decor, the Mingle Experience Café, in the premises. Breakfast, brunch and dinner can be enjoyed there.

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      Guests can also enjoy a variety of healthy meals made by Cypriot local ingredients. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and the top-floor terrace with pool with hydromassage jets and views of the sea and the old town. Saint Lazarus Church is 200 m from Qbic City hotel, while Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum is 200 m from the property. The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport, 8 km from Qbic City Hotel.

Zygi Fishing
Shelter & Marina

DAY 8 OVERVIEW

  • Zygi Harbour in Cyprus

    Zygi Harbour

    Stop 1

    Ride along the old coastal road from Larnaca to Limassol and come across the village of Zygi. The small village of Zygi is known for its fishing shelter. Even though small, the village’s marina was reconstructed in 2012 , funded by the European Union, to accommodate small and medium fishing boats, making it a ‘hotspot’ for a variety of vessels.

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      Surrounded by fishing taverns, many of which offer children’s facilities, Zygi’s fishing shelter is the ideal location to enjoy the freshest fish by the sea. Take a stroll after your meal or a traditional fishing trip and learn firsthand the tales the fishermen have to tell while demonstrating traditional fishing methods.

      Just 20 minutes before you approach Zygi, visit the Mazotos Camel Park, for a memorable experience.

  • Camel Park in Cyprus

    Camel Park

    Stop 2

    Founded in 1998, the Camel Park is located in Mazotos Village and originated as a camel farm, but is now home to more than 100 animals, including ostriches, goats, deer, ponies, wallabies, lamas, alpacas, lemurs, turtles, fish and birds. Meet the 60 camels and take a ride with them. Ride the donkey or the ponies and have an unforgettable day! Activities include feeding the animals, with provided food bags. A playground is also available for children. Enjoy a refreshment by the pool, as well as a snack, a cold or warm drink. Soak up the exotic nature and picturesque surroundings. A restaurant offering lunch and dinner is also available.

  • Atlantis Gardens Mazotos

    Atlantis Gardens

    Where to stay?

    Featuring pool views, Atlantis Gardens in Mazotos features accommodation, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar, a garden and a terrace. The apartment features both WiFi and private parking free of charge. Guests at Atlantis Gardens can enjoy a continental breakfast. The accommodation offers a children’s playground. Atlantis Gardens provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. A car rental service is available at the apartment. Petuntas Mazotos Beach is 200 m from Atlantis Gardens, while Camel park is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.

Tochni & Skarinou Villages

DAY 9 OVERVIEW

  • Tochni Village in Cyprus

    Tochni Village

    Stop 1

    Reach the first mountainous village of the route, Tochni village. A large community located between Larnaca and Limassol, considered as one of the oldest on the island. A popular agrotourism refuge, enjoy the quaint beauty and traditional architecture with preserved houses built in Tochni stone. With verdant, lush nature, Tochni is a popular destination for climbing, cycling and walking especial during springtime where the blooming surroundings offer picturesque moments. Enjoy the panoramic views and stunning sceneries at the designated three kilometer circular nature trail.

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      At the village visit the several churches, a notable one is the unique church on a bridge. Above the “Arkatzin” (river), which traverses the village, is the Saint Constantine and Helen church, said to have been founded by Saint Helen herself. Find the Ecclesiastical Museum next to the church and admire the exhibits which include religious relics, silver and bronze sacred vessels, a piece of the Holy Cross and a grand cross.

  • Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement in Cyprus

    Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

    Stop 2

    Just before Tochni village, discover the most historic site of the island. A testimonial of the rich and long history of Cyprus is the Choirokitia Neolithic Settlement. Part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, the well preserved Neolithic settlement contains 5 dwellings, reconstructed based on the Neolithic construction molds, using the same construction methods, materials and tools found on the site. Hence, ensuring the correct representation of the building of the time. Tour around the magnificent settlement and travel back in time.
  • Skarinou Village in Cyprus

    Skarinou Village

    Stop 3

    Maintaining its traditional character with stone built houses and narrow streets which lead to squares and natural openings. Houses, built on different levels due to the ground morphology, with central courtyards adorned with blooming nature and large entrance doors, create a picturesque setting.

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      The small village of Skarinou merges this traditional architecture with modernization, all adorned with lush natural beauty. Walk along the streets of the village and admire the women embroidering or knitting in their courtyards, making the local cheese of halloumi and learn bout the traditions, culture and customs of the island. Visit the church of Guiding Virgin Mary standing proud at the village entrance, the chapels of Saint George and Apostole Loucas. Find the ‘Environmental Information Centre of Larnaca Mountainous Area’ and learn more about the 18 rural areas of the Larnaca region. Discover the symbolic animal for the island, at the Golden Donkey Farm and the Dipotamos Donkey Farm, enjoy a ride with the donkeys and sample donkey milk. Discover also the Donkey milk beauty products and learn about its unique properties.

  • Golden Donkeys Farm in Cyprus

    Golden
    Donkeys Farm

    Stop 4

    Golden Donkeys Farm is located in Skarinou village, halfway between Larnaca and Limassol. When building it, we were based on our love and care for sustaining the Cyprus traditions. And we really wanted to help preserve the heritage of Cyprus – friendly and industrious animals, which many centuries faithfully served the Cypriots. After all, it is the Cyprus donkeys, who were the indispensable tool: they transported food and wine, they were the primary mode of transportation on the island for many centuries, it was the donkeys that helped in the production of olive oil, turning the heavy millstones, and in the manufacture of wine, carrying grapes from mountain plantations.
  • Traditional Village House in Cyprus

    Traditional
    Village House

    Where to stay?

    Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, these rustic, self-catering houses in Skarinou offer an outdoor pool and a terrace with mountain views. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. The Traditional Village Houses are fitted with wooden furniture and Lefkara embroideries. All rooms feature a balcony, air conditioning and a kitchenette. The houses have swimming pools and shaded terraces, offering the perfect setting in which guests can relax. They are also in an excellent location from which to explore the rest of Cyprus, and there is excellent mountain hiking nearby.

Kato Drys Village

DAY 10 OVERVIEW

  • Katw Drys Village in Cyprus

    Kato Drys Village

    Stop 1

    Next stop is the idyllic and picturesque village of Kato Drys. Its name translates to ‘lower oak’ and its existence dates back to the Byzantine period. It is the birthplace of Agios Neofytos the Recluse. Local produce includes grapes, citrus fruit, almonds, olive and carob and since it is located next to the famous Lefkara village the famous Lefkara lace is also practiced at the village.

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      Visit the Rural Museum and the Bee and Embroidery Museum, as well as the churches of Panagia Eleouesa, dating back to the 15 th century, and Agios Charalambos , dating back to the early 19 th century. During the summer months the village hosts the biggest summer music festival, ‘Feggaros’, taking place annually during July.

  • Agios Minas Monastery in Cyprus

    Agios Minas
    Monastery

    Stop 2

    Located between Kato Drys and Vavla village, is the 15 th century monastery of Agios Minas. The building consists of a church, cloisters and other monastic buildings and combines Byzantine and Gothic architecture. On the north and south walls there are two large paintings of Saint George and Saint Minas, dating back to 1757. The nuns who reside at the monastery, engage in icon painting, cultivating and selling fruit and homemade preserves, along with practicing their religious duties. Visit the monastery to discover inner peace and tranquility.
  • Palatakia in Cyprus

    Palatakia

    Where to stay?

    Traditionally decorated with beamed ceilings and marble floors, the rooms, suites and studios at Palatakia – Adults Only will provide you with a flat-screen TV, a fridge and air conditioning. Some units include a fully equipped kitchenette with a microwave and oven. A spa bath is available in some units, while a fireplace is provided in others. At Palatakia – Adults Only you will find a laundry facilities and a shared kitchen. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking. The property offers free parking.

Lefkara Village

DAY 11 & 12 OVERVIEW

  • Katw Drys Village in Cyprus

    Lefkara Village

    Stop 1

    Follow the winding road to the picturesque village of Lefkara. The village is split inti Pano (higher) and Kato (lower) Lefkara and it is worldwide famous for its traditional handcrafted lace embroidery and filigree silver. Located on the foot of Troodos Mountains, at an altitude of 650m, the village took its name after the lime stone rock of the region.

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      Trail along the winding quaint narrow streets, framed by traditional, terracotta roofed old houses. Meet the local women who often sit outside their homes creating the renowned ‘Lefkaritiko’ lace, a tradition dating back to Venetian times and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

      Learn more about this historic tradition and the craft of filigree silver pieces at the Lefkara Handicraft Centre, the Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmithing, watch the craftsmen t work or have a go at creating one at the various workshops. Unearth historic sites such as the old fountain, the old aquaduct, the old olive mill or take a stroll amongst olive tree orchards at Oliva Terra –Ktima Sofokleous, and learn about the island’s ‘liquid gold’. For a sample of the religious roots of the island, visit the Timios Stvros church and the chapel of Archangel Michael in Kato Lefkara, where you can admire frescoes dating back to the 12 th and 15 th century. For the sport lovers follow the linear nature trail or the designated cycling routes, immersing yourselves in the verdant nature surrounding the village.

      If you find yourselves in the village during the month of August, be sure to visit the annual Lefkara Festival, enjoy handicraft exhibitions, dance shows and theatre to the tunes of music programs.

  • Lace in Cyprus

    Lace

    Stop 2

    Learn more about this historic tradition and the craft of filigree silver pieces at the Lefkara Handicraft Centre, the Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmithing, watch the craftsmen t work or have a go at creating one at the various workshops. Unearth historic sites such as the old fountain, the old aquaduct, the old olive mill or take a stroll amongst olive tree orchards at Oliva Terra –Ktima Sofokleous, and learn about the island’s ‘liquid gold’.

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      For a sample of the religious roots of the island, visit the Timios Stvros church and the chapel of Archangel Michael in Kato Lefkara, where you can admire frescoes dating back to the 12 th and 15 th century. For the sport lovers follow the linear nature trail or the designated cycling routes, immersing yourselves in the verdant nature surrounding the village.

      If you find yourselves in the village during the month of August, be sure to visit the annual Lefkara Festival, enjoy handicraft exhibitions, dance shows and theatre to the tunes of music programs.

  • Dafermou Winery & Lefkara Damin Cyprus

    Dafermou Winery
    & Lefkara Dam

    Stop 3

    Dafermou Winery

    Just above the Lefkara valley, blending amongst the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills is the Ktima Dafermou. Similar to the wine produced, the winery blends the modern with old aesthetics, with modern materials such as concrete glass and stainless steel come in contrast to the traditional Lefkara architecture. Producing limited quantities as well as the organic production, ensures the exceptional quality of the wines. Located in a beautiful setting Ktima Dafermou also offers the option for indoor and outdoor private events.

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      Lefkara Dam

      Travel just 4km north of the village to find the Lefkara Dam. Holding the title as one of the biggest dams in Cyprus, with a capacity of 14 million cubic meters of water, it is a picturesque location. The landscape is reminiscent of a Swiss lake of Norwegian fiord, as it offers visitors the chance to admire trouts and cyprines or look out for ‘mirofores’ and narcicuss on the surrounding hills. Grab the opportunity to enjoy a picnic by the lake, hike or cycle and enjoy the untouched nature.

  • Lazaros Stonehousein Cyprus

    Lazaros Stonehouse

    Where to stay?

    Located in Lefkara, Lazaros Stonehouse provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Featuring a terrace, the property is located within 28 km of Hala Sultan Tekke. Local points of interest like Larnaca Salt Lake and Touzla Mosque are reachable within 29 km and 30 km, respectively. The rooms in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, and certain rooms at Lazaros Stonehouse have a balcony. Byzantine Museum of Saint Lazarus is 30 km from the accommodation, while Saint Lazarus Square is 30 km from the property.

Vavatsinia Village

DAY 13 OVERVIEW

  • Vavatsinia Village in Cyprus

    Vavatsinia Village

    Stop 1

    Climb up to 850m altitude, to Vavatsinia village, one of the two tallest mountainous village of the Larnaca region. Just 15km away from the final destination of Machairas, find tourist buses which offer daily trips to Machairas. A small quaint village, decorated with traditional architecture merging into the wild lush natural surroundings. Walk around the village and discover the village square, the indigenous mulberry tree (Vavatsinia) and the old distillery used to make the traditional alcoholic drink of Zivania.

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      Discover the churches and chapels dotted around the village, such as Holy Church of Saint George, built in 1912, and the first church built in the village in 1850, the church of the All Holy Mother of God, which is under the protection of the Antiques Department.

      Venture on to the two nature trails offered at the village, The Athasia nature trail or the Karbounarka Nature trail, and enjoy the wild nature, discover endemic flora and fauna and fill your lungs with fresh air. Take in panoramic views of the horizon and the Larnaca mountainous area. If you are up to the challenge take your mountain bike and follow the cycling route to Machairas.

  • Vavatsinia Taverns in  Cyprus

    Vavatsinia Taverns

    Stop 2

    After a long day of trekking satisfy your appetite with ample traditional local cuisine and enjoy authentic Cypriot hospitality at the local taverns. ‘Takis’ tavern is located in the heart of the village and is surrounded by stone built buildings, immersing the visitor in tradition. In the entrance of the community find ‘Marias Restaurant’ and enjoy traditional local food surrounded by greenery and blooming nature. It also offers seasonal traditional sweets (spoon sweets) and homemade marmalades.

Machairas

DAY 13 & 14 OVERVIEW

  • Machairas Monastery in Cyprus

    Machairas Monastery

    Stop 1

    Machairas Monastery End your journey at one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Cyprus. Machairas monastery was founded in the 12 th century after two monks discovered an icon of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave. Built with thick stonewalls, powerful buttresses, ascetic cells and a bridge that runs over narrow trench, the monastery stands tall amid the lush forest.

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      Having survived many fires, the present church found in the centre of the courtyard, dedicated to the Virgin Mary if Machera, was rebuilt in 1892. Housed inside is the miraculous icon, attributed to Apostle Luke. Admire the 19-meter-high bell tower built in 1900, as well as the wood carved iconostasi crafted on 1919-1921 by Georgios Kyriakou. Below the monastery are the original monk’s cells, stable and storage area. Unearth the collection of old books, manuscripts, icons and religious artefacts. The historic monastery ensues tranquillity and peace, where visitors must enter in silence, properly attired and follow the monks’ instructions.

      Machairas Forest
      Immerse yourselves in one of the largest forests of the island the Machairas forest. Part of the forest has been declared as a Special Protection Are and an Important Bird Area (IBA), as it houses many unique species of flora and fauna. It is traversed by the rivers Pediaiod and Gialia, which enhance the natural beauty of the forest.

      Discover the ophiolitic igneous rocks, dating 90 million years old and the Mediterranean flora, including the golden oak, pine, endemic yolk, mushrooms, anemones and other plants. With 3 picnic sites available, take the chance to enjoy a snack or meal surrounded by verdant natural surroundings. Venture on the five available nature trail and soak up panoramic views of the region. For cyclists grasp the opportunity to travel along the bicycle routes.

      Near the forest discover the historic ‘Stavraetou Machaira’ hideout of the EOKA fighter Grigoris Afxentiou, who was burned alive inside during the liberation fight 1955-59.

      An attraction point for both locals and visitors, Machairas offers immense natural beauty, lush natural surrounding and rich religious and historic artefacts.

  • Gregoris Afxentiou Statue & Museum in Cyprus

    Gregoris Afxentiou
    Statue & Museum

    Stop 2

    Near the monastery is one of the most notable sites in the history of the island. Found in the monastery’s courtyard is the statue of the imposing hero Gregoris Afxentiou, who fell fighting against the English conquerors during the EOKA liberation struggle in 1955-59.

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      At the monastery find a small museum, operating since 2006 in memory of the hero, exhibiting personal items, pictures and war object he used during the fight, newspaper and magazine scraps of the time as well as poems referring to his heroic death. His hideout, where he left his last breath in 1957 after a shepherd betrayed him, is located near the Monastery, down a track into a wooden valley.

  • Nature Trails – Cycling in Cyprus

    Machairas Cycling
    Route & Trail

    Stop 3

    Machairas Cycling Route

    Machairas Mountain is a great point for cyclist. The most popular cycling route is the Machairas route. This 25 kilometres excursion ascends into Machairas forest and on to the Pitsylia area. From Machairas Monastery the route heads west passing through the small villages of Lazanias and Gouri, where it turns south to Farmakas. From Farmakas it heads southwest, descending towards the main Lefkosia (Nicosia) – Palaichori road, with Palaichori dam to the left. From there the road turns left to go through Apliki, climbing steadily for 5 Κm until it reaches Palaichori itself.

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      Start Point: Machairas Monastery
      End Point: Palaichori
      Total Distance: 25 kilometres
      Difficulty Rate: Although the entire route is on paved roads, there are several steep uphills. It requires a street bicycle with at least 14 speeds or a mountain bike with 21 speeds.
      Road Conditions: For the most part this route is on paved roads.
      Height Gain: 240 metres

      Nature Trail Kionia – Profitis Ilias (Linear)


      GPS coordinates of the starting point: Lat: 34.920214 Lon: 33.197602
      GPS coordinates of the ending point: Lat: 34.933480 Lon: 33.246317
      Altitude of the starting point: 1,251m
      Altitude of the highest peak: 1,251m
      Altitude of the end peak: 677m
      Starting point: Kionia picnic site. There are two access points to the trail – one from the Machairas monastery road that leads to Kionia, and the other from the Vavatsinia to Machairas road.
      Length: 7km
      Estimated duration: 2.5 hours
      Degree of difficulty: 3 (steep downhill path, especially towards the end)

      Points of interest: The trail starts at the Kionia picnic site, where you can find a fountain with drinking water, and runs through a forest section where it affords great views of the Mesaoria plain, which belongs to the Machairas National Forest Park a Natura 2000 site. There is a perennial strawberry tree on the trail, whilst the picnic site boasts perennial pine and arar trees. The trail ends at the Profitis Ilias picnic site, approximately eight kilometres from Lythrodontas and six kilometres from Mandra tou Kambiou, via dirt roads.
      Flora: While hiking you can study the endemic plants: Shrubby knapweed (Ptilostemon chamaepeuce var. cyprius), Golden oak (Quercus alnifolia), Purple Rock Cress (Arabis purpurea), ‘Manouthkia’ (Pterocephalus multiflorus subsp. multiflorus – an evergreen small shrub with pale pink flowers). Fauna: The main species of fauna found in the area are:
      Mammals: Fox, hare, hedgehog.
      Birds: Bonelli’s eagle, Eurasian jay, Wood pigeon, Partridge, Cyprus warbler (endemic), Cyprus wheatear (endemic).
      Reptiles: Cyprus viper, Black whip Snake, Cyprus lizard.

  • Lazanias Village in Cyprus

    Lazanias Village

    Stop 4

    It is one of Cyprus’s most beautiful settlements. Lazania is a neighbourhood in Nicosia that was constructed at a height of roughly 900 metres. In the village of Lazanias, as you stroll through its meandering, stone-built streets, you will see brick-built, tiled homes with lovely balconies supported by wooden beams and featuring carved windows and doors. Churches with great architectural and archaeological worth may be found in the village of Lazanias, including the 19th-century St. George church. the 870-meter-high chapel of Agios Mamas and the Machaira Monastery situated atop the mountain Kionia in the Machairas Mountains valley.
  • Hatzikyprianou Museum Studio in  Cyprus

    Hatzikyprianou Museum Studio

    Where to stay?

    Hatzikyprianou Museum Studio (Lazania) is an accommodation located in the village of Lasania. All rooms at the Hatzikyprianou Museum Studio have air conditioning, a lovely terrace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower. It also offers free Wi-Fi. You have the opportunity to prepare a meal. At the accommodation there is a gift shop where you can do your shopping with traditional souvenirs of the area. Right next to the accommodation is a museum of folk art. The nearest airport is Larnaca Airport, 66 km away from the accommodation. Nicosia is 40 minutes by car and 58 km away is Limassol.

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Limassol to Nicosia

ROAD TRIP 2

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VIA LIMASSOL WINE VILLAGES & TROODOS MOUNTAINS





Experience the cosmopolitan life the island has to offer in two of the biggest cities, Limassol and Nicosia. Limassol encases the coastal life while Nicosia, as the island’s capital, highlights the city life. Both however combine modern and traditional architecture, reveal history with many museums to visit, and offer cafes, restaurants and shopping streets for endless hours of entertainment.

Enjoy the nightlife in both cities and find a variety of accommodations fit for all tastes.The Red route combines Modern life found in the two cities of Limassol and Nicosia, with a taste of the traditional ways of rural life of the island. Discover agrotourism at its best at the famous wine villages, the heart of Cyprus.., the Troodos mountains, as well as historical relics part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

The red route, takes you from the coastal city to the island’s center via traditional wine villages. The wine lover’s route, taking its color from the wine, take you via wineries, perfect for a wine tasting stop and picturesque vineyards. On your route enjoy amazing panoramic views such as the Laona Area in Vasa Village, which offers panoramic views of the Troodos Mountains via vineyards. Taste amazing food at local taverns offering traditional cuisines and spend the night in unique traditional Houses. Experience the Cypriot hospitality, filoxenia, in rural Cyprus with friendly locals.

Pass through the Troodos Mountains and discover wonders of nature! Follow nature trails which lead you to mesmerizing waterfalls, such as the Kaledonia and Millomeris, nestled within dense green vegetation and pine forests. Discover the village of Platres built with the unique architectural tradition of the Alps. Sit down at one of the Taverns or restaurants for some tasty food, enjoy a coffee or explore the unique shops. And if the sun sets while you’re still exploring spend the night at one of the many accommodations offered.

Visit the highest peak of the island, Mount Olympus, and see panoramic views of the island . If you are visiting during the winter admire the mountain tops dressed in white and grasp the opportunity to ski! Follow one of the nature trails found in the area or trek down to the Troodos square. There you will find restaurants and cafes for a cooling break, unique souvenir shops, a children’s playground and the Troodos information centre. Alternatively spend the night at the Troodos hotel.

Descending towards the capital city find Amiantos. There you must visit the Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre, which includes a museum and information center about Troodos’ Geology and History. Next to the Geopark find Troodos Botanical Garden. In the Amiantos Areas is the historical Amiantos Mine, which is worth a visit.

The next stop is the favorite tourist destination, Kakopetria village. Built in the Solea region with beautiful, traditional architecture. Nestled amongst a lush forest and crossed by the river Klarios. Trek along the nature trail which lets you walk along with the river. Visit the historic churches, of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis and Panagia tis Podithou, the latter found in the neighboring village of Galata, both part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the traditional taverns or restaurants, or take a break at one of the coffee shops. Spend the night at one of the hotels or in a traditional home within the old village of Kakopetria.

On your way to the last stop be sure to visit the church of Panagia tis Asinou, also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Make a pit stop at the Xiliatos Dam, where you can find a picnic site and a beautiful Nature trail which offers amazing views of the lake and the surrounding forest.

The last stop is Nicosia city, where you can experience the cosmopolitan way of life on the island. For a taste of history visit the Old City as well as the Museums.


  • Starting Point – End Point

    Limassol – Nicosia
  • Distance

    173 km
  • Duration

    10 Days
  • Means of Transport

    Car, Taxi, Bus, Motorbike
  • Directions

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Limassol City

DAY 1 & 2 OVERVIEW

  • Blue Lagoon in Cyprus

    City Center

    Stop 1

    Limassol, also called Lemesos, is the second largest city and has to offer both history and modern life. Limassol, also called Lemesos, is the second largest city and has to offer both history and modern life. Experience the cosmopolitan life of Limassol. Limassol encases the coastal life and combine modern and traditional architecture, reveal history with many museums to visit, and offer cafes, restaurants and shopping streets for endless hours of entertainment and enjoy the nightlife and a variety of accommodations fit for all tastes.
  • Aphrodite Trail in Cyprus

    Old Port, Marina,
    Molos and Beaches

    Stop 2

    Visit the Old Port, a testament to the fishing life of this seafront town. Decorated with small fishing boats, the traditional flourish of the harbor is enhanced. A well established culinary destination the old port hosts restaurants, shops and a large pedestrian area. Right next door find the newly built Limassol Marina. The Marina combines exquisite dining, entertainment and shopping experience.

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      Stroll by the sea and enjoy a range of boutiques and stylish shops, taste delicious local and international cuisines and relax at one of the cafes or lounge bars. Just infront of the city centre find one of the most beautiful parks of the Mediterranean, stretching along the city’s seafront. The Limassol Promenade, called Molos is decorated with water features , sculptures and trees. Also find playgrounds and coffee shops accessible by all. Molos is an ornament for the city.
      Limassol boasts an abundance of Blue Flag beaches with clear blue waters and dark golden sand. A sunlover’s haven, Limassol is blessed with 16 kilometers of beachfront.

  • Latchi Harbour in Cyprus

    Old Town

    Stop 3

    Walk within the old city, along its narrow wining streets and discover the Limassol Castle. The Medieval castle was built around 1000 A.D. It was where Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria. It now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, exhibiting interesting pottery, tombstones, coats of arms, carvings and reliefs.

    A point of reference for the city is the Ayia Napa Cathedral. Found in within the old part of the city, the church was built between the 19th and 20th century, and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

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      It is a unique architectural structure built on the ruins of an old Byzantine church, maintaining the Byzantine elements.

      In the same area as the cathedral, find the Agiou Andreou Shopping street ideal to find souvenirs to take a piece of Limassol with you home as well as discover Cypriot tradition products. The main shopping street of Limassol is Anexartisisas shopping street. There you can find a range of both high street and designer shops, cafes and snack bars for a fulfilling day of shopping.

  • Polis Bay Sunset in Paphos in Cyprus

    Agora (Old Market)

    Stop 4

    Another historic landmark is the Limassol Agora (Municipal Old Market), found right in the heart of the Old Town. Carrying on its traditional role as a place of gathering and trade, the contemporary space hosts 40 different businesses offering a unique experience to the visitor. Visit the roof sitting area and gaze upon Saripolou square with its neoclassical builds.
  • Louis Polis 1907 Polis Accommodation

    Old Port Hotel

    Where to stay?

    Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Old Port Hotel
    is situated in the old, historic town of Limassol. The Old Port and Castle of Limassol are right opposite the property, while the city’s marina is 100 m away. Old Port Hotel also includes a terrace. Technological University of Cyprus is 1.1 km from Old Port Hotel, while Akrotiri is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Paphos International Airport, 51 km from the property

Lofou Village

DAY 3 OVERVIEW

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    Lofou Village

    Stop 1

    Climb about 800 meters high and discover the UNESCO architecturally important village of Lofou . The enchanting wine village has been restored to its original beauty the past couple of decades, with vineyards and restored traditional homes decorating the hills. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the church of Panagia Chrysolofitissa, the chapels of Prophet Elias, Agios Georgios and Agia Marina.Discover the Cypriot culture at the ‘Olive Mill’.

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      The ‘Agricultural Museum’ and the ‘Folk Art Museum’. Visit the traditional Wood Carving workshop and shop some traditional products at the Traditional products shop. Trek along the walking trail where you will discover the traditional ‘fount of Elitji’.

      Take a break at one of the coffee shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or taverns. If you are visiting during the summer or fall months don’t miss the festivals held within the village.

  • Zmbartas Winery in Cyprus

    Zambartas Winery

    Stop 2

    On your route towards the village of Vouni you will come across the picturesque Zambartas winery, located in the Agios Ambrosios community between the villages Lofou and Vouni. In 2007 the Zambartas Winery was built in the Krasochoria region in Agios Amvrosios village, on the southern slope of the Troodos Mountains near Limassol. Enjoy a tour of the cellar with the knowledgeable hosts. Taste 5 top range wines, both local and international varieties. The wines are paired with home-made canapés, made from local Cypriot and Mediterranean ingredients. Each wine is presented with a different canapé and the hostess will explain you the concept of the pairing.
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    is a stone-built guesthouse offering boutique accommodation. It has a traditional restaurant, as well as a fully equipped gym with sauna and steam bath. Rooms, studios and cottages at Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse are tastefully decorated and air conditioned. The Agrino Restaurant serves Cypriot cuisine. In the summer guests can dine on the rooftop terrace overlooking the village or in the courtyard by the pool. Other services include massage and beauty treatments by request, a library complete with board games and DVDs and walking maps for the surrounding area.

Vouni Village

DAY 4 OVERVIEW

  • Vouni Village in Cyprus

    Vouni Village

    Stop 1

    Just a few kilometers away is the picturesque wine village of Vouni. Boasting with traditional architecture, cobblestone alleys and blossoming yards, the village seems like an outdoor museum of the Cypriot culture. Walk along the streets and enjoy architecture blending in with nature, as two rivers, Chapotami and Kryos Potamos cross the village.Reach its highest mountain peak ‘Moutti tou Afami’ at 1153meters above sea level.

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      Discover the religious background of the village at the churches of Timios Prodromos and Panayia Peravouniotissa, or the chapels of Chrisosotiros, Agios Ioannis Rossos and Agios Mamas as well at the Monastery of Resurrection. Learn about the Wine History in Cyprus at the Vouni Wine and Culinary center. At the Byzantine and Folk Art Museum as well as the Olive mill you can have a taste of the culture and history of the village and the island.

      Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the local coffee shops or sample the Cypriot cuisine at the local taverns. The village also provides a grocery shop where you can buy local produce.

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    Vlassides Winery

    Stop 2

    Travel north of the village of Vouni and discover the breathtaking Vlassides Winery, located in the village of Koilani. The Winery was designed by architect Heracles Papachristou in modern, clean-cut lines a contemporary building which blends perfectly with the landscape, situated in a 8 hectares plot, surrounded by its vineyards.

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      A large part of the Winery is literally buried deep into the hill, while the rest of the building gradually comes into view as it follows the contours of the land.

      The interior consists of large open spaces with panoramic views of the vineyards. Visitors enjoy an unobstructed view of the winemaking and wine ageing areas, giving them a general overview of the processes which take place at the Winery, from the beginning: from grape to wine.

  • Oinou Strata Accommodation

    Oinou Strata

    Where to stay?

    Located in Vouni, 13 km from Platres, Oinou Strata – Adults Only
    provides a bar and free WiFi. Each unit comes with a sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchenette with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast. Oinou Strata – Adults Only features a terrace. Limassol is 35 km from the accommodation, while Kakopetria is 30 km away.

Vasa Koilaniou Village

DAY 5 OVERVIEW

  • Vasa Koilaniou Village in Cyprus

    Vasa
    Koilaniou Village

    Stop 1

    Surrounded by vineyards and colorful steep slopes is the fifth wine village of the Limassol district, Vasa Koilaniou or Krasohorion. With a viticulture history dating centuries old, the village is famous for its high quality wine Cypriot wine production. Visit the churches of the Virgin Mary of Evangelism, Saint Giorgios, Saint Varnavas, Apostle Timonas, Prophet Elias and the chapel of Timios Prodromos.

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      Discover Demetres Lipertis house who was an important contemporary poet and one of the greatest representatives of Cypriot dialectal poetry. Sample delectable wine at the ‘Argyrides Vasa Winery’ in the village, learn about the traditional spirit of the island at the ‘Zivania’ Museum and admire religious relics and art at the ‘Ecclesiastical’ Museum.

      Relax at on the local coffee shops or sample delicious Cypriot cuisine at the local Taverns.

  • Vasa Winery in Cyprus

    Vasa Winery

    Stop 2

    Argyrides Winery is a family-owned traditional estate situated at the entrance to the picturesque village of Vasa Koilaniou. The winery has been home to four generations of traditional winemaking and is currently run Rebecca Argyrides and her family. For many travellers, Vasa Winery is regarded as one of the most beautiful in Cyprus. The original buildings have been meticulously restored and expanded, blending tradition with functionality. The Argyrides family owns around ten hectares of vineyards, located in close proximity to the winery, growing varieties such as Mataro, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and the indigenous Maratheftiko.
  • Arkella Palace in Cyprus

    Arkella Palace

    Where to stay?

    Situated in Vasa Kilaniou, Arkella Palace
    offers accommodation with free WiFi. All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the property. The chalet offers a terrace.

Omodos Village

DAY 6 OVERVIEW

  • Omodos Village in Cyprus

    Omodos Village

    Stop 1

    The next stop is the picturesque village of Omodos. A favorite amongst tourist destinations, the wine village maintains its traditional character with its cobblestone alleys and square and traditionally built houses. In the heart of the village sitting imposing and majestically is the Monastery of the Holy Cross. The historic monastery is said to have been established before 327 A.D.

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      Held within are important relics, icons and woodcarvings as well as the Ecclesiastical treasury museum, the National liberation struggle museum and the center of preservation for narrow-knit lacing.

      Discover more history at the Culture museum, the Picture museum and the Medieval Linos found dotted within the village.

      Explore the village square with its traditional bakeries, unique cafes and tavernas. Discover the local wineries and sample quality wine. Admire unique handcraft laces and sample local sample produce. Local amenities include a supermarket, bank, post office and a health center.

  • Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades Winery in Cyprus

    Oenou Yi – Ktima
    Vassiliades Winery

    Stop 2

    Staring down at the picturesque village of Omodos, the Oenou Yi Winery is perched up on the hill just outside the core of the village. When you walk through Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery, you instantly feel a sense of completion. Built between Afamis and Laona hills, the winery’s carefully looked after and private owned vineyards are spreading as far as the eye can see. Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery combines high technology equipment with quality wine producing practices.

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      The space of the winery is a lively factory where wine production is realised. Properly designed winemaking, bottling and tasting spaces are always ready to offer a unique experience, as each and every loyal friend of wine deserves to taste the flavours of Omodos’ countryside. The “heart” of production is housed in the underground space of the winery. The space houses all necessary, modern, equipment for the production of quality wines: destemmer, crusher, pneumatic press with inert gas application, special tanks for prefermentation cryomaceration for white wine production, stainless fermentation tanks for red and white winemaking with automatic temperature control system, oak fermentation barrels for red wines and stabilisation tanks. Aiming at producing fine wines and making them available to the demanding public, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery contributes to the history and continuity of zealous wine.

  • Omodos Cozy Houses in Cyprus

    Omodos
    Cozy Houses

    Where to stay?

    Set in Omodos, 10 km from Platres, Omodos Cozy Houses
    offers a terrace and free WiFi. All units come with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a kettle, completed with a kitchen. Limassol is 40 km from the country house, while Kakopetria is 33 km away.

Platres Village

DAY 7 OVERVIEW

  • Platres Village in Cyprus

    Platres Village

    Stop 1

    Climbing higher to the Troodos Mountain range, you will come across the picturesque village of Platres. It is a village separated into upper (Pano) and lower (Kato). As a popular holiday destination, explore the village and discover beautiful old houses nestled amongst fragrant trees.
    Trek along one of the nature trails found in the village and discover one of the highest waterfalls on the island, Kalidonia (Caledonia) waterfall and Millomeris waterfall.

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      Sample delectable wine at the winery in Kato Platres, satisfy your sweet tooth at the chocolate workshop and get your adrenaline pumping at the adventure rope park. Learn more about history and the Cypriot culture at the Cultural center where old photos of the village are exhibited.

      Finally, spend the night at one of the quaint accommodations offered.

    • Platres Waterfalls in Cyprus

      Platres Waterfalls

      Stop 2

      Kalidonia (Caledonia)
      Kalidonia Waterfall was named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land. (Scotland used to be called Kalidonia in ancient times).Kalidonia Waterfalls are among the highest natural waterfalls we have in Cyprus. The water of the waterfall falls vertically from a height of 12m. The visitor may visit the area using the roadway towards the waterfall or following nature trail on foot leading to it near Psilodentro.

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        Millomeris Waterfalls
        Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres one kilometer away from the starting point of the nature trail that leads to the Waterfall. Water falls from a height of 15 meters and Millomeris is among the highest natural Waterfalls of the island. Millomeris was not well known until the recent years, since its location was not accessible. Among the works carried out from the community council (roadways and nature trail) Millomeris Waterfalls attracts many visitors and tourists with its natural beauty.

    • Mountain Olympus in Cyprus

      Mountain Olympus

      Stop 3

      Climb to the highest peak on the island, Mount Olympus. Enjoy panoramic views of the island and the mountains at an altitude of 1952 meters high. Mount Olympus or Chionistra has to offer views of endless green blending into the blue ocean during the summer months and the chill of winter and snow during winter, as it transforms into a winter wonderland. During the winter months grasp the opportunity to descend the snowy slopes of Troodos while skiing!

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        You can follow the linear short trail of Persefoni, where you can enjoy the Troodos Forest or follow the two circular nature trails of Atalanti or Artemis and walk around the Chionistra area where you can explore the dense Troodos forest and enjoy the lush vegetation and unique fauna found on the island. Just 4 Km below the Chionistra is the Troodos square where you can rest and enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal or explore the special souvenir shops and choose a piece of Cyprus to take with you home and spend the night within the Troodos Nature Park at the hotel.

    • Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre in Cyprus

      Troodos Geopark
      Visitor Centre

      Stop 4

      As you descend from the Troodos Square towards the village of Kakopetria, in the region of Amiantos, follow the signs to discover the famous Troodos Geopark Visitor Center. The Troodos Geopark (an area of 1.147 km2) Visitor Centre is located in the old Asbestos mine (Amiantos mine), an area with enormous historical value which now hosts an extraordinary botanical garden with information about the flora of the area, a seed bank of endemic species and also a plethora of evidence for the past mining activity and the community which once flourished there.

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        The Geopark Visitor Centre is situated in the newly restored elementary school of the abandoned asbestos mine. The building is an impressive listed structure and an example of fine architecture with historic characteristics and features such as its fireplaces, one in every room, and a beautiful internal yard. t the entrance of the Geopark Visitor Centre the visitors are welcomed by an amazing geological garden consisting of all the rock types encountered in the area, in stratigraphic order, representing the Troodos ophiolite sequence. An outdoor classroom is operated in the garden of the centre, where interactive lessons.

    • Petit Palais Platres Hotel in Cyprus

      Petit Palais
      Platres Hotel

      Where to stay?

      Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Petit Palais Hotel
      offers accommodation in Platres. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a TV with satellite channels. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Forest Park is 300 m from Petit Palais Hotel, while Trooditissa Monastery is 4.2 km away. The nearest airport is Paphos International Airport, 39 km from Petit Palais Hotel.

    Kakopetria Village

    DAY 8 OVERVIEW

    • Kakopetria Village in Cyprus

      Kakopetria Village

      Stop 1

      Built on the foothills of Troodos, in the Solea valley is the famous village of Kakopetria. Similira to how the two rivers Kargotis and Garilis merge to form the river Klarios, which runs across the village, so does Kakopetria merges nature and tradition.Visit the historic Byzantine church of Saint Nicolas Stegis.

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        A UNESCO World Heritage site, the chapel of Saint George Perachoritis, the ancient church of Panagia Theotokos and the church of the Transfiguration for an insight into the religious history of the island. Visit the Olive as well as the Linos museum dedicated to wine, bread making and olive oil production. Discover the two Watermills for a taste at the old rural life and traditions.

        In the heart of the village find the Old Kakopetria, maintaining the old architecture and character it takes you back in time. Trek along the nature trail found in the village, ‘Monopati tis Vateris’. Don’t miss the chance to try the famous trout sourced locally, along with other delectable dishes. Enjoy a coffee accompanied by the sound of the river. Admire the waterfall in the famous Elena’s park. Amenities include a bank, police station, health center, forest station, hotels, mini markets, bakery and shops.

    • Kakopetria Unesco Churches in Cyprus

      Kakopetria
      Unesco Churches

      Stop 2

      Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church (UNESCO)
      The church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. It is built on the west bank of the river Klarios/Karkotis, at a distance of about two kilometers southwest of the village of Kakopetria. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is the only surviving katholicon (monastery church) of an 11th century Byzantine monastery in Cyprus.

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        Panagia tis Podithou Church (UNESCO)
        The church of Panagia Podithou is situated in the village of Galata Village (next to Kakopetria Village). It is built in a narrow and fertile valley of the river Klarios/Karkotis, a few hundred meters to the north of the village of Galata. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Panagia Podithou used to be the katholicon (monastery church) of a monastery bearing the same name.

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      Panagia tis Asinou
      & Xyliatos Dam Trail

      Stop 3

      Panagia tis Asinou Church (UNESCO)

      The church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou, is situated in the north foothills of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on the east bank of a stream, three kilometers south of the village of Nikitari. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Panagia Forbiotissa used to be the katholicon (monastery church) of the Monastery of Forbion, as its name implies.

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        Xyliatos Dam & Nature Trail
        A few kilometers away is the famous Xyliatos Dam. Built in the 80s the dam attracts many visitors throughout the years, who come to admire the verdant dense pine forest surrounding the village and reflected in the crystal waters of the dam.

        Follow the circular 4km nature trail, around the vicinity of the dam, and enjoy scenic views. Have a break at the picnic area found next to the dam, have a barbecue at the provided grilling areas and enjoy a meal underneath fragrant pine trees.

    • Linos Inn in Cyprus

      Linos Inn

      Where to stay?

      Located in Kakopetria Village of Cyprus, the traditionally-built Linos Inn
      features a sauna, a restaurant and a bar. It offers free WiFi in the shared areas and air-conditioned units with a furnished balcony, some overlooking the Troodos Mountains and the river. The rooms, studios and apartments of Linos are fitted with traditional furnishings and beamed ceilings. Guests can start their day with a continental breakfast served daily at the dining area. Mediterranean and traditional flavours can be enjoyed at the warm setting of the on-site restaurant.

    Nicosia City

    DAY 9 & 10 OVERVIEW

    • Nicosia City in Cyprus

      Nicosia City

      Stop 1

      End your journey at the capital of Cyprus, the only remaining divided capital in the world. Discover the city which combines cultural heritage, architecture and history with the contemporary way of life. Nicosia combines modern and traditional architecture, reveal history with many museums to visit, and offer cafes, restaurants and shopping streets for endless hours of entertainment and enjoy the nightlife and a variety of accommodations fit for all tastes.

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        The capital is steeped in history with large Venetian walls encompassing a beautiful old city. Visit the Eleftheria (Liberty Square), is the main square in central Nicosia, the capital city of Cyprus. Designed by the architect Zaha Hadid, who is famous for her neo-futuristic designs and playful geometric shapes, the square reflects Nicosia’s diversity and abundance of urban styles. Have the most special evening stroll in the square’s astonishing gardens, fountains, and walking/cycling paths, with the imposing, massive fortified Venetian walls in the background.

    • Nicosia City in Cyprus

      Old City

      Stop 2

      With its 5000 yearlong history, walking is the ideal way to get a feel for the character, history and continual cultural development of Lefkosia (Nicosia).
      Visit the 16th century Venetian walls encompasses the Old City of Nicosia, where you walk on the at the Famagusta gate. Walk within the Old town and admire the architecture. From art to ancient history to religion, the city has numerous museums exhibiting ancient artifacts and depicting the history of the island.
      Despite its historical difficulties, Nicosia is still the heart of Cyprus.

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        This can be seen through the ongoing efforts to revitalize the old city, especially through the Nicosia Master Plan, executed under the auspices of the United Nations. Walking through Laiki Geitonia, you will see some remarkable examples of traditional urban architecture, such as the Leventis Municipal Museum and small art workshops. Visit Trypiotis Church (1695), the Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage, and The Museum of George and Nefeli Giabra Pierides Collection of the Bank of Cyprus. Phaneromeni Church is the biggest church in the walled city, and right across is the Cross of Missirikos, a medieval church with gothic Italian elements that was converted into
        Araplar Mosque in 1571.

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      Attractions
      & Museums

      Stop 3

      Visit the museums containing the statuette of Aphrodite of Soli from the 1st century A.D., the Leventis Museum displaying artifacts part if the city’s history or visit the 18th century Mansion House of the Dragoman, Hadjigeorgakis Cornesios, housing the ethnological museum, exhibiting furniture, textiles and house objects from that era.
      Visit the Cultural Center, housed in the 18th century Archontiko Odou Axiotheas, the 10th century church of Chrysaliniotissa and the Multicrafts center.

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        Displaying over 1000 paintings dating from the 18th century is the Center of Visual Arts and Research, found in Ermou street. Where at the end of the street you can find the historic Green Line (buffer zone), where the city is divided on half.
        For an insight into the religious culture of the island one must visit the Archbishop Kyprianos Square where they will find the Cathedral of St.John, the Byzantine Museum and the Folk Art and Culture Museum of Archbishop Makarios III. Discover the historic revolution fo the Cypriot people at the Museum of the National Struggle, in addition to having a glimpse of the modern history of the island at the Pancyprian Gymnasium Museum.
        Enjoy unique views of the entire city at the Ledras Observatory Museum, found on the 11th floor of the Shacolas Tower building. There you can admire the modern aspect of the city with tall buildings, offices, cafes, restaurants and shops as well as the busy streets bursting with life. The streets of Makariou, Stasikratous, Ledras, Onasagorou and Mnasiadou offer shopping option fit for all styles and budgets. At the edges of the city find two modern shopping Malls enhancing the European influence of the city. Finally, choose from the numerous dining options with cuisines from all over the world, promising a delectable culinary experience.

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      360 – Nicosia

      Stop 4

      The tallest building in Nicosia.
      Sky Restaurant & Club

      Situated in the heart of the city, on one of its busiest streets, 360 Nicosia will tower over the hustle and bustle of the world below, standing at an impressive 135m-high, composed of 34 floors of premium real estate and resort-style offerings.

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        Named in honour of its expansive, unobstructed, panoramic view of the city and beyond – from the fist of Pentadactylos, and the plains of Mesaoria, to the rising Troodos mountain range, and even the Morphou coastline! – it is imagined that 360 Nicosia will come to epitomise and express the area’s culture and creativity, and the wider city’s energy and entrepreneurship. With divine views of the city and menus brimming with gourmet dishes, the Sky Restaurant & Club situated on the 33rd and 34th floors respectively promises a whole new level of fine dining. For a virtual walk-through at 360 Nicosia, click at the link below:

    • Linos Inn in Cyprus

      Map Boutique Hotel

      Where to stay?

      Located in Nicosia and with The Byzantine Museum reachable within 700 metres, MAP Boutique Hotel
      provides express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a fitness centre. Featuring a terrace, this property is set a short distance from Liberty Monument, Ministry of Finance – Nicosia and Cyprus Museum. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests.

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Akamas to Troodos

Cyprus Cities

Akamas to Troodos

ROAD TRIP 1

CYPRUS WEATHER

Few words

VIA CHRYSOCHOU BAY & PAPHOS FOREST

The ideal road trip for nature lovers combines the deep blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the verdant green of Cyprus’ mountains. Take in the magnificent views of Chrysochou Bay and as your journey takes you up to the Troodos mountains enjoy the verdant forest as it blends in with tradition and architecture.

Drive through the serpentine mountain road and enjoy the beautiful contrast of the wild green of Troodos on your left and the dramatic coastline of hill girt bays and seaweed-covered rocky shores in the deep blue colours of the Mediterranean on your right.

  • Starting Point – End Point

    Akamas – Troodos
  • Distance

    117 km
  • Duration

    8 Days
  • Means of Transport

    Car, Taxi, Bus, Motorbike
  • Directions

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  • Route Map

Polis Region & Akamas Peninsula

DAY 1 & 2 OVERVIEW

  • Blue Lagoon in Cyprus

    Blue Lagoon

    Stop 1

    West of Akamas is a bay with crystal clear waters known as Blue lagoon. The most popular place in the Akamas region offers white sand and breathtaking sea waters. Access the bay either by car from the Aphrodite baths entrance or by boat, with daily boat trips organized at the Latchi Harbour.
    Explore the inviting waters and discover the reef filled with plenty of fish and rocks while snorkeling or relax and refresh in this natural swimming pool.

  • Aphrodite Trail in Cyprus

    Aphrodite Trail

    Stop 2

    Adventure further at one of the most beautiful trails on the Akamas Peninsula, offering stunning views of the Blue lagoon. Discover nature filled with pine trees and rich vegetation as well as the water fountain with drinkable water. The Aphrodite Trail is a memorable experience and the walk will be a lasting reminder of your holiday in Cyprus.

    You will never ever get tired of the stunning views from the highest point on the walk.

  • Latchi Harbour in Cyprus

    Latchi Harbour

    Stop 3

    Visit the seaside town of Latchi famous for its harbor and its fish. Enjoy the freshest fish straight out of the sea and onto your plate at the local fish taverns while taking in the scenic view of the harbour. Right next to the harbour is the picturesque Latchi beach offering the opportunity to relax or enjoy watersports. Direction to Latchi ( Polis )

    The popular tourist destination is located near famous Akamas Peninsula, where the visitor can explore the Blue lagoon, the renowned Aphrodite’s Baths and the picturesque Aphrodite nature trail.

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      Additionally, the visitor can find many accommodation options ranging from rooms for rent, villas for rent or luxury hotels.

      The historic town of Polis Chrysochous dates back to the Neolithic era. The town is ideal for those seeking to combine relaxation as well as discovering history. Explore the town’s traditional square and enjoy a relaxing coffee at the local cafes or sample the Cypriot cuisine at the taverns. Watch history unfold at the Marion-Arsinoe Atchaelogical Museum, filled with exhibits in chronological order. The idyllic destination offers accommodation suitable for all tastes.

  • Polis Bay Sunset in Paphos in Cyprus

    Polis Bay Sunset

    Stop 4

    Who doesn’t love a sunset… In Latchi (Polis Chrysochous) you can see the most amazing sunsets with the Akamas Peninsula National park in the background. A photo opportunity not to be missed.

    The beautiful surroundings and marvellous sunsets and sunrises make this area a special place for holidays. The best sunset experiences in Polis region, in specific areas such us Akamas Peninsula, Latchi Beach, Argaka Beach, Droushia village and Neo Chorio village.

    One of the best ways to watch the sunset is on board a luxury yacht.

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      You can enjoy a private sunset cruise with your loved ones, enjoy some time swimming in the secluded bays and then watch the sun go down with a glass of local Cypriot wine.

  • Louis Polis 1907 Polis Accommodation

    Louis Polis 1907

    Where to stay?

    Situated in Polis Chrysochous, 1.1 km from Polis Municipal Beach and 2.9 km from Latsi Beach, Louis Polis 1907
    features accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant and a bar. The bed and breakfast offers a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries and shower. A à la carte breakfast is available each morning at Louis Polis 1907. A garden and a terrace are offered at the accommodation. Baths of Aphrodite is 10 km from Louis Polis 1907, while Aphrodite Nature Trail is 10 km from the property.

Pomos & Pachyammos Villages

DAY 3 OVERVIEW

  • Pomos & Pachyammos in Paphos

    Pomos

    Stop 1

    The coastal village of Pomos is slowing gaining popularity amongst locals and visitors as a scenic destination. With the development of fishing in the area the harbour is the jewel of the village along with the picturesque beaches found along its coastline. The village’s history dates many years back, hence it offers lots of opportunities for exploration.

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      Direction to Pomos & Pachyammos

      Follow the trail to the famed Dragon’s cave where legend says a dragon live to protect the area! Wind down and enjoy the majestic sun set into the horizon painting the sky golden. The area now counts many villas, apartments and restaurants available for visitors to rest.

  • Pomos & Pachyammos in Paphos

    Pachyammos

    Stop 2

    Just 3,5 km from Pomos find the idyllic village of Pachyammos. Its name oriniates from the words ‘Pachy’ meaning thick and ‘Ammos’ meaning sand, highlighting the lush narrow beaches ideal for those seeking a remote bay to enjoy the tranquility of the sea. Visit the impressive church of Agios Rafael, housing the miraculous healing powers of the saint. Watch the mountains blend into the sea and the sun set golden and magnificent, creating the most magical of scenery.
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<div>Boasting air-conditioned accommodation with a private pool, garden view and a terrace, <a class=Votsalo villa is located in Pomos. Set on the beachfront, this property has an outdoor swimming pool, a shared lounge, a garden and free WiFi.
    The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with pool views. Free private parking is available at the villa.
    At Votsalo villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Cycling can be enjoyed nearby.

Paphos Forest

DAY 4 OVERVIEW

  • Cedar Valley in Cyprus

    Cedar Valley

    Stop 1

    Follow the route to the picturesque Cedar Valley. Deep inside the Paphos Forest lie about 130,000 unique endemic Cedar subspecies. Enjoy a picnic below these majestic trees at the Cedar Valley picnic area and enjoy panoramic view of the coastline.Enjoy the many nature trails passing from the Cedar Valley. Direction to Cedar Valley

    A notable one is the signposted trail part of the E4 hiking trail goes all the way to Kykkos Monastery.

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      Challenge yourself and climb up to the Trypilos peak, which offers magnificent views of the Paphos forest. The path also connects to the Horteri nature trail, which leads to the Stavros tis Psokas Forest Station. Don’t miss take in the endemic flora surrounding the trails as well as the famous Cyprus Mouflon housed at the Trypilos area.

  • Stavros tis Psokas Cyprus

    Stavros tis Psokas

    Stop 2

    The next stop is the picturesque Stavros tis Psokas area. Buried deep into the Paphos forest is a picnic area that will entrance you.

    Visit the forest station near by and discover the rich vegetation of Calabrian pine, birch, oleander and other plants. Grasp the opportunity to spot in the wild Cyprus’ national symbol, the Cyprus Mouflon. Visit the chapel of Timios Stavros, to light a candle and pray. Explore the area at one of the nature trails and enjoy magnificent views surrounded by verdant vegetation.
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<h3><b>Kykkos Monastery <br />& Throni</b></h3>
<p><b>Stop 3</b></p>
<div>Discover the religious background of the island at one of the most historic monasteries of the island. The beautiful <a class=Kykkos Monastery, dedicated to Panagia (the Virgin Mary), boasts the Byzantine heritage of the island in all its glory.The inside walls covered with beautiful mosaic that tell stories from the old and new bible.Enjoy a good meal at the local restaurants.

    Or have a coffee while taking in the surrounding scenery. Take a memorabilia with you home from one of the souvenir shops.

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      Northwest of the Kykkos Monastery discover the majestic Throni. Perched up on a mountain top is a temple dedicated to the Virgin Mary known as the Throne of Panagia. The temple was recently rebuilt combining Byzantine and modern architecture. Walk along the impressive pedestrian street decorated with mosaics, leading to the statue of the island’s first president l, Archbishop Makarios III. Just a few meters below discover the tomb of the first president. While exploring the area enjoy the magnificent views of the Paphos forest.

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<h3><b>Museum of <br />Kykkos Monastery</b></h3>
<p><b>Stop 4</b></p>
<div>Visit what is considered as one of the best Ecclesiastical Museum> in the world. Within the museum one can find relics divided into four rooms : Antiques; Early Christian, Byzantine, Post-Byzantine, Vestments, Jewelry; Pictures, Frescoes, Wood carvings; Manuscripts, documents, books.<br />
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The museum also hosts the Workshop where the manuscripts, icons and monastery is preserved. The entrance fee is €5 per person or €3 per person for Groups.</div>
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<h1><strong>Kalopanayiotis Village</strong></h1>
<h1><strong>DAY 4 & 5 OVERVIEW</strong></h1>
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    Kalopanayiotis Village

    Stop 1

    The historic village of Kalopanayiotis boasts traditional architecture and offers a taste of cypriot culture. Stone built houses perched on the hill, separated by cobblestone streets demonstrate Cypriot tradition. Separated by the river with healing waters the majestic monastery of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis (Saint John Lambadistis) sits across the village.
  • Monastery
    Agios Ioannis
    Tou Lampadisti

    Stop 2

    A visit to the Monastery is necessary, since it belongs to the list of UNESCO Wold Heritage. It consists of builds dating from the 11th to the 18th century.

    Around the corner discover the Byzantine museum, exhibiting ecclesiastical artifacts recovered from churches of the area and preserved at the museum. Trek down to the river and admire the 16th century Venetian bridge or follow the Kalopanayiotis -Oikos nature trail and explore the magnificent forest.

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      After a long day, fill your bellies with exquisite Cypriot cuisine at the restaurants or relax with a drink at the local cafes. Spend the night at one of the many accommodations available, consisting of refurbished traditional homes and rooms as well as spending the day at the spa.

  • Lambadistis Winery

    Stop 3

    Perched somewhat awkwardly on the rugged slopes of Kalopanayiotis, in the Marathasa region, the Lampadistis Wine Distillery serves as an illustration of how a strong concept leads to a thorough solution. It’s a new winery promoting regional vineyards will enter the wine map of Cyprus and Europe.

    The winery comprises of a high-end restaurant, a winery production, a conference centre and host wine tasting functions and private events.

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      Due to the extreme and difficult architectural typology, the lighting has been an extreme yet exciting challenge for both the exterior facade and interior lighting. There is an intriguing conversation developed between this object on the hill, with its confident stance amongst the vineyard terraces and the village itself below.

  • Casale Panayiotis

    Where to stay?

    Nestled in the Marathasa Valley, on the slopes of Troodos Mountains, Casale Panayiotis is a complex of traditional houses which combine modern luxuries with traditional style. It features a spa centre and elegant rooms overlooking the courtyard or the mountains. Byzantino Restaurant prepares authentic traditional Cypriot dishes consisting of local ingredients. Each morning, the café at Casale Panayiotis serves a full English breakfast enriched with homemade jams, fresh fruits and herbal teas. An on-site wine bar and snack bar are also featured. Guests can pamper themselves in the spa centre, equipped with treatment rooms, sauna and steam room.
  • Moutoullas & Pedoulas Villages

    DAY 6 OVERVIEW

    • Moutoullas Village in Cyprus

      Moutoullas Village

      Stop 1

      Continue your journey into tradition at the village of Moutoullas. Nestled within the Marathasa valley is the village of Moutoulas, decorated with traditional houses perched on the hill. The village’s rich Byzantine history is demonstrated at the many churches found within the village, the most notable being the church of Panagia tou Moutoula , dedicated to the Virgin Mary and one of the ten churches included in the list of the Unesco World Heritage Sites.

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        Explore the beautiful nature surrounding the village at the two nature trails. The ‘Baths of Rigena’ and ‘Chlio’ nature trails offer the chance to walk amongst golden oak trees, aromatic bushes and unique rock formations. Finish your walk at the sulphur waters of either the bathing waters of the Queen or the the river where women went to wash their clothes.

    • Pedoulas Village in Cyprus

      Pedoulas Village

      Stop 2

      Climb higher on the mountainside to the village immersed in the verdant forest of the Marathasa valley. Pedoulas village dates back to the Byzantine era and has to offer traditional architecture and rich history.

      Visit the church of Archangelos Michael one of the ten churches on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Near the temple find the Byzantine Museum housing sacred relics and icons dating back to the 13th century.

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        In addition visit the Folklore Museum and learn about the history and traditions of the island, exhibiting antique items reminiscing the old way of living.

        Explore nature and walk along the nature trail leading to Kykkos Monastery or follow the trail to the neighbouring villages of Kalopanagiotis and Moutoulas.

        Sit at a local tavern for a true taste of the Cypriot cuisine or enjoy a relaxing coffee at the local coffeeshops, while admiring the magnificent views of endless green and mountaintops. Spend the night at one of the many accommodations offered at the village and experience the rural life.

    • Pedoulas Nature Trail in Cyprus

      Nature Trail

      Stop 3

      Tourists and generally all visitors have the opportunity to enjoy excellent and romantic natural trails either in the forest or through the green orchards. An ideal destination for nature lovers, the village offers a great choice of nature trails for those that love to walk as well as for the ones who prefer to cycle. In Pedoulas there are also Nature Trails to the Kykkos Monastery, Nature Trails to the surrounding villages of Moutoullas and Kalopanayiotis.
    • Pedoulas
      Cherry Fest

      Stop 4

      The Cherry Festival invites each and every one of you to visit and enjoy and have an unbelievable experience during your summer holidays in this beautiful and traditional village.
      Pedoulas is well-known for its cherries, and every year in June they organise a festival to celebrate it! It will be a day filled with music, dance, food, and of course cherries and their derivative
      Come and catch Cherry Fever with us!
    • Aristotelio
      Boutique Hotel

      Where to stay?

      Aristotelio Boutique Hotel features a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Pedoulas. The property is set 18 km from Kykkos Monastery, 24 km from Sparti Adventure Park and 28 km from Adventure Mountain Park. The accommodation offers luggage storage space and free WiFi throughout the property.
      At the hotel, all rooms come with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels.

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        Each room is fitted with a kettle, while selected rooms here will provide you with a balcony and others also have garden views. The units at Aristotelio Boutique Hotel feature air conditioning and a wardrobe.
        Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.
        Aristotelio Boutique Hotel offers a sun terrace. The area is popular for hiking and skiing, and bike hire is available at the hotel.

    Troodos Mountains

    DAY 7 & 8 OVERVIEW

    • Mount Olympos in Cyprus

      Mountain Olypmpus

      Stop 1

      Finish your journey on the highest point of Cyprus. Enjoy panoramic views of the island and the mountains at an altitude of 1952 meters high. Mount Olympus or Chionistra has to offer views of endless green blending into the blue ocean during the summer months and the chill of winter and snow during winter, as it transforms into a winter wonderland. During the winter months grasp the opportunity to descend the snowy slopes of Troodos while skiing!

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        You can follow the linear short trail of Persefoni, where you can enjoy the Troodos Forest or follow the two circular nature trails of Atalanti or Artemis and walk around the Chionistra area where you can explore the dense Troodos forest and enjoy the lush vegetation and unique fauna found on the island. Just 4 Km below the Chionistra is the Troodos square where you can rest and enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal or explore the special souvenir shops and choose a piece of Cyprus to take with you home and spend the night within the Troodos Nature Park at the hotel.

    • Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre in Cyprus

      Troodos Geopark
      Visitor Centre

      Stop 2

      As you descend from the Troodos Square towards the village of Kakopetria, in the region of Amiantos, follow the signs to discover the famous Troodos Geopark Visitor Center. The Troodos Geopark (an area of 1.147 km2) Visitor Centre is located in the old Asbestos mine (Amiantos mine), an area with enormous historical value which now hosts an extraordinary botanical garden with information about the flora of the area, a seed bank of endemic species and also a plethora of evidence for the past mining activity and the community which once flourished there.

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        The Geopark Visitor Centre is situated in the newly restored elementary school of the abandoned asbestos mine. The building is an impressive listed structure and an example of fine architecture with historic characteristics and features such as its fireplaces, one in every room, and a beautiful internal yard. t the entrance of the Geopark Visitor Centre the visitors are welcomed by an amazing geological garden consisting of all the rock types encountered in the area, in stratigraphic order, representing the Troodos ophiolite sequence. An outdoor classroom is operated in the garden of the centre, where interactive lessons.

    • Nature Trails in Cyprus

      Nature Trails

      Stop 3

      Explore the island’s natural beauty, especially its fauna, flora and mining heritage, by walking its nature trails, which have been created to highlight the beautiful landscapes of Cyprus.
      In general the terrain is easy to cross and so are the trails. The routes start and finish almost at the same place. The Troodos square.
      The trails are Atalanti, Persephone, Psilo Dentro-Pouziaris and Kaledonia.
      Basicaly the Atalanti Route starts at 1730m where the square is, then goes to 1830m and finally ascents back to 1748 again.
      The routes of Persephone, Psilo Dentro-Pouziaris and Kaledonia starts at 1730m where the square is, then goes all the way down to 1238m and finally ascents back to 1700 again.

    • Troodos Hotel in Cyprus

      Troodos Hotel

      Where to stay?

      The Troodos hotel is located just 5 km from Mount Olympus in Cyprus. It features free WiFi in common areas and free private parking. Most rooms open to an enclosed balcony. Each room offers flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Some have views over Troodos Square. Troodos Hotel’s front desk is available 24 hours a day. On the slopes of the Troodos Mountains, guests can enjoy hiking, in the warmer months, and skiing and snowboarding, during the snow season. Guests can enjoy a wholesome certified Cypriot breakfast in the restaurant each morning. Cold, refreshing drinks and hot beverages are served at the bar.

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    Famagusta to Machairas

    Famagusta to Machairas Cyprus

    Famagusta to Machairas

    Route 3

    CYPRUS WEATHER

    Few words

    From the crystal clear waters of the southeast coast of Cyprus to the verdant green forests of the mountainous heart of the island (Machairas Forest), the Blue Route has it all. The route starts in the Famagusta region and includesProtaras, Cape Greko and Ayia Napa, all found within a 15-minute drive radius.

    Enjoy a swim in crystal waters or a sail on yachting destinations, relax on the sandy beaches, venture into sea caves and have fun with sea sports and Waterparks, or explore the Mediterranean ocean with diving experiences. Experience amazing sunsets, followed by a cosmopolitan nightlife.

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      Follow the route to Larnaca City, a walkable city, since you can explore this charming city on foot. Walk along the Finikoudes Beach, watch the ships sail on the Promanade or enjoy a coffee, delicious food and traditional cuisines in the cafes, restaurants and taverns that stretch along the seafront. Walk long Piale Pasha street to Mackenzie Beach, where nightlife thrives or continue to the Salt Lake for a unique experience. Alternatively, form Finikoudes walk to the city’s square and for a refreshing shopping experience.

      Drive along the sea front, via the old Larnaca Limassol Road E321, and visit the fishing village of Zygi for a taste of the freshest and best seafood on the island at the local taverns by the Harbour. From there set out to the mountainous area of Larnaca.

      Discover tradition, nature and charm in the quaint villages, decorated by narrow cobbled streets dotted along the mountains of the area. Discover the most famous tradition of the island, handmade lace embroidery practiced at the village of Lefkara, as well as the delicate filigree silver. Continue on to Kato Drys, Tochni and Skarinou and enjoy picturesque tranquil nature encased in history and traditions. Experience Agrotourism at the many accommodations found in the mountainous area of Larnaca. Witness the rural life of the island, taste traditional cuisine at the taverns, sample exquisite local wine at the wineries, venture on to Nature trails and Dams and discover the islands flora and fauna. For the sport lovers the route offers a unique cycling experience. Meet the locals and experience authentic hospitality. Learn about the island’s history at UNESCO Heritage sites. Along the route find activities such as the Camel Park and the Golden Donkey Farm for fun filled day.

      End your adventure at the Machairas Monastery and Machairas Forest. See up close Ecclesiastical Treasures such as unique frescoes. At the Monastery experience the Greek Orthodox faith, housed in magnificent architecture ensuing tranquility and peace. Talk to monks and learn about the religion and the island’s history. All while being surrounded by a verdant forest. Explore the surrounding nature at Nature Trails and enjoy a picnic at the picnic sites.

    • Starting point – End point

      Famagusta – Machairas
    • Distance

      118 km
    • Duration

      3 Days
    • Means of Transport

      Car, Taxi, Bus, Personal Guide,
      Package Tour

    • Highlights

      Protaras, Sculpture Park & Waterpark

    Protaras Cyprus

    Protaras

    Stop 1

    Start your journey a the Protaras – Paralimni, on the southeastern fringe of Cyprus. The main town is Paralimni , with Protara holding the title as the tourist area, found on the eastern coast of Paralimni. Experience the first sunrise on Europe and explore the 10km long coast, filled with fantastic golden sand beaches, bathed in crystal clear waters. From the district of ’Kapparis to the area of ‘Konnos’ discover the many beaches accredited with the Blue Flag status. Direction to Protaras

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      The crown jewel of the area is Fig Tree Bay, where on the headland of the bay, the recently revealed glass-covered Hellenistic tombs are distinguished. Activities such as water sports include skiing, paragliding, snorkeling and scuba diving, or for a more relaxing experience hop on to one of the boats waiting along the piers for an unforgettable trip in the Mediterranean ocean. Enjoy sunset strolls or bicycle rides on the promenade, visit the picturesque harbors of Agia Triada and Agios Nicolaos. Venture on to nature trails for seamless views of the vast sea, discover rare species of flora and fauna and unearth some history at small chapels dotted along the coast. Visit the chapel of Agioi Saranta set in a mountain cave or the Agios Ioannis chapel hidden in a valley. For a breathtaking view of Protaras climb up the 153 step hill to the chapel of Profitis Elias.

      Enjoy a wide range of restaurants, taverns and pubs fit for every taste bud. Have a relaxing coffee at the local cafes or dance away the night at the clubs. Take your pick from the many hotels and self-catering apartments available to cater all your needs and demands.

    • Green Bay Diving Site Cyprus

      Green Bay Diving Site Direction to Green Bay Diving Site

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      Explore the deep Mediterranean Sea and its wonders with a dive into the blue. With water temperatures which never drop below 16 degrees, diving into the crystal clear waters of the island is available all year long. Green Bay is a highlight of Protaras as it is a unique diving and snorkeling site with crystal clear waters and an abundance of sea life. Fit for all levels of scuba divers, even for the novices who wish to explore the undersea for the first time.
    • Luis St. Elias Resort & Waterpark

      Where to stay in Protaras?

      St. Elias Hotel & Waterpark is set in tranquil surroundings within a 15-minute walk of Protaras sandy beaches. It rests on a total of 40,400 m² of beautiful gardens and has 3 pools, a small water park, and a spa. The lively Agia Napa is a 15-minute drive away. Guests can choose among a traditional Greek tavern or the main restaurant for lunch and dinner, while there is also a a main bar and a pool bar. Certified Cypriot breakfast is served in the morning. Quality imported alcoholic drinks are included in the Ultra All Inclusive package.

    Cape Greco N.Park Cyprus

    Cape Greco N.Park

    Stop 2

    Just 10 minutes’ drive away between Protaras and Ayia Napa is the National Park of Cape Greko. A seaside natural haven, where the rocky headland is laced with sandy coves forming sea caves and a once in a lifetime experience. For an adventure filled day follow one of the various signposted nature trails weaving through the area and enjoy the rugged, wild beauty of nature as well as discovering the area’s flora and fauna. Direction to Cape Greco N.Park

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      We recommend the Agioi Anrgyroi- Thlassines Spilies (Sea Caves) trail which takes an hour and a half to complete, which begins at the whitewashed quaint chapel of Agioi Anargyroi and takes you long the coast to the magical sea caves, passes by the ‘Kamara tou Koraka’ natural bridge. For a shorter circular trial, the Aphrodite trail, takes you on a 3km long walk along the coast. If you are looking for a challenge, trek along the circular sea cave route, past rugged, bumpy and steep peaks. Regardless which trail you choose, the spectacular views of the crystal blue waters, merging into tall rocks and wild nature are guaranteed to take your breath away. Alternatively, cycle through the designated paths and enjoy the coast on wheels!

      Mirroring the surrounding nature, the unique building of the Cape Greko Environmental Center found in the area, houses information and exhibitions of the land and marine ecosystem of the Cape Greko peninsula. Visit it to discover the aquariums and exhibitions and learn more about the nature of the island.

      Experience firsthand the marine life of the Mediterranean Sea by going for a dive or snorkeling in the deep blue underwater of the coast. Visit the historic 19 th century lighthouse of the area or visit the picturesque beach of Konnos. The Blue Flag awarded beach of Konnos, comprises steep pine covered slopes merge into the crystal clear waters. Enjoy the breathtaking view from the top, or walk along the pine filled pathways to the beach. From there access the National Forest Park, which belongs to the Natura 2000 network.

      End your days in Kavos (Cavos) watching the sun go down taking in the breathtaking view of the region.

    • Cape Greco Info Center Cyprus

      Cape Greco Info Center

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      A unique minimalistic building, emulating the rusty surroundings houses the Cape Greko Enviromental Centre. Awarded with an architectural award for the building design, the sleek one-storey landmark encases three aquariums, hosting the marine life found in Cape Greko and various exhibitions of the land, ecosystem and found within the waters as well as the terrestrial wealth. At the Centre experience staff delivers tours to students and organized groups, teaching about Cape Greko (Kavo Greko),Cyprus and the natural environment of the island. Direction to Cape Greco Info Center
    • Atlantica Mare Village Cyprus

      Atlantica Mare Village

      Where to Stay in Cape Greco?

      Set in a privileged, beachfront location between cosmopolitan Ayia Napa and Cape Cavo Greco park, Atlantica Mare Village boasts a private swimming pool and gardens extending to the sandy, blue-flag beach. Free WiFi is available in public areas. Guests will find elegantly designed and modernly furnished rooms, located either in the bungalow area or at ground or upper floor residences, within the resort. The resort offers a full range of services including 24-hour reception, luggage transportation, pillow selection and free parking. Guests will also find a mini market in the hotel. Free WiFi is available throughout the premises.

    Ayia Napa Cyprus

    Ayia Napa

    Stop 3

    The next stop is the rapidly developing fishing village of Ayia Napa. Once a small village, now a tourist hotspot with worldwide fame. Similar to the neighboring locations of Protaras and Cape Greko, Ayia Napa has to offer golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and plenty of natural beauty. Direction to Ayia Napa

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      Take in the sun at one of the 14 golden beaches, swim in the turquoise crystal waters all awarded with a Blue Flag, and have some fun with all the waters sports offered at the beach. Alternatively, sail around the coast of Ayia Napa in one of the cruises available. For the more adventurous visitors, the wild nature can be explored at one of the hiking or biking nature trails, with copious of unique flora and fauna.

      Discover the rich history of the island at Makronissos Archeological Tombs, learn more about the ecclesiastical background at the Monastery, the Old and New Church dedicated to the Virgin Mary or discover the small rural chapels and churches dotted around the area. Other activities include the Municipal Museum ‘ Thalassa’, the Venetian Aqueducts, the Love Bridge and the famous ‘I Love Ayia Napa’ sculpture located at the Central square. Take in the salty air at the picturesque Harbor and enjoy the vast blue ocean.

      Apart from the nature and history the town has to offer, Ayia Napa offers a cosmopolitan life. Visit one of the many restaurants and taverns guaranteed to satisfy any taste bud with local and international cuisines available, or experience the famous Ayia Napa nightlife for some fun and pleasure at the pubs and nightclubs. Finally take a stroll around the trendy boutiques and souvenir shops for a special shopping experience.

    • Sculpture Park & Waterpark Cyprus

      Sculpture Park & Waterpark

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      Sculpture Park
      Expanding across a 20.000 square meter area, on the crossroad of Cavo Greco Avenue and Kryou Nerou, is the Sculpture Park. A one of a kind park which blends immense natural beauty, breathtaking views and sculptures created by world famed artists. A true gem for Ayia Napa and the wider Famagusta region.

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        Water Park
        Dive into a mythical journey with family and friends at the WaterWorld Waterpark. Create unforgettable memories filled with fun and adventure more than 30 waterslides inspired by Ancient Greece and attractions fit for all ages! The biggest themed waterpark in Europe, awaits for you for a fun filled day or to celebrate any occasion. Take a break at the restaurant, offering a wide selection of food, or refresh yourselves at the beverage outlets.

    • Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites Cyprus

      Napa Mermaid Hotel & Suites

      Where to Stay in Ayia Napa?

      Located 100 m from Grecian Beach, Napa Mermaid provides fine dining and boutique rooms overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. It features 2 pools, a health club with hot tub and a 24-hour reception. The 2 restaurants and bars offer spectacular sea views and serve a variety of local and international cuisine.The bar offers live music almost every night. Other facilities of the modern Napa Design Hotel include a spa area and tennis court. Direct buses to Paralimni, Protaras, Larnaca and Nicosia stop just in front of the hotel. Taxi transfer upon request and at extra charge is available and free parking is possible.

    Larnaca Cyprus

    Larnaca

    Stop 4

    Follow the coast line to the longest inhabited region of the island, with a history dating back 10,00 years. The beautiful, compact city of Larnaca. A city with an authentic old soul which encases rich ancient culture, architecture and modern life in one. A charming Mediterranean city that can be explored on foot! Direction to Larnaca

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      The heart of the city is the coastline of Finikoudes, with a promenade where ships sail in and away and a coast lined with tall palm trees, making it a reference point for the city. There you will find restaurants, cafes and pubs where you can enjoy a meal, a drink or your coffee with picturesque views. Take a stroll on the pier and feel the salty air as you watch the ships sail away. Walk along Piale Pasha, pass the ancient castle where you will stumble across quaint neighborhoods and fish taverns, which offer fresh fish by the sea. Continue on to Kastela Beach, a Blue flag awarded beach offering all amenities. Next to it is Mackenzie beach, a coast lined with clubs and restaurants which come to life at night and offer a chance to dance the night away by the sea. There you can encounter the unique experience of airplanes landing and taking off to all parts of the world!

      Parallel to Finikoudes beach, is the shopping center. High street shops, boutiques and souvenir shops are bustling with life and offer goods suitable for all tastes. Just a few minutes walking distance away is the magical Salt Lake, where during winter and spring it’s colored in pink by the flocks of flamingos that visit each year. Walk along the nature trail by the lake and enjoy the wild nature and picturesque views of the lake. A notable site near the Lake is the Hala Sultan Mosque, an important place of pilgrimage for Moslems.

      In the heart of the city is the Saint Lazaros Church, the city’s patron saint. Walk around the square and admire the rich history it has to offer. At the start of Finikoudes beach find the Europe square, decorated with a fountain and lined by neoclassical buildings which house municipal authorities. Often events and bazaars are held at the square. In the shopping center, you will find Ermou Square, surrounded by cafes and shops, offering the cosmopolitan air of a European city.

    • Zenobia Wreck ( Diving ) Cyprus

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      It was June 1980, when a Swedish ferry named Zenobia, filled with 104 trailers and trucks sunk, 1.5km off the coast of Larnaca’s fishing harbor, forming one of the top 10 wreck dives in the world. At a depth of 42m, with a visibility of up to 50 m and temperatures ranging from 16 o C to 27 o C ins summer, the Zenobia wreck offers a reef inhabited by many species of fish including grouper, barracuda, kingfish, jacks and tiger fish as well as moray eels, stingrays, turtles and octopus. A unique experience for those who wish to explore. You can also view the wreck from above, with glass-bottom boats sailing daily from the Larnaca Marina. A festival is held annually in celebration of the famous wreck, with a week-long program of activities and events.
    • Qbic City Hotel

      Where to stay in Larnaca?

      Situated 200 m from Finikoudes Promenade in the centre of Larnaca, Qbic City Hotel features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the property. Foinikoudes beach can be reached in 3-minutes on foot. Guests will find a cozy space with inviting decor, the Mingle Experience Café, in the premises. Breakfast, brunch and dinner can be enjoyed there. Guests can also enjoy a variety of healthy meals made by Cypriot local ingredients. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar and the top-floor terrace with pool with hydromassage jets and views of the sea and the old town. Saint Lazarus Church is 200 m from Qbic City hotel, while Agios Lazaros Byzantine Museum is 200 m from the property. The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport, 8 km from Qbic City Hotel.

    Zygi Fishing Shelter & Marina Cyprus

    Zygi Fishing
    Shelter & Marina

    Stop 5

    Ride along the old coastal road from Larnaca to Limassol and come across the village of Zygi. The small village of Zygi is known for its fishing shelter. Even though small, the village’s marina was reconstructed in 2012 , funded by the European Union, to accommodate small and medium fishing boats, making it a ‘hotspot’ for a variety of vessels. Direction to Zygi Fishing
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      Surrounded by fishing taverns, many of which offer children’s facilities, Zygi’s fishing shelter is the ideal location to enjoy the freshest fish by the sea. Take a stroll after your meal or a traditional fishing trip and learn firsthand the tales the fishermen have to tell while demonstrating traditional fishing methods.

      Just 20 minutes before you approach Zygi, visit the Mazotos Camel Park, for a memorable experience.

    • Camel Park Cyprus

      Camel Park

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      Founded in 1998, the Camel Park originated as a camel farm, but is now home to more than 100 animals, including ostriches, goats, deer, ponies, wallabies, lamas, alpacas, lemurs, turtles, fish and birds. Meet the 60 camels and take a ride with them. Ride the donkey or the ponies and have an unforgettable day! Activities include feeding the animals, with provided food bags. A playground is also available for children. Enjoy a refreshment by the pool, as well as a snack, a cold or warm drink. Soak up the exotic nature and picturesque surroundings. A restaurant offering lunch and dinner is also available.
    • Atlantis Gardens Cyprus

      Atlantis Gardens

      Where to stay in Zygi?

      Featuring pool views, Atlantis Gardens in Mazotos features accommodation, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre, a bar, a garden and a terrace. The apartment features both WiFi and private parking free of charge. Guests at Atlantis Gardens can enjoy a continental breakfast. The accommodation offers a children’s playground. Atlantis Gardens provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. A car rental service is available at the apartment. Petuntas Mazotos Beach is 200 m from Atlantis Gardens, while Camel park is 2.8 km from the property. The nearest airport is Larnaca International Airport, 16 km from the accommodation.

    Tochni Village Cyprus

    Tochni Village

    Stop 6

    Reach the first mountainous village of the route, Tochni village. A large community located between Larnaca and Limassol, considered as one of the oldest on the island. A popular agrotourism refuge, enjoy the quaint beauty and traditional architecture with preserved houses built in Tochni stone. With verdant, lush nature, Tochni is a popular destination for climbing, cycling and walking especial during springtime where the blooming surroundings offer picturesque moments. Enjoy the panoramic views and stunning sceneries at the designated three kilometer circular nature trail. Direction to Tochni Village

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      At the village visit the several churches, a notable one is the unique church on a bridge. Above the “Arkatzin” (river), which traverses the village, is the Saint Constantine and Helen church, said to have been founded by Saint Helen herself. Find the Ecclesiastical Museum next to the church and admire the exhibits which include religious relics, silver and bronze sacred vessels, a piece of the Holy Cross and a grand cross.

    • Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement  ( Unesco ) Cyprus

      Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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      Just before Tochni village, discover the most historic site of the island. A testimonial of the rich and long history of Cyprus is the Choirokitia Neolithic Settlement. Part of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List, the well preserved Neolithic settlement contains 5 dwellings, reconstructed based on the Neolithic construction molds, using the same construction methods, materials and tools found on the site. Hence, ensuring the correct representation of the building of the time. Tour around the magnificent settlement and travel back in time.
    • Mespilo House Cyprus

      Mespilo House

      Where to stay in Tochni?

      Situated on Cyprus’s village Tochni, Mespilo House, Panoramic Apartments With Breakfast offers self-catering apartments with a fully fitted kitchen. Bicycle rental and a Cypriot Tavern with dining terrace are available. The complex is accessed by a slightly steep foot path and the Tochni Tavern where the breakfast buffet is served and the shared pool at the tavern is a 3-minute walk away. Staff at Mespilo House, Panoramic Apartments With Breakfast’s tour desk can arrange upon rental of mountain, road or E-bikes and also yoga classes. Tochni Tavern serves traditional Cypriot cuisine, which guests can enjoy on the shaded outdoor terrace of the tavern overlooking the village.

    Skarinou Village Cyprus

    Skarinou Village

    Stop 7

    Maintaining its traditional character with stone built houses and narrow streets which lead to squares and natural openings. Houses, built on different levels due to the ground morphology, with central courtyards adorned with blooming nature and large entrance doors, create a picturesque setting. Direction to Skarinou Village

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      The small village of Skarinou merges this traditional architecture with modernization, all adorned with lush natural beauty. Walk along the streets of the village and admire the women embroidering or knitting in their courtyards, making the local cheese of halloumi and learn bout the traditions, culture and customs of the island. Visit the church of Guiding Virgin Mary standing proud at the village entrance, the chapels of Saint George and Apostole Loucas. Find the ‘Environmental Information Centre of Larnaca Mountainous Area’ and learn more about the 18 rural areas of the Larnaca region. Discover the symbolic animal for the island, at the Golden Donkey Farm and the Dipotamos Donkey Farm, enjoy a ride with the donkeys and sample donkey milk. Discover also the Donkey milk beauty products and learn about its unique properties.

    • Golden Donkeys Farm Cyprus

      Golden Donkeys Farm

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      Golden Donkeys Farm is located in Skarinou village, halfway between Larnaca and Limassol. When building it, we were based on our love and care for sustaining the Cyprus traditions. And we really wanted to help preserve the heritage of Cyprus – friendly and industrious animals, which many centuries faithfully served the Cypriots. After all, it is the Cyprus donkeys, who were the indispensable tool: they transported food and wine, they were the primary mode of transportation on the island for many centuries, it was the donkeys that helped in the production of olive oil, turning the heavy millstones, and in the manufacture of wine, carrying grapes from mountain plantations.
    • Traditional Village House Cyprus

      Traditional Village House

      Where to stay in Skarinou?

      Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, these rustic, self-catering houses in Skarinou offer an outdoor pool and a terrace with mountain views. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property. The Traditional Village Houses are fitted with wooden furniture and Lefkara embroideries. All rooms feature a balcony, air conditioning and a kitchenette. The houses have swimming pools and shaded terraces, offering the perfect setting in which guests can relax. They are also in an excellent location from which to explore the rest of Cyprus, and there is excellent mountain hiking nearby.

    Katw Drys Village Cyprus

    Katw Drys Village

    Stop 8

    Next stop is the idyllic and picturesque village of Kato Drys. Its name translates to ‘lower oak’ and its existence dates back to the Byzantine period. It is the birthplace of Agios Neofytos the Recluse. Local produce includes grapes, citrus fruit, almonds, olive and carob and since it is located next to the famous Lefkara village the famous Lefkara lace is also practiced at the village. Direction to Katw Drys Village

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      Visit the Rural Museum and the Bee and Embroidery Museum, as well as the churches of Panagia Eleouesa, dating back to the 15 th century, and Agios Charalambos , dating back to the early 19 th century. During the summer months the village hosts the biggest summer music festival, ‘Feggaros’, taking place annually during July.

    • Agios Minas Monastery Cyprus

      Agios Minas Monastery Direction to Agios Minas Monastery

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      Located between Kato Drys and Vavla village, is the 15 th century monastery of Agios Minas. The building consists of a church, cloisters and other monastic buildings and combines Byzantine and Gothic architecture. On the north and south walls there are two large paintings of Saint George and Saint Minas, dating back to 1757. The nuns who reside at the monastery, engage in icon painting, cultivating and selling fruit and homemade preserves, along with practicing their religious duties. Visit the monastery to discover inner peace and tranquility.
    • Palatakia Cyprus

      Palatakia

      Where to stay in Katw Drys?

      Spiti tis Irinis is a traditional style holiday home with a garden, located in Pedoulas. The property is 45 km from Paphos City and boasts views of views of Troodos Mountains and the Marathasa valley. The two-bedroom holiday home is fitted with a kitchen with an oven and toaster and includes indoor and outdoor dining areas. A TV is featured. Other facilities at Spiti tis Irinis include a barbecue. The historical landmark of Pedoulas Archangel Michael Church is 50 m from the property and in the vicinity there is also the Byzantine Museum and the starting points of several hiking trails.

    Lefkara Village Cyprus

    Lefkara Village

    Stop 9

    Follow the winding road to the picturesque village of Lefkara. The village is split inti Pano (higher) and Kato (lower) Lefkara and it is worldwide famous for its traditional handcrafted lace embroidery and filigree silver. Located on the foot of Troodos Mountains, at an altitude of 650m, the village took its name after the lime stone rock of the region. Direction to Lefkara Village

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      Trail along the winding quaint narrow streets, framed by traditional, terracotta roofed old houses. Meet the local women who often sit outside their homes creating the renowned ‘Lefkaritiko’ lace, a tradition dating back to Venetian times and part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

      Learn more about this historic tradition and the craft of filigree silver pieces at the Lefkara Handicraft Centre, the Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmithing, watch the craftsmen t work or have a go at creating one at the various workshops. Unearth historic sites such as the old fountain, the old aquaduct, the old olive mill or take a stroll amongst olive tree orchards at Oliva Terra –Ktima Sofokleous, and learn about the island’s ‘liquid gold’. For a sample of the religious roots of the island, visit the Timios Stvros church and the chapel of Archangel Michael in Kato Lefkara, where you can admire frescoes dating back to the 12 th and 15 th century. For the sport lovers follow the linear nature trail or the designated cycling routes, immersing yourselves in the verdant nature surrounding the village.

      If you find yourselves in the village during the month of August, be sure to visit the annual Lefkara Festival, enjoy handicraft exhibitions, dance shows and theatre to the tunes of music programs.

    • Dafermou Winery & Lefkara Dam Cyprus

      Dafermou Winery & Lefkara Dam

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      Dafermou Winery
      Just above the Lefkara valley, blending amongst the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills is the Ktima Dafermou. Similar to the wine produced, the winery blends the modern with old aesthetics, with modern materials such as concrete glass and stainless steel come in contrast to the traditional Lefkara architecture. Producing limited quantities as well as the organic production, ensures the exceptional quality of the wines. Located in a beautiful setting Ktima Dafermou also offers the option for indoor and outdoor private events.

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        Lefkara Dam
        Travel just 4km north of the village to find the Lefkara Dam. Holding the title as one of the biggest dams in Cyprus, with a capacity of 14 million cubic meters of water, it is a picturesque location. The landscape is reminiscent of a Swiss lake of Norwegian fiord, as it offers visitors the chance to admire trouts and cyprines or look out for ‘mirofores’ and narcicuss on the surrounding hills. Grab the opportunity to enjoy a picnic by the lake, hike or cycle and enjoy the untouched nature.

    • Lazaros Stonehouse Cyprus

      Lazaros Stonehouse

      Where to stay in Lefkara?

      Located in Lefkara, Lazaros Stonehouse provides air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Featuring a terrace, the property is located within 28 km of Hala Sultan Tekke. Local points of interest like Larnaca Salt Lake and Touzla Mosque are reachable within 29 km and 30 km, respectively. The rooms in the guest house are equipped with a kettle. All rooms include a flat-screen TV, and certain rooms at Lazaros Stonehouse have a balcony. Byzantine Museum of Saint Lazarus is 30 km from the accommodation, while Saint Lazarus Square is 30 km from the property.

    Vavatsinia Village Cyprus

    Vavatsinia Village

    Stop 10

    Climb up to 850m altitude, to Vavatsinia village, one of the two tallest mountainous village of the Larnaca region. Just 15km away from the final destination of Machairas, find tourist buses which offer daily trips to Machairas. A small quaint village, decorated with traditional architecture merging into the wild lush natural surroundings. Walk around the village and discover the village square, the indigenous mulberry tree (Vavatsinia) and the old distillery used to make the traditional alcoholic drink of Zivania. Direction to Vavatsinia Village

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      Discover the churches and chapels dotted around the village, such as Holy Church of Saint George, built in 1912, and the first church built in the village in 1850, the church of the All Holy Mother of God, which is under the protection of the Antiques Department.

      Venture on to the two nature trails offered at the village, The Athasia nature trail or the Karbounarka Nature trail, and enjoy the wild nature, discover endemic flora and fauna and fill your lungs with fresh air. Take in panoramic views of the horizon and the Larnaca mountainous area. If you are up to the challenge take your mountain bike and follow the cycling route to Machairas.

    Vavatsinia Taverns Cyprus

    Vavatsinia Taverns

    DO NOT MISS!

    After a long day of trekking satisfy your appetite with ample traditional local cuisine and enjoy authentic Cypriot hospitality at the local taverns. ‘Takis’ tavern is located in the heart of the village and is surrounded by stone built buildings, immersing the visitor in tradition. In the entrance of the community find ‘Marias Restaurant’ and enjoy traditional local food surrounded by greenery and blooming nature. It also offers seasonal traditional sweets (spoon sweets) and homemade marmalades.

    Machairas Monastery Cyprus

    Machairas Monastery

    Stop 11

    End your journey at one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Cyprus. Machairas monastery was founded in the 12 th century after two monks discovered an icon of the Virgin Mary in a nearby cave. Built with thick stonewalls, powerful buttresses, ascetic cells and a bridge that runs over narrow trench, the monastery stands tall amid the lush forest. Direction to Machairas Monastery

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      Having survived many fires, the present church found in the centre of the courtyard, dedicated to the Virgin Mary if Machera, was rebuilt in 1892. Housed inside is the miraculous icon, attributed to Apostle Luke. Admire the 19-meter-high bell tower built in 1900, as well as the wood carved iconostasi crafted on 1919-1921 by Georgios Kyriakou. Below the monastery are the original monk’s cells, stable and storage area. Unearth the collection of old books, manuscripts, icons and religious artefacts. The historic monastery ensues tranquillity and peace, where visitors must enter in silence, properly attired and follow the monks’ instructions.

      Machairas Forest
      Immerse yourselves in one of the largest forests of the island the Machairas forest. Part of the forest has been declared as a Special Protection Are and an Important Bird Area (IBA), as it houses many unique species of flora and fauna. It is traversed by the rivers Pediaiod and Gialia, which enhance the natural beauty of the forest.

      Discover the ophiolitic igneous rocks, dating 90 million years old and the Mediterranean flora, including the golden oak, pine, endemic yolk, mushrooms, anemones and other plants. With 3 picnic sites available, take the chance to enjoy a snack or meal surrounded by verdant natural surroundings. Venture on the five available nature trail and soak up panoramic views of the region. For cyclists grasp the opportunity to travel along the bicycle routes.

      Near the forest discover the historic ‘Stavraetou Machaira’ hideout of the EOKA fighter Grigoris Afxentiou, who was burned alive inside during the liberation fight 1955-59.

      An attraction point for both locals and visitors, Machairas offers immense natural beauty, lush natural surrounding and rich religious and historic artefacts.

    Gregoris Afxentiou Statue & Museum Cyprus

    Gregoris Afxentiou Statue & Museum

    DO NOT MISS!

    Near the monastery is one of the most notable sites in the history of the island. Found in the monastery’s courtyard is the statue of the imposing hero Gregoris Afxentiou, who fell fighting against the English conquerors during the EOKA liberation struggle in 1955-59. At the monastery find a small museum, operating since 2006 in memory of the hero, exhibiting personal items, pictures and war object he used during the fight, newspaper and magazine scraps of the time as well as poems referring to his heroic death. His hideout, where he left his last breath in 1957 after a shepherd betrayed him, is located near the Monastery, down a track into a wooden valley.

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    Limassol to Nicosia

    Route Limassol to Nicosia in Cyprus

    Limassol to Nicosia

    Route 2

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    Experience the cosmopolitan life the island has to offer in two of the biggest cities, Limassol and Nicosia. Limassol encases the coastal life while Nicosia, as the island’s capital, highlights the city life. Both however combine modern and traditional architecture, reveal history with many museums to visit, and offer cafes, restaurants and shopping streets for endless hours of entertainment.

    Enjoy the nightlife in both cities and find a variety of accommodations fit for all tastes. The Red route combines Modern life found in the two cities of Limassol and Nicosia, with a taste of the traditional ways of rural life of the island. Discover agrotourism at its best at the famous wine villages, the heart of Cyprus, the Troodos mountains, as well as historical relics part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

    The red route, takes you from the coastal city to the island’s center via traditional wine villages. The wine lover’s route, taking its color from the wine, take you via wineries, perfect for a wine tasting stop and picturesque vineyards. On your route enjoy amazing panoramic views such as the Laona Area in Vasa Village, which offers panoramic views of the Troodos Mountains via vineyards. Taste amazing food at local taverns offering traditional cuisines and spend the night in unique traditional Houses. Experience the Cypriot hospitality, filoxenia, in rural Cyprus with friendly locals.

    Pass through the Troodos Mountains and discover wonders of nature! Follow nature trails which lead you to mesmerizing waterfalls, such as the Kaledonia and Millomeris, nestled within dense green vegetation and pine forests. Discover the village of Platres built with the unique architectural tradition of the Alps. Sit down at one of the Taverns or restaurants for some tasty food, enjoy a coffee or explore the unique shops. And if the sun sets while you’re still exploring spend the night at one of the many accommodations offered.

    Visit the highest peak of the island, Mount Olympus, and see panoramic views of the island . If you are visiting during the winter admire the mountain tops dressed in white and grasp the opportunity to ski! Follow one of the nature trails found in the area or trek down to the Troodos square. There you will find restaurants and cafes for a cooling break, unique souvenir shops, a children’s playground and the Troodos information centre. Alternatively spend the night at the Troodos hotel.

    Descending towards the capital city find Amiantos. There you must visit the Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre, which includes a museum and information center about Troodos’ Geology and History. Next to the Geopark find Troodos Botanical Garden. In the Amiantos Areas is the historical Amiantos Mine, which is worth a visit.

    The next stop is the favorite tourist destination, Kakopetria village. Built in the Solea region with beautiful, traditional architecture. Nestled amongst a lush forest and crossed by the river Klarios. Trek along the nature trail which lets you walk along with the river. Visit the historic churches, of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis and Panagia tis Podithou, the latter found in the neighboring village of Galata, both part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the traditional taverns or restaurants, or take a break at one of the coffee shops. Spend the night at one of the hotels or in a traditional home within the old village of Kakopetria.

    On your way to the last stop be sure to visit the church of Panagia tis Asinou, also part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Make a pit stop at the Xiliatos Dam, where you can find a picnic site and a beautiful Nature trail which offers amazing views of the lake and the surrounding forest.

    The last stop is Nicosia city, where you can experience the cosmopolitan way of life on the island. For a taste of history visit the Old City as well as the Museums.


    • Starting point – End point

      Limassol – Nicosia
    • Distance

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    • Duration

      1-3 μέρες
    • Means of Transport

      Car, Taxi, Bus, Personal Guide,
      Package Tour

    • Highlights

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    Limassol in Cyprus

    Limassol

    Stop 1

    Limassol, also called Lemesos, is the second largest city and has to offer both history and modern life. Walk within the old city, along its narrow wining streets and discover the Limassol Castle. The Medieval castle was built around 1000 A.D. It was where Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria. It now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum, exhibiting interesting pottery, tombstones, coats of arms, carvings and reliefs.
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      Visit the Old Port, a testament to the fishing life of this seafront town. Decorated with small fishing boats, the traditional flourish of the harbor is enhanced. A well established culinary destination the old port hosts restaurants, shops and a large pedestrian area. Right next door find the newly built Limassol Marina. The Marina combines exquisite dining, entertainment and shopping experience. Stroll by the sea and enjoy a range of boutiques and stylish shops, taste delicious local and international cuisines and relax at one of the cafes or lounge bars. Just infront of the city centre find one of the most beautiful parks of the Mediterranean, stretching along the city’s seafront. The Limassol Promenade, called Molos is decorated with water features , sculptures and trees. Also find playgrounds and coffee shops accessible by all. Molos is an ornament for the city.

      A point of reference for the city is the Ayia Napa Cathedral. Found in within the old part of the city, the church was built between the 19th and 20th century, and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It is a unique architectural structure built on the ruins of an old Byzantine church, maintaining the Byzantine elements.

      In the same area as the cathedral, find the Agiou Andreou Shopping street ideal to find souvenirs to take a piece of Limassol with you home as well as discover Cypriot tradition products. The main shopping street of Limassol is Anexartisisas shopping street. There you can find a range of both high street and designer shops, cafes and snack bars for a fulfilling day of shopping

    • Limassol Agora ( Old Market ) in Cyprus

      Limassol Agora ( Old Market ) Direction to Limassol Agora ( Old Market )

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      Another historic landmark is the Limassol Agora (Municipal Old Market), found right in the heart of the Old Town. Carrying on its traditional role as a place of gathering and trade, the contemporary space hosts 40 different businesses offering a unique experience to the visitor. Visit the roof sitting area and gaze upon Saripolou square with its neoclassical builds.
    • Old Port Hotel in Cyprus

      Old Port Hotel

      Where to stay in Limassol?

      Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Old Port Hotel is situated in the old, historic town of Limassol. The Old Port and Castle of Limassol are right opposite the property, while the city’s marina is 100 m away. Old Port Hotel also includes a terrace. Technological University of Cyprus is 1.1 km from Old Port Hotel, while Akrotiri is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Paphos International Airport, 51 km from the property

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    Lofou Village in Cyprus

    Lofou Village

    Stop 2

    Climb about 800 meters high and discover the UNESCO architecturally important village of Lofou. The enchanting wine village has been restored to its original beauty the past couple of decades, with vineyards and restored traditional homes decorating the hills. Walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the church of Panagia Chrysolofitissa, the chapels of Prophet Elias, Agios Georgios and Agia Marina.Discover the Cypriot culture at the ‘Olive Mill’. Direction to Lofou Village

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      The ‘Agricultural Museum’ and the ‘Folk Art Museum’. Visit the traditional Wood Carving workshop and shop some traditional products at the Traditional products shop. Trek along the walking trail where you will discover the traditional ‘fount of Elitji’.

      Take a break at one of the coffee shops or enjoy a delicious meal at one of the restaurants or taverns. If you are visiting during the summer or fall months don’t miss the festivals held within the village.

    • Zambartas Winery in Cyprus

      Zambartas Winery Direction to Zambartas Winery

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      On your route towards the village of Vouni you will come across the picturesque Zambartas winery, located in the Agios Ambrosios community between the villages Lofou and Vouni. In 2007 the Zambartas Winery was built in the Krasochoria region in Agios Amvrosios village, on the southern slope of the Troodos Mountains near Limassol. Enjoy a tour of the cellar with the knowledgeable hosts. Taste 5 top range wines, both local and international varieties. The wines are paired with home-made canapés, made from local Cypriot and Mediterranean ingredients. Each wine is presented with a different canapé and the hostess will explain you the concept of the pairing.
    • Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse in Cyprus

      Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse

      Where to Stay in Lofou?

      Located at the edge of the picturesque village of Lofou, in the foothills of Mount Olympus, Apokryfo is a stone-built guesthouse offering boutique accommodation. It has a traditional restaurant, as well as a fully equipped gym with sauna and steam bath. Rooms, studios and cottages at Apokryfo Traditional Guesthouse are tastefully decorated and air conditioned. The Agrino Restaurant serves Cypriot cuisine. In the summer guests can dine on the rooftop terrace overlooking the village or in the courtyard by the pool. Other services include massage and beauty treatments by request, a library complete with board games and DVDs and walking maps for the surrounding area.

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    Vouni Village in Cyprus

    Vouni Village

    Stop 3

    Just a few kilometers away is the picturesque wine village of Vouni. Boasting with traditional architecture, cobblestone alleys and blossoming yards, the village seems like an outdoor museum of the Cypriot culture. Walk along the streets and enjoy architecture blending in with nature, as two rivers, Chapotami and Kryos Potamos cross the village.Reach its highest mountain peak ‘Moutti tou Afami’ at 1153meters above sea level. Direction to Vouni Village

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      Discover the religious background of the village at the churches of Timios Prodromos and Panayia Peravouniotissa, or the chapels of Chrisosotiros, Agios Ioannis Rossos and Agios Mamas as well at the Monastery of Resurrection. Learn about the Wine History in Cyprus at the Vouni Wine and Culinary center. At the Byzantine and Folk Art Museum as well as the Olive mill you can have a taste of the culture and history of the village and the island.

      Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the local coffee shops or sample the Cypriot cuisine at the local taverns. The village also provides a grocery shop where you can buy local produce.

    • Vlassides Winery in Cyprus

      Vlassides Winery Direction to Vlassides Winery

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      Travel north of the village of Vouni and discover the breathtaking Vlassides Winery, located in the village of Koilani. The Winery was designed by architect Heracles Papachristou in modern, clean-cut lines a contemporary building which blends perfectly with the landscape, situated in a 8 hectares plot, surrounded by its vineyards. A large part of the Winery is literally buried deep into the hill, while the rest of the building gradually comes into view as it follows the contours of the land.

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        The interior consists of large open spaces with panoramic views of the vineyards. Visitors enjoy an unobstructed view of the winemaking and wine ageing areas, giving them a general overview of the processes which take place at the Winery, from the beginning: from grape to wine.

    • Oinou Strata in Cyprus

      Oinou Strata

      Where to stay in Vouni Village

      Located in Vouni, 13 km from Platres, Oinou Strata – Adults Only provides a bar and free WiFi. Each unit comes with a sofa, a seating area, a flat-screen TV, a well-fitted kitchenette with a dining area, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. A fridge and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine. Guests at the bed and breakfast can enjoy a continental breakfast. Oinou Strata – Adults Only features a terrace. Limassol is 35 km from the accommodation, while Kakopetria is 30 km away.

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    Vasa Koilaniou Village in Cyprus

    Vasa Koilaniou Village

    Stop 4

    Surrounded by vineyards and colorful steep slopes is the fifth wine village of the Limassol district, Vasa Koilaniou or Krasohorion. With a viticulture history dating centuries old, the village is famous for its high quality wine Cypriot wine production. Visit the churches of the Virgin Mary of Evangelism, Saint Giorgios, Saint Varnavas, Apostle Timonas, Prophet Elias and the chapel of Timios Prodromos. Direction to Vasa Koilaniou Village

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      Discover Demetres Lipertis house who was an important contemporary poet and one of the greatest representatives of Cypriot dialectal poetry. Sample delectable wine at the ‘Argyrides Vasa Winery’ in the village, learn about the traditional spirit of the island at the ‘Zivania’ Museum and admire religious relics and art at the ‘Ecclesiastical’ Museum.

      Relax at on the local coffee shops or sample delicious Cypriot cuisine at the local Taverns.

    Arkella Palace in Cyprus

    Arkella Palace

    Where to stay in Vasa Koilaniou?

    Situated in Vasa Kilaniou, ARKELLA PALACE offers accommodation with free WiFi. All units include a fully equipped kitchen, allowing guests to prepare their own meals. A continental breakfast is available every morning at the property. The chalet offers a terrace.

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    Omodos Village

    Stop 5

    The next stop is the picturesque village of Omodos. A favorite amongst tourist destinations, the wine village maintains its traditional character with its cobblestone alleys and square and traditionally built houses.

    In the heart of the village sitting imposing and majestically is the Monastery of the Holy Cross. The historic monastery is said to have been established before 327 A.D.Direction to Omodos Village

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      Held within are important relics, icons and woodcarvings as well as the Ecclesiastical treasury museum, the National liberation struggle museum and the center of preservation for narrow-knit lacing.

      Discover more history at the Culture museum, the Picture museum and the Medieval Linos found dotted within the village.

      Explore the village square with its traditional bakeries, unique cafes and tavernas. Discover the local wineries and sample quality wine. Admire unique handcraft laces and sample local sample produce. Local amenities include a supermarket, bank, post office and a health center.

    • Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades Winery in Cyprus

      Oenou Yi – Ktima
      Vassiliades Winery Direction to Oenou Yi - Ktima Vassiliades Winery

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      Staring down at the picturesque village of Omodos, the Oenou Yi Winery is perched up on the hill just outside the core of the village. When you walk through Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery, you instantly feel a sense of completion. Built between Afamis and Laona hills, the winery’s carefully looked after and private owned vineyards are spreading as far as the eye can see. Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery combines high technology equipment with quality wine producing practices.

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        The space of the winery is a lively factory where wine production is realised. Properly designed winemaking, bottling and tasting spaces are always ready to offer a unique experience, as each and every loyal friend of wine deserves to taste the flavours of Omodos’ countryside. The “heart” of production is housed in the underground space of the winery. The space houses all necessary, modern, equipment for the production of quality wines: destemmer, crusher, pneumatic press with inert gas application, special tanks for prefermentation cryomaceration for white wine production, stainless fermentation tanks for red and white winemaking with automatic temperature control system, oak fermentation barrels for red wines and stabilisation tanks. Aiming at producing fine wines and making them available to the demanding public, Oenou Yi – Ktima Vassiliades winery contributes to the history and continuity of zealous wine.

    • Omodos Cozy Houses in Cyprus

      Omodos Cozy Houses

      Where to stay in Omodos?

      Set in Omodos, 10 km from Platres, Omodos Cozy Houses offers a terrace and free WiFi. All units come with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a kettle, completed with a kitchen. Limassol is 40 km from the country house, while Kakopetria is 33 km away.

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    Platres Village in Cyprus

    Platres Village

    Stop 6

    Climbing higher to the Troodos Mountain range, you will come across the picturesque village of Platres. It is a village separated into upper (Pano) and lower (Kato). As a popular holiday destination, explore the village and discover beautiful old houses nestled amongst fragrant trees. Direction to Platres Village

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      Trek along one of the nature trails found in the village and discover one of the highest waterfalls on the island, Kalidonia (Caledonia) waterfall and Millomeris waterfall. Sample delectable wine at the winery in Kato Platres, satisfy your sweet tooth at the chocolate workshop and get your adrenaline pumping at the adventure rope park. Learn more about history and the Cypriot culture at the Cultural center where old photos of the village are exhibited.

      Finally, spend the night at one of the quaint accommodations offered.

    • Platres Waterfalls in Cyprus

      Platres Waterfalls

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      Kalidonia (Caledonia)
      Waterfalls
      Kalidonia Waterfall was named by the Scots when visiting the area of Platres, around 1878 and are located two kilometres north of Platres. The Scottish ware amazed by the beauty and the resemblance of the waterfall with their home land. (Scotland used to be called Kalidonia in ancient times).Kalidonia Waterfalls are among the highest natural waterfalls we have in Cyprus. The water of the waterfall falls vertically from a height of 12m. The visitor may visit the area using the roadway towards the waterfall or following nature trail on foot leading to it near Psilodentro.

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        Millomeris Waterfalls
        Millomeris waterfall is located in the south-eastern region of Platres one kilometer away from the starting point of the nature trail that leads to the Waterfall. Water falls from a height of 15 meters and Millomeris is among the highest natural Waterfalls of the island. Millomeris was not well known until the recent years, since its location was not accessible. Among the works carried out from the community council (roadways and nature trail) Millomeris Waterfalls attracts many visitors and tourists with its natural beauty.

    • Petit Palais Platres Hotel in Cyprus

      Petit Palais Platres Hotel

      Where to stay in Platres?

      Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a terrace, Petit Palais Hotel offers accommodation in Platres. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Each room is fitted with a TV with satellite channels. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. Forest Park is 300 m from Petit Palais Hotel, while Trooditissa Monastery is 4.2 km away. The nearest airport is Paphos International Airport, 39 km from Petit Palais Hotel.

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    Mountain Olympus ( Chionistra ) in Cyprus

    Mountain Olympus
    ( Chionistra )

    Stop 7

    Climb to the highest peak on the island, Mount Olympus. Enjoy panoramic views of the island and the mountains at an altitude of 1952 meters high. Mount Olympus or Chionistra has to offer views of endless green blending into the blue ocean during the summer months and the chill of winter and snow during winter, as it transforms into a winter wonderland. During the winter months grasp the opportunity to descend the snowy slopes of Troodos while skiing! Direction to Mountain Olympus
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      You can follow the linear short trail of Persefoni, where you can enjoy the Troodos Forest or follow the two circular nature trails of Atalanti or Artemis and walk around the Chionistra area where you can explore the dense Troodos forest and enjoy the lush vegetation and unique fauna found on the island. Just 4 Km below the Chionistra is the Troodos square where you can rest and enjoy a coffee or a delicious meal or explore the special souvenir shops and choose a piece of Cyprus to take with you home and spend the night within the Troodos Nature Park at the hotel.

    • Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre in Cyprus

      Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre Direction to Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre

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      As you descend from the Troodos Square towards the village of Kakopetria, in the region of Amiantos, follow the signs to discover the famous Troodos Geopark Visitor Center. The Troodos Geopark (an area of 1.147 km2) Visitor Centre is located in the old Asbestos mine (Amiantos mine), an area with enormous historical value which now hosts an extraordinary botanical garden with information about the flora of the area, a seed bank of endemic species and also a plethora of evidence for the past mining activity and the community which once flourished there.

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        The Geopark Visitor Centre is situated in the newly restored elementary school of the abandoned asbestos mine. The building is an impressive listed structure and an example of fine architecture with historic characteristics and features such as its fireplaces, one in every room, and a beautiful internal yard. t the entrance of the Geopark Visitor Centre the visitors are welcomed by an amazing geological garden consisting of all the rock types encountered in the area, in stratigraphic order, representing the Troodos ophiolite sequence. An outdoor classroom is operated in the garden of the centre, where interactive lessons.

    • Troodos Hotel in Cyprus

      Troodos Hotel

      Where to stay in Troodos?

      This hotel is located just 5 km from Mount Olympus in Cyprus. It features free WiFi in common areas and free private parking. Most rooms open to an enclosed balcony. Each room offers flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer. Some have views over Troodos Square. Troodos Hotel’s front desk is available 24 hours a day. On the slopes of the Troodos Mountains, guests can enjoy hiking, in the warmer months, and skiing and snowboarding, during the snow season. Guests can enjoy a wholesome certified Cypriot breakfast in the restaurant each morning. Cold, refreshing drinks and hot beverages are served at the bar.

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    Kakopetria Village in Cyprus

    Kakopetria Village

    Stop 8

    Built on the foothills of Troodos, in the Solea valley is the famous village of Kakopetria. Similira to how the two rivers Kargotis and Garilis merge to form the river Klarios, which runs across the village, so does Kakopetria merges nature and tradition.Visit the historic Byzantine church of Saint Nicolas Stegis. Direction to Kakopetria Village

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      A UNESCO World Heritage site, the chapel of Saint George Perachoritis, the ancient church of Panagia Theotokos and the church of the Transfiguration for an insight into the religious history of the island. Visit the Olive as well as the Linos museum dedicated to wine, bread making and olive oil production. Discover the two Watermills for a taste at the old rural life and traditions.

      In the heart of the village find the Old Kakopetria, maintaining the old architecture and character it takes you back in time. Trek along the nature trail found in the village, ‘Monopati tis Vateris’. Don’t miss the chance to try the famous trout sourced locally, along with other delectable dishes. Enjoy a coffee accompanied by the sound of the river. Admire the waterfall in the famous Elena’s park. Amenities include a bank, police station, health center, forest station, hotels, mini markets, bakery and shops.

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      Kakopetria Unesco Churches

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      Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church (UNESCO)
      The church of Ayios Nikolaos tis Stegis is situated in a central area of the Troodos mountain range, in the upper Solea valley. It is built on the west bank of the river Klarios/Karkotis, at a distance of about two kilometers southwest of the village of Kakopetria. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is the only surviving katholicon (monastery church) of an 11th century Byzantine monastery in Cyprus.

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        Panagia tis Podithou Church (UNESCO)
        The church of Panagia Podithou is situated in the village of Galata Village (next to Kakopetria Village). It is built in a narrow and fertile valley of the river Klarios/Karkotis, a few hundred meters to the north of the village of Galata. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Panagia Podithou used to be the katholicon (monastery church) of a monastery bearing the same name.

    • Linos Inn in Cyprus

      Linos Inn

      Where to stay in Kakopetria?

      Located in Kakopetria Village of Cyprus, the traditionally-built Linos Inn features a sauna, a restaurant and a bar. It offers free WiFi in the shared areas and air-conditioned units with a furnished balcony, some overlooking the Troodos Mountains and the river. The rooms, studios and apartments of Linos are fitted with traditional furnishings and beamed ceilings. Guests can start their day with a continental breakfast served daily at the dining area. Mediterranean and traditional flavours can be enjoyed at the warm setting of the on-site restaurant.

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    Panagia tis Asinou in Cyprus

    Panagia tis Asinou

    Stop 9

    Panagia tis Asinou Church (UNESCO)
    The church of Panagia Phorbiotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou, is situated in the north foothills of the Troodos mountain range. It is built on the east bank of a stream, three kilometers south of the village of Nikitari. In 1985 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes nine other painted Byzantine churches of the Troodos range. Panagia Forbiotissa used to be the katholicon (monastery church) of the Monastery of Forbion, as its name implies. Direction to Panagia tis Asinou

    Xyliatos Dam & Nature Trail in Cyprus

    Xyliatos Dam & Nature Trail

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    A few kilometers away is the famous Xyliatos Dam. Built in the 80s the dam attracts many visitors throughout the years, who come to admire the verdant dense pine forest surrounding the village and reflected in the crystal waters of the dam.

    Follow the circular 4km nature trail, around the vicinity of the dam, and enjoy scenic views. Have a break at the picnic area found next to the dam, have a barbecue at the provided grilling areas and enjoy a meal underneath fragrant pine trees. Direction to Xyliatos Dam & Nature Trail

    Nicosia in Cyprus

    Nicosia

    Stop 10

    End your journey at the capital of Cyprus, the only remaining divided capital in the world. Discover the city which combines cultural heritage, architecture and history with the contemporary way of life. Visit the 16th century Venetian walls encompasses the Old City of Nicosia, where you walk on the at the Famagusta gate. Walk within the Old town and admire the architecture. Direction to Nicosia

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      From art to ancient history to religion, the city has numerous museums exhibiting ancient artifacts and depicting the history of the island. Visit the museum containing the statuette of Aphrodite of Soli from the 1st century A.D., the Leventis Museum displaying artifacts part if the city’s history or visit the 18th century Mansion House of the Dragoman, Hadjigeorgakis Cornesios, housing the ethnological museum, exhibiting furniture, textiles and house objects from that era.

      Visit the Cultural Center, housed in the 18th century Archontiko Odou Axiotheas, the 10th century church of Chrysaliniotissa and the Multicrafts center. Displaying over 1000 paintings dating from the 18th century is the Center of Visual Arts and Research, found in Ermou street. Where at the end of the street you can find the historic Green Line (buffer zone), where the city is divided on half.
      For an insight into the religious culture of the island one must visit the Archbishop Kyprianos Square where they will find the Cathedral of St.John, the Byzantine Museum and the Folk Art and Culture Museum of Archbishop Makarios III. Discover the historic revolution fo the Cypriot people at the Museum of the National Struggle, in addition to having a glimpse of the modern history of the island at the Pancyprian Gymnasium Museum.

      Enjoy unique views of the entire city at the Ledras Observatory Museum, found on the 11th floor of the Shacolas Tower building. There you can admire the modern aspect of the city with tall buildings, offices, cafes, restaurants and shops as well as the busy streets bursting with life. The streets of Makariou, Stasikratous, Ledras, Onasagorou and Mnasiadou offer shopping option fit for all styles and budgets. At the edges of the city find two modern shopping Malls enhancing the European influence of the city. Finally, choose from the numerous dining options with cuisines from all over the world, promising a delectable culinary experience.

    • 360 – Nicosia in Cyprus

      360 – Nicosia Direction to 360 - Nicosia

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      The tallest building in Nicosia.

      Sky Restaurant & Club

      Situated in the heart of the city, on one of its busiest streets, 360 Nicosia will tower over the hustle and bustle of the world below, standing at an impressive 135m-high, composed of 34 floors of premium real estate and resort-style offerings. Named in honour of its expansive, unobstructed, panoramic view of the city and beyond – from the fist of Pentadactylos, and the plains of Mesaoria, to the rising Troodos mountain range.

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        and even the Morphou coastline! – it is imagined that 360 Nicosia will come to epitomise and express the area’s culture and creativity, and the wider city’s energy and entrepreneurship. With divine views of the city and menus brimming with gourmet dishes, the Sky Restaurant & Club situated on the 33rd and 34th floors respectively promises a whole new level of fine dining. For a virtual walk-through at 360 Nicosia.

    • Map Boutique Hotel in Cyprus

      Map Boutique Hotel

      Where to stay in Nicosia?

      Located in Nicosia and with The Byzantine Museum reachable within 700 metres, MAP Boutique Hotel provides express check-in and check-out, allergy-free rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi throughout the property and a fitness centre. Featuring a terrace, this property is set a short distance from Liberty Monument, Ministry of Finance – Nicosia and Cyprus Museum. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and ticket service for guests.

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    1 – Day test

    ITINERARY

    Απολαύστε ένα 1-μονοήμερο
    στο χωριό Κακοπετριά

    Κακοπετριά

    Ένα χωριό απόλαυσης, περιπέτειας και της ανακάλυψης
    • Σημείο εκκίνησης – Τελικό σημείο

      Αεροδρόμιο Λάρνακας – Κακοπετρία
    • Απόσταση

      102 km
    • Διάρκεια

      1 Ημέρα
    • Means of Transport

      Car, Taxi, Bus, Personal Guide,
      Package Tour

    • Highlights

      Kakopetria is a town in Cyprus located 55 kilometres southwest of the capital, Nicosia.
    • Διαδρομή στο χάρτη


    Γνωρίζωντας την Κακοπετριά

    DAY 1 –  We Suggest

    Ξεκινώντας ένα ξέγνοιαστο περίπατο στα στενά της παλιάς Κακοπετριάς.
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      Τα στενά της παλιάς Κακοπετριάς

      Ξεκινώντας ένα ξέγνοιαστο περίπατο στα στενά της παλιάς Κακοπετριάς, θα σας προσελκύσει και θα σας μαγέψει ο τρόπος που είναι όλα τα σπίτια χτισμένα το ένα διπλά στο άλλο και τα περισσότερα με δυο ορόφους. Εκεί διακρίνεις από τις στέγες των σπιτιών ένα ονειρεμένο δρόμο από κεραμίδια, οπού αξίζει μια φωτογραφία. Στην συνέχεια μπορείτε να ξεκινήσετε τον υπέροχο περίπατο σας στα στενά της παλιάς Κακοπετριάς που είναι ένα ζωντανό μουσείο αρχιτεκτονικής.
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      Μονοπάτι της Βατερής

      Μονοπάτι της Βατερής

      Η θεά Αθηνά και ο Ηρακλής το περπατήσανε, εσύ? Μονοπάτι της Βατερής, δεν πρέπει να παραλείψετε αυτό το υπέροχο μονοπάτι. Ένα μονοπάτι όπου τα έχει όλα. Δηλαδή, εκτός από το μονοπάτι της φύσης οπού περπατάτε θα σας συνοδεύει και το ποτάμι όπου θα κάνει την διαδρομή ακόμα πιο ευχάριστη και μαγευτική. Επίσης η πανέμορφες ξύλινες γέφυρες όπου γεφυρώνουν το ποταμό, και τα παγκάκια όπου έχουν θέα την υπέροχη φύση μαζί με τον ποταμό και τις γέφυρες. Τέλος, μπορείτε να ξεδιψάσετε με το κρυστάλλινο και κρύο νερό από την Βρύση Βατερή.
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      The Mill Restaurant

      Ένα εστιατόριο με μια αξιοθαύμαστη τοποθεσία όπου σου προσφέρει μια καταπληκτική θέα και ποιοτικό φαγητό. Προλάβετέ να κάνετε κρατήσεις, γιατί το εστιατόριο ο Μύλος εκτός από την καταπληκτική θέα και ποιότητα φαγητού φημίζεται επίσης για την πιο νόστιμη πέστροφα. Καλή σας όρεξη!

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      Πέτρα του Ανδρογύνου – Κακοπετριά

      Είναι ευρέως γνωστό, πως η Θεά Αφροδίτη είναι άρρηκτα συνδεδεμένη με την Κύπρο και την ιστορία της ως νησί. Αυτό αποδεικνύεται μέσω των χιλιάδων μύθων και θρύλων που εξυμνούν τη Θεά του Έρωτα αλλά και λόγω των πολλών Ναών, Ιερών και ανακτόρων προς τιμή της, που βρίσκονταν σκορπισμένα σε όλο το νησί.

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        Δεν ήταν τυχαίο λοιπόν, που η Θεά Αφροδίτη και η Θεά Αθηνά, επέλεξαν μία από τις πιο όμορφες περιοχές της Κύπρου, το χωριό Κακοπετριά για να κτίσουν τις κατοικίες τους. Συγκεκριμένα, η θεά της ομορφιάς και του έρωτα, μαζί με τις Κύπριδες νύμφες και τον Άδωνι, διοργάνωνε σ’αυτήν την τοποθεσία περίεργα ερωτικά παιχνίδια όχι μόνο για τους Θεούς αλλά και για τους κοινούς θνητούς. Αυτά τα παιχνίδια, αποτελούνταν από μια μυστηριακή τελετή που γινόταν γύρω από μία τεράστια πέτρα, η οποία βρισκόταν στην κορυφή του λόφου που σχηματιζόταν από τους ποταμούς Καρκώτη και Γαρίλλη.

        Σύμφωνα με την παράδοση, σ’αυτήν την τελετή, κάθε νιόπαντρο ζευγάρι, θα έπρεπε να είναι πιασμένο χέρι χέρι και να περπατάει τριγύρω από την πέτρα, χορεύοντας ταυτόχρονα στους ήχους της μουσικής που προέρχονταν από τη λύρα του Ορφέα. Στο τέλος της ιεροτελεστίας, το ζευγάρι έπρεπε να καθίσει πάνω στην πέτρα ώστε να «κερδίσει» την εύνοια της κύπριδας θεάς και να εξασφαλίσει την διαρκή ερωτική ευτυχία σε όλη τη διάρκεια της ζωής του.

        Αυτός ήταν και ο κύριος λόγος που η μυστηριακή τελετή της Αφροδίτης προσέλκυε βασιλόπουλα και βασιλοπούλες από όλο το νησί αλλά και από τις γειτονικές περιοχές της Μ. Ασίας, της Ασσύριας και της Αιγύπτου μιας και όλα τα ζευγάρια ήθελαν να στεριώσει ο γάμος τους και να γίνει σαν πέτρα.

        Ωστόσο, ο θρύλος αναφέρει ότι κατά τη διάρκεια μιας τελετής και ενώ οι νιόπαντροι χόρευαν πιασμένοι χέρι χέρι, έγινε ένας σεισμός με αποτέλεσμα η πέτρα να κατρακυλήσει μέχρι το σημείο που ενώνονται οι δύο ποταμοί και σχηματίζουν τον Κλάριο και δυστυχώς να πλακώσει ακαριαία το ζευγάρι. Μετά λοιπόν από αυτό το τραγικό συμβάν, οι κάτοικοι όντας φοβισμένοι μην τυχόν και επαναληφθεί, έκτισαν την πέτρα και την ονόμασαν «Πέτρα του Ανδρογύνου». Μια ονομασία που όπως καταλαβαίνετε διατηρήθηκε μέχρι και σήμερα!

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