Aphrodite's Tour

Aphrodite's Tour

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Aphrodite's Tour

6 Days Starting in Limassol and ending in Paphos

Visiting: Limassol, Paphos

Tour code:

702836

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

EASY

Age range:

Min age:10

Tour operated in:

English

Activities:

Sightseeing, Wine Tasting

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Tour Overview

Join this six-day tour to discover the archaeological sites of Cyprus, visit the world-famous Rock of Aphrodite, admire the majestic Venetian walls of Nicosia and UNESCO World Heritage churches on Troodos mountain. Explore the Limassol region, take a journey back in time through the best wineries and taste exclusive Cypriot wines.

Highlights

  • Paphos: famous for its sun-kissed beaches and believed to be the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, proudly boasts the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs that belong to Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods

  • Nicosia: is the largest town of Cyprus and has been the capital of the island since medieval times (11th century AD)

  • The history of the city is interesting and adventurous and the place itself is of great character, circled by old city walls and crisscrossed by twisting teeming streets

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Paphos/Larnaca Airport – Limassol (70Km – 1Hr)

Location: Limassol

Welcome to Cyprus! Upon landing at Paphos or Larnaca Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you before guiding you to the transfer to your hotel. Settle in your room before spending the rest of this first day at leisure.

Overnight in Limassol.

Day 2 : Limassol – Petra Tou Romiou – Paphos – Limassol (140Km – 2Hrs)

Location: Limassol

Spend a day sightseeing the wonders of Paphos: the whole town is included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Proceeding westbound along the beautiful coast, we stop at Petra Tou Romiou, where, according to Greek mythology, Aphrodite emerged from the foam of the water. We will begin our day by visiting the Ayios Neofytos monastery founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot writer and hermit Neofytos. The Engleistra contains some of the most beautiful Byzantine frescoes (12th and 15th centuries). We will continue to visit the Tombs of the Kings which date back to the 4th century BC, carved into the rock and decorated with Doric columns. Then we will be able to admire the famous mosaics of the house of Dionysus. The floors of these patrician villas date back to a period between the third and fifth centuries AD and are considered among the most beautiful mosaics in the eastern Mediterranean. The last stop will be at the church of Panagia Chrysopolitissa, built in the thirteenth century, within whose complex you can see the column of St. Paul, where according to tradition the saint was scourged.

Overnight in Limassol.

Day 3 : Limassol – Chirokitia – North And South Nicosia – Limassol (190Km – 3Hrs)

Location: Limassol

Breakfast at the hotel. Meeting with the guide and departure for Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus outlined by the ancient Venetian walls, known thanks to the wealth of archaeological and artistic finds contained in its museums and above all for being the last city in the world divided by a wall. Along the way, a stop at the archaeological site of Chirokitia, an ancient Neolithic settlement; the excavations carried out have brought to light evidence of one of the most important Neolithic cultures in the world. Visit to the Cathedral of San Giovanni in the archbishop's palace which houses frescoes from 1731. Passing through the Venetian walls and the Famagusta gate we will arrive at the National Museum where you can admire the fascinating collection of Cypriot finds and treasures of inestimable value. We continue to the historic center of Nicosia (Laiki Yitonia). Free time and crossing the checkpoint, visit the caravansary, Buyuk Han, one of the most famous architectural works of the Ottoman period. The Buyuk Han is located in the center of the traditional market inside the walls. We continue to the Saint Sophia Cathedral transformed into a Mosque (visit from outside until the works are finished). Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight in Limassol.

Day 4 : Limassol – Troodos Mountains – Limassol (100Km – 2Hrs)

Location: Limassol

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and depart to the Troodos mountains for a guided tour of some of the famous Byzantine churches, included in the 'UNESCO "World Heritage list: the Church of Ayios Nicolaos, completely painted with frescoes ranging from the eleventh to the seventeenth century and the Byzantine church of Panagia of Pothithou. After free time for lunch we continue our journey by visiting the Panagia Tis Asinou Church in Nikitari village, one of the ten UNESCO World Heritage churches on the Troodos. Built in a pine-clad area, it has some of the finest examples of Byzantine wall painting on the island. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight in Limassol.

Day 5 : Limassol – Kolossi – Erimi – Curium – Omodos – Limassol (100Km – 2Hrs)

Location: Limassol

Today get ready for a journey that will take you back in time, to discover the secrets of the oldest and most famous wine on the island. First stop at Kolossi Castle located in the village of the same name, 11 kilometers west of Limassol. It was built in the fifteenth century, on the ruins of a previous fortress, dating back to the early thirteenth century. The area also produced and exported the traditional sweet wine of Cyprus, which became known as "Vin de Commanderie". This is one of the oldest “appellation” wines in the world, having carried the same name for eight centuries. Continue to the village of Erimi and visit the wine museum located in the heart of the island's wine production area, the Cyprus Wine Museum will take you on a fascinating journey through the history of Cypriot oenology. We will then reach Curium, an important city-state, today one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. Here we will visit the magnificent Greek theatre- Roman from the 2nd century BC, the house of Eustolius, originally a Roman villa, which in the early Christian period became a public center for recreational activities. We continue to the village of Omodos, and after free time for lunch visit this important wine center and the famous monastery of Stravos (Santa Croce), founded by St. Elena in 327 AD located in the center of the homonymous square. We also visit the Linos cellar and taste the local wine. We will return to the hotel in the afternoon.

Overnight in Limassol.

Day 6 : Limassol – Departure Paphos/Larnaca Airport (70Km – 1H)

Location: Paphos

After one last breakfast at your hotel, bid farewell to Cyprus as you hop onto a comfortable transfer to the airport, where you will catch your flight to your following destination.

What's Included

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English and Italian-speaking local guides on shared basis during the scheduled activities (Day 2-5)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 - 5 Limassol

Superior Hotel Category = Poseidonia Beach Hotel or similar 4* 


MEALS:

  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival shared transfer from Paphos or Larnaca Airport to hotel (Day 1)
  • Departure shared transfer from hotel to Paphos or Larnaca Airport (Day 6)
  • Shared transportation in an air-conditioning bus or minibus throughout the scheduled activities (Day 2-5)

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Petra tou Romiou and Paphos visit (Day 2); archaeological site of Chirokitia and Nicosia tour (Day 3); Troodos Mountains tour (Day 4); Kolossi, Erimi, Curium and Omodos visits (Day 5)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet

What's Not Included

  • Visa fees
  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Optional tours (if any)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Comfortable and light clothing is the most suitable for travelling in Cyprus. Appropriate clothing is required to visit the church. Sleeveless clothing, shorts and short skirts are prohibited. Sun protection, sun glasses and a hat can be very useful during your stay.

Please Note

  • If the number of participants is less than 6, the tour will be arranged with a private car
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


Day 1 - 5 Limassol

  • Superior Hotel Category = Poseidonia Beach Hotel or similar 4* 


Mode of Transport

Shared transfers from Paphos or Larnaca Airport to the hotel on arrival and departure days, and shared transportation in an air-conditioned bus or minibus for scheduled activities from Day 2 to Day 5.

Accommodation

Enjoy 5 nights of accommodation in Limassol at the Poseidonia Beach Hotel or a similar 4-star hotel, offering superior comfort and amenities.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


Day 1 - 5 Limassol

  • Superior Hotel Category = Poseidonia Beach Hotel or similar 4* 


Check out our Q&As

  • Are entrance fees to attractions included in the tour package?

    Yes, all entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary are included. This includes visits to Petra tou Romiou, Paphos, the archaeological site of Chirokitia, Nicosia, the Troodos Mountains, Kolossi, Erimi, Curium, and Omodos.

  • What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?

    The tour includes 5 nights' accommodation in Limassol at a superior hotel category, specifically the Poseidonia Beach Hotel or a similar 4-star hotel.

  • What kind of transportation is provided during the tour?

    The tour provides shared transportation in an air-conditioned bus or minibus for the scheduled activities from day 2 to day 5. Additionally, there are shared transfers from Paphos or Larnaca Airport to the hotel on day 1 and from the hotel to Paphos or Larnaca Airport on day 6.

  • What happens if the number of participants is less than 6?

    If the number of participants is less than 6, the tour will be arranged with a private car.

  • What should I wear when visiting churches during the tour?

    Appropriate clothing is required when visiting churches. Sleeveless clothing, shorts, and short skirts are prohibited.

  • What meals are included in the tour package?

    The tour package includes 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners.

  • What languages are the local guides fluent in during the scheduled activities?

    The local guides for the scheduled activities on days 2 to 5 are fluent in English and Italian.

  • Are there any optional tours available during the trip?

    Optional tours are not included in the package and would need to be arranged separately if desired.

  • Is travel insurance included in the tour package?

    Travel insurance is not included in the tour package. It is recommended to arrange your own travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays or accidents.

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client´s arrival

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

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