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Highlights of Nicosia: Full-Day Tour from Paphos & Limassol

1. Highlights of Nicosia: Full-Day Tour from Paphos & Limassol

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Arriving in the south part of Nicosia, your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and the Cathedral of St John located in the center of the old town of Nicosia. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of The Cathedral of St John will take you by surprise. Enjoy a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. After crossing the UN buffer zone into occupied, you will enjoy coffee and a sweet treat. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, you will visit Buyuk Han and pass from the Ayia Sofia Church. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested, the guide will wait for you at a pre-arranged time outside Leventis Museum for a visit. This tour ends with your drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Paphos, Limassol, or Pissouri.

From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

2. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

Discover the charm and scenery of the Troodos Mountains on a day tour from Paphos. Pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high into the hills you will have your first stop in Platanisteia Village. In Platanisteia village you will visit the printmaking museum. Next, travel to Arsos village for a quick coffee break. Discover Tzelefos bridge, which is part of the Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture. Continue to the village of Kalopanayiotis where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch. After lunch, visit the Ayios Lambadistis Monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios, and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to your pickup location, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.

From Paphos and Limassol: Discover Famagusta

3. From Paphos and Limassol: Discover Famagusta

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. The next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Othello Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Akamas Panoramic Walk

4. Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 7-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. If the customers prefer, we do a longer, 10-km walk and first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic (in summer, we usually stop at a shaded spot) and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made longer (10 or 13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included (usually during the hot season).

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What people are saying about Paphos

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 22 reviews

The guide was welcoming and gave us lots of information about Cyprus. Can’t believe how much we packed into the day. Really enjoyed the monasteries, the Trodos mountains, wine tasting, lunch, traditional village and finished off with a fabulous beach sunset. A fabulous day and so lovely to see more of Cyprus. Excellent value for money!

Well worth the money

Dave was brilliant. Kept us engaged, extremely knowledgeable and a great sense of humour. Great trip and lives up to its name as we saw plenty of hidden gems, the painted church was amazing! Lunch was lovely, and filling. Highly recommended.

Very well guided hike through great landscape. A lot of information about history as well as geology and botany

I liked the tour very much, we visited beautiful places with a good guide Tatiana, thank you

Very nice guides, we especially liked Omodos, all in all great tour :) Highly recommended!