A popular tour to see and enjoy the nature, the scenery and the highest mountain of Cyprus, Troodos. Your begins with pick up from your central Paphos hotel. Explore some of the most popular sights in Cyprus on this day tour including: Omodos Village, Kykkos Monastery, Holy Cross Monastery and taste local wines.
Our first stop is at the 12th CenturyChrysoroyiatissa Monastery dedicatedto “Our Lady of the GoldenPomegranate”.From there we drive through Paphosforest towards Kykkos, one of theholiest and richest monasteries inCyprus.It is here that the first President ofCyprus, Archbishop Makarios becamea young monk, and was later buriedaccording to his wishes. Amongthe most important treasures of themonastery is the icon of the “VirginMary”, which was reputedly painted bythe Apostle Luke himself. We will alsobe able to see many religious relics ofother saints.Our tour continues through thebeautiful Marathassa valley withits picturesque villages and lovelyscenery. We will stop at a local villagewhere we will have free time for lunch(not included in the price).Our final stop is at Omodos, abeautiful village located in the famouswine-producing area of Afames, in theLimassol district.We will walk through the cobbledstreets to the village square which islined with cafes and shops selling localproduce. We will visit the monastery ofthe Holy Cross, which houses a pieceof the rope used by the Romans tofasten Jesus to the cross, and see theold wine press, glass makers and othercraftsmen. There will be time to havea coffee or try the unique dessert wine‘commandaria’ and the local spiritcalled ‘zivania’.