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Ktima, the old centre of Pafos, is overall a calmer place, where locals go about their daily life as they have for decades. Its neighbourhoods are culturally rich, with handsome colonial buildings that house government institutions and many of the town’s museums.


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$23.73 Day Trips & Excursions

Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos

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’.

$28.48 Cultural & Theme Tours

Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos

We begin our day with a stop at a pottery in Yeroskipou village where you will see how the local potters continue their ancient craft. We will drive through the Paphos countryside to reach the village of Inia where there will be a demonstration of traditional basket making. We will stop at the Pittokopos viewing point to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view. From there we continue to the picturesque village of Arodes and learn the secret of the sarcophagus of Ayios Agapitikos located in the village square where there will also be time for a coffee.  We will go the village of Letymbou to visit Sophia’s traditional house and find out how she bakes village bread and makes other traditional products. Afterwards we will enjoy a Cypriot breakfast prepared by Sophia. On our return to Paphos we will visit a local winery where you will be guided through the wine production process and have the chance to try a variety of wines.

$43.91 Day Trips & Excursions

Famagusta, Varosha, Salamis, Choirokoitia Tour from Paphos

Start your excursion with a coffee break at Choirokoitia. Continue to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line. Your first stop will be the monastery of Saint Barnabas, built originally in the 5th century and now converted into a museum housing icons and archaeological artifacts. You will also see the tomb of Saint Barnabas. Next, you'll continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12 Century BC by the Greeks, where you will visit the ancient theater and the gymnasium. Your next stop is the city of Famagusta with its Gothic churches, which is surrounded by the Venetian walls. There will be free time in the city to visit the Cathedral of Saint Nikolaos built in the year 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque, as well as time for shopping and lunch (lunch not included in the price). Before you depart for Paphos you'll drive past the “Ghost Town - Varosi” to see the ghost city, the abandoned houses and hotels, closed behind wire since 1974, and admire the best sandy beaches of the island.

$13.72 Transfers & Ground Transport

Paphos Airport to Limassol Hotels Shared Arrival Transfer

Miss out on any lines for taxis or public transport when you arrive at Paphos International Airport by booking this shared arrival transfer service to selected hotels located on main touristic areas Paphos or Limassol. On arrival, simply proceed to the Destination Services Mobile Counter (ex Aeolos Travel)  located close by the exit of the main airport building. There, a Destination Services representative, will meet the clients and escort them to the designated area. It’s that easy. If for any reason the clients are delayed in the baggage area, a member of the arriving party may proceed to the above location to notify the Destination Services representative.  In any other case the emergency number can be used to notify the representative. Shuttle pick up times depend on various factors number of passengers, traffic in the area and relevant delays that may occur. Upon arrival the minimum waiting time can be 45 minutes. Maximum waiting time can be in some case up to 3 hours after customer arrival at the airport.

$26.11 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

Our first stop will be at Curium, an ancientGreek city-kingdom, which datesback to the 10th century BC and flourishedbetween the 8th and 5th CenturiesBC. There, we will see many excavationsincluding the complex of Eustoliosand admire the magnificent amphitheatrewith its spectacular views of EpiskopiBay. We continue on and pass the villageof Kolossi to see the medieval castle,a former crusader stronghold. Wewill then drive to Limassol where we youwill have the following options: For those who wish to visitthe old town of Limassol and do someshopping, our bus will drop you off inthe old town, close to the medievalcastle, Limassol Marina and the market,where you will have ample free time forexploring and shopping.Aphrodite’s RockOn the way back to Paphos, we willstop at the spectacular Aphrodite’s Rockwhere, according to legend, the Goddessof Love and Beauty was born fromthe waves. There will be time for swimmingaround the rock, which accordingto local legend, helps us achieve everlastingyouth and beauty!

$74.76 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Jeep Safari to Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

Be picked up from hotels in Paphos and taken to the Troodos Mountains. Visit a traditional Cypriot coffeeshop („kapheneion“). See spectacular view points over Troodos landscape and forests.Enjoy a full-tour and leisure time at the world famous Kykkos Monastery. Look-out over northern Cyprus from the high Troodos Mountains. Participate in a mini-trek (400m) to Troodos’ most fantastic natural wonder: a 20m waterfall with ice-cold mountain water cascading down rock cliff. Enjoy wine-tasting at traditional Troodos wine factory and time for shopping before returning to the hotel.The trip features some light walking so good shoes are recommended.