Paphos Excursions & Tours: Escape the hustle and bustle of the tourist resorts and travel to a land of serenity and breathtaking views. See the wonderful landscape of the Troodos Mountains followed by a trip to Kykkos Monastery
* Lookout over beautiful views and landscapes
* Relax in the tranquility of the quiet mountain area
* Visit the Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos
Discover this beautiful mountain range, home to Mount Olympus standing at 1,950 metres and is the largest range in Cyprus. During the winter months, the area is perfect for skiers and snowboarders, however, in the summer it is the ideal spot for hiking, cycling and bird-watching.
Look out over the precious views of the Lemesos and Larnaka valleys below and out over the Mesaoria plain, a region that covers over 90km2. Relax and breathe in the fresh mountain air whilst contemplating the natural beauty in front of you. Keep your eyes peeled for ruins and buildings built into the mountain, as this used to be the art centre during the Byzantine period. Unravel many picturesque little villages, with their quaint cobbles streets and terraced slopes.
Our last stop will be to the glorious Holy Monastery of the Virgin of Kykkos, founded in the 11th Century by the emperor Alexios I Komnenos. Famously known for the first president of Cyprus began his career in this very church as a monk. He was later buried here in 1977. Appreciate the intricate architecture, although rather modern looking due to the fact the original was burned down many times.
Travel back to the hotels after a refreshing getaway to the natural world.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from your hotel except for hotels in Basilica, Daphne and Kyniras. If you are staying in Basilica or Daphne please go to Papantoniou Supermarket bus stop (4, Lidas Street, Kato Paphos, Paphos). If you are staying in Kyniras please wait outside of George's Optical.
Pick-up time: Between 8am and 10am.
Duration: Approx. 7 hours.
Drop-off time: Between 3:45pm and 5:30pm.
Others: Shoulders and knees to be covered in monasteries.