Coastlines and Ancient History in Cyprus
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Arrive in Larnaca and feel welcomed by the ocean breeze and swaying palm trees as you meet your local guides who will transfer you to your hotel. After getting settled, head for a stroll along Finikoudes Beach and enjoy the stillness of the ocean beside you as you pass by Larnaca’s top attractions such as Larnaca Castle, Buyuk Cami Mosque, and the old Turkish Quarter.
Head over to the capital city of Nicosia and be enchanted by the fascinating history and breathtaking landmarks that make this city truly unique. Take the elevator to the very top of Shacolas Tower Museum and Observatory where you will get an incredible 360-degree view of the city before venturing out into it. Go on a segway tour as you uncover the ancient history of Nicosia through historical attractions such as the main Ledra Street, The Selimiye Mosque, Famagusta Gate, Büyük Han, and the Folk Art Museum.
Enjoy an early morning breakfast as you get ready for your journey to the southeastern coast of Ayia Napa, famous for its white sandy beaches and crystal blue waters. Visit the stunning sea caves of Cape Greko and witness how these incredible rock formations were formed by the waves hitting the cliffs throughout centuries. If you’re seeking adventure, take yourself cliff jumping off the 10-meter high cliff above clear waters or go snorkeling to explore the caves.
Get ready for an epic adventure at Europe’s largest themed waterpark, the Ayia Napa Waterworld Waterpark where you can anticipate an unconventional take on Greek mythology. Have a blast as you explore more than 30 different rides and pools that relate to various Greek myth stories. Spend the rest of the evening on the breathtaking Nissi beach and kick back with your feet in the sand.
Rise for an early breakfast and stroll along the beach before heading to Kalopanayiotis with a stop along the way to the charming village of Kakopetria! Get acquainted with this enchanting mountain town as you take a stroll through the old quarter’s narrow alleyways and enjoy a tempting lunch. Finish your journey to the picturesque village of Kalopanayiotis and immerse yourself in an authentic traditional community away from the urbanization of the cities.
Say goodbye to the old-school way of life in the village of Kalopanayiotis as you enjoy breakfast and get ready for your onward journey to the wine-producing village of Omodos in the Troödos mountains. Go on a winery tour and learn the production process as you taste samples of fine wine during the various stages. Pay a visit to the uniquely painted churches of the Troodos Region and marvel at the intricate details and architecture found. Continue your journey over to the second largest city in Cyprus of Limassol, where you will find yourself appreciating the simplest pleasures of Mediterranean life.
Explore the medieval ruins and ancient villages of Limassol as you discover this alluring city. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kourion from the Roman era as you learn the intriguing 6,000 years of history. Can’t get enough of Roman ruins? Head over to what was once the most religious site of Kourion, the Sanctuary of Apollo. Scholars believe that from 700 BC until 300 AD this site would have been one of the most important places of worship in the world of the ancients.
Head to the birthplace of Aphrodite and the magnificent coastal city of Paphos where you will be greeted with a vast array of Mediterranean beaches and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Stop by the mythical Aphrodite’s Rock and learn the legendary history of the goddess of love and beauty. Get yet another dose of historical Roman ruins over at the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park and explore the ancient statues, mosaics, and murals as you witness Cyprus’ illustrious past. Inside the park, stop by the underground chambers of the Tombs of the Kings from the Hellenistic and Roman periods that were inspired by Egyptian influence.
Enjoy one last breakfast and sunrise in Paphos with an inspiring view of the sea near the EDRO III Shipwreck site that crashed in 2011 and soak up the incredible coastal views before heading to the airport for your departure home.
Join us for overseas adventures in Cyprus as you uncover some of the Mediterranean’s most pristine beaches, ancient Roman ruins, and traditional villages hidden from the modern day urbanization of the city. This week-long adventure has something for everyone whether you’re looking for a historical journey back in time or water adventures along the coast!
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