Immerse yourself in the culture and history of Cyprus on this full day excursion into the Troodos Mountains. Visit the jewel in the crown of Cyprus, Kykkos Monastery, dripping with gold and richly decorated. Explore the tranquil medieval village of Kakopetria.
Available from 01 April to 31 October. Please book at least 2 days in advance.
Full day island sightseeing tour from Ayia Napa, Protaras and Larnaca. Available once a week from April to end October. Please book at least 48 hours in advance.
This tour explores the history and culture of Cyprus combined with panoramic sightseeing. The main focus of the tour is a visit to one of the most important places on the island - the wealthy and opulent Kykkos Monastery. On our way there we travel through the green heart of Cyprus, the Troodos mountains, viewing the stunning natural landscapes and stopping at the medieval Kakopetria Village.
The first stop of the day is a short coffee break near the small village of Astromeritis. After this we make our way up into the Troodos Mountains and on to Kakopetria village. This traditional style village has charming cobbled streets and fantastic architecture. You will be delighted by the tranquility of the location complimented by 2 rushing streams and the fragrant pine forests that surround the village.
We then proceed to Throni, high in the Troodos mountains, where the tomb of the first president of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III, is located.
The main stop of the day is the jewel in the crown of Cyprus, Kykkos Monastery. Home to one of the last surviving icons painted by Saint Luke, the interior is covered in richly decorated frescoes and dripping in gold. The Monastery dates back to 1092 and was founded by the Byzantines. It is the most important religious site on the island of Cyprus but these days it also welcomes tourists from all over the world to marvel at the astounding decorations.
At Kykkos you have free time to explore, enjoy lunch in a cafe or shop for souvenirs.
This is a full day tour, around 10-11 hours duration including pick up and drop off. It is available on selected days of the week, during the summer months. Please book at least 48 hours in advance. For last minute bookings, please contact us and we will do our best to book you on this tour. At times of high demand we may need to offer you an alternative date if the tour is fully booked.
What is Included
Includes a full day sightseeing tour by coach.
Includes pick up and drop off from pick up points in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.
Includes a professional CTO licensed tour guide (English Speaking)
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.