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Excursions

OPTIONAL TOURS

NICOSIA: A Divided Capital

  • Full day excursion
  • Visits
  • Handicraft Centre
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Byzantine museum
  • Laiki Gitonia & Green Line

A visit to any capital is a must, but Nicosia unique in that it is the only remaining divided capital in the world today.
The contrast of the old and new is most evident in Nicosia, with its modern architecture and old city within the Venetian ramparts of 16th century. Nicosia is a city boasting many important historical monuments and interesting museums.
The first stop will be the Handicraft Centre. The centre aims to promote and enrich the traditional fold art and craft skills. It has various workshops and a showroom/shop at its premises, as well as shops in Laiki Gitonia.

The excursion will continue with a visit to Nicosia’s Archaeological Museum; here there are artefacts going back to 7000 years BC.

The next visit will be the Byzantine Museum and Art Galleries, an Archbishop Makarios III Foundation Cultural Centre with the largest collection of icons on the island, covering the period from the 9th to 18th century. The Art Galleries contain oil paintings, maps and lithographs.

The excursion will end at the ‘Laiki Gitonia’ the restored commercial quarter of the old city, where all the participants will be able to have a stroll and visit the picturesque shops which sell traditional items. Here we will also have the possibility to visit the “Green Line”, the area which presents the last divided capital of the world.

PRICE:  €26,00 per person incl. VAT

The following services are included in above price:

  • Private coach transfers
  • Licensed English speaking Guides
  • All relevant entrance fees for archaeological sites
  • Organisation and assistance by Smart Events

Minimum Participation 25 Persons


KOURION – PAPHOS: A World of Cultural Heritage Site

  • Full day Excursion
  • Visits to: Kourion Amphitheatre
  • Petra tou Romiou
  • Paphos Mosaics
  • Paphos Tombs of the Kings

A beautiful boulevard of Cypress trees and citrus plantations will guide them to the former city kingdom of Kourion founded in 12th century BC. Here they will visit the Greco-Roman theatre with its breath-taking coastal view and the early Christian mosaics in the House of Eustolios and the Kourion Basilica.

The journey will follow the breath-taking coastline of Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the goddess of fertility, Aphrodite. A stop here is without any doubt a must. This has been regarded as the gateway to Paphos for centuries!

Paphos founded in 4th century B.C. by the last king of the city kingdom of Palaepaphos thanks to its natural harbour. It soon became the capital of Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods and is featured on the World Cultural Heritage List of UNESCO since 1980.

We will continue on to visit the impressive necropolis at the so-called Tombs of the Kings with its most interesting architecture evoking and element of mysticism.

Some free time will be given to the participants at the picturesque harbour for a stroll and souvenir shopping!

PRICE: €30,00 per person incl. VAT

The following services are included in the above price:

  • private return coach transfers
  • Licensed English speaking Guides
  • All relevant entrance fees for archaeological sites
  • Organisation and assistance by Smart Events

Minimum Participation 25 persons


The Green Heart of Cyprus: The Troodos Mountains

  • Full day excursion
  • Visits
  • Kykkos Monastery
  • Platres
  • Omodhos Village

A day spent far away from the coast in the green heart of Cyprus where everyone will discover that the island is one full of contrasts!

The excursion will take everyone up to the pine-clad Troodos Mountains through wine country and mountain villages offering them panoramic views out to the north-west coast. It is a most exhilarating experience! Highlight of the day is a visit to Cyprus’ most famous and richest monastery Kykkos founded in 12th century, which houses a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary apparently painted by St. Luke. The monastery also produces its own wines and spirits and is in fact a world in itself, being a very significant place of pilgrimage for the Greek Orthodox world.

A downhill drive will follow through a shaded forest area and across a beautiful brook, ending at a trout farm just outside the resort of Platres. The coach will drive through Platres, one of the most famous mountain resorts of the island.

Next visit will be that to Omodhos Village, a traditional wine producing village of Cyprus, at approx. 700m high. St. Helen founded a monastery here in 4th century, where she left pieces of the Holy Cross. As you walk through narrow streets of this picturesque village, you will visit this former monastery and old wine press, now a historical monument.

PRICE: €28,00 per person incl. VAT

The following services are included in the above price:

  • Private coach transfers
  • Licensed English speaking Guides
  • Organisation and assistance by Smart Events

Minimum Participation 25 Persons


LIMASSOL: Past & Present

  • Half Day Excursion
  • Visits:
  • City Tour
  • Limassol Medieval & Old Town

A coach view of Limassol town and a stop in the old part of the city. The guest will have a change to visit the Limassol Castle, which today houses Cyprus’ Medieval Museum with a complicated architectural history.

The guests will also have free time for a stroll around the old part of the town.

PRICE:  €20,00 per person incl. VAT

The following services are included in the above price:

  • Private return coach transfers
  • Licensed English speaking Guides
  • All relevant entrance fees for archaeological sites
  • Organisation and assistance by Smart Events

Minimum Participation 25 Persons