Full Day Excursions (7)
Larnaca / Lefkara
(Full day - approx. 150km A / R)
Full Day Excursions
First stop on the tranquil shores of Lake Sale where stands a charming oasis sheltering the Tekke Hala Sultan mosque. This place is not only a major pilgrimage for many Muslims who consider the fourth holiest site in Islam. It is also a must and very popular with flamingos and other migratory birds staying happy during the winter. The tour continues to the village of Kiti to visit the Byzantine church of Angeloktisti (built by angels) in the sixth century, and owes its fame to a rare early Christian mosaic depicting the Virgin and two Archangels . In Larnaca, the ultimate milestone is to visit the church of Saint-Lazare, built on the tomb of the saint. The morning and ends with a pleasant stroll on the waterfront and its beautiful palm-lined promenade giants ... After lunch ... We reach then the village of Lefkara, famous for its lace and silverware. The great Leonardo da Vinci would order an embroidered cloth for covering the altar of the Duomo in Milan. The "Lefkaritika" is a traditional embroidery widespread in Cyprus and perpetuated for generations by all the women of this village. You can admire the local crafts while strolling through its picturesque streets.
The Baths of Aphrodite
(Full day - approx. 220km A / R)
Full Day Excursions
This tour will reveal one of the most beautiful areas of Cyprus, in the northwestern part of the island. A 9 km north of Paphos, on the mountain lies the Monastery of St. Neophitos founded around 1170 by a monk wren, hermit who had chosen refuge, this amazing cave that he dug with his hands into the rock. Covered with splendid frescoes and icons dating from the twelfth and sixteenth centuries it makes this place a peaceful location and also acquires a museum rich in religious objects and various sacred relics ... The tour continues to the Baths of Aphrodite source in which, according to legend, found the secret of youth and love forever... We will have lunch then a tasty "meze fish" in the charming fishing port of Latchi ... Then in the afternoon we cross the small town of Polis to get to the heart of the village of Empa which is the location of the church of Panayia Chryseleousa, the twelfth century, and whose ancient Byzantine architecture is quite remarkable. It has a dome, frescoes and beautiful icons. Back to Limassol, late afternoon ..