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Day Trip to Kykkos Monastery from Paphos

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Key Highlights

  • Make your way through the stunning landscape of the Troodos Mountains and visit local villages
  • Visit the most famous monastery in Cyprus
  • Pay your respects at the tomb of the first President of Cyprus
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off included
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May - 15 Nov: Monday & Wednesday
    16 Nov - 30 Apr: Thursday


    Approx. 9 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Your hotel in Paphos. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Paphos

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Discover the many gems of the pine-clad Troodos Mountains, an area of outstanding beauty in Cyprus.

    Nestled high in these mountains is the Kykkos Monastery, the most famous one in Cyprus. It was founded by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos in the 11th century. See exquisite gold icons, glittering ornamentation mosaics and frescoes, and learn about the monastery’s special mystical significance.

    See the final resting place of the first president of the Republic of Cyprus in a peaceful mountain area and visit the picturesque pine-scented mountain village of Platres.


    You will be picked up from your hotel in Paphos in an air-conditioned coach and taken for a sightseeing tour to the Kykkos Monastery. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Drive to Platres, a charming village, located on the southern slopes of the Troödos Mountains. Enjoy the picturesque beauty of the village as you enjoy coffee (not included in the tour) before heading to Kykkos.

    Arrive at the Kykkos Monastery. Dedicated to Virgin Mary, this 11th century monastery has some exquisite mosaics and frescoes. A huge pierced monolith in its courtyard is said to have mystical powers, according to local folklore, a woman who passes through the hole is blessed with a child.

    From the monastery, drive up the hill till you see the statue of Makarios III, the first president of the Republic of Cyprus. The pathway next to the statue will take you to the Tomb of Makarios.

    After visiting the tomb, you will get free time for lunch (direct payable) and to take in the beauty of the surroundings before make your return journey.

    You will drive back to Paphos and dropped off at your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fee


    • Meals
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to arrange hotel pick up.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

  • Reviews
    • Excellent

      We were satisfied. The tour guide was excellent in every respect. We recommend that you improve the quality of the bus....

    • Very informative tour

      A most scenic trip on sometimes narrow and winding roads by an excellent driver. Tour guide knew her stuff and was entertaining with it. We stopped at tiny villages none of the...