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Kykkos Monastery - From Limassol

E-Voucher Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    01 Mar - 30 Nov:  Friday

  • Duration

    Approx. 9 hours (Incl. Transportation time)

  • Start time

    09:00am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Limassol

Key Highlights

  • Discover the most famous monastery in Cyprus
  • Listen to local stories and unravel the history of Cyprus
  • Explore the stunning beauty of Diarizos Valley
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted!

Overview

On this day trip from Limassol, visit the most famous monastery in Cyprus. Drive through the Troodos Mountain range en route to the island’s richest monastery.

Nestled high in the pine-clad Troodos Mountains is the Kykkos Monastery. It was founded by the Byzantine emperor Alexios I Komnenos in the 11th century. See exquisite mosaics and frescoes and learn about the monastery’s special mystical significance for women.

Listen to local stories and unravel the history of Cyprus, piece by piece.

Itinerary

  • You will be picked up from your hotel in Limassol in an air-conditioned bus 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 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. The monastery is ornately decorated with wonderful mosaics in bright colours. It is also renowned for its wealth, with many gold icons and beautifully preserved frescoes.  Next stop, it will be Foini village, where you will have lunch. Last stop is at Omodos Village, where you will have a guided walk through the village and visit the Monastery of Holy Cross. Your guide will fill your day with plenty of stories and unravel the history of Cyprus, piece by piece.  You will drive back to Paphos and dropped off at your hotel.

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • English-speaking guide
  • Lunch with a glass of wine/water
  • Entrance fee

Exclusions

  • Extra drinks during the day

Please note

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

Should pickup from your hotel is not possible, we will advise pickup time from nearest point to your location. Unfortunately, this tour is not suitable for people with walking disabilities. 

We request you to wear comfortable shoes. 

Appropriate clothing is required to visit the monasteries and churches. Sleeveless clothing, shorts and short skirts are prohibited. 

Voucher information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other devices. (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Customer Reviews

  • 2
    Nice trip to the mountains
    09/09/2012 M. NICOLAS ALEXANDRE, France
  • 2
    MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN SCENERY. TASTE OF THE REAL CYPRUS
    10/24/2011 R A Camp, United Kingdom

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