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Kykkos Monastery - From Limassol

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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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May - 30 Nov: Monday & Wednesday
    01 Mar - 30 Apr: Daily

    Duration

    Approx. 9 hours (Incl. Transportation time)

    Start time

    09:00am

    Meeting Point

    Pickup from selected hotels in Limassol. (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 Limassol

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

    Visit 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.

    At the end of the tour you will be transported back to your hotel in Limassol.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fee
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    Should pickup from your hotel is not possible; we will advise pickup time from nearest point to your location.

    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
    • Nice trip to the mountains

      Nice excursion to the hinterland of Cyprus and the mountains of Troodos. A stop in a nice small village in the morning, before the unmissable visit of Kykkos. Unfortunately,...

      M. NICOLAS ALEXANDRE
    • MAGNIFICENT MOUNTAIN SCENERY. TASTE OF THE REAL CYPRUS

      If you are on a package tour to Paphos, this outing is hugely enriching; we would not otherwise have seen the wonderful hinterland of Cyprus and Mount Olympus. The Paphos coastal...

      R A Camp