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From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

1. From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

Your first stop will be the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion which dates to the 10th century BC. You will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheater with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay. Continue with a stop at Kolossi and the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold free time and optional visit the Castle ( entrance fees not included in the price). From there, drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included). On the way back stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves .

From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos and Kourion Day Trip

2. From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos and Kourion Day Trip

First, visit the Kourion archeological site. Enjoy a guided tour and discover the many beautiful mosaics as well as the Greco-Roman amphitheater with breathtaking views over the bay. Continue to Paphos and explore Paphos Harbor on your own and stop for lunch at one of the many local restaurants. If you wish, make your way to Paphos Castle or pay a visit to the House of Dionysus and admire the mosaics. On the return journey, make a stop at the Cyprus Delights shop at Yeroskipou to taste traditional sweets like Loukoumia. Finally, discover Aphrodite's Rock, named after the Greek goddess of love and beauty before you return to the pickup point.

Western Cyprus: Troodos Mountains 4x4 Tour with Local Guide

3. Western Cyprus: Troodos Mountains 4x4 Tour with Local Guide

Enjoy a fabulous 4x4 Jeep Safari daytrip in the Troodos Mountains in Cyprus! Our tour takes you to traditional villages, waterfalls, tastings and the unique nature of this region. Your starts and ends right at your Hotel in the Paphos area where we will pick you up at around 08:30 am and bring you back at around 4:00 pm. We will leave Paphos and the sea behind and visit the Asprokremmos Dam on our way to the Troodos Mountains. The 4x4 Jeep Safari leads you through several traditional mountain villages, where tourism has not arrived yet and time stands still. In the middle of the woods the historical Venetian Tzelefos Bridge can be found which crosses the Diarizos river. Then, through the forest, we reach Chantara Waterfall for a quick stop and then some Traditional Turkish Delights tasting ( loukoumi). The adventure continues, and you will enjoy an incredible view from the Olympos, the highest peak of Troodos Mountains at an altitude of 1952 m. During our lunch break you will get the chance to try some delicious, traditional dishes together with a local wine (not included in the price). As the tour continues,we will stop at the Omodos wine region and make another stop at the village winery for some free wine tasting. A typical village, where souvenirs can be bought, and locals are very friendly. This 4x4 Jeep Safari tour takes you to the largest mountain range of Cyprus and you will explore all the must-see places of this region away from the crowds!

From Limassol: Ancient Kourion Tour with Paphos Town

4. From Limassol: Ancient Kourion Tour with Paphos Town

Cyprus offers up some fascinating history and this day trip is great for taking it all in. The morning kicks off with a trip to Kourion – one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. It’s classic Greco-Roman, with a half-moon of seats facing out to sea. Next stop is Petra tou Romiou, an off-shore rock where – according to mythology – the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, rose from the waves. After a quick photo, you’ll head to the UNESCO-rated Tombs of the Kings. The modern harbour is brimming with bars and restaurants, where you will enjoy some free time. In the afternoon, you may join the group for a visit of the Roman mosaics at the Villa of Dionysos.

From Paphos: Troodos, Kykkos Monastery, and Winery Day Trip

5. From Paphos: Troodos, Kykkos Monastery, and Winery Day Trip

Visit Omodos Village, the Timios Stavros Monastery, the Kykos Monastery, and a traditional winery, all on this guided trip from Paphos. Learn about local nature, history, and religion, and experience swimming in the most famous place on the island. For much of the trip, pass through the picturesque Troodos mountain range with its magnificent green cedar forests and fresh mountain air. At the foot of the mountains, among vineyards, explore the old traditional Omodos Village, protected by UNESCO. Visit the Timios Stavros Monastery, known for keeping a piece of the Holy Cross and Rope, and the famous Kykkos Monastery, which keeps one of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary. Along the journey, stop at one of the local traditional wineries, where you can taste delicious Cypriot wines of the highest quality. For the finale of the trip, witness the birthplace of Aphrodite, one of the most stunning places on the coast of Cyprus, and get the opportunity to bathe in its truly magical waters.

From Paphos: Cyprus Through the Ages Tour w/ Lunch and Wine

6. From Paphos: Cyprus Through the Ages Tour w/ Lunch and Wine

Rural Cyprus is at your fingertips on this whistle-stop tour. Explore geological formations, archaeological sites, and characteristic villages like Fini and Omodos. Get a taste of local flavors during a tavern lunch and head to a winery for a tasting. The morning kicks off with the first stop at Petra tou Romiou for photographs (available only for those coming from Paphos town and Aphrodite Hills Resort). Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace is a geological formation of huge rocks along one of the coastlines on the island. Continue to Kourion, one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. It’s classic Greco-Roman, with a half-moon of seats facing out to sea. Kolossi Castle is the next stop. This Crusader-era castle is surrounded by flowering plants and a pretty courtyard. Hop back on the bus and head to Fini where lunch will be served at a local tavern. Later, stop at the mountain-ringed village of Omodos where you will have a guided walk through the village. To round off your trip, you'll have the opportunity to taste traditional Cyprus wine in a local winery before heading back to the resorts.

From Paphos: Grand Tour Jeep Safari

7. From Paphos: Grand Tour Jeep Safari

Our adventurous itinerary uses a combination of small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt tracks to bring Nature and culture together. Our goal is to show you the best and most real side of Cyprus and to provide maximum contact with local people. • Short walks through ethnic villages with narrow streets and great stone architecture spectacular views and a chance to visit a traditional kafenion for a refreshment or a Cyprus coffee. • The Big Rock: The day starts off with a bang as we take you to one of the most stunning (and mysterious) natural monuments right inside a small stone-built village. You’ll remember this place for a long time indeed. • Gelefos Bridge: We journey deep into the Troodos Forests to visit an amazing stone bridge, built by the Venetians over an actively flowing stream. There’s a chance for a small mini-trek (optional) through the forest on the way to the river. • The Waterfall : We continue through pine forests as we make our way to Cyprus’ most fantastic natural wonder, a waterfall with ice cold mountain water cascading down a rocky cliff. This paradise like spot, with its lush vegetation and cool spring waters, will relax both your body and soul. • Omodos Village: This is the main village in the Limassol Wine growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets or relax and try a ‘Cyprus’ coffee in the kafenion. Alternatively, you may visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross, established by Saint Helena in year 327 ac. • Visit Petra tou Romiou, Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace, for swimming and Memorable photos. • Don’t forget Lunch: Included in this adventure package is an extremely memorable lunch featuring an array of freshly prepared local dishes including vegetarian options. Wine, water and lemonade are served complimentary in this all-inclusive meal taken in a comfortable and clean mountain village taverna. • Don’t forget to bring your cameras for amazing and unforgettable photos

From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos & Kourion in Polish

8. From Ayia Napa/Protaras/Larnaca: Paphos & Kourion in Polish

Our first stop is Kourion, one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. There you will have a chance to see the ancient Greco-Roman theatre where gladiator games were held. Next stop is Petra tou Romiou, which is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty and love. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite was emerged from the sea, in white foam that brought her from Kythera in Greece to Cyprus. An ancient legend states that anyone who swims around the Rock will be granted eternal beauty! Time will be given for photos before we proceed with our excursion. Once in Pafos, you will have the chance to visit the House of Dionysos, which is famous for its unique mosaics. You will also have free time to relax and enjoy the area surrounding Pafos Harbour, one of the most visited and beautiful tourist resorts on the island. At the end we will visit Tombs of The Kings included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The monumental underground tombs are carved out of solid rock and date back to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

From Paphos: Full-Day Kourion & Omodos Tour in English

9. From Paphos: Full-Day Kourion & Omodos Tour in English

Prepare yourself for a true highlight at Kourion, as you approach the Roman amphitheater and the archaeological site in the House of Eustolios. Make sure to catch its impressive mosaics. The ancient site of Kourion will impress you with its magnificent amphitheater, and last but not least, take in a breathtaking view over the coastline. The beautiful village Omodos is awaiting you as your next stop. Walk through the narrow streets, relax in one of the numerous cafes or use the time for shopping. Enjoy wine tasting in a mountain winery. Explore Petra tou Romiou, the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love and beauty.

From Paphos: Footsteps of Aphrodite in Polish

10. From Paphos: Footsteps of Aphrodite in Polish

On our way from Paphos we will visit the Ayia Paraskevi Church in Yeroskipou. This church is worldwide recognized as an extremely significant example of Byzantine architecture. In Yeroskipou we will have the opportunity to sample and buy the local made delights. We will then discover the archaeological remains of Kourion - which was one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms in antiquity - are of the most impressive on the island, and excavations have unearthed many significant finds, which can be viewed at the site. The tour will continue to the Omodos village where we will have a lunch in a traditional Cyprus tavern. Wine tasting in a traditional winery will follow. On the way back we will stop at the Aphrodite’s Rock - Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite. Lunch is included in the price.

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(63 reviews)

Really good tour. Liked the pace of the trip, we never felt rushed. Guide and driver were terrific, very good fun. You get four really good stops, first is Kourion and second is Kolossi (optional), both great ancient sites. The highlights for us came on the second half of the tour. We got 2.5 hours in Limassol, which is a fantastic city, enough time for a wander, a nice meal and a walk along the coast. Stops at Aphrodites Rock on the way back. It’s really good value as well, we worked out the cost of the tour for two people is about the same as a taxi return to Aphrodites Rock from Paphos, so it feels like a no brainer. At about 7 hours as well, it’s an ideal length for a tour. Comfortable coach with air con, and superb on time pick up and drop off, five star.

the Trip was booked in a day advance which was Not a Problem. Pick Up at the arranged time at Hotel. guide was very friendly and competend. WE picked Up the other passenger so got to See a bit more of our Holiday Destination. After that the Tour startet which was taking the advertised time with enough stops. The stops were all very intressting and some at beautiful locations. WE Had enough time to enjoy the stay there. No Rush but also No overstay. very good Timing. The Guide was a very good Driver and we all felt save while driving some nice Off roads . The Trip IS worth every Penny and it was a highlight at our stay Here in beautiful cyprus.I give 5 Out of 5. Note this IS my personel Opinion, other might felt different.

Fantastic excursion with an amazing guide called Olga. She could tell you everything you asked. The places she guided us to were great and she knew every background. I recommend the tour as you get an insight into culture, history, where to go etc. after that tour you will be full of impressions and wonderful moments. Don’t miss it !

Olga is so friendly and amazing! you can tell she enjoys what she does, always smiling, and I enjoyed listening to her talk and explain everything. The best guide ever! The bus was clean and comfortable. Driver was very good.

I liked everything about this trip, the guide John, the jeep, the other tourists, locations, wine tasting, olympus, rock of aphrodite. I went on my own and it was the best day trip I have ever done.