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Western Cyprus: Troodos Mountains 4x4 Tour with Local Guide

1. 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 Paphos and Limassol: Troodos Kykkos Jeep Safari

2. From Paphos and Limassol: Troodos Kykkos Jeep Safari

This journey will last all day and bring you through vineyards, forests and traditional mountain villages. We will reach high elevations of nearly 2,000m! Our trip features some light walking so good shoes are recommended. Here are some main points and highlights of the excursion: • Visit a traditional Cypriot coffeeshop („kapheneion“). • Spectacular view points over Troodos landscape and forests, and of the second largest dam of Cyprus. • Tzelefos Bridge: The largest medieval stone-build bridge in Cyprus, located in a breathtaking forest scenery and one of the most photographed sights of the island. • Full-tour and leisure time at the world famous Kykkos Monastery and time to light a candle there. • Look-out over northern Cyprus from Mt. Olympus (highest point in Cyprus!). • Mini-trek to one of Troodos’ natural wonders: a beautiful waterfall, with ice-cold mountain water cascading down. • Optional wine-tasting at a most traditional Troodos village before returning to hotel. This expedition is ideal for children and adults alike! We recommend to wear appropriate footwear – trainers or similar, have an appetite for action, and a “no-pain-no-gain” mentality.

Paphos: Troodos-Kykkos Land Rover Treasure Jeep Safari

3. Paphos: Troodos-Kykkos Land Rover Treasure Jeep Safari

Taking you via scenic routes through the Troodos mountains to the top mount Olympus to take in the beautiful views with a visit to the famous Kykkos Monastery, Tsjelefos Bridge, waterfalls, Omodos Village and Aphrodites Rock en route. After pick up from your accommodation or agreed pick up point we take you to Water Dam - see how we take care of water shortage on the Island during a quick photo stop. We will drive through the shades of the Troodos Forest on our way to the Venetian bridge - Built by the Venetians (1489-1571) one of a series of bridges that where part of the old camel trail to move valuables of the Island. Further we go off-road onto the 11th century built Kykkos Monastery which is one of the most famous and richest monasteries in Cyprus. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the monastery houses many treasures like one of the surviving icons ascribed to St. Luke covered in tortoiseshell and Mother-of-pearl. Mount Olympus - The highest peak of the Island we will make a photo stop close to the top. (In winter weather permitted) Troodos Waterfalls – A visit to this small waterfall is always refreshing in summer. Omodos village - We come to this picturesque white village, where you can visit the old wine press take a look in some traditional houses and visit the monastery of the “Holy Cross”. Winery – When time allows a visit to a local winery with some wine testing, can’t say no to that Rock of Aphrodite “Petra tou Roumiou” - Birth place of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. (in summer swimming stop weather & sea conditions permitted). Note: Important!! Lunch is not included in the trip. A lunch break of an hour will be made by a traditional taverna where you can opt to order lunch. Please wear sensible shoes & clothes for visiting the monasteries, bring swim wear sun-creme and water but do not bring a suitcase as there is limited space in the Land Rover Jeeps.

Troodos Villages and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos in Polish

4. Troodos Villages and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos in Polish

Our first stop will be in Arsos Village – one of the biggest wine-producing villages in Cyprus. We will have a breakfast at a local “kafeneio”. We will then visit the Tzelefos bridge – the largest medieval stone bridge ever built in Cyprus. On our drive up to Troodos we will make stops for photos of breathtaking natural beauty. Following stop is the Tomb of the first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III. The tomb is located near Kykkos Monastery where Makarios served as a novice in the 1920´s and 1930´s, and on the mountain of Throni – a site that he personally chose. The tour will continue to Kykkos Monastery, founded in 1080 AD and known as a favourite pilgrimage destination. We will have lunch in Pedhoulas village. Lunch included in the price. The next stop will be Mandria village. Here we will have the opportunity to taste and buy the local herbs and teas. Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting religious places!

Mount Olympos: Our most recommended tours and activities

Western Cyprus: Troodos Mountains 4x4 Tour with Local Guide

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 Paphos and Limassol: Troodos Kykkos Jeep Safari

From Paphos and Limassol: Troodos Kykkos Jeep Safari

This journey will last all day and bring you through vineyards, forests and traditional mountain villages. We will reach high elevations of nearly 2,000m! Our trip features some light walking so good shoes are recommended. Here are some main points and highlights of the excursion: • Visit a traditional Cypriot coffeeshop („kapheneion“). • Spectacular view points over Troodos landscape and forests, and of the second largest dam of Cyprus. • Tzelefos Bridge: The largest medieval stone-build bridge in Cyprus, located in a breathtaking forest scenery and one of the most photographed sights of the island. • Full-tour and leisure time at the world famous Kykkos Monastery and time to light a candle there. • Look-out over northern Cyprus from Mt. Olympus (highest point in Cyprus!). • Mini-trek to one of Troodos’ natural wonders: a beautiful waterfall, with ice-cold mountain water cascading down. • Optional wine-tasting at a most traditional Troodos village before returning to hotel. This expedition is ideal for children and adults alike! We recommend to wear appropriate footwear – trainers or similar, have an appetite for action, and a “no-pain-no-gain” mentality.

Paphos: Troodos-Kykkos Land Rover Treasure Jeep Safari

Paphos: Troodos-Kykkos Land Rover Treasure Jeep Safari

Taking you via scenic routes through the Troodos mountains to the top mount Olympus to take in the beautiful views with a visit to the famous Kykkos Monastery, Tsjelefos Bridge, waterfalls, Omodos Village and Aphrodites Rock en route. After pick up from your accommodation or agreed pick up point we take you to Water Dam - see how we take care of water shortage on the Island during a quick photo stop. We will drive through the shades of the Troodos Forest on our way to the Venetian bridge - Built by the Venetians (1489-1571) one of a series of bridges that where part of the old camel trail to move valuables of the Island. Further we go off-road onto the 11th century built Kykkos Monastery which is one of the most famous and richest monasteries in Cyprus. Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the monastery houses many treasures like one of the surviving icons ascribed to St. Luke covered in tortoiseshell and Mother-of-pearl. Mount Olympus - The highest peak of the Island we will make a photo stop close to the top. (In winter weather permitted) Troodos Waterfalls – A visit to this small waterfall is always refreshing in summer. Omodos village - We come to this picturesque white village, where you can visit the old wine press take a look in some traditional houses and visit the monastery of the “Holy Cross”. Winery – When time allows a visit to a local winery with some wine testing, can’t say no to that Rock of Aphrodite “Petra tou Roumiou” - Birth place of Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love. (in summer swimming stop weather & sea conditions permitted). Note: Important!! Lunch is not included in the trip. A lunch break of an hour will be made by a traditional taverna where you can opt to order lunch. Please wear sensible shoes & clothes for visiting the monasteries, bring swim wear sun-creme and water but do not bring a suitcase as there is limited space in the Land Rover Jeeps.

Troodos Villages and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos in Polish

Troodos Villages and Kykkos Monastery from Paphos in Polish

Our first stop will be in Arsos Village – one of the biggest wine-producing villages in Cyprus. We will have a breakfast at a local “kafeneio”. We will then visit the Tzelefos bridge – the largest medieval stone bridge ever built in Cyprus. On our drive up to Troodos we will make stops for photos of breathtaking natural beauty. Following stop is the Tomb of the first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III. The tomb is located near Kykkos Monastery where Makarios served as a novice in the 1920´s and 1930´s, and on the mountain of Throni – a site that he personally chose. The tour will continue to Kykkos Monastery, founded in 1080 AD and known as a favourite pilgrimage destination. We will have lunch in Pedhoulas village. Lunch included in the price. The next stop will be Mandria village. Here we will have the opportunity to taste and buy the local herbs and teas. Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting religious places!

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What people are saying about Mount Olympos

Overall rating

4.1
(7 reviews)

We liked that you were able to see so much of the Island that would otherwise be left undiscovered. We had amazing views, saw a nice waterfall, got to visit an old town and also visited Aphrodite's Rock. Was overall a quality experience and plenty of time for everything.

Fantastic trip from start to finish with our local guide, Gabriel, who entertained and educated us throughout the day. Great stops for viewings in the mountains, a coffee stop, great lunch stopover and an amazing wine tasting experience. Fantastic value for money.

Fantastic trip and probably the most unique tour guide we ever had. Thank you Debbie, we had a blast! :) We got to know parts of the island, the Culture, the history and the people. What more could you ask for on a day trip!? Excellent

We loved the excursion, lots of little breaks to help us discover all the beauty of Cyprus. Our guide was super awesome. he made this day exceptional with his good humor and energy.

Very good driver who was really knowledgeable. He made the trip even more interesting.