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Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

1. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

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Welcome to Nicosia: Private Tour with a Local

2. Welcome to Nicosia: Private Tour with a Local

Discover Nicosia through the eyes of a local on an exclusive walking tour with a private guide. Transform the way you travel and make a new friend along the way! Get a meet and greet at your hotel or a landmark location selected by you, and then explore the city on an itinerary that can be customized to your interests and requirements all the way. Your friendly local is passionate about where they live and eager to share tips and tricks to help you make the most of your stay. Familiarize yourself with your local neighborhood, and learn where the best places to eat and buy groceries are. Hear about the easiest ways to get around, and what are the top things to see and do.  By the end of the tour you will feel more comfortable navigating on your own and confident that you have all the information you need for a memorable stay.

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Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

3. Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Visit the fairytale fortress of Saint Hilarion Castle in the Kyrenia mountain range of Cyprus and get 1.5 hours to explore the former monastery, named after a monk who chose the location for his hermitage in the 10th century. Move on to the ruins of 13th-century Bellapais Abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains region of Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus. Enjoy a 30-minute coffee break before driving to the harbor town of Kyrenia on the northern coast. Get some time to explore the town, founded by the Achaeans tribe after the Trojan War.  Next, explore the divided capital city of Nicosia and enjoy lunch in the Ottoman-era Great Han. Experience both the Greek and Turkish areas of the walled city at sites such as the large caravanserai of the Büyük Han and the amazing Selimiye Mosque, converted from a Catholic cathedral following the Ottoman siege of the city in 1570. 

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Private Transfer from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia

4. Private Transfer from Larnaca Airport to Nicosia

Get your Cypriot vacation off to the best possible start with a pre-arranged private airport transfer. Cyprus airport is a bewildering, bustling place at the best of times; why waste time standing in line and struggling with heavy baggage, when you can be greeted by a professional driver and whisked off straight to your hotel. There is a large modern fleet of reliable vehicles with ample space for all your luggage. Driven by courteous professional drivers who will assist with your luggage, the service operates round the clock seven days a week. All incoming flights are constantly monitored for early or late arrivals, so you can be sure your driver will be waiting as arranged. A seamless hassle-free start to the perfect Cyprus holiday!

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Nicosia & Kyrenia: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

5. Nicosia & Kyrenia: Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Join this tour to explore St. Hilarion fairytale castle spending 1.5 hours here, before you move on to the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th century structure in the Five Fingers Mountains. Have a 30–minute coffee break, then carry on driving to the town center of Kyrenia for a chance to spend time in the harbor town, regarded as the jewel of northern Cyprus. Visit Kyrenia Castle, the Venetian built fortress that stands on the beautiful harbor. After Kyrenia, continue visiting Cyprus, the only divided capital city of Nicosia and have lunch in the Great Han built by the Ottoman empire. After lunch, experience both its Greek and Turkish areas. Walk into Nicosia's walled old city to visit Büyük Han and Selimiye Mosque, once St. Sophia Cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the lively lanes and streets. 

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From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

6. From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

Depart Nicosia and journey to St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum next to the Royal Tombs. Continue to the ancient city of Salamis to see the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Go to Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play. Admire the largest medieval building in Famagusta at the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, formerly known as St. Nicolas Cathedral and built in a French Gothic style. Get some free time in the old city to shop or explore on your own.  End with a visit to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974 due to the political issues between the 2 sides of Cyprus. 

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Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

7. Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

Join this tour to explore St. Hilarion fairytale castle spending 1.5-hours here before you move onto the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th-century abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains. Have a 30 minute coffee break, then carry on driving to the town center of Kyrenia, where you will be given a chance to spend time in the harbor town of Kyrenia, which is regarded as the jewel of northern Cyprus and visit Kyrenia Castle, the Venetian built fortress that stands on the beautiful harbor. Visit Nicosia, the only divided capital city of Cyprus and have lunch in the Great Han built by the Ottoman empire. After lunch, experience both its Greek and Turkish areas on this half-day trip from Nicosia. Walk into Nicosia's walled old city to visit Büyük Han and Selimiye Mosque, once St. Sophia Cathedral. Great tour for history and culture buffs. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the lively lanes and streets. 

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From Paphos: Akamas Panoramic Walk

8. From Paphos: Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 10-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. Usually, you'll first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made shorter (7 km) or longer (13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included.

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From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

9. From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

You'll visit St. Hillarion Castle reminiscent of Walt Disney's fairytale film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which was inspired by this castle. Spend around 1.5-hours to climb all the way to the top.  Then, continue through the craggy Five Fingers (Pentadaktylos) Mountains to Bellapais Abbey, a French Gothic styled monastery spectacularly set on a mountain terrace for incredible views. Discover the ruins of this 13th-century Augustinian Abbey with a licensed guide and a great view of Kyrenia's epic seascape far below. Another 30 minutes will be given to relax with a coffee break in a peaceful atmosphere.

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Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

10. Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

Visit an 11th century UNESCO World Heritage site at Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis painted church, a former monastery where only the chapel survives. The frescoes are superb, dating from the 11th century onward.  Meander inside the picturesque old part of Kakopetria village - visit old olive press, an old church and watermill. Take a short walk along a shaded stream opposite the old part of Kakopetria village. Cyprus coffee on a coffee shop veranda overlooking the stream is highly recommended, as is a fresh trout meal at a nearby restaurant. Enjoy a customisable route, choosing between Panagia tis Asinou Unesco World Heritage church and of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis; having a meal in Kakopetria or taking an easy 7 kilometer Artemis walk on the top of Cyprus, or even Caledonia walking trail above Platres village. 

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4.6 / 5

based on 85 reviews

I am impressed with Gemma on her knowledge about the places. She took me there as a first group of the place and let me have free time to enjoy atmosphere by myself. She is patiently waiting for me. North highly recommended this tour with her. She is so nice and kind to drop by on the way to get adapter for my IPhone.. It’s me happy day today.

The tour was spectacular as we are travelers that wanted rest and relaxation. Most of all we have enjoyed the wine and the beautiful hospitality from the Cypriots as well as our tour guide.

It was insanely interesting. We learned a lot about the history of the city and Cyprus. Simply great Thank you very much to Ute!

As always with GetyourGuide, it was absolutely great! From booking to making contact to the guided tour itself! TOP!!!!

She was absolutely amazing!!! Great guide and super knowledgeable!!