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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 and there will be time for a swim.

Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

2. Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

The first stop will be Choirokoitia for a coffee break ( no visit to the archeological site of Choirokitia) before continuing to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line. We will arrive at the monastery of St Barnabas which has now been converted into a museum housing icons and other religious artefact. We will also see the tomb of St Barnabas. We continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12th Century BC and visit the amphitheatre and gymnasium. We arrive in the city of Famagusta with its many Gothic churches and surrounded by Venetian walls. There will be time to visit the Cathedral of St Nikolaos built in 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque as well as free time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (not included). Finally, we will stop to view the “Ghost Town – Varosi” to see the abandoned houses and hotels which have been closed off behind wire since 1974 and admire the best sandy beaches of the island

From Larnaca: Pafos and Kourion Coach Tour in English

3. From Larnaca: Pafos and Kourion Coach Tour in English

Pick up from hotels or meeting points by coach and driving towards Paphos. Coffee break at Chirokoitia village. Guiding at the archeological site of ancient Kourion with its mosaics and Greek-Roman Amphitheatre with breath-taking view over the bay. Continue to Paphos with free time at Paphos harbour for walking, shopping, having lunch in one of the numerous taverns (not included) or visit of the Paphos castle (not included) and the mosaics of the House of Dionysus (entrance fees are not included). On the return a short visit at the Cyprus Delight's shop at Yeroskipou for tasting and shopping the traditional sweets Loukoumia. A last stop Aphrodite's Rock (Petra tou Romiou), the birthplace of Aphrodite - Goddess of Love and Beauty - for photos and swimming (if weather permits). Don't forget to bring your swim wear and towel. Drop of at starting point in the later afternoon.

From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

4. From Paphos & Limassol: Discover Famagusta

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. The next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Othello Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

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

5. 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: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

6. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

Discover the charm and scenery of the Troodos Mountains on a day tour from Paphos. Pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high into the hills you will have your first stop in Platanisteia Village. In Platanisteia village you will visit the printmaking museum. Next, travel to Arsos village for a quick coffee break. Discover Tzelefos bridge, which is part of the Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture. Continue to the village of Kalopanayiotis where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch. After lunch, visit the Ayios Lambadistis Monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios, and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to your pickup location, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.

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What people are saying about Paphos

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 8 reviews

we had a great guide, the tour was super interesting there was enough time everyone traveling with us was very punctual only the first stop should not be mentioned or the point of interest approached just looking up from the motorway service area is not enough annoying but probably not to change is the waiting time at the checkpoint,

It was really lovely for the price. The guide lady spoke very well English and told us all we needed to know. Great 2 hours in Limassol so we have had lots of time to eat and just enjoy our free time. Lovely places to see especially Aphrodite’s Rock. Really recommend it!

Chris was amusing, gave us masses if information about every aspect of Cypriot life. His explanation in the monastery was very detailed.

Excellent tour and Eva was the perfect guide combining easy to understand and insightful knowledge with boundless enthusiasm.

The guide had excellent historical knowledge and she ensured we were clear on all arrangements.