Byzantine Cyprus


9 Days / 7 Nights



Limassol, Nicosia, Agros, Lagoudera, Nikitari, Laneia, Larnaca, Paphos




DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY
Day 1: USA
Depart for your overnight flight to Cyprus.
Day 2: LIMASSOL, CYPRUS
Upon arrival you will be greeted by your Homeric Tours escort and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure. Dinner and overnight at your hotel. (D)
Day 3: LIMASSOL
After breakfast we view the Tomb of St. Barnabas and the Monastery, built on an ancient Basilica. In the afternoon we visit fort of Famagusta and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 4: NICOSIA
After breakfast, we then depart for Nicosia to visit St. John's Cathedral and the Byzantine Museum. Afternoon is free to shop for jewelry, pottery and more at the newly restored "Laiki Gitonia" (local market). We visit the tomb and monastery of Ayios Herakleidios. Dinner and overnight in Limassol. (B,D)
Day 5: AGROS / LAGOUDERA / NIKITARI / LANEIA
Today our excursion includes a visit to Agros, a village famous for their roses, followed by a visit to a century church of Panayia tour Arake in the village of Lagoudera. We continue with a visit to the church of Panayia tis Asinou in Nikitari Village. After lunch (on own) we continue through the valleys of Solea and Saittas village to the valley of Kourris. We visit Laneia village before returning to our hotel for dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 6: OMODOS / KAKOPETRIA
After breakfast, we explore the village of Omodos, famous for its monastery dedicated to the Holy Cross. Continue to the World Heritage Site to visit the Church of Ayios Nikolaos followed by a walk in the old part of Kakopetria village. We will also visit the UNESCO World Heritage site - the Church of Panayia Podithou. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 7: LARNACA
After breakfast, we visit Kiti Village and Angeloktisti Church where we view the magnificent mosaics made of semi precious stones and gold, followed by a visit to the Church of St. Lazarus, built over his tomb. After lunch (on own), we visit Ayios Georgios Alamanos convent. Dinner and overnight. (B,D)
Day 8: PAPHOS
Our first stop is the Birthplace of the Goddess Aphrodite, followed by a visit to the monastery of Ayios Neophytos (12c. Enclistra Hermitage and 16c. Monastery). We visit St. Paul's Pillar and the ruins of the Basilica of Chrysopolitissa. In the afternoon we visit the House of Dionysos, Aion and Theseus. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own before we return for overnight in Limassol. (B,D)
Day 9: RETURN TO THE USA
After breakfast we transfer to the airport for our flight home. (B)
The itinerary may be modified and tailored to the specific requirements and budget of your group

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Round-trip air: USA - CYPRUS - USA
Meet and assist upon arrival by your Homeric Tours representative
Private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach throughout
Professional English speaking Orthodox guide(s)
Your choice of 3, 4 or 5 star hotels
7 Nights of hotel accommodation
Breakfast and dinner daily
6 Days of sightseeing tours
All transfers
All entrance fees
Hotel taxes and service charges
Porterage of one suitcase per person
USTOA $1 Million Travelers Assistance Program

Byzantine Cyprus   departs daily from USA. Airfares are based on departures from New York.