5 day trips in Cyprus
There is much more to Cyprus than sun, sea and sand. If you are planning a trip to this sunny island, take a look at 5 top day trips in Cyprus:
Historic day tour from Paphos
Visit the unique 5 domed church of St.Paraskevi. See how ‘loukoumia’ are made, visit a traditional house in Letymbou, St.Neophytos Monastery and the ‘Enkleistra’ and taste wines at a local winery. Follow the footsteps of Aphrodite and see other parts of historic Cyprus on a day trip from Paphos. See the amazing 9th-century five-domed church of St Paraskevi, meet a halloumi cheese maker and see how traditional Turkish delights are made. Also visit a pottery workshop in Yeroskipou village and learn how to bake village bread in a clay oven. Visit the Saint Neophytos monastery and a local winery for wine tasting.
Full Day Tour Including Famagusta and the Ghost City from Paphos
On this tour you will visit the monastery of St. Varnavas, the ancient Kingdom of Salamis, as well as the ancient theatre and the city of Famagusta.
See the ghost city of Varosi in Paphos. The next stop will be the monastery of Saint Barnabas, built originally in the 5th century and now converted into a museum housing icons and archaeological artefacts. You will also see the tomb of Saint Barnabas. Next, you’ll continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12 Century BC by the Greeks, where you will visit the ancient theatre and the gymnasium. Your next stop is the city of Famagusta with its Gothic churches, surrounded by the Venetian walls.
Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos
Take in some of the most memorable sights the island has to offer, from Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery to Kykkos Monastery to the enchanting village of Omodos. See a special holy relic: the holy rope, the piece of rope that allegedly held Christ’s hands on the cross. From there we drive through Paphos forest towards Kykkos, one of the holiest and richest monasteries in Cyprus. It is here that the first President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios became a young monk, and was later buried according to his wishes. Among the most important treasures of the monastery is the icon of the “Virgin Mary”, which was reputedly painted by the Apostle Luke himself.
Paphos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Ayia Napa
Perfect for history buffs, this 8 hour excursion from Ayia Napa is one of the top 5 day trips in Cyprus and will take you back to ancient Greek civilisation. Delve into the rich history of Kourion and Paphos, including the House of Dionysus. Visit the birthplace of Aphrodite and see some of the island’s most important archaeological sites. Visit a Greco-Roman theatre and explore the village of Yeroskipou to sample Cypriot delicacies.
Nicosia Town Day Tour from Limassol
Another top 5 day trip in Cyprus is a visit to Nicosia town. Find out the turbulent history of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, and one of the world’s only divided cities. Be taken on a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls and cross the UN buffer zone into northern Cyprus. Embrace the lively modern city life, as well as its history and culture. See LaikiYeitonia, LedraStreet, the AyiaSofia Church and the Market Square.