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Every Saturday (only in Summer months) April-October 2019

Shared day tour.

Departs from Protaras – Ayia Napa or Larnaca.

A unique day out that gives you the chance to visit some of the most beautiful parts of the island!

First we drive to Nicosia, the capital of the island, where you will have free time to stroll around the Old City within the Venetian walls.  You may cross the checkpoint (also known as the Green Line) that has been dividing Nicosia into two since the Turkish invasion in 1974.  Passports required to cross over to the Turkish occupied area.

Continuing our journey towards Troodos Mountains, we stop at Virgin Mary of Asinou Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with it’s amazing frescoes.

Our next stop is Troodos Mountains Square, where free time will be given for lunch (optional extra). Situated right in the green heart of the island, this location offers breathtaking mountain views. We then visit the picturesque Lania village where you will have the chance to taste and buy some of the best Cypriot wine.

The return journey will take you to Limassol, the second largest town of the island, where you will have free time to explore the beautiful coastal town.

 

From €38 per person per tour in seat in coach tour together with other English speaking tourists

Children 2 - 12 years pay 50% on adult price

Price includes:

- pick up from your hotel in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca

- licensed tourist guide (English speaking)

- professional driver

- air conditioned coaches

- infants under 2 years free

 

Not Included:

- Entrance fees to sights

- lunches or drinks

- Tips to driver

Notes:

Monastery and Church visits require modest dress, no shorts or sleeveless shirts

Cyprus General Information

Area : 9,250 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Occupied Cypriot area)

Population : 796,740 (July 2009 est.)

Capital : Nicosia

Languages : Greek, English, Turkish

Currency : EURO

Government type : republic

Climate : temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

Tipping
In Cyprus, island, a 10% service charge is sometimes added to a restaurant bill; if not, then a tip of a similar percentage is expected. Taxi drivers and hotel porters always appreciate a small tip. Bargaining is not normally part of the shopping scene in Cyprus, neither in the North nor the South.

Money
The Republic’s unit of currency is the Euro (€). Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is often difficult to get change for a €500 note. One euro is divided into 100 cents. Coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents are copper-coloured; coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents are gold-coloured; 1 and 2 euro coins are gold-and-silver coloured.
Banks in Cyprus exchange all major currencies in either cash or travellers cheques.
Cyprus entered the euro zone in 2008.

ATMs
You will find ATMs in most towns and in most larger villages throughout the Republic of Cyprus.

Credit cards
Credit cards can be used in stores, restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations. In the latter, you can even buy petrol after hours with your credit card from automatic dispensers.

History
Situated at the maritime crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean basin, Cyprus has a rich and varied history. Many invaders, settlers and immigrants have come here over the centuries, and the island has seen Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignans, Genoese, Venetians, Ottomans, British and Turks seek to take a part of Cyprus for themselves. Cypriots, whether Greek or Turkish, are proud of their nation and feel a strong sense of national identity. The division of their island in 1974 is viewed by many as a temporary setback, and Cypriots look to the day when Cyprus will be a united island once again.

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