Troodos Mountains and Nicosia Capital – from East CyprusView all Country Tours >>

From January – March 2019 every Thursday

From April – October 2019 days to be advised

Shared tours from Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras.

Tours are shared with other English speakers and operate subject to enough participants and to weather conditions in the mountains. Please book a few days before, not too far in advance. Will reconfirm if operating 24 hours prior to tour date.

Seat in Coach sightseeing tour to Troodos mountain via Nicosia Capital – from Protaras, Ayia Napa or Larnaca

Join us for one of our most popular trips and discover the beauty of Troodos Mountains!

Our first stop is Nicosia where free time will be given for a stroll in the Old Town Center or a walk up to the barrier (also known as the Green Line) that has been dividing Nicosia into two since the Turkish invasion in 1974. We then drive towards Troodos Mountains and we stop at Kakopetria, a well-preserved village with traditional picturesque houses dating back to the 14th century AD. In Kakopetria you will get the chance to walk around the quaint little village and mingle with the friendly locals.

Driving towards the top of Troodos Mountains, where the forest stretches as far as the eye can see, we stop at Troodos Mountains Square where free time will be given for lunch (optional extra).

Following lunch you will experience the highlight of the tour, a traditional village called Omodos, one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus. The village is built around the Holy Cross, one of the oldest Monasteries in Cyprus. Omodos is also known as one of the best wine producing villages in the island.

NOTE: Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting religious places!

From €36 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 Protaras, Ayia Napa or 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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