Mountain Villages Agros, Kakopetria & Waterfalls from Limassol
Every Thursday. Valid until April 2020 (shared tour)
Shared Tour with English speaking guide
From Limassol drive through the new part of the village of Mathikoloni, the old part of the village was abandoned due to an earthquake. View en route the Yermasogia Dam and the British bases of Akrotiri with the salt lake.
We pass through the evergreen forest area of Agia Paraskevi and the unspoiled pretty mountain villages surrounded by pine, olive, apple trees and grapevines, to one of the most traditional villages in Cyprus Agros Village. We will stop at the village square and visit the delicious “Niki Sweets” where you can see how the traditional sweets in syrup and jams are made. A walk down to the famous Rose factory where excellent Rose Water and beauty products are made using the traditional methods.
Continue on through the mountain range to the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis (St. Nicholas of the Roof). It is the only surviving 11th century byzantine monastery church in Cyprus. The interior of the church is decorated with vivid and bright frescoes belonging to various periods, which cover a time span of over 900 years. It is amazing to see this entirely painted church, and how well the frescoes have survived, especially a fresco of the Virgin Mary breastfeeding the baby Jesus (the only mural of its kind on the island). In 1985, it was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Continue through the forest to Kakopetria village. Enjoy a lovely walk in the old part of the village “Palia Kakopetria” through the narrow streets and see the traditional stone built houses of the area. Stop for lunch at one of the village restaurants where you can try home cooked dishes or order a snack from the menu. (Lunch is not included in the price). There will also be free time to explore this interesting village with its old water mills.
You will also have the opportunity to visit one of the largest waterfalls on the island, the Milomery Waterfalls. Experience the cool spring waters and luscious vegetation surroundings.
Next stop will be to visit one of the local wineries, where wine has been made for thousands of years, handed down from father to son for many generations. perhaps enjoy tasting the delicious Cyprus wines.
Returning to Limassol we pass by the hillsides and view the Cyprus countryside with many vineyards, cherry, citrus fruit and almond trees.
Price: Adult 50€ – Child 25€
Full Day Excursion: Departures 08.00 return approx 17.00
From €50 per person per tour in seat in coach tour together with other English speaking tourists
- pick up from your hotel in Limassol
- guide (English speaking)
- professional driver
- air conditioned minibus
- infants under 3 years free
- Entrance fees to sights
- lunches or drinks
- Tips to driver
Monastery and Church visits require modest dress, no shorts or sleeveless shirts
If you would like to proceed with a booking, please go to home page and click on "pay now" to complete details on form and make payment via secure site. Booking reference for this tour is LCLMTV. You will then be notified by email of your pick up time according to your location in Limassol.
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
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.
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.
You will find ATMs in most towns and in most larger villages throughout the Republic of Cyprus.
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.
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.