Nicosia and Larnaca – Tour from Limassol
January – April 2019 every Friday from Limassol (shared tour)
May – November 2019 Days to be advised. from Limassol (shared tour)
Visit Lefkosia (Nicosia) by driving along the Green Line, the capital’s dividing line. Passing by the newly restored Famagusta Gate, we proceed to the Archbishop’s Palace where we visit St. John’s Cathedral and the Byzantine Museum with its priceless and fascinating collection of icons and paintings. We continue to the old picturesque neighbourhood of “Laiki Yitonia“, where you will have time for lunch and for taking a stroll around the charming and winding alleys lined with shops and galleries. Time permitting you may visit the Observatory located on Ledra street on the 11th floor of the Shakolas building for a better view of the City.
Don’t forget to take your passport with you if you are interested in crossing the check point to visit the Turkish occupied side.
Next, we will drive to Larnaka, where you will see the magnificent Ayios Lazarus Church – one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture. On the famous Palm Tree lined sea front known as Finikoudes Promenade, you will have free time for either swimming, visiting local shops or cafes & restaurants.
Bring your swimming gear and towel!
Cost: Adult 40€ – Child 25€
Full Day Excursion: Departures 08.00 return approx 17:00
Note: Bring your passport with you
From €40 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 LCLNLT. 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.