Tour to Paphos and Kourion from Limassol
April – October 2021 Every Thursday from Limassol
Shared tour with English speaking guide.
Departure 08.00 return approx. 16.30
Subject to enough participants taking place on the tour
First stop is the ancient city of Kourion and the most spectacular site is the Greco-Roman theatre, which has been completely restored and is used today for open air musical and theatrical performances. See the private houses of the late Roman period with fascinating mosaics.
Next stop is Aphrodite’s Rock (Petra tou Romiou) where you can enjoy an optional brief swim (bring a towel with you) in the beautiful sea where the goddess of Love and Beauty was born. Rumour has it that to swim around the rock brings good luck.
Arrive in Pafos town which was the ancient capital city of Cyprus. Visit the Catacombs of St. Solomoni, you may walk through the catacombs and inside the caves and chambers.
See the Pillar of St. Paul where the Apostle was bound and lashed as a punishment for preaching Christianity before he managed to convert the Roman governor to Christianity.
Time permitted to walk around the old port area and the Venetian fort. Enjoy lunch or a snack in one of the many attractive restaurants and cafes. (payable locally)
Continue to the archaeological park and the house of Dionysus, Roman villa with it’s amazing floor mosaics. Cyprus was under the Roman command 2000 years ago, see the villas decorated with mosaic floors which are considered to be the finest not only in the Mediterranean area but Worldwide as the Pafos mosaics are very well preserved.
Next stop is Yeroskipou village, stopping to taste the famous Pafos delights “Loukoumia” (sweets)
Lunch and entrance fees in museums are not included in price.
From €50 per person. Child €25. Seat in coach tour together with other English speaking guests.