Troodos – Kykkos – Omodos– Day tour from Paphos

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    Troodos – Kykkos – Omodos – trips from Paphos

    Every Monday and Thursday (days of operation to be re-confirmed)

    REF: TKOQLD

    Shared tour with other English speakers

    The Troodos Mountains rising to a height of nearly 2000m take you back in time to an older and wiser Cyprus.

    “Chryssoroyiatissa” a 12th century monastery is the first stop. 

    Set in beautiful surroundings amid the green Paphos countryside, is the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.  Dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate’ it was established in 1152 by monk Ignatios who, according to popular belief, found a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary off the shore of Paphos that had been thrown into the sea in Asia Minor and carried by the waves to Cyprus. The monastery is home to a collection of important icons and treasures.

    in the same area, the vineyards can be viewed where they were planted during 18th century.  The famous wines of Saint Andronikos and Saint Elias are produced by this vineyard.  From this point the Kannaviou dam and its magnificent valley can be overviewed.

    Also included in this day is the famous Kykkos Monastery dedicated to Our Lady, whose icon is encased in silver as it’s forbidden for any one to look at it directly. It was originally founded by the Byzantines in 1092 and is renowned for its wealth of frescoes, colorful mosaics, gold icons and glittering ornamentation.

    A guide through this rich and renowned monastery.  Visit also to the tomb of Archbishop Makarios 3rd – the first president of the republic of Cyprus.  At this point called Throni one can enjoy a breath taking view of nearly all the island.

    Set in beautiful surroundings amid the green Paphos countryside, is the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa.  Dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate’ it was established in 1152 by monk Ignatios who, according to popular belief, found a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary off the shore of Paphos that had been thrown into the sea in Asia Minor and carried by the waves to Cyprus. The monastery is home to a collection of important icons and treasures.

    From there on drive to Pedoulas village and “Timios Stavros” famous for its cross of 25 meters high which overlooks Marathasa Valley.   There will be free time to enjoy your buffet lunch (price not included) or
    free time to enjoy the magnificent view. 

    After lunch drive to Omodos we will drive through the pine forest, pass the highest village of Cyprus,
    Prodromos the highest village and touristic Platres village.

    Arriving at Omodos, a traditional wine producing village one can walk through the cobbled streets to reach the village square lined with cafes and shops selling wines, olive oil and other local products.  A visit to the church of Holy Cross is worth, other wise can enjoy a Cyprus coffee by the square.

    Note: During visit to monasteries and churches there is a dressing appropriate code.

  • PRICES

    November 2022 – March 2023

    From €22 per person

    Children €14

    Shared tour with other English speakers

    Price includes:

    – pick up from your hotel in Paphos

    – licensed tourist guide (English speaking)

    – professional driver

    – air conditioned coaches

    – infants under 3 years pay

    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

    Tours will operate subject to enough participants.  

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