Small Group Day Trip to Limassol and Nicosia from Paphos
See Cyprus at a glance on this one day tour from Paphos to Limassol and Nicosia. Stop at the Rock of Aphrodite, visit the Omodhos Village and Monastery, see Asinou Church, the mountainous village of Nikitari, Panagia Asinou Church and Lefkosia in Nicosia. There will be free time for shopping and coffee on Ledra Street before visiting the Church of Saint Lazarus.
Your tour will start at 08.30am from all centrally located hotels in Paphos. Once picked up your tour will proceed along the picturesque coastal road towards Limassol, you will stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born. Next up visit the Omodhos Village, famous for its wine and narrow cobbled streets. The village was built around the monastery of the Holy Cross which, according to records, dates back to the arrival of Saint Helena in Cyprus (A.D. 337). The Monastery is home to a piece of the Holy Rope with which Christ's hands were tied to the Cross.
Afterwards visit the Asinou Church, located on the east bank of a stream. Then proceed 3km to the mountainous village of Nikitari where you will see Panagia Asinou Church, which is a small church dedicated to Virgin of 'Phorbia'. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and contains some of the finest Byzantine paintings on the island, dating from the 12th to the 17th century. There you will have free time for optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Next visit Lefkosia (Nicosia), the capital of Cyprus. You will have free time for shopping and coffee right in the centre of Nicosia known as Ledra Street. Last but not least, you will go to Larnaca and visit the magnificent 9th century Church of Saint Lazarus, one of the finest examples of Byzantine Architecture in Cyprus. You will then be returned to your hotel in Paphos.