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Treasures Of Troodos - Departing from Larnaca

Rising to almost 2,000 metres above sea level, the Troodos peaks provide panoramic scenes to all corners of the island, a cool retreat from the heat of the coast.

Enjoy nature in all its majesty. Charming villages, some with cobbled streets and preserved folk architecture, nestle on terraced slopes amongst the pines or amid vineyards and orchards.

Troodos Mountains gives you amazing 360° views of the whole island. As you enjoy the panoramic views and pass by tiny villages, our expert guide will explain you all about this paradise for nature lovers.

The first short stop is Astromeritis village where you can enjoy a cup of coffee (not inluded) before you continue your day tour through the forested mountains.

Also included in this day is a visit to the famous Kykkos Monastery, one of the richest monasteries in Cyprus. It is dedicated to Our Lady, whose icon is encased in silver as it’s forbidden for anyone to look at it directly. The monastery was originally founded by the Byzantines in 1092 and is known for its wealth of frescoes, colourful mosaics, gold icons and glittering ornamentation. No visit to Cyprus would be complete without seeing this world-renowned monastery.

A traditional light lunch, pita with souvlaki or haloumi is served in Kalopanayiotis village. Afterwards you’ll have the option to walk down to the sulphur springs and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Agios Ioannis Lampadistis Church. Originally this was a monastery, nowadays a complex of three churches -Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Herakleidios and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof.

Your guide will fill your day with plenty of stories and unravel the history of Cyprus, piece by piece.

Itinerary (subject to change)

  • 7.45am - 9.00am: Hotel pick-up from Protaras, Ayia Napa and Larnaka
  • 9.20am - 10.30am: Coffee stop on the way towards Astromeritis
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Drive to Kakopetria village
  • 11.00am - 12.00am: Short guided walk through Kakopetria village
  • 12.00pm - 12.30pm: Drive to mountain village
  • 12.30am - 1.30pm: Traditional Lunch
  • 1.30pm - 2.15pm: Drive to Kykkos Monastery via mountain roads & villages
  • 2.15pm - 3.30pm: Visit Kykkos Monastery
  • 3.30pm - 4.45pm: Drive back via Astromeritis - coffee not included
  • 4.45pm - 5.05pm: Short convenience stop at Astromeritis
  • 5.05pm - 7.15pm: Continue drive back at resorts

Departure Location:

Larnaca.

Departs:

Fridays, from April to October.

Duration:

Around 10 hours.

Hotel Pick Up:

Starts from 7.45pm. Your exact pick-up time will be advised upon confirmation.

Experience Includes

  • Return transfer from hotels in Larnaca
  • Full day guided excursion
  • All entrance fees
  • Additional stops and free time
  • Light lunch
  • Visit Troodos, Kykkos and Local Villages

Experience Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Terms & Conditions

  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • You will be required to present a printed copy of your voucher at the time of tour departure.
  • Your exact pick-up time and location will be advised upon confirmation of your tour.
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
  • Children are welcome on this tour.
  • All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.
  • As you'll be visiting Kykkos Monastery, please do not wear shorts. Ladies should bring a scarf to cover their shoulders. If your dress code is considered inappropriate you'll be kindly asked to wear the purple gowns available for tourists.
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes, as there will be a lot of walking.