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Troodos Hidden Charms - Departing from Pissouri

Get a glimpse into the Greek Orthodox life as you explore Ayios Lambadistis Monastery, the largest and most lavish religious institution in Cyprus.

The journey into the Troodos Mountains is remarkable. You’ll pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high in the Troodos Mountain you will have your first stop in Anogyra Village.

In Anogyra village you will have the opportunity to visit Holy Cross church and the Carob museum. Carob (or ‘black gold’ as once used to be called) of the island is an important part of Anogyra’s history. The village retains its charming character and local customs, such as the production of carobs and the making of a healthy carob toffee known as ‘Pasteli’. Next, you will be transferred to Arsos village for a quick coffee break.

Discover, Tzelefos bridge. The bridge is part of Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture. Then you will be driven to Kalopanayiotis Village where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch and visit Ayios Lambadistis Monastery.

The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to the resorts, you will enjoy some herbal tea in a local village.

Itinerary (Subject to change):

  • 8.00am - 8.50am: Hotel pick-up
  • 8.50am - 9.10am: Drive to Anogyra
  • 9.35am - 10.30am: Visit Holy Cross church + Carob museum
  • 10.30am - 11.00am: Drive to Arsos Village (coffee included)
  • 11.30am - 11.50am: Drive to Tzelefos bridge via the forest
  • 11.50am - 12.20pm: Free time to take photos at Tzelefos bridge
  • 12.20pm - 1.20pm: Drive to Kalopanayiotis via mountain roads and villages
  • 1.20pm - 2.20pm: Traditional Cypriot lunch
  • 2.30pm - 3.10pm: Drive down the road to visit Ayios Lambadistis Monastery after lunch
  • 3.10pm - 4.00pm: Drive to Mandria
  • 4.00pm - 4.30pm: Try the herbal tea
  • 4.30pm - 6.00pm: Drive back to the resorts

Departure Location:

Paphos and Pissouri.

Departs:

Tuesdays and Thursdays, from April to November.

Duration:

Around 9.5 hours.

Experience Includes

  • Explore Ayios Lambadistis Monastery, the largest and most lavish religious institution in Cyprus.
  • VIP guided tour
  • Traditional Cypriot lunch
  • Herbal tea tasting
  • Photo stops
  • Free time
  • Return transfer from hotels in Pissouri.

Experience Excludes

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities

Departs

Tuesdays December to March

Departure location

Pissouri

Start times

8.00am

Duration

Full Day

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.
  • All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
  • Itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions.
  • This tour is not recommended to guests with disabilities due to safety reasons.
  • As you'll be visiting Ayios Lambadistis Monastery, please do not wear shorts. Ladies should bring a scarf to cover their shoulders. Robes are provided in the entrance of the Monastery for those not properly dressed (subject to availability).
  • Free cancellations for bookings cancelled 24 hours prior to the tour date. No refunds are given for cancellations made within 24 hours of tour date.