Drakos Travel

Discover the gastronomy of Cyprus, exploring its local wine & traditional food, we can accommodate all your needs.

Day 1: Arrival
Upon arrival, participants will go through both passport control and customs. Our English speaking driver will welcome and greet the guests and escort them to their transfer, a luxury a/c taxi. Drive to Limassol hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the facilities of the hotel. In the evening our guests will meet up at the hotel’s’ lobby with their Drakos escort for their transfer to Karatello for dinner.
Karatello, located just behind the Medieval Castle of Limassol, right in the historical centre of the city is an upscale tavern that serves traditional Cypriot dishes made with fresh, local ingredients.If weather permits, our guests will enjoy their dinner alfresco on the cobblestones surrounding the Medieval Castle of Limassol.
Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.

Day 2: Tastes of Cyprus – Limassol & Omodos
Our guide will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel to set off for today’s tour.
Our first visit will be the medieval Castle of Limassol where according to tradition, after conquering the island in 1192, King Richard the Lionheart of England married Princess Berengaria of Navarre in the castle’s small chapel. Time will be given to explore the old town’s winding shopping streets. We will then proceed to Omodos village. The village is renowned for its Monastery of the Holy Cross standing by the stone-paved square. We will then visit the local bakery for demonstrations and tasting of the local products, like arkatena bread and shoushoukos dessert. Guests can also participate in the preparations of olive pies and cheese pies. A traditional wine press known as Linos is preserved, where we will stop and sample the local wines and liqueurs. Traditional lunch will be served at a local tavern in Omodos village. After lunch, visitors can stroll around the village’s winding streets and mingle with the locals and do some shopping at the various small shops selling traditional Cypriot items such as crafts, lace and local delights.
Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 3: Discover the flavours of Paphos
Our guide will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel to set off for today’s tour of Paphos.
Legend has it that Paphos was home of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love. On the way to Paphos, we will have a short stop at Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite-Cypria.
Next stop will be Yeroskipou, just outside Paphos; where the Ayia Paraskevi with beautiful frescoes church stands. While in Yeroskipou, we will visit a traditional Loukoumi factory and taste this famous local delicacy. We continue to Paphos and next stop will be the Church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa, built in the 13th century. Within the compound, one can see St. Paul's Pillar, where the saint was flogged before the Roman Governor Sergius Paulus converted to Christianity. Lunch will be served at a local tavern. After lunch we will visit the famous Mosaics of the Roman period, dating from around the 3rd century AD.
Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.

Day 4: At Leisure
Full Day at Leisure for the guests to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities, or explore the city on their own.
Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.

Day 5: Honey & Wine in Vavla & Lefkara villages
Our guide will meet the guests in the hotel lobby to accompany them to their excursion around the Larnaca region with visits of traditional villages, workshops and tastings.
Our first stop will be the ancient settlement of Choirokoitia a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean and is the oldest Neolithic settlement in Cyprus dated back to the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C.
Our next stop will be a beekeeping farm where our guests will find out more about honey production, see the honey extraction and bottling laboratory and taste different types of honey, pollen and royal jelly. After our guests will have the opportunity to find out more about traditional Cypriot cheeses – Halloumi and Anari. They will observe the preparation process and taste it combining with honey. We will then proceed to visit a local winery. Sampling a variety of local wines while relaxing in the traditional atmosphere of the winery will surely be the highlight of the day. Lunch will be served at a local tavern. Our tour will continue to the village of Lefkara which is renowned for its unique architecture, charming narrow streets and limestone built houses. Visitors can walk through the narrow winding streets or enjoy at leisure a Cyprus coffee at one of the village coffee shops.
Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 6: At Leisure
Full Day at Leisure for the guests to relax and enjoy the hotel’s facilities, or shopping.
Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.

Day 7 Departure
Checkout from the hotel. Our driver will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel and assist them with their luggage before boarding the Vito/taxi for their transfer to Larnaca Airport.

Bon Voyage!

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Program Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival – Limassol Old Town Dinner
  • Day 2: Tastes of Cyprus – Limassol & Omodos
  • Day 3: Discover the flavours of Paphos
  • Day 4: At Leisure
  • Day 5: Honey & Wine in Vavla & Lefkara villages
  • Day 6: At Leisure
  • Day 7: Departure

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