Drakos Travel

Whether you are interested in experiencing the culture of Cyprus, exploring its monasteries, geology, gastronomy or agriculture, we can accommodate all your needs. Discover Byzantine art at 1,000 meters on the cliffs of the Troodos mountain ranges or an ancient harbour 100 feet under the sea.

Day 1: Arrival - Dinner

Our guests will be welcomed and greeted by an English Speaking driver at Larnaca or Paphos International airport and will be driven to the chosen hotel. Our guests will have some time to relax and get ready for their transfer to Limassol old town to enjoy their welcome dinner.

Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 2: Larnaca - Lefkara

Our guide will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel to set off for today’s tour. We will start with a visit of the village of Lefkara, renowned for its unique architecture, charming narrow streets and limestone built houses. Then our excursion takes us to the city of Larnaca, built on the ruins of Kition.  We pass by Hala Sultan Tekke, and the village of Kiti, which hosts the church of Panayia Angeloktisti with its magnificent mosaics dating to the early Christian period believed to be built by Angels.After a short city tour we visit the cathedral of St. Lazarus, the first bishop of Kition, originally built in 900 AD.

Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 3: Nicosia

Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Nicosia.
The heart of the city, enclosed by the 16th century Venetian walls, is dotted with museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings preserving the nostalgic atmosphere of years past. The famous Famagusta Gate still stands today, proudly protecting the still-ancient town within from the modern city without. From there, we will drive to the cathedral of St. John the Evangelist and its 13th and 18th century wall paintings; depicting scenes from the Bible and the discovery of the tomb of St. Barnabas in Salamis.

Our next visit will be the Archaeological museum with its fascinating collection of Cypriot antiquities and treasures from the Neolithic age to the Early Byzantine period.

We will then continue to the old town of Nicosia and arrive at “Laiki Geitonia” where the guests can stroll at leisure down its stone paved streets. Guests will explore the famous Ledras street and enjoy their lunch in a local restaurant and some time at leisure for shopping.

Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 4: Kykkos – Troodos – Kakopetria

Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery.

Kykkos is the most famous and richest monastery on the island. Founded in 1100 and dedicated to Virgin Mary, it possesses one of the three surviving icons ascribed to St. Luke. The Kykkos Museum is an integral part of the monastery and houses a priceless collection of icons, consecrated vessels, manuscripts and Cypriot antiquities.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in the area.

Our drive through picturesque villages continues to our next visit Kakopetria village where we will visit the church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis which stands completely painted with murals dating from the 11th to the 17th century and is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island.Overnight at the chosen hotel.

Day 5: Kolossi - Kourion – Omodos

Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Limassol and Omodos Village.

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

Passing through the Fassouri citrus plantations; we come across the medieval Castle of Kolossi. It is a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century during the crusades.  After the Siege of Acre in 1291, it served as the Grand Commanderie of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem; and thus gave its name to the world famous Commandaria wine, which is still produced in the area.

Our next visit is the ancient Kingdom of Kourion, which is placed on one of the most spectacular sites in the island, with extensive archaeological ruins including well-preserved mosaics.

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. 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 6:  Paphos

Our guests will meet their private guide at the hotel’s lobby for a full day tour of Paphos. Our first visit will be to the Tombs of the Kings.  We continue to The Church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar. Our guests can enjoy their meal the Limanaki of Paphos with stunning views of the fishing harbour and the medieval castle of Paphos. In the afternoon, we will visit the archaeological site. The city is home to Mosaics of the Roman period, dating from around the 3rd century AD. Overnight at the chosen hotel in Limassol.

Day 7: Departure

Our driver will meet the guests at the lobby of the hotel to assist them for their transfer to Larnaca or Paphos Airport.

Bon Voyage!

 

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Program Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival – Welcome Dinner
  • Day 2: Larnaca – Lefkara
  • Day 3: Nicosia
  • Day 4: Kykkos – Troodos – Kakopetria
  • Day 5: Kolossi – Kourion – Omodos
  • Day 6: Discover Paphos
  • Day 7: Departure

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