Drakos Travel

Our excursion takes us to the city of Larnaca, built on the ruins of Kition, as the town used to be known, which was one of the several ancient city kingdoms of the island. The ancient kingdom was the birthplace of Zeno of Kition, the famous Stoic philosopher.

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.

 

PRICES FROM:

The below prices include:

  • Private return transfers by Mercedes E-Class (3 seats) or Mercedes V-Class (7 seats) for 4hrs service
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide for 8hrs service

Departure from:

LIMASSOL: EUR 545.00

PAPHOS: EUR 645.00

LARNACA: EUR 545.00

NICOSIA: EUR 545.00

AYIA NAPA: EUR 545.00

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

Supplement for entrance fees from: EUR 09.00 per person

Public holiday/Sunday Supplement: Price on request

 

*The above rates are subject to our terms and conditions. Please contact our staff at info@drakostravel.com for more information and bookings.

Passing through the area’s citrus plantations and scattered vineyards 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, the ancient Kingdom of Kourion, is placed on one of the most spectacular sites in the island, with extensive archaeological ruins including well-preserved mosaics. Its Greco-Roman theatre, built in the second century BC, is famous for its vistas of the Mediterranean Sea. Fully restored, the theatre is today used for musical and theatrical performances. Kourion is also renowned for its preserved mosaic floors in the House of Eustolios, the House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators.

Our excursion ends in Limassol, where our guests will also visit the Limassol Marina, the harbour and the old town of Limassol.

Limassol, traces its history to the Middle Ages, and is named so being situated between (anamesa) the ancient Kingdom of Kourion and Amathus. The medieval Castle of Limassol is 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.

 

PRICES FROM:

The below prices include:

  • Private return transfers by Mercedes E-Class (3 seats) or Mercedes V-Class (7 seats) for 4hrs service
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide for 8hrs service

Departure from:

LIMASSOL: EUR 545.00

PAPHOS: EUR 545.00

LARNACA: EUR 545.00

NICOSIA: EUR 545.00

AYIA NAPA: upon request

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

Supplement for entrance fees from: EUR 09.00 per person

Public holiday/Sunday Supplement: Price on request

 

*The above rates are subject to our terms and conditions. Please contact our staff at info@drakostravel.com for more information and bookings.

Legend has it that Paphos was home of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love. Still under the spell of the goddess, the area retains her magic and has remained intact by time. It seduces its visitor with its majestic landscape, lovely coastline and historical treasures.

Our first visit will be to the Tombs of the Kings, an early Hellenistic monument dating from the 4th century BC. They are burial caves carved into the bedrock of the hill and decorated with Doric columns and capitals.

We continue to The Church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa, built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantine basilica on the island. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar, where according to tradition; the saint was flogged before the Roman Governor Sergius Paulus converted to Christianity. The floor of the basilica was covered with colourful mosaics, some of which are still preserved today.

We will then visit the Mosaics of the Roman period, dating from around the 3rd century AD. These are situated in four main houses: the House of Aion, House of Dionysos, House of Orpheus and House of Theseus. They include many attention-grabbing geometrical decorations and draw inspiration from Greek mythological scenes.

 

PRICES FROM:

The below prices include:

  • Private return transfers by Mercedes E-Class (3 seats) or Mercedes V-Class (7 seats) for 4hrs service
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide for 8hrs service

Departure from:

LIMASSOL: EUR 545.00

PAPHOS: EUR 545.00

LARNACA: EUR 645.00

NICOSIA: EUR 645.00

AYIA NAPA: upon request

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

Supplement for entrance fees from: EUR 09.00 per person

Public holiday/Sunday Supplement: Price on request

 

*The above rates are subject to our terms and conditions. Please contact our staff at info@drakostravel.com for more information and bookings.

Our excursion takes us to Omodos, a traditional Cypriot wine producing village. During the middle ages it was the property of Sir John De Brie the Prince of Galilee. The village is also renowned for its Monastery of the Holy Cross standing by the stone-paved square. Apart from its byzantine era icons, it holds excellent wood carvings and other ecclesiastical objects of interest, as well as a small museum.

Omodos has a long tradition in wine making. A traditional wine press known as Linos is preserved, where we will stop and sample the local wines and liqueurs: a selection of white and red wines, the famous Commandaria dessert wine and of course Zivania.

Visitors can stroll around the village’s winding streets and mingle with the locals, walk around for some shopping at the various small shops selling traditional Cypriot items such as crafts, lace and local delights.

 

PRICES FROM:

The below prices include:

  • Private return transfers by Mercedes E-Class (3 seats) or Mercedes V-Class (7 seats) for 4hrs service
  • English Speaking Licensed Guide for 8hrs service

Departure from:

LIMASSOL: EUR 545.00

PAPHOS: EUR 545.00

LARNACA: EUR 645.00

NICOSIA: EUR 645.00

AYIA NAPA: upon request

 

SUPPLEMENTS:

Supplement for lunch and any entrance fees from: EUR 45.00 per person

The above supplement includes:

    • Entrance Fees if applicable
    • Lunch at a local tavern incl. drink package (soft drink/ water)

Public holiday/Sunday Supplement: Price on request

 

*The above rates are subject to our terms and conditions. Please contact our staff at info@drakostravel.com for more information and bookings.

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