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8-Hour Cyprus Island Monasteries & Nicosia Tour
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Explore the beautiful island of Cyprus and its famous landmarks. Visit the women’s monastery of Saint Thecla & the monastery of Panagia Machaira. Discover the village of Lefkara, famous for its hand-made lace and silver. Witness the Venetian Walls, the old town of Ledra, & the Cyprus Museum, in Nicosia.

Highlights
  • Visit the women’s monastery of Saint Thecla & the monastery of Panagia Machaira
  • Explore the village of Lefkara, famous for its hand-made lace and silver
  • Witness the Venetian Walls, the old town of Ledra, & the Cyprus Museum, in Nicosia
  • Explore the Magnificent Cyprus Island expand_more
    • This excursion will take you first to the mountains of ‘Kioni’, a vibrant scene that displays the minute life of an enduring Cypriot tradition in the numerous villages within its vicinity. Begin with the women’s monastery of Saint Thecla, near the village of Mosfilioti and the mountains of Stavrovouni. The iconography of the monastery dates back to the XVIII century, with most being the masterpieces of the famous iconographer Filareta. Today, the monastery is the destination for both locals and guests from around the world looking for body and spirit healing.
    • Next, visit the village of Lefkara, famous for its hand-made lace and silver. It has been declared as one of the most beautiful towns in Europe by Japanese Tourist Organisations. Here at this village of exquisite beauty, we will be able to witness first-hand the unique method of knitting lace and the handiwork behind the making of the silverware, the method having been carried through generation to generation. The artists sell their work locally in the various shops in the village, and you will be able to purchase the art pieces during our stop.
    • The next stop will be the monastery of Panagia Machaira. The icon of the Virgin Mary is known all over Cyprus for its many miracles. The Virgin Mary of Machaira is also well known for the healing of traumas. 
    • Following this stop, visit a small village with only three inhabitants responsible for upkeeping their ancestors' heritage. Get to know the life of past generations even closer, especially their tastes and food, for it is here that you will have lunch at a traditional taverna.
    • The excursion will end with a tour of the last divided capital in Europe, Nicosia. See the Venetian Walls, the old town of Ledra, the Cyprus Museum with its archaeological finds and much much more. This last part of the excursion does require quite a bit of walking as car access is limited in the old town of Nicosia.
What's Included
  • English-speaking Cypriot tour guide

  • Transfer to and from the place of accommodation

  • Car tour

What's Excluded
  • Lunch

  • Tickets to various attractions

  • Souvenirs

  • Gifts

Know before you go
  • Each excursion is tailored to the needs and interests of the group/individual.
  • Excursions are conducted on a Mercedes E class car (maximum 4 persons) or a Jeep (maximum 6 persons).
Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Terrence

    Natallia was a very thorough and professional guide. We visited many sites in both south and north Cyprus. We saw everything that we had planned to see, plus some additional sites she thought would interest us. Her vehicle was comfortable  and clean.  She takes an interest in her clients and is very knowegeable about the history of the country.

  • Shrikant

    Me & my family would like to thank Ms. Nataly for taking us to most & all of the places as planned within the time & day of our trip. 

    We are back home with lots of sweet memories along with lots of clicks spent in Cyprus. 

    We will be definitely referring our freinds & families about TourHQ & Ms.Nataly.

    Thanks a lot for making our short trip sweet & memorable without any hassle.

    Best regards, 

    Shrikant

  • Tala

    Highly reccomend arrangeing a tour guided by Nataly as she suggested amazing places and was very friendly and helpful.

Starting From
EUR EUR
EUR 200.00 / Group

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