BYZANTINE CYPRUS PILGRIMAGE

  • Duration:8 NIGHTS/9 DAYS
  • Tour Inclusions:
    • Airfare NYC-Cyprus-NYC
    • Accommodations in first class hotel
    • Transfer by deluxe private motorcoach
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Mass daily
    • Baggage handling
    • Select International bag and travel portfolio

DAY 1: DEPART U.S.A

Depart U.S.A on an overnight flight to Cyprus.

DAY 2: CYPRUS

Welcome to Cyprus. You are greeted by your tour escort and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to become acclimated to a new time zone. Overnight in Limassol. (D.)

DAY 3: LIMASSOL

After breakfast we see the Tomb of St. Barnabas and the Monastery, built on an ancient Basilica. In the afternoon we visit fort of Famagusta and the Cathedral of St. Nicholas. Overnight Limassol. (B.D.)

DAY 4: NICOSIA

Today we travel to Nicosia for a spectacular view of the capitol followed by a visit to St. John’s Cathedral and Byzantine Museum. Afternoon free for shopping for folk art, jewelry, pottery and much more at the newly restored “Laiki Gitonia” (local market). Before we head back to our hotel visit the tomb and monastery of Ayios Herakleidios. Overnight Limassol. (B.D.)

DAY 5: AGROS-LAGOUDERA-NIKITARI-LANEIA

Our full day excursion includes a visit to Agros a village famous for their roses followed by a visit to a century church of Panayia tou Arake in the village of Lagoudera. We continue with a visit to church of Panayia tis Asinou in the Nikitari Village. After lunch on our own we continue through the valley of Solea and through Saittas village to the lower valley of Kourris. Our last stop is a visit to Laneia village before we return to our hotel for overnight. Overnight Limassol. (B.D.)

DAY 6: OMODOS- KAKOPETRIA

Today we explore most picturesque village, Omodos, famous for its monastery, dedicated to the Holy Cross. We continue to World Heritage Site to visit the Church of Ayios Nikolaos followed by a walk in the old part of Kakopetria village. Before we return to our hotel we visit another Church also listed in UNESCO as a world heritage sight, Panayia Podithou. Overnight Limassol. (B.D.)

DAY 7: LARNAKA

After breakfast visit Kiti Village and Angeloktisti Church where we view the magnificent mosaics made of semi precious stones and gold followed by a visit to Church of St. Lazarus, built over his tomb. After lunch and some time at leisure to explore on your own, we visit Ayios Georgios Alamanos convent. Overnight in Limassol. (B.D.)

DAY 8: PAPHOS

Our first stop is the Birthplace of Goddess Aphrodite Petra tou Romiou followed by a visit to monastery of Ayios Neophytos (12 C Enclistra Hermitage and 16c Monastery. We visit St. Paul’s Pillar, the ruins of the Basilica of Chrysopolitissa. In the afternoon we visit House of Dionysos, Aion and Theseus. Rest of the day at leisure to explore on your own before we return for overnight in Limassol. (B.D)

DAY 9: RETURN TO THE U.S.A

Transfer to airport for flight home. (B.)

 

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