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From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

1. From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

Depart Nicosia and journey to St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum next to the Royal Tombs. Continue to the ancient city of Salamis to see the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Go to Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play. Admire the largest medieval building in Famagusta at the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, formerly known as St. Nicolas Cathedral and built in a French Gothic style. Get some free time in the old city to shop or explore on your own.  End with a visit to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974 due to the political issues between the 2 sides of Cyprus. 

From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

2. From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

You'll visit St. Hillarion Castle reminiscent of Walt Disney's fairytale film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which was inspired by this castle. Spend around 1.5-hours to climb all the way to the top.  Then, continue through the craggy Five Fingers (Pentadaktylos) Mountains to Bellapais Abbey, a French Gothic styled monastery spectacularly set on a mountain terrace for incredible views. Discover the ruins of this 13th-century Augustinian Abbey with a licensed guide and a great view of Kyrenia's epic seascape far below. Another 30 minutes will be given to relax with a coffee break in a peaceful atmosphere.

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

3. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

From Nicosia: Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

4. From Nicosia: Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Visit the fairytale fortress of Saint Hilarion Castle in the Kyrenia mountain range of Cyprus and get 1.5 hours to explore the former monastery, named after a monk who chose the location for his hermitage in the 10th century. Move on to the ruins of 13th-century Bellapais Abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains region of Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus. Enjoy a 30-minute coffee break before driving to the harbor town of Kyrenia on the northern coast. Get some time to explore the town, founded by the Achaeans tribe after the Trojan War.  Next, explore the divided capital city of Nicosia and enjoy lunch in the Ottoman-era Great Han. Experience both the Greek and Turkish areas of the walled city at sites such as the large caravanserai of the Büyük Han and the amazing Selimiye Mosque, converted from a Catholic cathedral following the Ottoman siege of the city in 1570. 

Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

5. Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

Join this tour to explore St. Hilarion fairytale castle spending 1.5-hours here before you move onto the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th-century abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains. Have a 30 minute coffee break, then carry on driving to the town center of Kyrenia, where you will be given a chance to spend time in the harbor town of Kyrenia, which is regarded as the jewel of northern Cyprus. Visit Nicosia, the only divided capital city of Cyprus and have lunch in the Great Han built by the Ottoman empire. After lunch, experience both its Greek and Turkish areas on this half-day trip from Nicosia. Walk into Nicosia's walled old city to visit Büyük Han and Selimiye Mosque, once St. Sophia Cathedral. Great tour for history and culture buffs. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the lively lanes and streets. 

Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

6. Cyprus: Guided Agia Napa Sea Caves Snorkeling Day Trip

Discover some of the best snorkeling spots on Cyprus with this guided tour with hotel pickup and drop-off in Larnaca, Ayia Napa, Nicosia, or Protaras. Enjoy the convenience of a private tour that can be customized to suit your needs. Visit snorkeling hotspots like Agia Napa and Cape Greko. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation and sit back and relax on the airconditioned drive in a spacious car. Feel confident as you snorkel as you guide will put out rips buoys to ensure that you are visible to passing boats. Uncover the secret world beneath of the waves in the turquoise waters near Agia Napa where their are azure sea caves that you can swim into, if the water is calm. Swim under the Lovers' Bridge natural arch as you make your way along a kilometer-long route. Continue to the the northern end of Cape Greko to Konnos beach which is well-known for its prevalence of green sea turtles and its white sand beach. Return to your accommodation at the end of your day trip.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

7. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

8. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

Akamas Panoramic Walk

9. Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 7-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. If the customers prefer, we do a longer, 10-km walk and first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic (in summer, we usually stop at a shaded spot) and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made longer (10 or 13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included (usually during the hot season).

Nicosia: Kakopetria and Pelendri Day Tour

10. Nicosia: Kakopetria and Pelendri Day Tour

Head out to the charming little villages of Kakopetria Pelendri in the Troodos Mountains on this day tour from Nicosia. Enjoy the scenery, historical buildings, and an optional winery tour. Visit the popular summer vacation spot of Kakopetria, known for its charm and the breathtaking pine forest scenery of the Solea Valley. Explore the old quarter of the village, with its narrow, stone-paved alleys. Move on to nearby Pelendri village and its impressive 14th-century Church of the Holy Cross. Consider an optional visit to a local winery to complete your sampling of life in the mountain villages of Cyprus.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 18 reviews

A memorable day with Irini as our tour guide. Definitely recommend if you’re visiting cyprus. The views were excellent and there was a great variety of wines to try at the local winery. The village we visited was quaint and the locals were very friendly. Thanks for a great day!

Really great! Everyone was so nice from the guides. Been to three very beautiful and different winemakers! The last one is really great, a lot of wines that have won prizes. Lovely lunch and the village was also really beautiful. Even the road everywhere you look your eyes out.

If you want to experience something different from the typical tourist attractions, then this offer is for you. Thoroughly fantastic experiences with the locals, and an incredibly fantastic guide who knows a whole lot about the places, the wine and olives.

Theodora was our guide on this amazing trip! It has been an exciting trip with a lot of fantastic experiences that we won't soon forget. We can in every way recommend this trip!

A very pleasant activity with a magnificent setting. The guide is really nice.