Nicosia UNESCO sites

Our most recommended Nicosia UNESCO sites

Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

1. Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

Visit an 11th century UNESCO World Heritage site at Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis painted church, a former monastery where only the chapel survives. The frescoes are superb, dating from the 11th century onward.  Meander inside the picturesque old part of Kakopetria village - visit old olive press, an old church and watermill. Take a short walk along a shaded stream opposite the old part of Kakopetria village. Cyprus coffee on a coffee shop veranda overlooking the stream is highly recommended, as is a fresh trout meal at a nearby restaurant. Enjoy a customisable route, choosing between Panagia tis Asinou Unesco World Heritage church and of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis; having a meal in Kakopetria or taking an easy 7 kilometer Artemis walk on the top of Cyprus, or even Caledonia walking trail above Platres village. 

From Nicosia: Paphos Full-Day Private Tour with Guide

2. From Nicosia: Paphos Full-Day Private Tour with Guide

Explore the ancient sites of Paphos on this guided tour from Nicosia. Visit the area's most important historical attractions. Explore the villas of 4 Roman noblemen, the House of Dionysos, Theseus, Aion and Orpheus. Stop at the rock where Aphrodite allegedly emerged from the sea. Stop a few kilometers before Paphos to visit Petra tou Romiou or the Aphrodite Rock. Hear the legend of how the goddess of beauty and love emerged from the sea at the site of this rock. Visit the Archaeological Park of Kato Paphos, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list since 1980. Check out the Paphos Mosaics, considered among the finest in the eastern Mediterranean. Learn about Greek mythology from the intricate floor mosaics depicting Greco-Roman daily life. Experience the tranquil atmosphere made of historical ruins, tourist resorts, quiet countryside, and quaint harbor. Continue to other iconic sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages in the Park. See the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora, the Saranta Kolones Castle, and the Limeniotissa ruins of an Early Christian Basilica. Retrace history as you marvel at the ruins in Paphos. Soak in the spectacular views of the mountains and the sea in this coastal town. Get lost in the legends of love, magnificent mosaics, archaeological wonders and captivating coasts.

Nicosia: Kakopetria and Pelendri Day Tour

3. 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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What people are saying about Nicosia

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5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Simply amazing

Phivos was so knowledgeable about the country’s history, attractions and the nature, and is really passionate about giving travelers a great experience of Cyprus. The trip was so much more than what it says and what the pictures show on the website, the 11th/12th/13th-century UNESCO churches, the ‘bad-stone’ village and more, tell the living history of Cyprus. I can’t recommend this trip enough to people who are interested in exploring the mountainous, hidden-gem side of the island.