A Cypriot Adventure
Cyprus in 9 Days • 7 Nights in Destination
A complete journey through Larnaca, Throni, Kourion, Paphos, Nicosia and Famagusta, that perfectly captures the historical and cultural treasures and the natural landscapes of Cyprus.
Travel to this enchanting island anchored at the eastern end of the Mediterranean to enjoy an incomparable cultural and natural legacy, sublime beaches, exuberant forests and multiple archaeological sites. Discover the lively atmosphere of Larnaca, the birthplace of Aphrodite in Paphos, the effervescence of divided Nicosia, and the unfathomable beauty of Famagusta.
Ready to discover one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean? Arrive at your departure airport to catch a flight to Larnaca.* Night on board.
* Important: If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 04:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.
Arrive into the beautiful port city of Larnaca on the south coast of Cyprus, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Depending on your arrival time, the rest of the day is at your leisure to discover the many charms of the city, described by the contemporary poet Leonidas Malenis as a 'golden-green leaf thrown into the sea'. Overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, discover the most emblematic places in the city, steeped in history and tradition and curiously preserved as world cultural heritage. During this sightseeing tour of Larnaca, you’ll get a well-rounded impression of the city and hear incredible stories. Visit attractions such as Phinikoudes promenade, Medieval Fort, Saint Lazarus Church, Kamares Aqueduct, the Halal Sultan Tekke Mosque and finally, the curious Salt Lake, mostly populated by flamingos. Lunch in a traditional tavern. Afterwards drive to the picturesque, mountainous village of Lefkara, divided into Pano Lefkara and Kato Lefkara, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. See the Church of Santa Cruz, the Old Fountain, the Olive Mill and the Chapel of the Archangel Michael. Next we visit the Lefkara Crafts Center, a museum of traditional embroidery and goldsmithing. To end this lively day, enjoy a unique Halloumi and Anari masterclass with tasting, a true foodie experience. Return to Larnaca, transfer to the hotel overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, travel through the green heart of Cyprus through the Troodos Mountains, known as 'Cypriot Switzerland', where Byzantine monasteries, vineyards and some of the most picturesque and traditional villages of the island are located. The first stop is the village of Kakopetria before continuing to Throni, located on top of the mountain in a beautiful pine forest, where we visit the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III. Next, see the Kykkos Monastery, the most important in Cyprus, which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and has one of the three icons painted by Saint Luke. Lunch in a traditional tavern. Finally, enjoy a fabulous winery tour, where you will taste some of the island's award-winning wines. Return to Larnaca, transfer to the hotel overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today visit the ancient city-kingdom of Kourion, which was built on the hills of the area and overlooked the valley of the Kouris River. Next, see the magnificent Greco-Roman Theater, the centerpiece of the city, where events are now held. Lunch at a seafood restaurant. Our next stop will be at Aphrodite's Rock in Petra tou Romiou, a secluded beach where Greek mythology marks the birth of the Goddess of Love and Beauty. Then we continue to Paphos, to enjoy a tour of the ancient capital of Cyprus and admire the private houses of the late Roman period decorated with fascinating mosaics, considered the best in the Mediterranean. Next we see the Tombs of the Kings, the Pillar of Saint Paul, the House of Dionysus and the Catacombs of Saint Solomon. Wonder through the old port area of Paphos, full of attractive restaurants and cafes. Finally we enjoy a traditional tasting of Loukoumi Geroskipou, a local delicacy. Return to Larnaca, transfer to the hotel overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today take a tour of Nicosia, the largest city on the island and the only remaining divided capital in the world. We see the Archbishop's Palace, where we find the bust of the Cathedral of San Juan built in 1665 inside the courtyard. It houses 18th-century murals illustrating important moments in Cypriot religious history, including a depiction of the tomb of Saint Barnabas. Then we go to the neighborhood of Laiki Geitonia, where you will find traditional houses with narrow winding streets and craft shops. We enjoy free time to walk and shop. Lunch in a traditional tavern. Next, we visit the Artisan Center, surrounding a courtyard of native plants, here we have the opportunity to participate in the experimental classes and workshops. We leave the Cypriot capital and head back to Larnaca. Transfer to the hotel overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we head to Famagusta, nicknamed "the ghost town". Pass through Ayios Nikolaos and reach the viewpoint of the city in the Varosha area. Before the Turkish invasion it was a tourist hot-spot thanks to its golden sand beaches and modern architecture. Currently fenced off by the Turkish army, Cypriots are not allowed to return. It's frozen in time, hence its nickname, with empty but fully equipped shops and hotels. We enjoy a walk through the old town of Famagusta to see the wall, the Othello Tower and the Gothic Church of Saint Nicholas, which is now a mosque. To end the day, stop at a beautiful beach to enjoy a refreshing swim in its warm turquoise waters. Lunch at a local restaurant. Head back to Larnaca. Transfer to the hotel overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend today at your leisure, discovering the delights of Larnaca and Cyprus at your own pace. If you're a history lover, be sure to visit the Archaeological Site of Kition or the Larnaka District Archeological Museum. Alternatively, perhaps you'd prefer to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine at Kastella or Finikoudes Beach or go shopping for souvenirs in the old town. Overnight stay in Larnaca.
Breakfast* at the hotel. Sadly, it's time to bring your time on the beautiful island of Cyprus to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for your return flight back to the US. Arrive in the US and end your trip.**
* Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.
** Depending on the return flight schedule, you may arrive in the US the next day.
9 days trip including flights*
8 days and 7 nights in destination
NYC - LCA
NYC - LCA
LCA - NYC
* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.
The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.
Accommodation: 7 Nights
*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Palm Beach Hotel Larnaca, Sun Hall Hotel.
Excursion to the mountainous village of Lefkara
Get to know this beautiful town and its attractions, such as the Church of Santa Cruz, the Old Fountain, the Olive Mill and the Chapel of the Archangel Michael. Also visit the Crafts Center, which houses a museum of traditional embroidery and goldsmithing.
Halloumi Masterclass and Tasting
Take part in the making of fresh Cypriot Halloumi and Anari cheese and enjoy a delicious tasting.
Winery Tour with Tasting
Enjoy a journey through the Cypriot wine scene including tasting of some of the island's award-winning wines.
Discover the mountain towns of Troodos, Kykkos and Kakopetria.
Travel through the green heart of Cyprus through the Troodos Mountains, known as "Cypriot Switzerland" to see the picturesque towns of Kakopetria and Kykkos.
The price includes
- Included in all our trips. more information
- Departures from main US airports.
- International flights: US - Larnaca - US.
- 7 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.See hotels included
- 7 breakfast and 5 lunches.*more information
- All transfers
- All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
- Halloumi Masterclass & traditional Cypriot Lukoimi tasting.
- Visit to a Winery Tour with Tasting.
- Visit to the mountain villages of Troodos, the ancient city of Kourion, Famagusta y Lefkara.
- Tour with English speaking guide of Larnaca, Pafos & Nicosia.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase
Entrance fees, drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.
*Possibility of booking full board by adding 1 lunch and 7 dinners at the hotel in the next step of the reservation process.
Our full-board and optional upgrade apply to our 7-night itinerary only. If you have added additional nights and have upgraded to full-board, please contact our Customer Service team to arrange the additional meals for your extra nights.
- Entry requirementsValid passport with at least six months validity.
- VisaNo visa required.
- LanguageGreek and Turkish are the official languages, although English is widely spoken.
- ElectricityType G 230V/50Hz
- HealthNo mandatory vaccines. Check with your healthcare professional for recommendations before you travel.
- Time zoneUTC+3
- Other useful informationCyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is known as the home of Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of Love.
- Tourist Office websitehttps://www.visitcyprus.com/
Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.
Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.
In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.
If you have reduced mobility/require the use of a wheelchair and prefer to go at your own pace, please contact our customer service team at +44 20 8068 3176 or via our contact form.