What To Expect
First stop is at the 12th century Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery dedicated to “Our Lady of the Golden
Pomegranate”. From there, drive through Paphos forest towards Kykkos, one of the holiest and richest monasteries in Cyprus. It is here that the first President of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios became
a young monk, and was later buried according to his wishes. Among the most important treasures of the
monastery is the icon of the “Virgin Mary”, which was reputedly painted by the Apostle Luke himself. See many religious relics of other saints.
The tour continues through the beautiful Marathassa valley with its picturesque villages and lovely
scenery. Stop at a local village where you will have free time for lunch (not included in the price).
Final stop is at Omodos, a beautiful village located in the famous wine-producing area of Afames, in the
Limassol district. Walk through the cobbled streets to the village square which is lined with cafes and shops selling local produce. Visit the monastery of the Holy Cross, which houses a piece of the rope used by the Romans to fasten Jesus to the cross, and see the old wine press, glass makers and other craftsmen. There will be time to have a coffee or try the unique dessert wine ‘commandaria’ and the local spirit called ‘zivania’.
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8 hours and 30 minutes