Treasures of Troodos

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Child £24 (2 - 11 yrs)

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Hop on board the air-conditioned bus and travel high in the pine-clad Troodos Mountain.

First stop of the day will be at Kakopetria village where you will be given the opportunity for a short guided walk through the old quarter of the village, with its narrow, stone-paved alleys and some restored houses with their wooden balconies. The old quarter of the village has been declared a protected heritage site.

Lunch will follow in a nearby mountain village.

The second stop will be at Kykkos Monastery, ornately decorated with wonderful mosaics in bright colours. It is also renowned for its wealth, with many gold icons and beautifully preserved frescoes.

On your way back to the hotel a convenience stop is planned.

The journey into the Troodos Mountains is spectacular. You’ll pass small villages and get a glimpse of traditional Cypriot life.

You will be transferred to Monagri Village for a coffee break. The name of Monagri village comes from the word moni, which means monastery and the word agrin, which means a small valley.

Afterwards, you travel high in the pine-clad Troodos Mountains you’ll find the Kykkos Monastery. The monastery is ornately decorated with wonderful mosaics in bright colours. It is also renowned for its wealth, with many gold icons and beautifully preserved frescoes.

 

Next stop, it will be Foini village  where you will have lunch. Last stop is at Omodos Village, where you will have a guided walk through the village and visit the Monastery of Holy Cross. Your guide will fill your day with plenty of stories and unravel the history of Cyprus, piece by piece.
 

The Troodos Mountains offer welcome respite to anyone suffering from an overdose of Mediterranean beach life.

Stretching across Western Cyprus and rising to a height of nearly 2000m, they take you back in time to an older and wiser Cyprus; a world away from the bustle of the coast.

Also included in this day is the famous Kykkos Monastery, one of the richest monasteries in Cyprus. It is dedicated to Our Lady, whose icon is so holy, legend has it that anyone who attempts to gaze at it will be instantly blinded. It was originally founded by the Byzantines in 1092 and is renowned for its wealth of frescoes, colourful mosaics, gold icons and glittering ornamentation.

No visit to Cyprus would be complete without seeing this world renowned monastery & mountain range.

Please note we offer two different itineraries depending on your starting point (East/West Cyprus) For an extended itinerary, please check out the tabs below.