Cyprus’ hallmarks are its lovely beaches, delicious food, and impressive Roman remnants. Our exciting new tour lets you enjoy all three, and much more. Based on the scenic south-eastern coastline, we discover a heritage of age-old crafts, from embroidery to beekeeping and olive oil production. We also enjoy a meal in a traditional Cypriot taverna off the beaten tourist track, and offer opportunities for you to delve into a fascinating story that’s still relevant today
-3 excursions and visits -15 meals -VIP door-to-door travel service -Flights from London
Day 1: UK - Larnaca
Titan's VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Larnaca. On arrival we transfer to our hotel in Protaras.
Day 2: Larnaca
Larnaca was built on Phoenician ruins, and you can still get a taste of ancient life. Our tour begins at one of the most important holy places for Muslims - Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. We visit the salt lake which St Lazarus is said to have created, and the church built over his tomb, before driving through Achna, where much of the local produce is grown.
Day 3: Protaras
A day at leisure to enjoy the town and beaches (several of Cyprus’ best are within easy reach), or find a boat trip departing from a local harbour.
Day 4: Protaras
Our tour of Cyprus stops at the beautiful village of Lefkara, where you might spot women working on fi ne embroidery and silversmiths forging fi ne fi ligree. The Bee and Embroidery museum in Kato Drys shows old Cypriot culture, with exhibitions on embroidery and bee keeping. After a light lunch in a traditional taverna, we head to Skarinou to watch a halloumi cheese demonstration, with a tasting, and visit a donkey farm. Cyprus donkeys were the primary mode of transport for centuries. The farm also accommodates a winery and an ancient olive press.
Day 5: Protaras
Enjoy a free day in Protaras, or join an optional excursion to take in views of Varosha, a town abandoned in 1974 when the Turks invaded, and visit the ancient district of Famagusta. Othello Castle inspired Shakespeare while writing his tragedy set in a sea port in Cyprus. Finally, visit one of the greatest commercial centres of the eastern Roman Empire - Salamis. It was the capital of Cyprus in 1100 BC, and destroyed by Arab invaders in 648 BC.
Day 6: Protaras
Relax at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Nicosia. It’s Europe’s last divided capital, with a restricted zone separating Greek and Turkish Cyprus. Visit the Cyprus Archaeological Museum, then head through the old city gates to find ethnic Cypriot life and crumbling buildings abandoned in 1974. Visit prominent landmarks in North Nicosia such as Slimiye Mosque and the largest caravanserai in Cyprus. This evening, we dine in a traditional Cypriot taverna.
Day 7: Protaras
Spend your last day as you please. There are some lovely nature trails and enchanting villages nearby.
Day 8: Larnaca - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.
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