Cyprus, Islands 5 Days/6 Nights
Day 1: Cairo/Paphos. Depart from Cairo to Paphos Airport. Upon arrival, you will be met, assisted then transferred to the hotel for check-in.The rest of the day will be free at leisure.
Day 2: Cyprus. Free day at leisure.
Day 3: Cyprus. Free day at leisure.
Day 4: Cyprus. Free day at leisure.
Day 5: Cyprus. Free day at leisure.
Day 6: Cyprus/Cairo. It is time to say goodbye to Cyprus - it is the departing day to head back to Cairo.
Limassol – Larnaca Tour: Village of Lefkara, the hospitality of its people, the tradition of the embroidery craft and the unspoilt Cypriot naturalness and simplicity are some of the many reasons why thousands of people from around the world come to visit. The women sit in groups on their doorsteps, chatting as they make the beautiful Lefkaritika lacework.We shall continue our tour by visiting the local sea front (promenade) Phinikoudes, one of the most attractive parts of Larnaca with its palm-lined seafront walkway. The name "Phinikoudes", means Palm Trees in Greek. There are many surrounding cafes and restaurants to sit and relax. At either end of the promenade are the Marina and the Fort.Then we will be visiting Saint Lazarus Church which was erected in the 9th century and restored in the 17th century and is one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. St. Lazarus is the patron saint of Larnaca and it became his home after his resurrection by Christ.We shall then visit the church of Panayia tis Aggeloktisti is situated in the north-western end of the village of Kiti, It was built in the 11th century over the ruins of a 5th century early Christian basilica. The basilica had a semi-circular synthronon, still surviving in the bema of the 11th century church. According to local tradition, the residents of ancient Kition moved to Kiti in order to escape the Arab invasions. In Kition they decided to erect a church in honour of the Virgin (Panayia). While building the church, they realised that the foundations had moved to a different location overnight. After the miracle had occurred the villagers then changed the location of the church and noticed that an army of angels was coming down at night to build it; hence the name 'Aggeloktisti' ('built by Angels').
Limassol – Paphos Tour: Arrive to airport; meet with our English speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel for check in and a short rest. Our first stop en-route to Paphos will be the ancient city of Kourion an impressive and unspoilt site perched on the cliff top. See the most spectacular Greco-Roman theatre and Mosaics, which has been completely restored and is used today for open air musical and theatrical performances. See the private houses of the late roman period with fascinating mosaics and enjoy the amazing view. Continuing the journey to Paphos with a stop at Petra tou Romiou - Birthplace of Aphrodite According to legend, Aphrodite goddess of love and beauty rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou 'The Rock of the Greek' is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times Digenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said that he heaved this large rock into the sea destroying the enemy's ship.Just before entering the town of Paphos we shall make a stop at Geroskipou Village, 3 km east of Paphos. The name of the village comes from the Greek phrase 'Hieros Kepos' the sacred garden of Aphrodite. A fascinating collection of folk arts and crafts is exhibited in the beautiful Chatzismith house. Here the famous Lokoumia Cyprus Sweets are made. In this village is also the Church of Ayia Paraskevi - One of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island, dating to the 10th century. It is a basilica surmounted by five domes forming a cross and has beautiful mural paintings dating mainly to the 15th century. We shall then visit Kato Paphos we shall visit the catacombs of St. Solomi and the Pillar of St. Paul. We shall take you around the picturesque Paphos Harbour. The tour continues with a visit of the House of Dionysus, a Roman Villa with beautiful floor mosaics depicting scenes from Greek mythology. Here you will have free time to walk along the promenade for shopping or just to relax and have a drink.You can visit the Paphos Medieval Fort originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbor, it was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 and rebuilt by the Ottomans after they captured the island in the16th century. Paphos port is the oldest in Cyprus with ancient origins dating back to the time of Alexander the Great. The port accommodates pleasure craft and fishing boats.
Limassol – Ayia Napa Tour: Our first stop will be the famous Ayia Napa town a resort at the southern coast of Cyprus. In recent years, it's is accepted as a family vacation destination, and a lot of thus for its active nightlife and sandy beaches. Sailing, water skiing and jet athletics are all daily activities. The crystal clear Mediterranean waters supply sunbathers and swimmers an appealing delight. The beach offers calm and clear waters to form the foremost of ocean and water sports. We shall visit the famous Nissi Beach where there are bars and music for all to enjoy.Then continue on to Ayia Napa Town where you will be free to shop or swim Ayia Napa Limanaki. For those interested just in the centre of Ayia Napa you will find a spectacular monastery at the entrance of an old fig tree. In the court an octagonal fountain which has on its base the founder of the monastery a woman’s portrait as well as her mother and father whom have forbidden her to marry. After a small break we shall continue to Cape Creco which lies between the towns of Ayia Napa and Protaras, both of which are popular Tourist resorts. It is frequently visited by many Tourists for its natural beauty. It is a protected nature park. From the high points on the cliff that rests at the cape one can view amazing sights out to sea. According to local legend it is also the home of the 'Ayia Napa sea monster'.A stop at Protaras square where you can have your afternoon tea or just walk down the local shopping area.Finally we shall visit the chapel of Prophet Elias. It is built on a granite hill with almost vertical sides. A Byzantine type church was built there in the past few years in order to replace the small room which was used as a church. In order to reach the chapel, one has to climb a set of 153 stone-built steep stairs, but once you get there, the view rewards the visitor.
Limassol – Nicosia Tour: (Please don’t forget to bring your Passport in this trip)Upon entering Nicosia we shall pass by the Famagusta Gate, and proceed to the Archbishop’s Palace where we visit St. Johns’s Cathedral. The whole village represents a lively museum where visitors can feel and experience the past in every corner of the village. We then travel to the city center and visit the Byzantine Museum with its priceless and fascinating collection of icons and paintings.Our tour continues to the shopping center and picturesque old quarter of Laiki Geitonia where this traditional neighborhood is a pedestrian area, just inside the city walls opposite the D'Avila bastion. Until the 1980s, the area was known as a home for various "dens of iniquity". Since then, however, it has been an excellent example of urban renewal, designed to evoke the atmosphere of old Nicosia. Laiki Geitonia has seen the restoration of houses that are typical examples of traditional Cypriot urban architecture. The buildings date from the end of the 18th Century, with building materials being mainly wood, sandstone and mud brick. It is a pedestrianized area of narrow winding streets, combining residential houses with craft shops and taverns. It is a very popular area for both locals and tourists to browse among its many shops and capture the history of Nicosia. Here is where you can see the Nicosia Border by Ledra Palace the checkpoint for pedestrians which are in the city centre. To pass over to the North which is optional, it is necessary to have your passport/ID card to present to the authorities at the border checkpoints. If you are an EU passport holder or have visa to enter the 'Republic of Cyprus' you should present your papers to the Turkish-Cypriot authorities at the border, fill in a white visa slip with your name, passport number and nationality and then you will be allowed to pass.
- Transfer: Round trip tarnsfer airport-hotel-airport.
- Accomodation: 3* Hotel including service charge and city tax.
- Meals: Bed and breakfast.
- Flight: Round trip international flight tickets.
- Guide: English speaking guide.
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Required Documents - Visa Section
- Original Passport valid for 6 Month.
- 2 Personal front photos 4*6 with white background, without glasses.
- Original stamped English HR letter (mentioning your salary, position and hiring dates).
- Original bank statement printout of the past 6 months in English with a reasonable amount (stamped per page and doesn’t exceed the duration of 7 days before your appointment date).
- For Student traveling without their parents, will need school grade letter as well parents bank statment and a written approval for travelling in English language.
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