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Кипър - Лимасол

Limassol is a vibrant port town on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, located just south of Turkey. Limassol is Cyprus’ second largest town and a bustling holiday resort. The area around Limassol is home to the country’s famous winemaking activities and to the religious city of Lanarca.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAPHOS

 

Цена: € 48 на възрастен, € 34 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Paphos is an ancient town located on the southern coast of Cyprus, 1 hour far from Limassol. We will visit the house of Dionisios to admire the beautiful mosaics which date back to the 3rd century before continuing to St. Neofytos to visit the 12th century “Egkleistra”, an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit Neofytos. The enclosure contains fine examples of 12th to the 15th centuries Byzantine frescoes. The Monastery contains an interesting Ecclesiastical Museum. You will have free time to stroll around this picturesque port. Short photo stop at Aphrodite’s Rock, birthplace of the Greek goddess of love.

 

 

 

OMODOS, KOURION AND APOLLO’ S TEMPLE

 

Цена: € 49 на възрастен, € 34 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

A short drive by coach takes you to the remains of the ancient town of Kourion, which survived from antiquity until the early middle ages. The archaeological site is famous for its fully restored Greco-Roman theatre, the House of Eustolio with its beautiful mosaics, the public baths, the Fountain House and the House of Achilles. A stop at the sanctuary of Apollo is next, the place and altar at which the ancient cult of this Greek god was celebrated from the 8th century B.C. to the 4th century A.D.. The tour then continues on to Omodos, a picturesque small town located inland and well known for the wine that is produced in the surrounding area. After a wine-tasting session and trying a local snack, you will have time to stroll around and explore on your own. The tour ends with your return to the ship.

 

 

 

APOLLO'S TEMPLE, KOLOSSI CASTLE & WINE MUSEUM

 

Цена: € 45 на възрастен, € 32 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 3.5 hours

 

This excursion may well take in the sights of Apollo but we will also be paying homage to the Greek god Bacchus as we visit one of the island’s wineries ! Our first stop is at the Temple of Apollo, the largest and most important religious centre on the island and which was in continuous use from the VIII century BC to the IV century AD. We will continue to the nearby village of Kolossi to visit the castle, left over from the time of the Crusaders in Cyprus. The XIII century Kolossi Castle is linked to the history of wine production on the island, in particular to the manifacture of the local Commandaria wine. Our tour includes a visit to the Cyprus wine museum to learn about the 7500 year tradition of winemaking in Cyprus. Naturally we will have time to sample a glass of Cyprus wine before returning to the port.

 

 

 

LARNACA & LEFKARA

 

Цена: € 42 на възрастен, € 29 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

We will drive to Larnaka, the oldest living city in Cyprus and originally known as Kition, the birthplace of the Stoic philosopher Zeno. Linked to early Christian times, Larnaca is a special place for Christians as the town’s bishop was St. Lazaros (Lazarus) who chose to spend his “second life” here after Jesus raised him from the dead. A church built in his name exists on the spot where his remains were said to be found. Guests will have free time in Larnaka for shopping. We will then return to Limassol via Lefkara, a village famous for its traditional style of lace embroidery, known as the “Lefkaritika”. Free time here before returning to the port.

Please note: long walking involved on uneven ground with steps. 

 

 

 

LARNACA, ANCIENT KITION

 

Цена: € 42 на възрастен, € 29 на дете

 

Duration: approx. 4 hours

 

Drive towards Larnaca, known in ancient times as Kition and home of the Stoic philosopher Zeno. We will visit one of the oldest churches in Cyprus - the church of Saint Lazarus - built on the sepulchre of the Saint and a fine example of Byzantine architecture. You will have free time for shopping before travelling along the salt lake of Larnaca to reach Hala Sultan Tekesi, or the mosque of Umm Haram, built in 1816 over the tomb of Umm Haram, a relative of Prophet Mohhamed. Visit the mosque and return to the port.

Please note: long walking involved on uneven ground with steps.