Ayia Napa
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Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

1. Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

Explore the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross.  Discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement. Go birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, which host thousands of birds and tens of bird species, especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn. Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here.   Depending on your preference and available time, you can also go for a walk by the manmade lake of Lefkara. Visit other attractions on the way, depending on your pickup location, including the Kamares Aqueduct or the Panagia Angeloktisti Church in the village of Kiti. Complete your day with a delicious, traditional meal at a local restaurant.

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Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

2. Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

Start your tour by heading to the Krassohoria wine villages. First, you will go to the expansive Paphos Forest and visit Kelephos' medieval Venetian bridge, which according to tradition is built on a camel trail. The trail was apparently used by camel caravans to transport mined material from the mines on the north side of the Troodos mountains to Paphos port. The local stream has water throughout the year. The setting is beautiful, with higher water flow during the rainy season and with more greenery in summer when the alders have their leaves and the bracken are full of life. You'll then move to Omodos village, one of the largest villages of Krasochoria. For years it has been well-known for its vineyards and wine and is still today known for its prime produce. Omodos developed around the ancient monastery of the Holy Cross (connected to St. Helen’s Passage to Cyprus) and is a popular destination for visitors. If you prefer, you can visit a less touristy village, for example Arsos or Vasa.

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What people are saying about Ayia Napa

What a great way to spend a day in Cyprus! I saw fantastic scenery visiting a waterfall and a medieval bridge and I got some really amazing photos. Touring picturesque villages with a local was a treat. We topped off the day with a wine tasting in a posh winery with stunning hilltop views where I grabbed several bottles for souvenirs.

We can really recommend this tour! The guide (Adam) makes the tour with heart and soul. We were very impressed by the hospitality of the locals and their private insights. Man did not have the feeling of traveling as a tourist but as a friend. The 10 hours went by in a flash and left a lot of impressions.

I recommend the trip 100%, especially the knowledge of Cyprus by our guide was enormous.

Good trip in the mountains with stories about life in Cyprus

Excellent day out, couldnt have asked for a better guide :-)