Paphos
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Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

1. Paphos: Village and Mountain ATV Safari

Travel with excitement, choosing between either a quad bike or a buggy to take on the sights. The course through the mountains are un-mapped and off road so the journey is under your control in timing and route. Starting from the main tourist centre in Paphos, you can then arrange a specific time to meet at your accommodation as the finish point. Before you take off, it will be necessary to sign papers and read the terms and conditions while receiving a briefing.  The driving tracks recommended to you, offer a combination of landscapes that represent a small sample of Cyprus, from a coastal drive to an off-road mountain range route. At Mandria beach you will be able to enjoy a 10 minute break, where you can swim or buy a drink. The next destination is the Episkopi Village, with traditional stoned houses, narrow streets of magnificent and peaceful views. At the village you have the chance to enjoy the views, taste a delicious Cyrpus coffee, soft drink and if arranged, lunch at the local kafenio (coffee house). The way back involves a relax on-road driving to the starting point. The trip ends where you begun, but you can organize a lift to your accommodation. Explore Cyprus at your own pace, seeing the natural beauty and some landmarks along the way.     

Highlights of Nicosia: Full-Day Tour from Paphos & Limassol

2. Highlights of Nicosia: Full-Day Tour from Paphos & Limassol

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Arriving in the south part of Nicosia, your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and the Cathedral of St John located in the center of the old town of Nicosia. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of The Cathedral of St John will take you by surprise. Enjoy a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. After crossing the UN buffer zone into occupied, you will enjoy coffee and a sweet treat. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, you will visit Buyuk Han and pass from the Ayia Sofia Church. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested, the guide will wait for you at a pre-arranged time outside Leventis Museum for a visit. This tour ends with your drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Paphos, Limassol, or Pissouri.

Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

3. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

4. Cyprus: Troodos Mountain Food & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

A guide will pick you up from a location of your choice and you’ll be driven around carefully selected villages to visit locals making traditional products and taste Cypriot delicacies. One of these stops will be an award-winning winery where you'll try a selection of wines and discover a variety of indigenous grape varieties. You’ll learn about the ingredients, the making process, and the traditions linked to the products. Part of the touring will be visiting villages where you’ll have time to explore and see the sites. Along the way, the group will stop at a local tavern to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes with a full meze lunch. We keep our tours authentic by visiting true locals and because these local villagers are busy with every day life – we cannot guarantee which stops we’ll be including… However, here’s an example list of products which are likely to be included – Halloumi Cheese, Honey, Olive Oil, Village Breads, Traditional Sweets, Wine etc. We guarantee a great day out and you can be sure that you’ll visit 5 fantastic places within the Troodos mountain villages and experience a foodie day tour like no other!

From Paphos: Limassol Experience

5. From Paphos: Limassol Experience

Discover Limassol, a cosmopolitan coastal city with a unique identity that responds perfectly to several preferences and tastes. Your escort will take you for a short walk to the old town to explain where all Limassol's highlights are. Then, enjoy your free time in Limassol at your own pace. You can either visit the castle or the New Marina. Stroll around the shops that range from high street and designer names to traditional craft, or savor lunch at one of the pavement cafés.

Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

6. Cyprus: Troodos Mountains Villages and Wineries Tour

Embark on a full-day food and wine adventure in the scenic Troodos Mountains designed to showcase Cypriot food and wine. With roundtrip transportation included, visit remote villages, taste regional products, and try delicious local wines. Begin with pickup from a location of your choice and head to the Troodos Mountains. Visit villages and carefully selected wineries, stopping for lunch to feast on a selection of Cypriot dishes and enjoy a full meze spread. At 3 family-owned wineries, learn all about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties. There are many different wines for tasting including the world-famous Commanadaria.

From Paphos: Taste of Cyprus Day Trip

7. From Paphos: Taste of Cyprus Day Trip

Experience the best sights and flavors of Cyprus in a single day on this multi-stop trip starting with pickup in Paphos. Snap photos in the picturesque village of Lania, join a wine tasting, visit the Agros Rose Factory, and experience the greenery at Troodos Mountain. First, go to Lania, the village of artists and one of the main wine-producing villages of the country. Walk through one of the most picturesque villages of Cyprus and leave with quite a few beautiful photos. Next, visit the famous Rose Factory in the village of Agros. Get acquainted with all kinds of products from damask rose petals. Head to the local smokehouse and traditional jam house, where residents make delicious smoked meats as well as unique jams from a variety of vegetables and fruits. At the foot of the Troodos Mountains, surrounded by green forest and streams, stop at the colorful village of Kakopetria. Go on a walk, relax, and have lunch (at your own expense). Visit a local tavern to try trout that’s found in mountain rivers. On the way back, drop into a winery to taste Cyprus wines and other strong drinks. 

Akamas Panoramic Walk

8. Akamas Panoramic Walk

Explore the playground of the goddess of love, Aphrodite. This 7-kilometer walk takes place in Akamas, a pristine, almost untouched area of Cyprus. If the customers prefer, we do a longer, 10-km walk and first do the east part of the Adonis trail, reaching the ruins of a medieval monastery for a picnic. From there, the route ascends to the peak known as "Moutti tis Sotiras". Enjoy unobstructed views of the north coast from Cape Arnaouti, the tip of Akamas, towards Chrysochou Bay, and the northwest all the way to Pomos in the northeast. After a pause for a picnic (in summer, we usually stop at a shaded spot) and soaking in the majestic views, walk to the Baths of Aphrodite on the Aphrodite trail (the last stretch is on a coastal dirt road, near the cliff). Depending on travelers' preferences and time availability, the tour route can be made longer (10 or 13 km). Other activities like swimming and snorkeling can also be included (usually during the hot season).

From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

9. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

Discover the charm and scenery of the Troodos Mountains on a day tour from Paphos. Pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high into the hills you will have your first stop in Platanisteia Village. In Platanisteia village you will visit the printmaking museum. Next, travel to Arsos village for a quick coffee break. Discover Tzelefos bridge, which is part of the Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture. Continue to the village of Kalopanayiotis where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch. After lunch, visit the Ayios Lambadistis Monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios, and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to your pickup location, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.

From Limassol or Paphos: Full-Day Flavors of Cyprus Tour

10. From Limassol or Paphos: Full-Day Flavors of Cyprus Tour

Make sure to bring your appetite for this adults-only day out in Cyprus – you certainly won’t go hungry. Heading inland to mingle with the locals, you’ll discover the true meaning of the Cypriot saying kopiaste (come join us). The first stop is the Kolossi plantation, where you can join the fruit picking and refuel with some fresh lemonade. Next, it’s on to Agros to sample some smoked meat products and learn more about roses and their products. Lunch is another homemade affair, served in the village of Pelendri. The afternoon is spent tasting Cypriot wine as you take in the view over the valley. You'll want to be camera-ready as you pass many of the area's scenic highlights.

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What people are saying about Paphos

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Really good informative trip, it was nice knowing about the history of Paphos and the surrounding areas. Both driver and guide were lovely and friendly. Would recommend this trip as I think it’s good value for money and nice to see other areas but wouldn’t recommend it for families with young children I think they might get a little bored.

Our companion was Anna. She speaks very good English, explains in detail and is very organized. It was a nice trip and an interesting food tour. Would highly recommend the tour.

A very great and interesting tour through the Trodos Mountains with great stops. The planning and implementation of the tour went smoothly.

I liked the tour very much, we visited beautiful places with a good guide Tatiana, thank you

Absolutely magnificent experience. Very good host, Love it.