1. From Nicosia: Kykkos & Kalopanayiotis Full-Day Guided Tour
Go deep into the pine-clad Troodos Mountains. Visit the Kykkos Monastery, the wealthiest and most lavish on the island. Marvel at the monastery's richly decorated interiors. Experience the scenic beauty of Kalopanayiotis, a pearl of the Troodos range. Drive through mountain villages to reach the beautiful Monastery of Kykkos. This monastery houses one of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary, which is said to have been painted by St. Luke during her lifetime. Feast your eyes on gleaming marble floors, colorful murals and elaborate frescoes. Visit the Tomb of Archbishop Makarios, the first President of Cyprus. Continue to the Museum of Kykkos Monastery. Explore its priceless collection of icons, sacred vessels, manuscripts and other Cypriot antiquities. The monastery of Ayios Ioannis Lampadistis, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the jewel of the ancient spa village of Kalopanayiotis. See its sulphur springs, traditional architecture and panoramic valley views. End your tour by soaking in Kalopanayiotis’s peaceful atmosphere.