Optional Tours

On the occasion of EPRW 2016, the following optional tours will be organized exclusively for participants and accompanying spouses.  Book the tour/s of your preference by the 9th of May 2016.

Half Day Tour Lefkara
Friday 27 May 2016, 16:00 – 19:00
Price: €28.00

Lefkara is a picturesque village famous for its lace, known as Lefkaritika  and silver handicrafts. It features cobbled streets and picturesque architecture. A common sight is groups of women who sit in the narrow village streets working on their fine embroidery, as they have for centuries. The village is also known for its skilled silversmiths who produce fine filigree work, and there is a small Turkish delight factory. A folklore museum in the town shows visitors what life was like in Cyprus a hundred years ago. The museum is located in a restored house and exhibits the furniture and effects of a wealthy family, local costumes and examples of the Lefkara lacework. According to legend, Leonardo da Vinci visited the village in 1481, and purchased a lace cloth for the main altar of the Duomo di Milano.

  • Price includes bus transfer,entrance fees  to the museum and professional guide
  • Subject to a minimum of 50 participants.

Full Day Tour to the Wine Villages of Lemesos (Krasochoria Lemesou)
Saturday 28 May 2016, 09:00 – 17:00
Price: €55.00 

Driving through the citrus groves of Phassouri we arrive at the Kolossi Castle. Built by the Crusaders in the 13th century, this well-preserved building stands three stories tall and it is a good example of military architecture of that period. We continue our tour with a visit to the Wine Museum of Cyprus. Here in a nicely constructed building with stone and tiles you can learn about the history of winemaking in Cyprus, taste and buy a range of Cyprus wines. As we drive on upwards passing by pretty villages and beautiful countryside we will then stop at Ayios Ambrosios village for free wine tasting at a local winery and an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the fascinating winemaking process. One of the most picturesque villages is Omodos surrounded by vineyards, famous for its true Cypriot architecture with beautifully restored buildings, its old wine press, known as “Linos”, and the monastery of the Holy Cross. Standing by the stone paved square, the monastery is known for its collection of interesting ecclesiastical objects. You will have time to stroll around the narrow streets of the village, visit the old wine press and taste some local wines. In the village there are small shops famous for their “vitraux”, handmade pieces of stained glass, icons, handmade jewels and embroidery all traditionally made. Lunch will be offered at a Traditional Tavern. On the return journey we will stop at Lania, the traditional artists’ village.

  • Price includes bus transfer, professional guide, entrance fees to Kolossi Castle and Lunch (cyprus meze) with 1 drink.
  • Subject to a minimum of 50 participants. 
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended as some walking is involved.

Full Day Kourion – Paphos, Aphrodite’s Birthplace
Saturday 28 May 2016, 09:00 – 17:00
Price: €65.00

Today you can discover the legends and history of one of the most beautiful areas in Cyprus. Driving through the vineyards and citrus plantations of Fasouri our first stop will be the ancient city of Kourion, an impressive Greco-Roman unspoiled site which includes mosaics and a superb amphitheater. From this beautiful, unspoiled spot perched high on a cliff, enjoy the dazzling view of the ruins and the sea below. The next stop will be at Aphrodite’s Rock, where according to legend the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the foam of the sea. Your journey continues to Paphos where you will discover one of the most beautiful places on the island. Paphos, with its pleasant harbour and Medieval Fort, combines a cosmopolitan holiday resort, spectacular countryside and historical sites. It was the capital of Cyprus for 600 years in ancient times and its archaeological legacy is such that UNESCO put the whole town on its World Cultural Heritage List. Our next visit will be at the Paphos Mosaics. House of Dionysos, House of Theseus, House of Aion and the House of Orpheas . The mosaic floors of these Houses date from the 3rd to the 5th century AD and are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They depict scenes from Greek Mythology and are considered masterpieces of mosaic art.   Lunch will be offered at a Traditional Taverna.

  • Price includes bus transfer, professional guide, entrance fees to Kourion and Paphos Mosaics and Lunch with 1 drink.
  • Subject to a minimum of 50 participants.
  • Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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