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Cyprus Extension

  • Overview
  • Accommodation
  • Itinerary
  • Fares

A journey overview

  • Limassol
  • Nicosia
  • Kyrenia
  • Larnaca
  • Famagusta
  • Paphos

6 Days Exploration
  • Departing:
  • 14 Oct 2021

Monasteries, medieval castles and Roman mosaics, extend your Ancient & Holy Lands journey with six days in Cyprus.

Land only map Cyprus Extension 2021


Touching down in Larnaca, we are taken to lively Limassol, and the independently owned Four Seasons Hotel. Over the coming five nights, this residence, ideally situated for our plans, will serve as the perfect base for discovery.

We explore the island’s capital of Nicosia before travelling further north. Divided since Turkish forces invaded the north in 1974, a green line still exists as a border between the north and south. We cross over to the harbour town of Kyrenia en route to the 12th-century Bellapais Abbey. Nestled at the foot of the Besparmak Mountains, this monastic masterpiece will charm you with Italian frescos and coastline views.

Explore the medieval castle where it is said that Richard the Lionheart married Berengaria of Navarre before crowning her the Queen of England in 1191. Visit the site of Kourion and visit the theatre and House of Eustolious. At the Omodhos village, visit the Monastery of the Holy Cross. It is here the skull of Apostle Philip and the remains of 26 saints are said to reside.


Stroll along the palm-lined promenade of Larnaca to the Byzantine Church of St Lazarus. At Famagusta, we learn about the 12th-century Kingdom of Salamis while wandering amid crumbling colonnades. Pass by the ghost city of Varosha. Abandoned by man and reclaimed by nature, Varosha stands as an eerie reminder of Cyprus’ past.

The Roman mosaics found within Paphos’ House of Dionysus are truly remarkable – depictions of panther-drawn chariots and eagles carrying the weight of the moon decorate our vision. Travelling onwards to the St Neophytos Monastery and Tomb of the Kings, distinguished cultural masterpieces await. We also touch on Paphos’ harbour.

Return to the sunshine of Limassol, and take the morning slowly with a stroll in the sun or enjoy the fine amenities of our hotel. Later, we are whisked to Larnaca International Airport.

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