Grand Tour by the luxurious air-conditioned minibuses starts with
visiting of the village of Lefkara, which is famous for its silver
jewels and hand made laces besides the amazing architecture. We will
also visit an “Olive Shop” in the neighbour village of Skarinou, where
you will have an opportunity to try different kinds of olives and olive
oil. The shop itself is absolutely dedicated to the products based on
olive oil and Mediterranean herbs. From there we will drive outside of
the capital Nicosia and head for Troodos mountains
range with its extensive natural forests and unique flora and fauna. We
also visit one of the main tourist attraction places- Kykkos Monastery,
where the miracle icon of Virgin Mary painted by Saint Lucas is kept. In
the Monastery you will have a round with the authorized C.T.O. guide and
will get the detailed information of the history of the richest
monastery of the country. The ample time for lunch will be given then at
the Prodromos square.
On the way back we will stop to the waterfall and to one of the village
where you have a chance to try local wine and buy it at the wholesale
price. Our grand tour is a brilliant possibility to visit the most
remarkable places in the mountainous area of Cyprus, as well as learn
about Cypriot life and traditions.
Please note that modest dressing is required when visiting monasteries
and churches, i.e. no shorts and low-cut tops.