LUXURIOUS MOUNTAIN SAFARI
(From Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras)
Daily 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 Marry 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 and walk will be given then at Kakopetria.
On the way back we will stop to one of the village wineries 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.
VILLAGE CULTURE: DONKEY SAFARI & CYPRUS NIGHT
The afternoon trip is specially designed for those travellers who want to discover the original spirit of Cyprus. Our journey will take us through the beautiful surroundings of the village of Skarinou.
We invite you to our farmhouse which is located in the ever green surroundings of citrus groves. At the farm you have a chance to learn about Cypriot village life ad home-making of wine, Halloumi, Zivania, olive oil etc. There is plenty of time to make round of the farm to visit the agricultural museum within and to see the local animals and birds, the wild herbs and trees and to taste fresh fruits. We will continue our trip on the donkeys back along the shadowy olive alleys. On return to the farm a finger licking barbeque dinner with wine will be served. After the dinner a folklore dancing show will begin. You should definitely join the “Sirtaki” lesson and the dancing competitions!
FAMILY FUN DAY
This excursion is particularly recommended for the families with children. We start off the day with visiting our donkey’s farm, located in the beautiful surroundings of citrus groves next to the village of Skarinou. After the little lesson you will have a donkey’s ride and on return to the farm try fresh fruits and learn about local animals, trees and herbs. An ample time will be given to make a round of the village complex.
OCEAN AQUARIUM & MAGIC DANCING WATERS
Join us for the brilliant night entertainment! First we will visit the ocean aquarium (located in Protaras), with different kinds of exotic fish and ocean animals. We will next lead for Famagusta viewpoint, from where you can see the famous Ghost town. Enjoy yourself with shopping in Melekkis center. We will also visit the beautiful old church of St. Elias, located on the high hill. And finally - the “Magic Dancing Waters”, where during the dinner you will enjoy the majestic show of light and fountains in accompaniment of classical and modern music.
SEA DREAM BOAT SAFARI
Join us on the full day excursion on our well-equipped speed glass bottom boat (toilet, tent, comfortable seats, music etc). We will start off the day from the picturesque Larnaca marina and will first go among the Larnaca coastline to the beautiful Red cliffs – the inhabitant area of eagles. We will next stop to the fishing farm in the open sea, where the Cypriot delicatessen fishes “Tzipura” is bred. Afterwards the boat will pass from the famous natural harbor of “Potamos” taking a chance to see the traditional fisherman’s boats. Going among amazing white sandy beaches of Ayia Napa sliding on the incredible crystal clear blue waters we reach a complex of sea caves, called “Pirate Caves” as they were used in the ancient times by pirates and smugglers. If the sea is calm enough, the boat enters one of the Pirate caves. We next go under the natural Rock Bridge heading for the “Sea Palace” caves built of stalactites and stalagmites which were melting together. Our next stop is Cavo Grekko – the furthest southeastern point of the island. Leaving behind the Cape we stop at one of the bays for some swimming, snorkeling and feeding fishes for about 40 min. For some adventurous we go to Ayii Anargiri area, where you can try cliff diving (jumping). We then whisk you off across Protaras Bay to view and to get the information about the “Ghost City” of Famagusta. *The program of the safari can be slightly changed according to the weather conditions
ADVENTURE BOAT SAFARI
This afternoon boat safari the adventurous persons will especially enjoy. It gives you the chance to explore the mysterious sea caves and grottos, fantastic wave-cut coast formations as well as to observe the underwater life through the glass bottom. We will start off the trip from the “Fig Tree Bay” in Protaras and will first lead for Famagusta – former “Perl of Mediterranean“. Our jet boat will whisk you then across the Protaras bay and will stop to Ayii Anargiri cave with a little white church on the top of it. The rock above the cave is considered to be the ideal spot for cliff divers. Our trip will continue towards the famous Blue Lagoon and on the way we will stop to the “Shark Mouth” Rock and the beautiful stone formation called “Lovers Bridge”. We will have a long stop at the “Blue Lagoon”, where you have will have a possibility to swim in the crystal clear water, to snorkel and to feed the numerous fishes. From there we will head for the gorgeous Cape of Grekko – 150 meters high rock – the most south- eastern point of the island. Going around the cape we will reach the impressive “Sea Palace Caves” made of stalactites and stalagmites and the “Pirate Caves” of Ayia Napa, which are believed to be used by smugglers in the ancient time. On the way back we will pass under the stone bridge and will go open waters to search for dolphins and sea turtles. Our safari will end in Protaras, from where the bus will take you back to the hotels.
The program of the excursion can be changed depending of the weather conditions
RELAXING CRUISE & OCTOPUS FISHING
Enjoy a day out at sea fishing, swimming, relaxing and admiring the view of the Larnaca coastline. Our experienced fishermen will help you catch octopus the traditional way. All fishing equipment and masks are provided. Lunch on board is included in the price and combines Cypriot homemade seafood and wine or soft drinks.