(Includes: Kiti, Angeloktisti Church, Salt Lake, Makenzy Area, Palm Tree Beach, St. Lazarus church, Nicosia,Ledras street, Laiki Geitonia, Archbishop’s Palace, Byzantine Museum, Library of the Archbishopric, Folk Art Museum, National Struggle Museum)
Leaving the Cosmopolitican villages of Ayia napa and Protaras we will be heading towards the village of Kiti. At the nearby Kiti village west of Larnaka it’s the small, but very significant stone build church of “Angeloktisti” meaning the church built by the Angels. This is one of the very few early Byzantine monuments that survived on the island with mosaics of the 6th century AD.
Following the road to Larnaca we will visit the Salt Lake. Besides its picturesque beauty, the lake is the haunt of 85 species of water-birds. It is one of the important migratory passages through Cyprus. Among them are 2,000–12,000 flamingoes which spend the winter months there feeding off populations of the brine shrimp.
Finally, Larnaca! Makenzy area and Palm tree beach are the main beach attractions for the tourist. Have a lunch at the nicest fish taverns or use your time to walk along the sandy beaches of Larnaca.
A must will be a visit to St. Lazarus church! The splendid church in the center of the town dedicated to its patron Saint Lazarus, constitutes an important center of ecclesiastical worship in the town of Larnaka.
Leaving Larnaca and heading towards the Capital and business center of Nicosia you will have some time to relax on a highway driving and fill up your batteries for more sightseeing!
Our first stop in Nicosia will be Ledras street and Laiki Geitonia. Ledra Street is a major shopping thoroughfare in central Nicosia, Cyprus, which links North and South Border of Nicosia. Then you can walk to Laiki Geitonia and choose one of the traditional taverns for lunch. You will have the chance to taste traditional Cypriot food and Mediterranean cuisine.
Archbishop’s Palace is the official residence and office of the archbishop of Cyprus located in Nicosia. The palace was built next to the “Old Archbishop’s Palace” (built in the 17th century), between 1956 and 1960; in neo-Byzantine architecture style. Although the Archbishop’s Palace is not open to the public; the Byzantine Museum, Library of the Archbishopric, Folk Art Museum and the National Struggle Museum located on its grounds are open to the public.
Last visit will be Agios Ioannis Cathedral within the old city walls. Is built on the site of the 14th century chapel of the Benedictine Abbey of Agios Ioannis the Evangelist of Bibi.
There will be time for you to shop and have lunch.We are looking forward to welcoming you in one of our cars. The tour can be customized so you can suggest places to add or remove from the excursion. The duration of the excursions is 8 hours but you can if you want request a shorter version.