Discover the Troodos Mountains – the Green Heart of Cyprus. A memorable day off-the-beaten track through idyllic mountain villages, unchanged for generations. Our first stop will be in Troodos Square just below Mount Olympus – the highest point in Cyprus with a peak of 1951 meters – the perfect spot to take in the panoramic views.
We proceed to ‘Throni’ to see the Tomb of Archbishop Makarios III, the first President of Cyprus. Enjoy the spectacular views of the countryside and pine forests as we drive to the famous Monastery of Kykkos, Built in 1092 and dedicated to the Virgin Mary, it houses one of the three surviving icons painted by Agios Loukas. A break for lunch will be taken in a local restaurant.
On our return we will pass Trooditisaa Monastery and have a break in one of the many beautiful mountain villages famous for their true Cypriot architecture, handicrafts and excellent wine.
Please note that modest attire is required when visiting monasteries and churches, i.e. no shorts or low-cut blouses.