Ayia Napa
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Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

1. Grape Escape: Troodos Mountain Wine Tour with a Local

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation. Meet your local guide and learn about the local food and wine offerings. Drive to a Troodos mountain village and visit a family-owned boutique winery. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy a wine tasting. Continue to a quaint village where you’ll have a chance to wander the cobbled streets and take in the picturesque scenery. Visit the local church, monastery, and local craft shops. As you explore the village, stop for a food tasting. After exploring the village, sit down for coffee and a traditional snack. Relax and watch the world go by.

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Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

2. Larnaca: Lefkara Lace, Choirokoitia, and Birdwatching Tour

Explore the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross.  Discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement. Go birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, which host thousands of birds and tens of bird species, especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn. Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here.   Depending on your preference and available time, you can also go for a walk by the manmade lake of Lefkara. Visit other attractions on the way, depending on your pickup location, including the Kamares Aqueduct or the Panagia Angeloktisti Church in the village of Kiti. Complete your day with a delicious, traditional meal at a local restaurant.

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Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

3. Omodos Village and Kelephos Medieval Bridge Tour

Start your tour by heading to the Krassohoria wine villages. First, you will go to the expansive Paphos Forest and visit Kelephos' medieval Venetian bridge, which according to tradition is built on a camel trail. The trail was apparently used by camel caravans to transport mined material from the mines on the north side of the Troodos mountains to Paphos port. The local stream has water throughout the year. The setting is beautiful, with higher water flow during the rainy season and with more greenery in summer when the alders have their leaves and the bracken are full of life. You'll then move to Omodos village, one of the largest villages of Krasochoria. For years it has been well-known for its vineyards and wine and is still today known for its prime produce. Omodos developed around the ancient monastery of the Holy Cross (connected to St. Helen’s Passage to Cyprus) and is a popular destination for visitors. If you prefer, you can visit a less touristy village, for example Arsos or Vasa.

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What people are saying about Ayia Napa

Super excursion to get to know Cyprus! Adam was a great guide and driver, he told everything about the country and could answer just about any question, very educational! Nice combination of nature, off road and villages so you can see a bit of everything. Lunch is at a nice restaurant, which also has a great service, and the advantage is that you can order what you like for a nice price.

Overall a great tour! Our guide was very nice, there was a lot of information about the area and history of Ayia Napa and everything was very relaxed. It was great fun to drive the jeep over sandy slopes and stony terrain and at the end a great panoramic view just before sunset! The tour is worthwhile to experience the southeast of the island!

What a great way to spend a day in Cyprus! I saw fantastic scenery visiting a waterfall and a medieval bridge and I got some really amazing photos. Touring picturesque villages with a local was a treat. We topped off the day with a wine tasting in a posh winery with stunning hilltop views where I grabbed several bottles for souvenirs.

The tour was spectacular as we are travelers that wanted rest and relaxation. Most of all we have enjoyed the wine and the beautiful hospitality from the Cypriots as well as our tour guide.

Great experience.. a must when in cyprus .. also adam best driver/guide ever :))