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Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos provided by Qualiday By Ruslan Travel

Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos

Troodos and Kykkos Day Tour from Paphos
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Tour snapshot
Experience the best of Cyprus’ Troodos Mountains in a day from Paphos
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
54
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    54
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
This tour of Cyprus’ Troodos Mountains, and its villages and monasteries, from Paphos lets you sit back and enjoy the scenery without worry of route planning, ticket buying, or navigating. Visit the monasteries of Kykkos and Chrysorrogiatissa, enjoy pine forests and hamlets, and explore Omodos wine village, all as a guide provides background. Central hotel pickup and drop-off from central Paphos included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Relax a coach takes you through scented pine forests, villages, and valleys
  • Visit Kykkos and two other monasteries, plus the wine village of Omodos
  • Flexible: free time for lunch (own expense) and to shop and stroll in Omodos
What to expect
Your day begins with pickup from your central Paphos hotel. There you board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey into the scenic Troodos Mountains, the hills of Cyprus’ interior. Stop to visit the 12th-century Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, a retreat dedicated to the Virgin Mary, before continuing through Paphos Forest—protected pine woodlands in northwest Troodos—toward Kykkos. Here, tour Kykkos Monastery to see its treasures, including a Virgin Mary icon believed to have been painted by the Apostle Luke. Then, venture through Marathassa Valley before a lunch stop (own expense) at a village. Finally, stroll around the cobbled winemaking village of Omodos and visit its Holy Cross Monastery, home to a piece of rope reputedly used to tie Jesus to the cross. While here, enjoy time for coffee or to try Cypriot commandaria wine and the local spirit, zivania, before your tour finishes with drop-off at your Paphos hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Relax a coach takes you through scented pine forests, villages, and valleys
  • Visit Kykkos and two other monasteries, plus the wine village of Omodos
  • Flexible: free time for lunch (own expense) and to shop and stroll in Omodos
What to expect
Your day begins with pickup from your central Paphos hotel. There you board a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and journey into the scenic Troodos Mountains, the hills of Cyprus’ interior. Stop to visit the 12th-century Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery, a retreat dedicated to the Virgin Mary, before continuing through Paphos Forest—protected pine woodlands in northwest Troodos—toward Kykkos. Here, tour Kykkos Monastery to see its treasures, including a Virgin Mary icon believed to have been painted by the Apostle Luke. Then, venture through Marathassa Valley before a lunch stop (own expense) at a village. Finally, stroll around the cobbled winemaking village of Omodos and visit its Holy Cross Monastery, home to a piece of rope reputedly used to tie Jesus to the cross. While here, enjoy time for coffee or to try Cypriot commandaria wine and the local spirit, zivania, before your tour finishes with drop-off at your Paphos hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6177P10
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Paphos City Center)
  • Licensed guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned coach
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Message will be send through Viator to advise for your exact pick up point and time .Information of the hotel name is needed. In case you won’t receive the message please call us at least a day before departure. If you cannot find your hotel please call us to give you the nearest pick up point . Failure of the client to be on time at the right pick up point will result to a No show and will be fully charged. Office tel: 00357-26221203 MON-FRI 0830-1900/SAT 0830-1300 local time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No shorts or sleeveless blouses for the visits to churches and monasteries.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • You will receive a messsage through Viator with your exact pick up point and time .If not please call us to be advised .
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pick up and drop off (Paphos City Center)
  • Licensed guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Air-conditioned coach
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Message will be send through Viator to advise for your exact pick up point and time .Information of the hotel name is needed. In case you won’t receive the message please call us at least a day before departure. If you cannot find your hotel please call us to give you the nearest pick up point . Failure of the client to be on time at the right pick up point will result to a No show and will be fully charged. Office tel: 00357-26221203 MON-FRI 0830-1900/SAT 0830-1300 local time
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No shorts or sleeveless blouses for the visits to churches and monasteries.
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • You will receive a messsage through Viator with your exact pick up point and time .If not please call us to be advised .
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 54 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Omodos
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kykkos Monastery Troodos
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Kykkos Monastery Troodos
    Stop: 75 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
86 reviews
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DaveHanmer
Liverpool, UK76 contributions
Mar 2020
We booked this trip through Qualiday Travel at Paphos Harbour bus terminus for EUR20 per adult. We were told to be outside our Hotel for 07:45 and the coach arrived promptly. We did go round a few other hotels and the final pick up was as Paphos before going up the moutains. The first stop was the Amodoss Monastry were you were able to look around both the Monastry and the local shops, then onto the Kykkos Monastry were you stop for lunch and then onto another monastry which I cannot remember the name of it.

Its quite a long day, not getting back until about 4pm, but you travel for about an hour-ish and had a rest break right through the day say certainly broke up the monotiny of being on a coach all day.

Mary the tour rep is very knowledgeable and gives good commentary throughout each stop and gives little titbits of information throughout the trip about the surrounding areas. The mountain roads are twisty and if you do suffer from travel sickness it would be advisable to take some tablets. Adamos, our driver was brilliant taking his time going through these twisty roads and never felt nervous at all.

All in all a very good day out and a good price for what in the itinerary.
Written March 10, 2020
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Qualiday
Thank you for your kind comments
Written May 21, 2020
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Indy
London, UK275 contributions
Mar 2022
It was a great tour and at a very competitive price as compared to similar day tours from Paphos area. The tour guide was very informative and friendly. The monastery visits and travel through the Troodos mountains was nice. There were 4 stops - Omodos The Holy Cross Monastery, The famous Kykkos, Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery and a random restaurant near a small village middle of nowhere.
There is only one complaint and feedback I have - the lunch stop was a very poor one. A huge restaurant made of glass and steel - does not feel either traditional or welcoming. The food was poor and prices very high for the quality. We were asked for 13 euros for a green salad! The views and ambience were not nice at all. One is stuck with that restaurant as there are no other there. Instead please let the tourists have a lunch break in Omodos village. There are lot of choices for eating, it is a beautiful village and setting to have lunch and the food is not atrocious.
Written April 10, 2022
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Qualiday
Thank you for your feedback. We always welcome reviews as a foot for thoughts and imporvements. However need to clear some points -13 Euros per person is for nice buffet lunch with variety of dishes not just a green salad! It seems that there is a misunderstanding - ref restaurant, in our view is a new, modern and is located on our way, just about lunch time. Omodos is a nice place very traditional but is too far to be a stop for lunch.
Written April 12, 2022
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ExPatpieMon
113 contributions
Was met by a small bus at our hotel at 7.45am and taken to join a bigger bus at Paphos bus station. We then proceeded on countless pick ups.
We were finally travelling at 8.50am.
The weather forecast was for lots of rain, it proved to be correct, the rain was relentless. Our first stop was in Omodos and there were rivers in the streets.
Omodos is a quaint and tidy mountain village and I would return to visit in sunnier climes. Onwards to Kykkos and the monastery, through driving rain, hail and snow, our driver deserved a medal.
The mountain views were spoiled by the most rain and snow.
Kykkos was IMO rather underwhelming, although externally it is impressive, internally I was unimpressed. Make your own mind up.
The buffet meal (12€ pp) was ok.
A salad bar, hot potatoes and hot mixed veg, hot lamb casserole and Luke warm lamb chops, desert was either an apple or some small deep fried doughnut balls, disappointing but we were ready for it. Oh and there was a carafe of red wine on the table. The seating was tight but we got through.
Our last stop was unpronounceable but I recall something about the saint of the golden pomegranate, you couldn't make this up, it was another small monastery where the monks make and sell cherry licquer.
Our guide was excellent throughout the day, very knowledgeable and she made a dull journey a little bit more interesting.
Overall, if the weather had been a little kinder, this trip could have been so much better, best I can say is that it passed the day.
I wouldn't do this trip again as I thought there was too much time on the coach but maybe the weather impacted on that.
Written January 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Customer Thank youf or your kind words and remarks. Unfortunatetly we cannot do something fo act of god!
Written February 10, 2020
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Alice M
Downpatrick, UK24 contributions
Mar 2020
This was a lovely trip. The bus stops at three different monasteries with the opportunity for a lovely lunch at one of them. The guide was very informative, not just about the monasteries but Cyprus in general. I would highly recommend it.
Written March 16, 2020
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Qualiday
Thank for your king comments
Written September 16, 2021
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Clara
London, UK5 contributions
Excellent overall. Got to see the beautiful mountains, 3 ancient monasteries and a village. Restaurant for lunch also well chosen. Guide was clear, patient, professional and friendly. Driver was professional and skillful!
Written March 5, 2022
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Qualiday
Thank you for your nice review. The tour is designed to see the most important landmarks which are located in the Troodos range. It took us long but we finally found the ideal restaurant
Written March 8, 2022
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Rohit S
London, UK14 contributions
Jan 2018
Very easy to find by road from Paphos. We had lunch at a large restaurant overlooking the sea, The drive up was amazing. There was a large mountainous rock beside Aphrodite's Rock and we climbed to the top. Surprised that there were no health and safety warning because the climb is not for the faint hearted. Coming down was even more precarious. Surrounding beaches were very nice.
Written March 3, 2018
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Thank you for your review and nice comments. Your suggestions are well noted and always we improve our tours based on your suggestions. Looking forward to welcome you once again onboard of our tours in the near future!
Written April 11, 2018
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Lynnda
Dysart, UK678 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
Interesting tour with a lot of local knowledge, not just about the sites we visited, but the surrounding countryside and history. The Monastery at Kykkos is beautiful, and the village of Omodos is very quaint. I would say the first monastery we visited was a little disappointing, but none-the-less, lovely to see the countryside and learn a little more about the Island itself.
Written February 14, 2018
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Thank you for your review and nice comments. Your suggestions are well noted and always we improve our tours based on your suggestions. Looking forward to welcome you once again onboard of our tours in the near future!
Written April 11, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DorsetJayne
Dorset61 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Prior to this we hadn't been that enamoured with what Paphos itself had to offer, with it's shabby and derelict buildings and rubbish strewn everywhere. So this was our first excursion away from the coastline and what an amazing surprise it was!!

The panoramic views are absolutely stunning as you travel across the Troodos mountains and you are constantly regaled by stories from the guide. I was quite surprised how the running commentary in English (and Russian) was pretty much continuous during the whole journey, and we were all politely asked not to talk during the spiel (which is tricky!!)

We visited 3 monasteries which were beautifully constructed and a marvel to see perched in the mountains. Kykkos is full to the brim with gold and silver chandeliers and ornate religious artefacts; its quite a sight to behold. In fact all the interiors of the monasteries had to be treasured in the memories of the visitor.....cameras were not to be used inside.

We had a stop for lunch at a pre-arranged hotel in a village in the mountains - it was a buffet for 12 euros each and was excellent value.
This trip was wonderful and I'm so pleased we opted to enjoy it with Ruslan travel.
Written March 18, 2019
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Dear Customer, Thank you for your nice review and comments and rest assured I will pass the comments regarding Paphos to the Mayor!
Written May 27, 2019
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ianrina
poole38 contributions
Sep 2018
A long, tiring day out but excellent. Our first time in Cyprus so good to get an overall view of the island. Our guide was excellent. She certainly knew her stuff !! The Kykkos Monastery was amazing. The lunch provided on the tour consisted of local food and was very impressive. Would recommend
Written October 10, 2018
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Dear Customer , Thank you for sharing with us your experience for Troodos/Kykkos.Lot to see and enjoy but even Cyprus is a small island, have long distances too. Our asset is quality of the guiding and safe steering!
Written October 29, 2018
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seleciachapman
Grantham, UK2 contributions
May 2018 • Couples
What a wonderful full day tour. Pick up from hotel, a comfortable drive and knowledgeable guide. The pace was not too fast and we had time to absorb the atmosphere. The lunch at the family restaurant was excellent and good value. Highly recommended.
Written May 10, 2018
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Dear Customer Thank you for your review. Is your comments which makes a leader in tours and excursions in Paphos! Thanks
Written June 5, 2018
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Tour guide could have been better
I enjoyed the trip on the whole and good value. BUT sometimes found it difficult to understand the tour guide’s Eng
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Really fantastic value for money trip at the end of the season.
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Authentic Cyprus
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Could have been great experience
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