SEPTEMBER 2018

ARCHAEOLOGY



Pafos District

Cyprus was conquered by many civilizations in antiquity, and their remains are found in several archaeological sites. UNESCO declared Pafos, birthplace of the Goddess of Love and Beauty Aphrodite, a World Heritage site because of its exceptionally significant archaeological monuments that date back to antiquity and the Byzantine era.

Departure

DATES DISTRICT TIME MEETING POINT
30 September Pafos 09:30 a.m. Public Parking Place (Entrance of Archaeological Park) Kato Pafos
30 September Lefkosia (Nicosia) 08:30 a.m. Cyprus Handicraft Centre (Athalassas Avenue)
30 September Lemesos 09:00 a.m. CTO Information Office Germasogeia
30 September Larnaka 08:30 a.m. CTO Information Office Larnaka
30 September Ammochostos 08:30 a.m. CTO Information Office Agia Napa

Cost of excursion: €17
Cost of excursion for children 7-12 years: €10
Minimum number of participants: 10 persons per region
Maximum number of participants: 40 persons per region

Excursion:

  • Transport to Paphos with guided tour throughout the itinerary. Stop at Petra tou Romiou, birthplace of Goddess Aphrodite, and at the archaeological site of Kouklia where the Goddesses’ sanctuary is found. The performance that is included in the programmeis carried out in cooperation with the local authorities. Presentation by a CTO officer of the objectives of the ‘Sunday Escapes’ programme.
  • Meal at a local tavern. The set menu includes water for every four persons.
  • Tour of Geroskipou, according to mythology the location of Aphrodite’s Sacred Gardens.
  • Return.