Culture Cyprus 8 Days Classic

Cyprus has an extremely rich historic heritage – in this program we visit all the regions of the Northern part of Cyprus with our base right in the middle of the island, in Nicosia.

On our daily excursions, we visit all the important sights of the regions of Nicosia, Kyrenia, Omorfo, Famagusta and Karpaz.

On your free day you can either just relax, go for shopping in Nicosia or we can arrange a transfer to one of the nice beaches in Kyrenia or Omorfo region.

  • Cyprus North only
  • 5 days of cultural excursions + 1 free day
  • Half board (Breakfast and Lunch)


IMPORTANT NOTE: to enjoy our programs in Cyprus, we will not bother you with factory shopping stops like carpet and leather! We will only advise you if you are interested in local products like wine, Halloumi, Zivania and many more.

For more information and prices please check the TRIP TYPES section!

Private Tour

You book the group exclusively for up to 4 persons – and you choose the date!

Private Group Tour

You book the tour exclusively for your own group of participants - and you choose the date!

Group Tour

You join a group of cultural interested travellers – next available departure date is 1st of April 2023!

Program Details

On the arrival day we pick you up at the airport of Larnaca (LCA) or Nicosia (ECN) according to your arranged flight. Your FSA Travel guide welcomes you and gives you all the necessary information for an amazing week on the wonderful island of Cyprus.

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On the first day in Cyprus, you will explore Nicosia, the last divided capital in Europe with its crooked and narrow streets, gothic churches, Venetian walls, cathedrals and mosques, courtyard houses and caravanserais. In Nicosia you will be stunned by the architecture of the 13th century gothic coronation cathedral Saint Sophia, enjoy the 16th century Great Inn with its small artist workshops and take a break in the colourful Bandabuliya Municipal Market from late British period. Today you will have the chance to cross the ‘Green Line’ which divides the historic heart into two halves and visit the northern and southern parts of the Walled City of Nicosia.

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Today you will discover the Kyrenia region with its magnificent castles, monasteries, and old harbour. You will take a break in one of the most beautiful villages in the mountains. 

The picturesque seaside town of Kyrenia is known as ‘jewel’ and the city owes its reputation to its unique location between the sea and the mountains and its stunning views, nature, and history. Walking in the footsteps of crusaders you will discover the unique architecture of the Bellapais Abbey, you will visit the crusader castle Saint Hilarion in the Five Finger Mountains and enjoy the amazing views from above. Kyrenia Castle at the harbour will offer a fascinating glimpse into the history of Cyprus. You will relax at one of the bars or restaurants at the charming Byzantine-Venetian harbour enjoying the Mediterranean flair.

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Today you will explore the beautiful ‘Wild West’ which is known as the water reservoir of Cyprus and the beautiful land. Omorfo (Güzelyurt) and Lefka regions are known for their lush green landscapes and are home to many endemic flowers and historical sites. We will visit the Saint Mamas Monastery, see the amazing icons and the tomb of Saint Mammas and admire the Golden Leaves of Soli at the Archaeological Museum while enjoying the fresh orange juice and the traditional sweets. The swan mosaic at the Soli Ruins is must-see. This region is very well known for its citrus fruits, vegetables, grapefruits, pomegranates, strawberries, and melons. Once home for copper mining, the Cittaslow town Lefka today is the green heart of the West. You will enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful landscape in this romantic town with its orange gardens, dates, and walnut trees.

Our last stop is the Maronite village of Kormakitis, a village inhabited by the Christian Maronite community of Cyprus. We visit the impressive Church of Saint George and end our day in the village coffee shop chit-chatting with the locals drinking our Cypriot coffees.

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On this day you will discover the City of Famagusta, the romantic seaport of the crusaders

This trip will take you to the city of churches and to the Ghost City Varosha. You will walk along the impressive Venetian City Walls in Famagusta, visit the Saint Nicholas Cathedral where the last queen of Cyprus was crowned and you will find out more about the Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice. Here you will have free time to explore the city more on your own. In Varosha you will dive into the recent history of Cyprus.

After lunch we visit the former capital of Cyprus and the most important excavation site, the Ruins of Salamis. The city used to have around 150,000 inhabitants in the 2nd century, and the remains are still impressing. Finally, we are visiting the Monastery of St. Barnabas, the burial place of the Saint that is mostly unknown in the Western Church.

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On this day you will discover the famous east coast and the panhandle of the island; the Karpaz Peninsula with its beautiful landscape, turtles, and wild donkeys.

Our first visit to the Minia Cyprus Open Air Museum will give you insight into the history and architecture of different eras. At this Open-Air Museum, the models of the most important historical buildings in Cyprus are shown in a beautiful green setting.

After this short visit we will head northeast to Karpas Peninsula and take a break in Rizokarpazo which is the last village on the peninsula. In this small mixed village where two communities live side by side, you will meet local people and taste the traditional limonade. Afterwards we will drive to the Apostolos Andreas Monastery through the National Park, feeding the wild donkeys. The monastery which is situated at the far edge of the panhandle is known as the Lourdes of Cyprus used to be a place of pilgrimage for all Cypriots. The Monastery has been a landmark of the island for ages.

One of the highlights of this trip is doubtlessly the beautiful Golden Beach which is the nestling ground for endangered sea turtles. Renowned for its miles of sandy beaches, wild donkeys and Caretta-Carettas, Karpaz Peninsula is an important sanctuary for wildlife.

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On your free day you can either just relax, go for shopping in Nicosia or we can arrange a transfer to one of the nice beaches in Kyrenia or Omorfo region.

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We say goodbye and wish you a safe flight home with a lot of good memories – and hope to welcome you again in Cyprus!

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