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Tróodos: Where nature meets history

Wander through the picturesque heart of Cyprus where you can hike the pine-covered Tróodos mountains, explore UNESCO World Heritage churches or sip on some of the island's finest wines.

Wander through the picturesque heart of Cyprus where you can hike the pine-covered Tróodos mountains, explore UNESCO World Heritage churches or sip on some of the island's finest wines.

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Tróodos is the largest mountain range in Cyprus, located in the center of the island. A must-visit for nature lovers, it's famous for its beautiful forests, rivers, and wildlife. With its stunning walking trails, it offers breathtaking views. In winter, Tróodos transforms into a ski resort. Home to numerous Byzantine churches and monasteries, the region is also steeped in history.

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3

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Regarded as a vibrant cosmopolitan city, Limassol is the second-largest city in Cyprus. It's characterized by its long, sandy beaches, the spectacular Limassol Castle, and a lively nightlife. Known for its cultural heritage, Limassol hosts various festivals such as the annual Wine Festival, attracting tourists worldwide. The city is also a significant business hub with a bustling port.

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3

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2

Paphos, Pafos in Greek, is an ancient city located on the southwest coast of Cyprus. It is full of archaeological sites related to the ancient times, including the tombs of the Kings, the Paphos Fort at the harbour, and the mosaic-tiled floors of the ancient Roman villas. Paphos is also known for its beautiful blue beaches and vibrant nightlife. It is a perfect destination for those who love history, nature, and culture.

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3

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Nicosia is the capital city of Cyprus. Rich in history, this city perfectly embodies the fusion of past and present. Its old city section is full of ancient walls, Byzantine churches, and medieval buildings, while the modern parts of the city host contemporary architecture, cafes, and boutiques. It is also a bustling hub of business, trade, and tourism.

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2

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Arrival
Arrival
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Hike on Troodos Nature Trails

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Visit the Byzantine Monasteries

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

10,211 km

Tróodos

Day 2

5:00 PM

7:10 AM

14h 10m

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Tróodos

Day 4

Air Drive

45 km

Limassol

Day 4

5:00 PM

5:58 PM

1h 58m

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Limassol

Day 6

Air Drive

66 km

Paphos

Day 6

5:00 PM

5:55 PM

1h 55m

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Paphos

Day 8

Air Drive

158 km

Nicosia

Day 8

5:00 PM

7:13 PM

2h 13m

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Nicosia

Day 10

Air Drive

10,214 km

Washington

Day 11

5:00 PM

7:11 AM

14h 11m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Cyprus offers a variety of experiences from its mountain terrains in Tróodos to the city life of Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. Here are some travel tips for your visit to these places:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Cyprus is during late spring (April to June) and early autumn (September and October) when the temperatures are warm but not too hot and bustling tourist crowds are less.

Route and Accessibility:
The cities are well connected through the intercity buses. For mountain regions like Tróodos, renting a car would be a good option.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
Tróodos mountains are the highest point in Cyprus. However, altitude sickness is typically not a concern. Still, ensure you’re drinking plenty of water, especially if you’re doing any hiking.

Accommodation and Booking:
There's a variety of accommodation options from budget to luxury in Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. Tróodos has less variety but rustic options in the mountains can offer a unique experience. Booking in advance is recommended.

Clothing and Essentials:
Pack for warm weather but also include a light jacket or sweater, as higher altitudes in Tróodos can get cool, especially at night. Comfortable walking shoes are important for exploring the cities and if you plan to do hiking.

Health and Safety:
Cyprus is generally a safe country with low crime rates. However, always take standard precautions and have travel insurance in place. Protect yourself from the sun and stay well hydrated.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Cypriots are generally relaxed and welcoming. Dress codes are liberal but more conservative attire would be appropriate while visiting religious sites. Also, try to learn a few basic phrases in Greek; it's appreciated by the locals.