Paphos Tours
Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos
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Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos

By Qualiday
Recommended by 95% of travellers
95% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Immerse yourself in local culture, history, and mythology on this day tour from Paphos. Highlights include a visit to the five-domed Agia Paraskevi Church, a stop at a pottery workshop in the village of Yeroskipou, and the chance to explore the monastery of Saint Neophytos. You'll also visit a local winery with a stop for a traditional Cypriot breakfast along the way.
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Ages 0-80, max of 50 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • A local guide will show you some of interior Cyrus's most interesting spots
  • Taste locally produced wines at a Cypriot winery
  • Round-trip transfers from Paphos city center hotels are included
  • A traditional Cypriot breakfast is provided at no extra charge

  • Includes late Cypriot breakfast
  • Professional driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Paphos city center hotels
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Licensed guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • 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.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • McDonald's, Tombs of the Kings 20 Paphos, Baf 8046, Cyprus
      • The Three Little Pigs Grill House, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
      • Melania Restaurant, Paphos, Cyprus, Chlorakas Avenue 2 Paphos, Chloraka 8220, Cyprus
      • Amazon Kiosk, QC7F+2J9, Paphos 8048, Cyprus
      • Agioi Anargyroi Church, Agapinoros, Paphos 8041, Cyprus
      • Hondros - The oldest traditional tavern, QC56+5Q5, Apostolou Pavlou Ave, Paphos 8040, Cyprus
      • Eatonwood., Apostolou Pavlou Ave 14, Paphos 8046, Cyprus
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6177P15

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Approximate excursion duration not including pick-ups 6 hours
        • You will receive a message through Viator with the exact pick up piont and time.If not please call us to advise you at least a day before.Hotel name information is needed.
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 50 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6177P15

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        • Qualiday
          411
          Paphos, Cyprus
          Joined in April 2014
        • nigelw729
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Disappointing outcome to the day out
          It was an interesting trip with an extremely knowledgeable guide Unfortunately my partner hurt her knee stepping down from the high exit step of the bus onto the sloping and rough ground that the bus parked on, causing a painful rest of the day with all the walking involved Also in Famagusta 3 members of the trip were missing at the agreed leaving time meaning we waited 45 minutes before leaving without them this caused the visit to the deserted no go area (the main reason I booked the trip) to be cut short not giving any free time to veiw the buildings.
          Written 23 May 2024
        • Stephanie M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Brilliant trip worth the money
          Loved this was really amazing!! Defo recommended A+++ tour guide was lovely and the sights were breathtaking. Got great sovereigns :)
          Written 22 May 2024
        • deb-straight-talk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A day well spent
          Wasn’t sure about booking this trip as a long day out, but so glad I did. I learnt so much about the Island of Cyprus and its rich history. The guide was fantastic at sharing his knowledge and pointing out things you might not necessarily learn any other way. Driver was great, coach clean and air conditioning very welcome. If your interested in both past and more recent histories, I would highly recommend this trip. Offers great value for money.
          Written 17 May 2024
        • karenbY6215PP
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          FANTASTIC ❤️
          Absolutely fantastic day, albeit a very long one - but so worth it! Mr Vasos was an amazing guide, and we learned so much about the history from the very distant and not so distant past of Famagusta. Mr Adamos took great care of us, and on what ended up a lengthened journey, due to some passengers going missing for some time, he drove with great care. Would highly recommend this tour - worth every single cent/penny/lira. 👌
          Written 11 May 2024
        • Explore57267109413
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out
          Excellent tour guide, Sofia. Very informative about what we were seeing. Also very clear about departure times and arrangements.
          Written 11 May 2024
        • 666amandaa
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day
          This was well worth it apart from feeling sick from the winding roads on a long stretch. However, the monasteries are fantastic if you like things like that. I was a tad disappointed to find out that most of them have been rebuilt, so there is very little history in the actual stones, but the history surrounding them is very interesting. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly (but stern if you did something you are not supposed to, like taking pictures where not allowed). And the driver or the coach was really friendly as well. Really good tour overall, but READ THE EXTRA INFORMATION! 1. If you have motion sickness, DON'T GO. There is an hour section around winding and hair pin mountain roads and despite taking anti sickness tablets, I felt awful by the time we got from one of the destinations to the other. Thankfully, that is the only long section of winding road. The others were bearable. 2. Don't wear short shorts or skirts. Shorts or skirts need to fall to the middle of your knee at least. And if wearing sleeveless or spaghetti strap top, make sure you have a wrap or something as you won't be let into the monasteries, which is pretty much the point of this trip.
          Written 11 May 2024
        • 686hollier
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Okayish
          Pretty much a glorified bus, go to these places but have to pay to get in them. Cheaper to hire a car for the day and visit the places especially if there is more than one of you going
          Written 11 May 2024
        • nightingalef2023
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Satisfactory
          This is an okay trip. Commentary is excellent and informative. We didn’t find the stops very interesting really. Go to Archeological sites in Paphos instead.
          Written 11 May 2024
        • Barry B
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Trodoos tour with monasteries
          Lovely day with an experienced guide , could have been in better hands , thanks to Sofia and the qualiday team . Got to see other aspects of this beautiful island , I highly recommend this tour .
          Written 9 May 2024
        • Erica S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          Excellent day trip The guide was very knowledgeable and imparted a lot of detail at the places visited. I would highly recommend it
          Written 27 April 2024
        • Ccjrc
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A thought provoking day that brought history to life.
          This was a trip that has been put off for many years but it was absolutely worth waiting for. Although a long day, timings were great with sufficient time to view all the sites that we visited. The guide was extremely informative and brought a good deal of local knowledge and passion to the day. The visit to the ghost city of Famagusta was extremely thought provoking and certainly makes you reflect. It brought to life the tension that still exists on the island and the sad consequences of the war in 1974. This was certainly the most memorable aspect of the tour and worth going just for this.
          Written 13 April 2024
        • Justin2142
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip
          Take a break from drinking on the sun lounger and go on this trip. The views are great and the guide was excellent. Picked up on time and the whole trip was well organized and good value. Thank you
          Written 2 April 2024
        • 924indirap
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Famagusta the main attraction
          Very intriguing and interesting. Famagusta looks like it was a very lively place when it was open. Shame how it's been closed down. They call it the ghost town.
          Written 26 March 2024
        • indirasingh
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          Interesting day trip
          The price of the trip was good The bus was on time - full coach of people, over 1 hrs to collect everyone up and down. The guide was very professional /I observed the guide can be very abrupt with answers. Not enough time in Nicosia 2 1/2 hrs. I expected more time to spend there. She was very one sided about the history and made us afraid to cross the Turks side. She said that you MUST be on time if not the coach would leave us. Most people came back at the coach very early.
          Written 13 March 2024
        • AlexTheJock
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent day out in the Troodos Mountains
          My wife and I, both of us in our mid-sixties, booked this trip through our Mercury Holiday’s rep at our hotel for a cost of €24 each, which we thought was amazing value for this all day tour. We had already been on another day tour run by this company, so we knew that we were going to have a fabulous day out. The coach duly arrived, and we were really happy that Sofia, our guide from the previous trip, was today’s guide also, as she is pleasant, informative and so good at her job. The day was equally as good as our previous trip taking in beautiful monasteries and villages throughout Troodos. Lunch was optional and cost €15 each for quite a fair amount of buffet style food, so worth the money. Again, as before, we had an awesome day out and would thoroughly recommend this trip.
          Written 28 February 2024
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        Carmen G
        Birzebbuga, Malta
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        Another excellent tour from Trip Advisor. The trip was everything it proposed to be. Although it was very hot on the day we still managed to go our way in a relaxed manner. Out tour guide which I believe her name was Sophia was very knowledgeable about the places we visited and the history of Cyprus and its people. She always readily answered any questions we had about our experience. We visited places we would not have been able to visit had we been on our own. We went to a Pottery and showed how pottery was made, went to a workshop where lakoumia, hlava and sugared almonds are made and then proceeded to Sophia Traditional Cooking where we were taught how halloumi cheese was made. We were treated to many delicious Cypriots food and delicacies. The Cypriots cannot be more sweeter or more welcoming.

        We finished off the tour by visiting a Monestary and stopping for lunch. Another excellent tour advertised by Trip Advisor which I do not hesitate to recommend. Thank you for enriching my experience in Cyprus
        Written 1 July 2022
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        Thank you for your nice review. Looking forward to welcome you onboard of other excursions to explore hiden Cyprus treasure.
        Written 7 July 2022
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        gerry2412
        Glasgow
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2024 • Couples
        Places visited were excellent. Especially the monastery. Guide gave detailed explanations at the church and monastery which greatly helped to understand the religious significance. Would highly recommend this tour. Journey times are short which leaves more time for visits.
        Written 13 March 2024
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        Glad you enoy the tour
        Written 15 March 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        elainecohenbb
        Tel Aviv, Israel
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023
        We didn't do this trip as the operator cancelled. It was the only trip we booked during our short stay in Paphos. The afternoon before our scheduled tour, i received a cancellation by email. No other communication - just email. Good job I checked my emails by chance, which I don't always do on vacation. There was no time to book anything else. Very poor service, cancelling at the last minute and not even confirming with us that we had seen the cancellation notice.
        Written 11 August 2023
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        Regret to hear you comments. Please accept our sincere apologise for not calling you . Although this is a standard procedure our customer service failed to notify you accordingly. As very rarerly cancel tours our team must have missed out the procedure. The reason for lastminute cancellation was due to weather conditions prevailing 38-40 C and 80% humidity. As most of the tour was run outside in the open air , this would have cost a discomfort to the participants.
        Written 18 August 2023
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        Petrina L
        Brasov, Romania
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I was on the off season time. March we had big bus but was nice în confortabile,
        I loved the food and the atmosfer from the traditional house of Sofia.

        Pro:
        Mixer visiting places was nice be because I didnt get bord.
        The pottery visit was nice,.
        Food tradițional loved it.
        Written 23 March 2023
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        Nice to hear that you enjoy the tour.Thanks!
        Written 24 March 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2024 • Friends
        Booked a trip to visit some sites in Paphos. The guide Sofia was excellent, very knowledgeable and helpful. George was the coach driver. Visit to one of the oldest potteries, 5 domed church with amazing frescos, all explained by Sofia. Then a visit to another Sofia's house where we tasted homemade bread, halloumi made on site. Salad and amazing coffee. The trip ended with own time in old Paphos. A great trip.
        Written 24 April 2024
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        Glad that you enjoy the tour
        Written 26 April 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        HolsAddicts
        Woking, UK
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2018 • Solo
        I enjoyed this tour but we didn't go to some of the advertised venues! We didn't go to the 5 domed church or saw 'loukoumia' being made, which was a shame. What we did go to I enjoyed, particularly going to Sophia's house. I think it was good value for money and would recommend it. One thing to improve was that the coach has poor air conditioning and was very hot.
        Written 15 July 2018
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        Dear customer Thank you for your review and comments which always are welcomed and are used as feedback of our operation.Its seems however that there is a misunderstanding, 5-dommed church and Loukoumia, were intergral part of our tour in last year program which was advertised accordingly. The program of the coresponding tour is being changed in February 18 and since then is being advertised, according to our partners confirmation, with the new sights. It will be realy helpful to follow up if we have a copy of the desciption.You comment regarding air conditioning of the coach is been noted and been repaired, but I would say that even machines can't stand the head!
        Written 18 July 2018
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        badgeress
        Bristol, UK
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2018 • Couples
        We're not much into coach tours normally, but this one was an exception. Booked on TA before we went to Paphos, although there is a Ruslan travel centre in Paphos, or possibly book in the hotel, for about the same price. We were picked up within a short walking distance from our hotel and taken in an air-conditioned coach which had 2 guides; one for English speaking (which was the vast majority) and one for Russian (which amounted to about half a dozen). The coach was full, although I think they run less tours out of season, which would account for this. All places we visited had toilet facilities if required.

        An excellent value tour which took us to several places in the Paphos area and we got to see local crafts, sweets, delicacies and wine made. The highlight for us was Sophia's house, where you could see Sophia in the kitchen, catering for an entire coachload on her own. We were provided with a simple lunch here of olives, home made bread, freshly made halloumi (nothing like the hard rubbery cheese you get in the supermarkets), tomatoes, cucumber and home made preserves, followed by fresh fruit and freshly made doughnut type things. You could also take a walk around her house and garden. The tour was completed with a visit to a winery, with a talk, tour and tastings, where you could purchase reasonably priced wines. The tasting session could have been improved by a description of each wine and perhaps a basic lesson on wine tasting.

        A highly recommended good value tour - one tip I would give for the English speakers is to try and get a position in the group away from any Russian translator, as you couldn't hear what was being said properly with the translator speaking nearby.
        Written 18 February 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 11 April 2018
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        bpderby
        Derby, UK
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We decided to go on this tour as opposed to the ones offered by our tour operator which are always expensive. We visited a pottery, church, monastery, Turkish delight manufacturer and a winery. Our guide was excellent and knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Ruslan tours have an office at the Paphos bus station and you can get tickets there or online. Check them out if you want an alternative to the more expensive tour operator trips.
        Written 29 March 2019
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        Dear Customer, Thank you for your kind comments and suggestion to others! Our aim is to offer rich program at moderate price. In other words value for money
        Written 27 May 2019
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        With the tour we visited places and traditions which otherwise would be pretty hard (or impossible) if we tried to do it solo. For 24€ we visited 5 places, had a nice breakfast at Sofia's home, tried authentic Cypriot wine at Fikardos vinery, saw basket museum and Savvas pottery who showed us how he makes different things. There were two guides, one russian speaking and one English. In my opinion, russian guide was more dedicated to her group and said more interesting informations (i could understand both guides) and facts than English speaking guide, but she was also ok. All in all, it was a nice day and would recommend to people who want to se rural Paphos
        Written 16 August 2018
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        Dear Customer, We are delighted to hear that after all you had a nice day out.You comment is noted and the only we can say is that sometimes you adjust the tour and what your saying according to what most interested them, and for sure, what I can say is that the interests what to see and hear varies from nationality to nationality
        Written 23 August 2018
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        tesscott
        Wolverhampton, UK
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2018
        This is a lovely day out well worth the money. Sophia's is very nice and shows how traditional bread and cheese made.Wonderful warm bread fresh out the oven, cheese, salad, coffee and a sweet is all laid out in the little taverna, which is in the price.
        Written 17 May 2018
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        Nice to hear that you pass lovely time with us
        Written 17 September 2021
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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