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Paphos & Kourion
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Travel through the fertile foothills where most of the country's vineyards and the orchards of the Phassouri citrus groves are found. You’ll arrive at Petra tou Romiou, where legend tells us it was here that the goddess of Cyprus, Aphrodite, was born from the foam of the sea and carried by the sea's waves to the coast of Cyprus. In the small harbor and popular holiday resort of Paphos, a UNESCO World Heritage listed site, you’ll discover colorful Dionysos mosaics renowned throughout the Mediterranean, picturesque churches, medieval monasteries, museums, countless antiquities and a charming harbor guarded by a small castle.
While in Paphos, visit the House of Dionysos, famous for the mosaics unearthed during the excavation of a Roman nobleman's villa from the 3rd century AD, and mosaic floors showing Roman legends and characters mostly representing scenes from Greek mythology. The mosaics here are considered to be the finest mosaics in all the Mediterranean. Enjoy free time in the Limanaki area where you’ll find a wide array of international merchandise, or simply relax and enjoy the town's vibrant atmosphere.
Visit the ancient ruins of the city of Kourion, an impressive Greco-Roman site where you can see remaining pavement mosaics. Nearby is the theater built in the 2nd century BC. Still used today for many performances, including ancient dramas, perched high on a cliff, this beautiful and unspoiled location offers spectacular views of the ruins and the sapphire sea below. A local lunch will be served at a beach tavern in Kourion.
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Note: Tour involves a significant amount of walking and/or standing over even and uneven terrain with a considerable amount of stairs to negotiate. Comfortable, flat walking shoes with non-slip soles, light clothing and a hat are recommended.
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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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