Here is a simple guide to set up your Cyprus holiday trip; Free tours in five Cyprus cities for autumn and winter! Definitely, this will trim down your planning and budgeting time!
Once temperatures start to cool down, this is an absolutely perfect time to enjoy the outdoors!
What to wear?
Be ready with your comfortable shoes – sneakers or boots for sightseeing. As some footpaths are made of cobblestones, wearing flat sandals may hurt your feet or make sure the soles will be comfortable. A jacket for temperatures averaging 17 degrees by November and going down in the next months. Here is the temperature guide to sort out your outfits.
This time, take a leisurely pace and enjoy the views of what each city has in store for you!
1. Nicosia /Lefkosia
Nicosia is the “capital of Cyprus and also known as the divided capital”.
Free tours every Monday and Friday all year round!
Monday tour: Take a trip to the northeast suburbs of Nicosia and explore ”Kaimakli & Palouriotissa” by bus and on foot.
Get a glimpse of the city’s traditional architecture, the Venetian Walls, churches, neighborhood, and workshops.
Thursday tour: Visit Nicosia’s Old Town -the walls, narrow streets, churches, and traditional workshops.
Organized by Municipality, Cyprus Tourism Organization, and Cyprus Tour Guides. Duration: Approx 2.5 Hour. Meeting Point: CTO Information Office in Laiki Yitonia. Contact No. (357 22 674264 )
2. Limassol / Lemessos – Germasoyeai; Eastern Suburb of Limassol
Limassol is on the southern coast of Cyprus, the 2nd largest urban area after Nicosia. Presently an important trade center of the island. This city is also known for its Carnival and Wine festivals.
From October 2019- April 2020 free tours every Wednesday to Germasoyeai with two walking tours, alternating each week.
The first tour: Enjoy an amazing view of ”Germasogeia – A Village Blessed by Water”, followed by a tour of its picturesque village and lastly Germasogeia water dam.
(Photo credits to visitcyprus.com)
The second tour: Be in touch with nature in Germasogeia through walking nature trails then admire the panoramic views from the hills. During springtime, you will see colorful flowers and different species of birds.
Organized by Municipality, Cyprus Tourism Organization, and Cyprus Tour Guides. Duration: Approx 3 Hours. Meeting Point: CTO Information Office in Germasoyeia. Contact No. (357 25 323211 )
Larnaka also lies in the southern coast of Cyprus, and the 3rd largest city. The largest airport is here, LCA. Larnaka is known for St. Lazarus Church, Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque, Salt Lake and Finikoudes Promenade.
Daily free tours from Monday until Saturday starting from November 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 as per program.
Take a look at this itinerary starting Monday – birdwatching of pink flamingos then on Tuesday, visiting camel park (Yes, camels!), followed by exploring the villages, learning cultures, and traditions through the rest of the week.
Sounds good when you stay in Larnaka for a week!
This program is linked along with selected hotels in Larnaka. Be a guest in one of the selected hotels to avail of these tours!
Organized by Larnaka Tourism Board, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Local Authorities. Check the flyer or visit Larnaka Region for more information.
4. Agia Napa
Agia Napa is a tourist resort in the far eastern end of the southern coast of Cyprus. This belongs to Famagusta District. It is famous for Cape Greco (a protected nature park) and several beaches that have blue flag status. One of the most popular is the Nissi beach.
Further Reading: Cyprus Famous Landmark – Cape Greco
Every other Wednesday is a free tour from November 2019 to February 2020.
Ayia Napa and the Sea: A Different Dimension
Experience a traditional bus ride on a village bus as you go around Agia Napa and its surrounding coast!
Book in advance. Organized by Municipality, Cyprus Tourism Organization, and Cyprus Tour Guides. Duration: Approx 3 Hours. Meeting Point: CTO Information Office at12 KriouAvenue. Contact No. (357 23 721796)
Paphos is a coastal city in the southwest of Cyprus. The airport, Paphos International airport (PFO) is the second-largest airport is operating charter flights. This city is famous for Rock of Aphrodite, believed to be the birthplace of the goddess. Furthermore, the city included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and national treasures of world heritage.
For the months of November and December 2019 free tours every Thursday.
When walking at the old town, indulge yourself with a historical timeline from the late Byzantine era to present times.
Graffiti in Old Town Photo credits to Miniadventures.com
Book in advance. Organized by Pafos Regional Board Tourism. Duration: Approx 2.5 Hours. Meeting Point: Market Bus Stop. Contact No. (357 26 811500/26932841) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on their website.
Above all, kudos for the efforts of the Municipalities, Cyprus Tourism Organization, and Cyprus Tour Guides Association! This initiative benefits all visitors and significantly makes your Cyprus excursion easier.
To sum up, you can work around your itinerary around these five cities.
Where to go, What to do and how many days to stay.
And lastly, don’t forget to call for bookings on the listed offices to confirm schedules.
Hence, you are ready for this trip and somehow this gives you an overview of your expectations in Cyprus.
Trust me, you will bring home tons of memories surprisingly, one of the trips you’ll never forget!
So, See you soon!
Note: Information as of 07 November 2019.
P.S. Due to COVID19; tours are canceled till further notice. Hence, bookmark this once the light turns green!
With these free tours in Cyprus, which one will you add to your itinerary?