Enjoy 10% off our TUI Collection experiences. Simply access or create your myTUI account to get the code. Click here Valid until 30.09.24
Menu
Kourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided VisitKourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Guided Visit
+ 11
+ 9
Excursions & day trips
Culture & history
Monument visits
Must-sees
Sightseeing & traditions
Folklore

Kourion Ruins, Kolossi Castle and Winery Visit

Free cancellation
Place: Paphos
Duration: more than 8 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Enjoy a wine tasting at an award-winning family-owned winery in Omodos
  • Discover the archaeological site of Kourion, famed for its Greco-Roman theatre
  • Visit the Crusader-era Kolossi Castle and see the steeped-in-legend Aphrodite's Rock
  • Savour a traditional Troodos Mountains lunch at a typical family-run restaurant
  • Expert local guide with an unrivalled knowledge of the myths and legends of Cyprus

This experience meets the Global Sustainable Tourism Council criteria. By choosing this experience you can protect the places you love, care for the environment and support local communities.

What to expect

The myths of Cyprus come to life on this tour. You'll see where a legend was born, visit the ruins of Kourion, venture to the village of Omodos and cap off the day with a tasting at a family-run winery. Eva, one of our local guides, says of this excursion, ‘You'll wander through layers of history, culture and mythology, and learn about Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The rituals connected with her as well as the plants and seashells associated with her.'

You'll dive straight into the past to see Petra tou Romiou, a sea stack where, local legend has it, the goddess Aphrodite was born. The ancient past takes on a more tangible form at Kourion, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Cyprus. Visit its Roman baths and amble into its centrepiece, the Greco-Roman theatre. It's still used for concerts. And up next is the Crusader-built Kolossi Castle, which belonged to the Knights Templar from the 14th century.

Lunch is in a family-owned restaurant. It's as famed for its country fare made from locally sourced ingredients as it is for its scenic location in the hills. Then, we'll head to the mountain-nestled village of Omodos, where you'll have free time to wander around skinny cobbled streets lined with Byzantine buildings. And to round off the day, we'll visit the winery. Here, you'll sample some of its award-winning wines, including the commandaria variety, which Richard the Lionheart baptised as the ‘wine of kings and the king of wines'.

Read more

Important to know

  • Not suitable for guests with reduced mobility
  • This experience doesn't follow our general cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Read more

What’s included

Transport

Guide

Lunch

Admission fees

Winery tour and wine tasting

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.

Location

Select your pick-up point on the map

Provider

TUI CYPRUS LTD

What people say about this experience

0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Need a hand?

Would you like some help making a booking? Or perhaps you just want to ask a few questions. Whatever the reason, don't hesitate to get in touch.

Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +44 121 468 3145