DreamTrips: Cyprus: An Island of Contrasts

DreamTrips: Cyprus: An Island of Contrasts



25 Nov 14:00 - 29 Nov 12:00 - Kalopanayiotis
Casale Panayiotis Spa Hotel Troodos Cyprus

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About Your Trip

Visit rural Cyprus and you’ll find a study in contrasts — from quaint farmhouses and a laidback mountain village to mighty UNESCO-protected landmarks and a lavish monastery set in the middle of a forest.

You’ll get a real sense of the area’s rich history starting with your 1st outing. From your base in Kalopanayiotis, embark on a guided walking tour, and stop at 2 UNESCO-protected sites. The monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis (St. John the Illuminator) is known for painted murals depicting Byzantine civilization, and 12th-century Theoskepasti Chapel boasts a giant oak tree whose branches "embraced" it, shielding it from the wandering eyes of pirates and looters. At the Byzantine Museum, a former schoolhouse, take in exhibits that include 16th-century icons. Along the way, marvel at one of the natural sulphur springs purported to have healing qualities. Finally, head to the Venetian bridge, constructed in the 16th century in the traditional stone masonry of the time.



Travel toward Paphos forest for a glimpse into one of the most coveted religious sites in Cyprus. Set high atop a mountain peak is 11th-century Kykkos Monastery , a popular tourist destination and home to a significant icon of the Virgin Mary painted by St. Luke. Afterward, step into the Museum of Kykkos Monastery that holds a collection of valuable religious artifacts. At the tourist pavilion , it’s time to shop, grab a bite or relax with a coffee. End the day at Throni Tis Panayias (Throne of Virgin Mary), the tomb of Archbishop Makarios III, the president of Cyprus in 1959.

What we love:
• The monastery of Agios Ioannis Lampadistis and Theoskepasti Chapel are part of a series of 10 churches and monasteries that make up the UNESCO World Heritage site of Painted Churches in the Troodos Region.
• Your complimentary 1-day entry to your hotel’s myrianthousa spa offers a variety of ways to relax. Soak in the sulphur-spring water that’s said to have natural healing properties.
• Typical cuisine in Cyprus includes mezedes. Similar to Spanish tapas, it features small plates filled with traditional food such as dips, cheeses, meats, vegetables and more!

What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 5 days and 4 nights in Kalopanayiotis, Cyprus, as well as:
• Guided walking tour through the village of Kalopanayiotis; includes an English- and Greek-speaking guide. See Additional Information for details about your tours.
• Half-day excursion to Kykkos; includes English- and Greek-speaking guide and transportation. See Additional Information for details.
• Complimentary 1-day admission to your hotel’s myrianthousa spa, with access to the sauna, herbal steam room, snow cabin, tropical rain and foot baths, hydrotherapy pool and more. See Additional Information for details.
• Welcome reception with 1 complimentary drink.
• 4 breakfasts and 1 dinner.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.

Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airports to the hotel are Paphos International Airport (PFO), which is approximately 53 miles (85 kilometers) away, and Larnaca International Airport (LCA), approximately 70 miles (112 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Please note: Airport transfers are not included in this trip. Make sure to arrange your own transfers between the airport and your hotel.

Hotel Details

Nestled in the Troodos mountains, Casale Panayiotis Traditional Village Hotel & Spa invites travelers to stay in comfort and style while on their Cypriot adventure. It’s easy to get immersed in Kalopanayiotis, a pastoral village complete with restaurants, cafes and museums within walking distance. All around is a breathtaking rural landscape of forests, valleys and orchards that beckon to be explored.

Hotel features:
• 2 on-site restaurants, 1 cocktail bar, 1 cafe and 1 wine cellar.
• myrianthousa spa, offering a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, sauna and snow cabin.
• Bicycle rental.
• Orchard tours.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Superior Studio Room or One-bedroom Suite accommodations with:
• 1 double bed or twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 3 adults, or 2 adults and 1 child age 12 years or younger.

Two-bedroom Family Suite with:
• 1 double bed or twin beds.
• Maximum occupancy 4 adults, or 4 adults and 1 child age 12 years or younger; the minimum occupancy is 3 adults.

All room types feature:
• Air conditioning.
• Safe deposit box for valuables.
• Hairdryer and bathrobe to use during your stay, plus complimentary toiletries.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in your room and in the lobby.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.

Casale Panayiotis Traditional Village Hotel & Spa
Markou Drakou 80
Kalopanayiotis, Nicosia 2862, Cyprus


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