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OFFERS FOR GROUPS 28 Hanion Street Pania Court suites 201/202. CY6030 Larnaca – Cyprus Tel: +357 24 622405, Fax: +357 24 622424 E – mail: delta@deltacyprus.com Website: www.directcyprus.com

With great pleasure we are looking forward to prepare the program for your group, no matter what is the special interest. We will provide tailor-made events based on the requirements and available budget of each client and each request.

CYPRUS

Our services include the following areas:

A “jewel” of a Mediterranean island and the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the island of Cyprus combine a rich cultural and archaeological heritage with great natural beauty and a welcoming population.

Incentive Groups (Team Building Groups)

Meetings – Conferences – Congresses

Special Interest Groups (Football Training, Horse Riding, Hiking) Sightseeing Groups (Pilgrims, History, Culture, Geography, Cyprus Wine Routes)

Other Travel Services (Air tickets, Hotel bookings, offers of land, sea excursions and Day Trips to Israel.

If you are looking for something that we have not covered within our group program, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to outline a specific program for your needs and requirements in our returned contact email.


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INDEX

CYPRUS GENERAL INFORMATION

THE CITIES OF CYPRUS

NICOSIA, LIMASSOL, LARNACA

PAPHOS, AYIA NAPA, PROTARAS

PILGRIM GROUPS

WINE ROUTES

HORSE RIDING GROUPS

PLACES OF INTEREST

GOLF GROUPS

TRAINING GROUPS

CONFERENCES & TEAM BUILDING

AGRICULTURE GROUPS

CYCLING GROUPS

HIKING GROUPS

DELTA WINGS – ABOUT US


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CYPRUS GENERAL INFORMATION

Area 9,251 km²

Demography Population: 870 000 • Greek Cypriots • Turkish Cypriots • Other Minorities (Maronites, Armenians and Latins) • Foreign Residents

Population of main town

Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after the Italian islands of Sicily and Sardinia (both in terms of area and population). It is also the world's 81st largest by area and world's 51st largest by population. It measures 240 kilometers (149 mi) long from end to end and 100 kilometers (62 mi) wide at its widest point.

Sun and sea Sink your toes into warm sand; feel the sun warming your skin as you look out on the sparkling blue Mediterranean sea. Nothing beats Cyprus for a beach holiday. With an expansive coastline providing a wide variety of beaches to choose from, ranging from secluded bays, to lively resorts, sandy beaches and rocky coves, you are bound to find the right one for you. Relaxing in the sun is not the only reason to visit Cyprus. There’s a myriad of activities you could indulge in and being an island, water sports feature strongly. Try the waterpark for thrills, or bungee jumping for an extreme sensation. Discover the magic of the underwater world by snorkelling or diving in the warm crystal clear seas. Windsurfing and sailing can be enjoyed all the year round, thanks to steady winds and calm predictable seas, while coastal cruising and deep-water fishing are also popular. You could even use the island as a base for a short cruise to other nearby countries.

• Nicosia: 314 400 • Limassol: 228 000 • Larnaca: 140 300 • Paphos: 66 364

Government and regime • Cyprus is an Independent Sovereign Republic with a Presidential system of government. Member of EU.

Capital Nicosia (Lefkosia)

Languages Greek and Turkish are the main languages spoken by the Greek-Cypriot and TurkishCypriot communities respectively. English is widely spoken. French and German are also well spoken within the tourist industry.

Religions Cyprus enjoys an exceedingly high level of freedom of worship. While the majority of Greek-Cypriots are Greek-Orthodox Christians, other denominations are represented on the island, including Armenians, Maronites and Roman Catholics. The Turkish-Cypriot community is predominantly Muslim.

Entry formalities Valid passport, for EU citizens also ID card

Time difference Two hours ahead compared to the G.M.T., one hour ahead compared to the C.E.T.

Electrical current 220/240 volts. Sockets are usually 3-pin square.

Currency Euro

Travelling Documents Travelling to Cyprus is very easy. The documentation required varies, depending on your nationality. A valid passport is required for a stay of up to 90 days for all bonafide tourists except citizens of European Union countries, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway who may enter Cyprus with their national identity card provided it bears a photo. Some non-EU third country nationals require a visa. Further detailed information can be obtained from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Cuisine With emphasis on fresh local ingredients, a pungent mix of herbs and spices and a light spattering of olive oil, Cypriot food is essentially Mediterranean, similar to that of Greece and with a hint of the Middle East and Asia Minor. Both poets and travellers past have praised the flavors of the island. In present times doctors and health specialists have added their voices in extolling the virtues of the Mediterranean diet. The grains and pulses, sun-ripened fresh fruit and vegetables, highprotein fish, lean meat and poultry, olive oil and wine are both a healthy option as well as an irresistible temptation. In a society of extended families with close ties, it is not surprising that home cooking is an important feature of everyday life, with recipes passed down through the generations. Having a hearty meal in the company of friends and family is what it’s all about. No wonder that hospitality and conviviality are deeply ingrained in the Cypriot psyche, so much so that pleasing has become a fine art. So give free reign to your taste buds and indulge e in a culinary feast.


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Climate and Weather Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in midMay and lasting until mid-September and rainy, quite mild winters from November to mid-March. Spring and autumn are effectively short intervals in between, characterized by smooth weather. With almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, daylight length ranges from 9.8 hours in December to 14.5 hours in June.

Sea Temperatures The temperature in the open sea hovers above 22° C from June to November, climbing to 27° C in August. Even during the three coolest months of January to March, average sea temperature are an acceptable 16° or 17° C. Near the coast, the temperature of water three or four meters deep is similar to that of the open sea, ranging from 15° to 17°C in February and from 23° to 28° C in August. There are no significant daily fluctuations in sea water temperatures, except in very shallow waters less than one meter deep.

Air Humidity During the days in winter and at night throughout the year, humidity ranges from average to slightly low (65% - 95%). During summer it is very low near midday, ranging from 15% to 30% on the central plain. Fog is rare and typically occurs in early morning. Visibility is normally very good or excellent. There is an exception over a few days in spring when the atmosphere is very hazy due to dust from the Arabian and African deserts.

Average Temperatures In broad lines, Cyprus's climate is characterized by hot summers and mild winters. There is a significant seasonal difference between mid-summer and midwinter temperatures that ranges from 18° C inland to about 14° C on the coast. The difference in daily maximum and night minimum temperatures is also quite significant. In winter they range from 8° to 10° C on the lowlands and 5°to 6° C on the mountains and in summer from 16° C on the central plain and 9°to 12° C elsewhere. Daily temperatures during the hottest months of July and August, range between 29° C on the central plain and 22° C on the Troodos Mountains. The average maximum temperatures for these two months range between 36° C and 27° C. In January, the coolest month, the indicative daily temperature is 10° C on the central plain and 3° C on the higher parts of the Troodos Mountains while the average minimum temperatures are 5° C and 0° C.

Sunshine Cyprus enjoys a very sunny climate compared with most countries with 11.5 hours of bright sunshine per day over the six summer months. Even during the months of December and January, there is 5.5 hours of sunshine.

Winds Winds over the island are relatively variable in direction and strength depending on the elevation of the land and local temperatures.

Cyprus climatic table The data on climatic bark Cyprus indicate average values.

MONTH

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul

Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Daytime temperature °C Night temperature °C Sun hours Rain days Water temperature °C

15 5 5 11 16

37 21 12 0 28

15 5 6 10 16

19 7 7 7 17

24 10 9 4 20

29 14 11 3 22

34 18 13 1 24

37 21 13 0 26

33 18 11 1 26

28 14 9 3 24

22 11 7 5 21

17 7 5 9 19


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THE CITIES OF CYPRUS

The Cities of Cyprus Four large cities punctuate the island, with Lefkosia (Nicosia), the capital in the centre, and Larnaka (Larnaca), Lemesos (Limassol) and Pafos (Paphos) along the southern coast. They are busy modern commercial and business centres, with old town centres with picturesque historical buildings, where you can wander along narrow streets and browse through interesting markets and shopping centres.

Nicosia

LARNAKA

Larnaca artefacts on the island, including a first century AD Roman statuette of Aphrodite of Soli and the original mosaic of Leda and the Swan, while the Leventis museum depicts the history of the town. LEMESOS

Limassol

Lefkosia (Nicosia), the island’s capital, combines both old and new in a busy modern commercial and business centre and a centuries-old culture. The centre of the city is its old quarter surrounded by a Venetian sandstone fortress wall with a moat and heart-shaped bastions. Mosques and palm trees give an oriental atmosphere to the old city. Wander round narrow streets with overhanging balconies and the beautifully restored pedestrian precinct with craft shops, cafes and tavernas. Make sure you stop off at St John’s cathedral with its frescoes and the marvellous museum of Byzantine icons. In the evening catch a concert in the moat or an exhibition at the Famagusta Gate, one of the three original entrances into the old city, which has now been restored and is used as a cultural centre. The new town spreads beyond the walls with a modern Europeanised centre of high-rise buildings, office blocks, shops and pavement cafes, expanding into suburban residential areas. Lefkosia offers the best in shopping and Stassicratous Street is the place for the ultimate shopping experience. Of the city’s main sights, the Cyprus Museum houses the best collection of archaeological

The old town Lemesos (Limassol) is the heart of the city with its narrow streets radiating out from the old fishing harbour. The medieval Lemesos castle was the site of a royal wedding in the Middle Ages between Richard the Lionheart, King of England, and Berengaria of Navarre, and now houses the Cyprus Medieval Museum. The town has grown in recent years and now covers a 15 kilometers coastline lined with hotels and apartment blocks, interspersed with eucalyptus groves and linked by a promenade popular with walkers or joggers. The city’s inhabitants are renowned for their love of fun so not surprisingly the city’s nightlife is varied. All sorts of tavernas, discos and clubs are open all the year round, while beach bars along the coastal walkway add to the choice. Join in the Bacchian excesses at the Wine Festival in September, or have fun at the Carnival with its fancy dress chariot parade and parties in February. Or enjoy a summer concert under the stars in the Greco-Roman theatre of Kourion.

The mosque of Hala Sultan Tekke, built in honour of the Prophet Mohammed’s aunt, who died here after falling from her horse, is an important place of Moslem pilgrimage. Its minaret rises up amidst a copse of tall palm and cypress trees, shimmering like an oasis mirage on the edge of the salt lake, a favourite winter habitat for flamingoes and other migratory birds. Larnaka (Larnaca) was the second home of St. Lazarus, who lived here after his resurrection and later became its first Bishop. The impressive 10th century Church of St Lazarus in the centre of the town was built over the saint’s tomb and is one of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture in Cyprus. The town of Larnaka (Larnaca) is built over the ancient city kingdom of Kition, a rich sea port and major centre of the copper trade and later a Phoenician stronghold. Its remains can be seen today in its cyclopean walls made of giant blocks of stone and a complex of 12th century BC Mycenaean Greek temples. Stroll along the palm-lined sea-front promenade, known as “Phinikoudes”, and indulge in some people-watching at one of the many pavement cafes or restaurants. The nearby marina is a favourite haunt for a friendly community of local yacht owners as well as yachtsmen from all over the world.


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PAFOS

Paphos

Protaras

Agia Napa As the capital of Cyprus for 600 years in antiquity, the archaeological legacy of Pafos (Paphos) is such that UNESCO put the whole city on its World Cultural Heritage List. Admire the intricate floor mosaics in villas dating back to the Roman period depicting scenes from Greek mythology, considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Equally impressive are the underground Tombs of the Kings carved out of solid rock and decorated with Doric pillars. Or visit St. Paul’s Pillar where legend has it the Apostle was flogged before converting the Roman governor, Sergius Paulus, to Christianity, and making Cyprus the first country in the world to be governed by a Christian. A wide selection of accommodation is on offer in the city, ranging from luxury beachside hotels with every amenity, such as health spas, conference centres, fresh and salt-water pools and exotic gardens, to a variety of hotel apartments for the budget-conscious. Relish mouthwatering delicacies at the numerous restaurants serving both local and international cuisine and offering exceptional value. Enjoy classical opera under the stars in the romantic setting of the medieval castle overlooking Pafos harbour during the various summer festivals. Or jive to the latest dance tunes at a plethora of entertainment spots, part of the modern town’s varied nightlife. Pafos won’t disappoint you.

Agia Napa, a land where the world’s colours meet and harmonize. Discover golden sandy beaches beside crystal clear turquoise waters. Enjoy all the latest sea sports, challenge your strength and endurance and possibly discover now realms of potential within. Lazily bask in the warmth of the sun. Take a cruise around Agia Napa’s coastline. Shop in trendy boutiques and talk with the locals. Wander picturesque streets, take in colourful seasonal festivals and treat your taste buds to delicious local and international favourites. Day and night enjoy Agia Napa’s many restaurants, pubs, cafes, taverns and clubs. Live professional nightly entertainment is provided by many hotels throughout the summer. Look forward to fine casual atmosphere and service with a smile. Visit the medieval monastery dedicated to Our Lady of the Forests, surrounded by a high stone wall. Its 16th century church is partially underground, cut into the rock. An ancient sycamore tree, believed to be over 600 years old grows in front of the south gate, its beauty praised by the Greek Nobel laureate, George Seferis, in his poetry. At Agia Napa take in the island’s culture with a visit to the Thalassa museum, created around a sea theme and with its life size replica of an ancient sailing ship found sunk off the island’s north coast.

Protaras is the name of a picturesque bay with crystal bright waters and golden sand. In one of its bays, commonly known by the name Fig Tree, there is a small island in about 100 meters from the shore. This area was and still is the most productive area of Paralimni. Hundreds of watermills situated in the area provide a special picturesque image and are at the same time a testimony about the way the land was used in the last fifty years. Visit the centre of Paralimni with the largest ecclesiastical square in Cyprus which includes three churches. Two of the churches are dedicated to St. George. A few meters further down is an ancient Byzantine church dedicated to St Anna. Today, this church belongs to the Department of Antiquities and it is one of the historic sights visited by many foreigners. At the location ‘Louma’, the visitor has the opportunity to visit the picturesque fishing preserve, with the chapel of Agios Nicolaos giving an island colour to the scenery. Over there you can enjoy your coffee and rest while looking the sea and observing the yawls and the boats which come and go. Shortly before we reach the heart of the tourist area of Protaras, we come across the chapel of Prophet Elias. It is built on a granite hill with almost vertical sides. A Byzantine type church was built there in the past few years in order to replace the small room which was used as a church. In order to reach the chapel, one has to climb a set of 153 stone-built steep stairs, but once you get there, the view rewards the visitor. Located near the Cape Gkreco, in a short distance from the sea, is a picturesque chapel dedicated to Agious Anargyrous (Kosmas and Damianos). At the homonymic area, you will find dug into the rocks the picturesque chapel of Agioi Saranta. The lovers of nature, apart from the pilgrimage, will also enjoy the wonderful scenery which surrounds the chapel.


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PILGRIM GROUPS

Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 3 day: LIMASSOL – CURIUM – OMODOS Breakfast and drive from the hotel to Limassol, sightseeing of the old part of the city and then drive to Kourion archaeological site, an ancient city-kingdom, and visit at the House of Eustolios and Early Christian basilica dates to the 5th century. The tour continues in Omodos, a wine-producing village, with the Monastery of Timios

Many exciting things happened in Cyprus during the days of the Early Church. As in other Greek lands, mythology, pagan beliefs and the philosophical systems of the Roman Empire wrestled for the hearts of man.

Stavros, ‘Holy Cross,’ standing by the stonepaved square. In the program also visit in the winery with wine testing. Also preserved in this church is the skull of Saint Philippos. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight

This island is a wealth of beauty, archeology, Byzantine art and Biblical and Early Church history.

4 day: TROODOS - KYKKOS

painted with murals dating from the11th to the 17th centuries and is considered one of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island. The church took its name from the steep, pitched timber roof that was built to protect it from the weather. Monastery of Panagia tou Kykkou (Kykkos Monastery) - the largest and most famous in Cyprus was built ate the end of 11th and beginning of the 12th centuries. Is kept here the renowned icon of the Virgin Mary of Kykkou, one the according to tradition is the work of Apostle Loukas. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight 5 day: PAPHOS, ROMA CAPITAL OF CYPRUS After breakfast departure from the hotel. On the way to Paphos is a photo stop at Petra Tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock). It's a popular tourist spot, for its breathtaking view of the sea; place with rocks marks the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, ancient Goddess of Love and Beauty.

EXAMPLE OF THE PROGRAM 1 day: ARRIVAL Flight to Larnaca. 2 day: CHECK IN - LEFKARA – LARNACA Transfer from the airport to the hotel in Larnaca, check in and overnight. Breakfast and departure from the hotel to Lefkara. It is a picturesque village, famous for its local lace known as ‘Lefkaritika’ and for its silverware. According to tradition, Leonardo da Vinci visited the village. Heading to Kato Lefkara, the route passes from the church of Archangelos Michael, with beautiful frescoes of the 12th and 15th centuries. Continuing our drive we go to Larnaca, to the church of Αgios Lazaros. The magnificent early 10th century stone church of Agios Lazaros is one of the most important surviving Byzantine monuments of Cyprus. The next stop is Kiti, there is the church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis, a very significant Byzantine museum which in its interior lays an arc of an old-Christian church with a mosaic of the 6th century.

Breakfast and drive from the hotel to Troodos. Visit of the following in Troodos Mountains: Church of Panagia Asinou - An early 12thcentury church dedicated to the Virgin Mary with frescoes of the 12th century and later periods, considered to be among the finest examples of Byzantine mural painting in the island. Panagia Podithou Church - Situated near the village of Galata, Panagia Podithou is an important church included on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Erected in 1502, it once belonged to a monastery. Its paintings are of the Italo - Byzantine style, which appeared on the island towards the end of the 15th century. Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis Church - The church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis "Saint Nicholas of the Roof" near the village of Kakopetria belonged to a monastery. It is completely

The next stop is the Monastery of Agios Neofytos and its foundation is associated with the Cypriot Saint Neofytos o Egkleistos whose hermitage is located beside the Monastery. The ‘Egkleistra,’ an enclosure carved out of the mountain, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th century. Continuing on the Paphos, old city included in the official UNESCO List of Cultural Heritage. First stop is at colourful Roman Mosaics of Paphos mostly from the 3rd Century AD., located near the harbour. The mosaic floors are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean, they mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology. Then Paphos Odeon, 2nd-century Odeon


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built of limestone, now used in the summer for music and theatre. The last stop is the Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church. This interesting 9th century Byzantine church in Geroskipou has beautiful wall paintings and a five - domed basilica in the form of a cross – only one of two such churches on the island. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight. 6 day: NORTH CYPRUS After breakfast drive from the hotel to Famagusta. Continuing the tour in the city of Famagusta we visit the Venetian walls that surround the old town and the gothic Church of St. Nicholas which has been turned into a mosque named Lala Mustafa Camii, the most important monument in the city. The next stop is the ruins of the St George's of the Greeks, St. George's of the Latins and Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. The first one is an Orthodox cathedral was built in a mixture of Byzantine (the three apses) and Gothic (the windows) styles. The church of Sts. Peter and Paul is the third large church in Famagusta and it was built in 1360. In 1572 it was converted into a mosque and today it is a public library. Next will be the ruins of Salamis, the ancient capital of Cyprus, which was largely destroyed in the 4th century, the Church of St. Barnabas, the founder of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus. After we go to Bellapais, early 13th century Bellapais Abbey in its spectacular green setting, drive to Kerynia and free time in the port of Kerynia. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

7 day: NICOSIA After breakfast, drive to Nicosia, visit at the Byzantine Museum, and encounter a dazzling collection of early-Christian icons from the Mediterranean’s Golden Age, continuing tour at the Cathedral of Agios Ioannis, free time on Ledra Street. Then drive to Monastery of Stavrovouni (Unfortunately women are not allowed!). According to tradition, it was founded in the 4th century by Saint Helena, mother of Constantine the Great, who left a fragment of the Holy Cross to the monastery. Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

8 day: Free day 9 day: DEPARTURE


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WINE ROUTES

Koumandaria Wine Route

Krasochoria Lemesou Wine Route

The programs below can be used as package program or separate daily tours.

Kilada Diarizou Wine Route

Route: Pafos, Acheleia, Kouklia, Nikokleia, Choletria, Stavrokonnou, Kelokedara, Salamiou, Mesana, Arminou, Filousa, Praitori, Agios Nicolaos, Kedares, Agios Georgios, Mamonia, Fasoula. A fascinating journey along the Diarizos river, through beautifully unspoiled green surroundings, decked with picturesque vineyards and attractive scenery. The Diarizos valley is the least known wine producing region in Cyprus. Its altitude, at a lower level compared to the other wine growing areas, and the dominance of the local Mavro grape variety, have kept it for years away from the wine scene. However, with the creation of many small wine making units and the introduction of modern vine cultivation, the Diarizos region has transformed into a competitive wine producing area of great promise. Get to know the region and enjoy its striking tranquil scenery, the genuine hospitality of the local people and the pleasurable delights of its expanding wine trade.

Route: Lemesos, Kolossi, Erimi, Alassa, Agios Georgios Silikou, Doros, Laneia, Trimiklini, Agios Mamas, Kapileio, Zoopigi, Kalo Chorio, Agios Pavlos, Agios Konstantinos, Louvaras, Gerasa, Apsiou, Paramytha, Palodeia, Agia Fyla Discover the history of the famous Koumandaria wine. A trip that takes you back in time, to the secrets of the island's most ancient and famous wine, the world famous Koumandaria. The route through fourteen Koumandaria villages goes back to 1192 AD when the knights of St. John were perfecting the production of what was perhaps, the first wine in the world identified by its name. Koumandaria! The sun, acting as a valuable ally partly dries the harvested grapes, condensing their natural sweet flavours and enriching their taste. Cooperative wineries of the region, operating within an internationally accepted and protected zone, are worth a visit. Once in the area, don't forget to visit the refurbished wine press of Laneia, which has been kept alive throughout the centuries, a reminder of the land's glorious past in winemaking. A popular site is also the medieval castle of Kolossi, once the commanding base of the knights of Saint John.

Route: Lemesos, Kolossi, Erimi, Kantou, Souni-Zanakia, Pano Kivides, Agios Amvrosios, Lofou, Vouni, Koilani, Pera Pedi, Mandria, Kato Platres, Omodos, Vasa, Malia, Arsos, Pachna, Anogyra, Avdimou An easy journey through famous wine villages Renowned wine villages in an effortless journey through beautiful scenery. A stronghold of tradiontal wine making with an excellent choice of local wines. Nowhere else in Cyprus is such a great presence of wineries as in these wine growing villages of Lemesos (Limassol) district, known locally as Krasochoria, the Wine Villages. In Omodos and Koilani alone there are 10 such wineries. The route is outstanding, not resembling any other. A dry climate combined with a unique geology is responsible for some excellent wines, made mostly from the local grape varieties Xynisteri and Mavro and also from some imported ones, such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache and Syrah. Make sure you have enough time at your dispocal to taste what this route and its special wines have to offer. Visit wonderfully unspoilt villages such as Omodos, Vasa, Koilani, Lofou and Vouni with their traditional architecture, cobblestoned narrow passages cheerfull sourroundings, many of which host some for the best tavernas in Cyprus.


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Laona - Akamas Wine Route

Route: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumpi, Kathikas, Akourdaleia, Pano Arodes, Kato Arodes, Ineia, Drouseia, Polis Chrysochous, Pegeia, Pafos Evocative region with rugged coastlines and charming little villages, oozing with culture and lush vines, with rustic and contemporary elements nesting side by side. Situated in the western shores of Cyprus, villages such as Drouseia, Ineia, Kathikas, Pano and Kato Arodes invite you to visit their windswept vineyards. To get to know the Xynisteri, an indigenous grape variety that grows in a climate tempered by the sea breeze, offering cool yet solid wines with a fine aroma, most probably among the best white wines produced in Cyprus. These and othe destinations of the route also invite you to sample the rare Maratheftiko, one of the best red wine varieties of Cyprus.

Pitsilia Wine Route

Route: Lemesos, Agia Fyla, Palodeia, Alassa, Trimiklini, Pelendri, Potamitissa, Dymes, Kyperounta, Chandria, Polystypos, Alona, Agros, Agios Ioannis, Agios Theodoros, Zoopigi Explore the picturesque villages and the local wines Pine and vines grow freely into the mountainsides exuding rural charm. Neat villages and friendly people complete the picture. Several villages are included inthe 'Nom d'Origine' Pitsilia, an area that spreads around the mountain peaks of Madari, Papoutsa and the north-western part of Machairas. Here the altitude secures a more slow and effortless grape maturity, whilst the arid and sloping earth forces the vines to huddle together and produce richer wines. Classic local grape varieties continue to have a dominant presence amongst the vineyards of Pitsilia, with occasional encounters of the Maratheftiko, a rare variety which the old wine frowers cultivated in between the Mavro in order to enrich the colour and smell of their wines.

Vouni Panagias - Ambelitis A Wine Route

Route: Pafos, Mesogi, Tsada, Stroumpi, Polemi, Psathi, Kannaviou, Asprogia, Pano Panagia, Chrysorrogiatissa, Agia Moni, Statos - Agios Fotios, Koilineia, Galataria, Pentalia, Amargeti, Eledio, Agia Varvara or Statos - Agios Fotios, Choulou, Lemona, Kourdaka, Letymvou, Kallepeia A journey into the magnificent inland landscape along with the pleasure of locally produced wines Panoramic excursion into a glorious inland landscape, accompanied by the delights of the locally produced wines. In the western part of the island, in the district of Pafos (Paphos), at an altiutude over 800 metres, the route Vouni Panagias Ambelitis offers an unparalled wine experience. The wineries are numerous, the diverse pleasures of equal magnitude. The local Xynisteri grape variety stands out once more, offering white wines of particular finesse in smell and lightness in body. A taste of green apples, peaches and apricots overflows from the glasses of the Xynisteriots of the area. Additionally, red fruit, violets and roses enrich the other local grape, Maratheftiko, which is also cultivated here. In the villages of this route and especially the Vouni Panagias, Chrysorrogiatissa and Statos - Agios Fotios, you will discover also some the best wines of the indigenous Mavro grape which benefits from the relatively high altitude and a mild climate, offering pleasant dark and rose wines.


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Two Wine Tour routes can be used as addition to the program with places of interest.

considerable altitude. The winery is located in the lower areas of the monastery by the gardens and vineyards and you may see the whole sequence of manufacture, from grape crushing to bottling and storage.

Wine Tour no 1

Established in 1987 in temporary premises as a family business, the Vouni Panayia winery is now housed in a modern, custom-built plant which was designed to treat visitors too. Conducted tours demonstrate the capabilities of the wine - making equipment and take in the large and attractive cellars, where oak barrels and many thousands of bottles store the maturing wines.

From Paphos - Kathikas (Sterna) - Polemi (Sodap) - Statos (Kolios) - Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa - Pano Panagia - Vouni Panagias Kathikas is set in a rolling patchwork of vineyards, trees, dry stone walls and agricultural activity. It is a pretty area with plenty of photo opportunities. Sterna Winery is located in Kathikas village in Limassol region and owns 55 hectares of vineyards. It is a small local winery with traditional roots and a commitment to the very latest production methods. Sodap Established in 1947 by many thousands of vine-growers, it is a Cooperative company, whose production has now been moved to a new purpose-built winery near Stroumpi in the Pafos district. Today Sodap is Cyprus’s largest producer and exporter of table wines that united about 10,000 families, from 144 vine growing villages. From the beginning Soap was supported by the whole Vine Growing Community, as it has played the role of the Stabilizing factor in the Wine Sector. It is the largest wine production plant in Cyprus, built in 2004 Kolios Winery - On the ridges around the cliff -perched winery are the Kolios family’s vineyards, at an altitude of about thousand metres. Winery tours are followed by wine and cheese tastings. You will find enthusiasm and passion for making good wine… and making it better every year – Kolios is no exception. Although many winemakers use the same grape varieties, each has his own style. Monastery of Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa Wine has been made here for centuries, but its modern history started in the early 1980s when it was one of the first regional wineries to be given government approval for construction. German equipment and technology were used and this influence is evident in the style of the wines, which are made from grapes grown nearby at a

Pano Panagia is less than a kilometre away from the winery. It is a large, picturesque village, with its traditionally stone built houses literally clinging to the steep slopes... It is the centre of the denominated wine region Vouni Panagias - Ampelitis and provides sample choice for all kinds of agrotourism. The vineyards of the region grow no less than twenty five varieties of grapes.

Wine Tour no 2

From Paphos - Omodos (Etko) - Kato Platres (Lambouris Winery) - Pano Platres (Lunch) Koilani (Agia Mavri) - Pelendri (Tsiakas Winery) ETKO, the brand name of the Haggipavlou family’s winery. The winery is owned by the Community President of the village, who has run it for more than 10 years. The winery uses both traditional and modern equipment and techniques in making Koumandaria - lovely sweet wine, taking in grapes from vine growers all around the village. They now make their wine at the Olympus winery in Omodos. Omodos is a large busy village with considerable archaeological interest and it is also one of the most important wine villages

of Cyprus, surrounded by vineyards and with four wine - making enterprises. Here, too, there is a very old wine press, that has been declared an Ancient Monument and belongs to the Department of Antiquities. The press and the building housing it, have been rebuilt and restored. Lambouris Winery was founded in 1989, from small beginnings making wine in a chilled fruit store, it has become quite a large and successful, exporting producer. Exclusive wines are created in Platres, located 1128 meters above sea level, at the southern slopes of the Troodos mountain range, one of Europes highest vineyard regions. Winery produces a superb range of international award winning wines, starting with delicious dry whites, reds and roses, continuing with delightful Cabernets, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnays, our famous Maratheftiko and Pure organic wines, followed by our heavenly dessert wines: Muscat, Sweet Red, and Commandaria Legacy and Apollonia. This is the only winery in Cyprus producing one of the world’s oldest wines, Yain Kafrisin. The Ayia Mavri winery is located in Kilani Village. Kilani is situated in the heart of the "Krasochoria", the traditional wine villages in Cyprus, at the foothills of the Troodos range. Its 900 meters altitude, and its climate and soil are ideal for the production of quality wines. The vine plantation dates back hundreds of years in this region and until recently every dwelling at Kilani housed a small winery with its owner/grower fully equipped for the production and transportation of wine to its final destination and consumer. Tsiakkas Winery, a ten year old family run business, whose founder gave up a career in banking to start the winery and make his own wine. Even after the fires, this is a spectacular location in which to taste some Cyprus wines. Costas and Marina Tsiakkas make a good range of wines from both indigenous and international grape varieties. They strive to enhance the quality of their wines, with the help of specialized oenologists, and are achieving growing success.


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HORSE RIDING GROUPS

Day 7 Trek back to the reservoir for lunch and home through the deserted Turkish villages, abandoned in 1974. Wonderful views over the valleys and a clear view of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates and volcanic, fir clad mountains of the Troodos massif. Overnight at the Hotel.

We offer a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and coastal areas with horse riding program.

Day 3 Morning forest ride to Annadiou. Picnic in the forest en route and tea and medals at village tavern! Ride through river and volcanic valley to stables. Stay at Paradisos Hills Hotel. Day 4 (optional)

Depending on your requirements we can organize ride along the coast road or the quiet country tracks where you will ride past orange and lemon groves and smell the beautiful aromas. Let us know your requirements and we will arrange a horse riding session to suit you individuals or party groups catered for. Example of 7 days program based for groups in Paphos.

Day ride via Ayios Merkourios picnic site to meet Land Rover for picnic. Ride back via Kinousa, past old copper mine – wonderful views of Cyprus’s Northern Coast from the mountain tracks. Stay at Paradisos Hills hotel. Day 5 Trek through citrus orchards and olive groves to Evretou reservoir for lunch, then through the villages to Drousia on the Akamas Peninsula. Stay in local Agrotourism B&B or Tipi (wigwam). Day 6

Day 1 Collection from Paphos airport and accommodation at the Paradisos Hills hotel – meet the horses, swim, brandy sours, dinner. Day 2 Ride to Stavros tis Psokas forest station. Through pine valleys and mountain trails with fabulous views across the Paphos forest. Meet Land Rover back up for picnic en route. Stay in forest chalet.

Ride to Lara Bay where the turtles come to nest. Lunch on the beach and afternoon across the Akamas. Night in tipi/Agrotourism B&B.

Day 8 Breakfast and transfer to Paphos airport.


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PLACES OF INTEREST

Paphos – Curium – Limassol -

Paphos – Curium - In the Footsteps of Aphrodite

A wonderful combination of religious history, archaeology, mythology, a stroll along the sea and short stop in Limassol, the second largest town in Cyprus.

Organized from: Polis, Paphos

Famagusta – Salamis - The mystery of the past

Highlights: • St. Paul’s Pillar, the remnants of an impressive byzantine basilica 4th AD church, where it is said that St. Paul was tied to it and lashed by the Roman governor of Paphos • House of Dionysos with its world-famous 3rd century AD mosaics Organized from: Protaras, Ayia Napa, Larnaca and Limassol A wonderful combination of religious history, archaeology, mythology, and stroll along the sea. Highlights: • The 12th century city-kingdom of Curium with its fully restored Greco-Roman amphitheatre • Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite • Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church, 9th century Byzantine church in Geroskipou with beautiful wall paintings and a five - domed basilica in the form of a cross – only one of two such churches on the island

• Free time at Paphos harbour and castle area

Organized from: Polis, Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras Famagusta, a district still mostly under Turkish occupation features the island’s most beautiful beaches and various sites of great historic value. Unfortunately, the city itself has been largely abandoned since the war. Highlights:

• Petra tou Romiou, the legendary birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess Aphrodite

• The Church of St. Barnabas, the founder of the Orthodox Church in Cyprus

• The 12th century city-kingdom of Curium with its fully restored Greco-Roman amphitheatre

• The ruins of Salamis, the ancient capital of Cyprus, which was largely destroyed in the 4th century

• Limassol, free time at Old Town, St. Andrew Street. Visit at the Natural Sea Sponge Exhibition Centre which is offering an intriguing insight into the harvesting and production of sea sponges.

• The city of Famagusta and the Venetian walls that surround the old town • The 14th-century Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas, which has since been turned into a mosque named Lala Mustafa Camii, is the most important monument in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus

• Stop at Geroskipou village to sample the famous Paphos Delicacy ‘Loukoumia’

• Ruins of the Venetian Palace, St George's of the Greeks, St. George's of the Latins, Church of Sts. Peter and Paul

• St. Paul’s Pillar, the remnants of an impressive byzantine basilica 4th AD church, where it is said that St. Paul was tied to it and lashed by the Roman governor of Paphos

• Enjoy your time on one of the best sandy beaches in the Mediterranean! If you want to swim in the shallow warm waters, bring your swimming suite!

• House of Dionysos with its world-famous 3rd century AD mosaics • Free time at Paphos harbour and castle area


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St Hilarion - Kyrenia – Bellapais - Treasures of North Cyprus

Troodos – Kykkos Monastery Omodos - Cyprus from inside

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery Troodos – Kykkos Monastery Cyprus from inside Organized from: Polis, Paphos With a short village stop on the way going and back, this tour focuses on the island’s main mountain range - the so-called green heart of Cyprus - and the largest and most important monastery in Cyprus. Highlights:

Organized from: Polis, Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras Join us for one of our most popular trips and discover the treasures of northern part of Cyprus! Highlights: • St Hilarion Castle, an impressive stone-built fortress, dating back to the 8th-10th Century which offers some of the best views over Kyrenia and the Northern coastline • The picturesque Kyrenia harbour with its 9th century castle, which houses, amongst other exhibits, the famous Kyrenia Shipwreck • Early 13th century Bellapais Abbey in its spectacular green setting

Organized from: Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras With a short village stop on the way going and back, this tour focuses on the island’s main mountain range - the so-called green heart of Cyprus - and the largest and most important monastery in Cyprus. Highlights: • Wine tasting in the village of Lania - small, beautiful village, built at the foot of Mount Troodos. Lania is one of the main wine producing villages. • Drive up to Troodos with stops for photos of breathtaking natural beauty • Tour of Kykkos Monastery, founded in 1080 AD and known as a favourite pilgrimage destination

• Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery which is set in beautiful surroundings is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate’. It was established in 1152 and has fine frescoes above the three entrances. The monastery is home to a collection of important icons and treasures. Time for wine testing of the finest Cypriot wine • Drive via Cedar Valley, a must for nature lovers • Drive up to Troodos with stops for photos of breathtaking natural beauty • Tomb of the first President of the Republic of Cyprus, Archbishop Makarios III. The tomb is located near Kykkos Monastery where Makarios served as a novive in the 1920's and 1930's, and on the mountain of Throni - a site that he personally chose

• Free time and optional lunch at nearby restaurant

• Tour of Kykkos Monastery, founded in 1080 AD and known as a favourite pilgrimage destination

• Return route via the village of Omodos, wine testing

• Free time and optional lunch at nearby restaurant • Return route via the village of Omodos, wine testing


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1974

Larnaca – Lefkara – Nicosia Cyprus tradition and history

• The Church of Saint Lazarus is a late-9th century church in Larnaca, one of the oldest in Cyprus • Free time on the sea promenade Finikoudes which is a very popular main beach of Larnaca town

• Port in Latchi-free time for lunch (optional extra) • Baths of Aphrodite and nature trail to see the place where Aphrodite is reputed to have bathed

Baths of Aphrodite - Follow the Goddess Organized from: Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Protaras Visit characteristic cities of Cyprus! Nicosia combines both old and new, characterized by its old quarter surrounded by a Venetian sandstone fortress wall, beyond which spreads a cosmopolitan city, while Larnaka, with its marina and palm-lined promenade, has important shrines to both Christianity and Islam. Lefkara has been well restored to its original condition and is worth a visit, it has cobbled streets and interesting architecture. Highlights: • Lefkara which is famous for handmade lace known as "Lefkaritika" and also its silverware, village with a visit to the local embroidery and jewellery workshops and free time for a stroll • St John's Cathedral in the heart of Nicosia, free time for shopping, lunch (optional extra) and exploration in the Old Town Center, possibility to visit the barrier (also known as the Green Line) that divides the Cypriot capital of Nicosia into the southern Greek Cypriot region and the northern Turkish Cypriot region since the Turkish invasion in

APHRODITE

Organized from: Polis The Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis. The place is known as "Baths of Aphrodite" and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis. Highlights: • Stop at the Sea Caves near Paphos, the coastline is dramatic, being formed into rocky outcrops • Stop in Geroskipou Village and visit the Cyprus Delights factory and sample the delicious traditional sweets • Ayia Paraskevi Byzantine church, famous for its wall paintings and five-domed basilica • Free time at Paphos Baazar, an interesting and colourful market, in the centre of town • Ayios Neofytos Monastery the "Egkleistra" an enclosure carved out of the mountain in the 12 century by the hermit Neofytos, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes

The most beautiful of all the goddesses was Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. She was often called the "sea-born" goddess, because she was formed one evening from the foam of the sea, where its waves beat upon a rocky shore. Her eyes were as blue as the summer sky overhead, her skin as fair as the white sea-foam from which she came, and her hair as golden as the yellow rays of the setting sun. • Free time, walk in the park with herbs


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GOLF GROUPS Cyprus is an emerging golfer’s paradise, a place where you can enjoy the game all the year round in an ideal Mediterranean climate. Choose between three international standard 18 hole golf courses situated in peaceful surroundings amidst landscaped hills and with breathtaking views across the Mediterranean below. Located in the Pafos (Paphos) region, they are far from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist resorts, yet near enough for easy access. Come and enjoy amateur golf or challenge your handicap by participating in one of the Golf Open Tournaments organised on the island. You will find here everything today’s demanding golfer needs, from clubhouses, to practice facilities and individual lessons. Bring along your spouse and family. In Cyprus there is something for everyone.

Secret Valley Golf Course

The aptly named Secret Valley Golf Course is tucked away in a superb valley just 18 kilometres east of Pafos (Paphos) near “Petra tou Romiou”, the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the mythical goddess of love. It is set in scenic hills surrounded by mature trees and dramatic rock formations offering panoramic views. The course plays to a par 71 and measures 5.989 metres. The front nine offers four nice holes for warming up, two birdie opportunities and an easy dog leg. The back nine plays longer than the first nine and the challenge starts immediately. Practice facilities include putting greens, chipping areas, fairway bunkers and a large driving range.

Tuition by a PGA qualified resident golf instructor can be tailored to suit the individual and can be either private or in groups.

A beautifully appointed clubhouse with bar, restaurant and terraces overlooks the green and is an ideal location for hosting special events and private parties.

The clubhouse has recently been refurbished to the highest standards and has a wellstocked sports shop with equipment for sale or hire, locker rooms, bars and a restaurant with verandas overlooking the artificial lakes and the golf course.

The resort also includes a five-star deluxe Intercontinental Resort Hotel, a tennis academy, fitness facilities, luxurious villas, junior villas and apartments for sale or rent, a spa and a village square with shops and restaurants.

Elea Golf Club

Aphrodite Hills Golf Course Aphrodite Hills, near the legendary birthplace of the Greek mythological goddess of love, is an award-winning integrated golf, leisure and real estate development. With spectacular views over the Mediterranean and dotted with native olive trees, the course is built on two plateaux separated by a dramatic ravine.The golf course was designed by acclaimed course architect, Cabell B. Robinson, who is said to have created the perfect mix of challenging pot bunkers, manicured fairways of lush Bermuda grass and generous tiered greens. It is an 18-hole championship standard golf course and features one of the most spectacular par 3s in Europe, which can be found on the 7th hole. A signature hole, it plays steeply down across a canyon onto a large green nestled in a grove of olive trees. The course also has a double ended 350 metres practice range, 4 target greens with bunkers, short game practice facilities and 3 academy holes. There are three residential professional golf instructors available for individual or group lessons and a three-hole academy course.

The world-class Elea Golf Club, part of the prestigious Elea Estate, commands a breathtaking location alongside the shimmering eastern Mediterranean and the ancient town of Pafos (Paphos). At 6.900 yards from the back tees, the Sir Nick Faldo-designed golf course commands a striking location above the Mediterranean Sea and has been meticulously crafted through rolling countryside, featuring imposing weathered outcrops of limestone that offer a unique character across the course. The world’s media have already heaped positive critical acclaim on the layout, with Golf World Magazine in the UK including it in a ‘The World’s Most Exciting New Courses of 2010’ feature, and Golf Magazine in the US ranking it as "one of the Best New International developments of 2010". Sir Nick Faldo said: “I’m convinced this golf course will be pivotal in establishing the south west of Cyprus as a leading European golf destination. When we designed Elea Golf Club we decided to put the emphasis on thoughtful, rather than big-hitting, golf and there are plenty of strategic riddles for the


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golfer to explore and unravel over all 18 holes.� The challenging layout circulates through groves of mature carob and olive trees and the dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone strikingly contrast with the dark green paspalum grass fairways and semirough, which on a number of holes are fringed by Mediterranean grasses and an abundance of wild herbs and native flora. The course is supported by the Elea Golf Academy that sits alongside the clubhouse. It features a full length driving range complete with target greens and bunkers, a short game practice area and a stunning putting green, which commands an imposing location overlooking the whole course. Elea Estate is a premium development that will boast luxurious villas and apartments, a boutique hotel supported by a range of dining options, and extensive spa facilities.

Minthis Hills Golf Club

The par 71, 18-hole championship course is situated in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. Its tranquil setting and mesmerising views provide the perfect backdrop for a challenging game with its fairways swathing through mature trees and water features. At 550 metres above sea level it’s a course for all seasons. Originally designed by Donald Steel in 1994, it’s the oldest course in Cyprus, and has recently undergone extensive enhancement by Mackenzie & Ebert.

Minthis Hills also offers excellent practice facilities and an exceptional clubhouse with a superb restaurant and bar.


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TRAINING GROUPS Everyone knows that how much work an athlete puts in during the winter months determines their success in the season to come. When cold winds blow in northern Europe and motivation is low, banish those winter blues by training under clear Cyprus skies. With almost guaranteed sunshine every day, mild winter temperatures and minimal rainfall, Cyprus is a perfect warm weather training destination. Combine that with a wide choice of accommodation to suit all pockets, efficient support services, easy access from most European countries, a reliable communications and telecommunications network, as well as a safe, crime-free

environment, and what more could an athlete want? It’s no wonder that many European soccer teams, as well as Olympic hopefuls have for years been coming to the island in winter to train.

Football Training Give your team the best start to the season by training in a warmer climate. Combine that with the availability of a large number of training fields all over the island, a wide choice of accommodation to suit all pockets, efficient support services, easy access from most European countries, a reliable communications and telecommunications

network, as well as a safe crime-free environment, and what more could you want? No wonder many European football teams have for years been choosing Cyprus as their destination in preparation for the next season, as have women’s teams, school teams and special interest teams. These include Ipswich Town FC (England, in Premier League 2002), AIK (Sweden), AC Sparta Praha (Czech Republic), Crystal Palace (England) and FC Dinamo Moscow (Russsia). They are a common sight on the island’s sandy beaches exercising those leg muscles and building up stamina.Most stadiums are grass first and second division football fields and athletics facilities with floodlighting and all facilities. Training pitches are also available in all towns and resorts, some attached to the stadiums. What’s more you can have all your medical needs met, including physiotherapy, sports massage and anti-doping tests. Medical standards in Cyprus are high, as most practitioners are trained in Europe or the USA, while medical diagnostic centres are modern and well equipped and almost all brands of pharmaceuticals are available.

Swimming Training

Cyprus’ swimming venues all offer excellent facilities for training in combination with amenities for an enjoyable group or team holiday. Various 50 meter training pools exist in all the major towns used by international and club swimmers of all ages. Some are heated, with lanes, starting blocks, diving boards and underwater viewing windows. A number of these pools belong to hotels so can be combined with accommodation and all other facilities, including gyms and health

clubs or spas. Others are national training pools which are part of much larger training centres catering for many sports including athletics and football. Accommodation can be found within a short distance away.

Track and Field Training Cyprus offers good tracks, off track and off road running options, as well as specialist field event training areas supported by good weight training and gymnasium facilities. There are track and field stadia in all main towns that are modern, Olympic-sized, with tartan surfaces and fully equipped. Considerable investment was made to the various athletic training facilities on the island in the run-up to the Athens Olympics in 2004, as several Olympic teams chose the island to train. Long distance runners and cyclists can take advantage of hundreds of kilometres of roadways and undulating country trails. Comprehensive support services and sports medicine support, such as the physiotherapists and medical teams, will help you avoid injury and train to the best of your ability, allowing you the freedom to focus on training - and winning.


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CONFERENCES & TEAM BUILDING GROUPS Cyprus may be just a dot on the map, but lying as it does in the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean, the sea whose name means the middle of the earth, the island is ideally situated for visitors to converge to from all four corners of the world, making it a perfect location for corporate meetings and incentive travel. Reached by air in no time from continental Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and well served by all major airlines, the island is easy to get to. And with a wide range of businessclass hotels giving you the convenience of staying in the same place as your event, sophisticated communications facilities and support services, as well as a safe, crime-free environment, the island has everything to make your meeting, convention, incentive or other corporate event a success. The island’s year round perfect sunny weather and its spectacular scenery of turquoise seas, or pine clad mountains, the long history and rich culture provide a perfect backdrop to a product launch or promotion or an innovative incentives programme, the perfect formula for an experience everyone will remember.

Whether you are planning a full-scale conference of over a thousand, or a small seminar of just a few people, Cyprus can provide it. Having hosted meetings of heads of government in the past and with over 500

top companies and associations holding conferences here every year, Cyprus has all the facilities that even the most valued VIPs would need. With a reputation for quality and professionalism as well as top class service, you'll find there's no more distinctive venue. The excellent amenities offer fully equipped conference rooms with varying capacities and the latest conferencing equipment. There are plenty of quality hotels with high standards of service to choose from allowing you the convenience of staying in the same location as your meeting. Cyprus’ hotels provide every amenity the modern business traveller has come to expect and more, from swimming pools, tennis courts, sauna rooms, and beachfronts to salt-water pools, exotic gardens, thalassotherapy and health spas. Experienced conference organizers are here to guarantee the success of your event by taking care everything on your behalf. Our service includes:  Complete schedule proposals based on Client’s needs and expectations  Transportation and accommodation arrangements  Conference, exhibition area venue Incentive program  Theme event planning & organization  Audio Visual equipment hire  Graphic design and printing  Menu selection and catering arrangements

Team building is a philosophy of job design in which employees are viewed as members of interdependent teams instead of as individual workers. Team building refers to a wide range of activities, presented to businesses, schools, sports teams, religious or nonprofit organizations designed for improving team performance. Team Building activities are classified in themes based on which team element needs to be emphasized. Our involvement begins with the initial Client input for definition of

the end-objectives, followed by with tailormade suggestions and ends with the on-site management of the selected activity.

Team spirit activities Examples: Beach Olympics, Beach Team Sports

Strategy activities Examples: Treasure Hunts, Paintball Scenarios

Communication Examples: Boat Racing, Hidden Glimpses

Creativity Examples: Master Chefs, Arts & Crafts of Cyprus


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AGRICULTURE GROUPS Day 2 Visit of Agricultural Education Center, Pafos Presentation by Water Board officials for the water situation in Cyprus, re dams, irrigation systems, desalinations etc Discussion-Questions Visit Asprokremos Dam Cyprus is the third smallest country in the EU after Luxembourg and Malta, therefore its agricultural sector is small in comparison to its European neighbours. However, though disadvantaged by scale and frequent water shortages, the sector is striving to maintain its economic relevance. Although facing strong competition from cheaper imports from third countries, Cyprus boasts highquality produce and is developing strategies to rebrand itself as the ‘Food Island’ of the Eastern Mediterranean. Cyprus’ main agricultural exports are quintessentially Mediterranean: healthpromoting foods such as olives, citrus fruit and grapes, along with potatoes, all of which thrive in a mild, sunny climate. Example of 2 days program. Day 1 Visit of Agricultural Education Center, Pafos Presentation by officials of the Ministry of Agriculture for the structure, imports, exports, breeding of animals etc. Discussion-Questions Visit of Oreites Station - presentation by officials of the Agriculture Ministry we continue with a meeting and presentation by officials of Forest Department Government forests, private forest and National Parks. After lunch visit at the winery for wine testing.


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CYCLING GROUPS

Start Point: Pafos End Point:

Baths of Aphrodite

NICOSIA

Total Distance:

37 kilometres

Athalassa National Forest Park Cycling Route

Difficulty Rate:

A route, which becomes very difficult on some uphills because of the uneven surface. A high quality mountain bike is required with front fork suspension.

Experience the island’s culture, history and wonderful scenery from the saddle of a bike. A cycle tour enables you to come across things which you would probably miss from inside a car. A chance encounter with a local, a stunning landscape to linger over, the sights and sounds of nature from up close, an ancient ruin or a secluded cove.

Road A variety of surfaces consisting Conditions: of both paved and dirt roads.

Follow one of the many cycling routes or even make your own. Set the pace you desire whether training or leisure and feel your lungs with fresh air while making your bit to fight global warming and protect the environment.

Ancient Amathous Cycling Route This 11 kilometres route is a bicycle tour of Lemesos (Limassol), with very few variations in gradient. It takes cyclists through the tourist area of Germasogeia and on to ancient Amathous and the nearby chapel of Agia Varvara with its eucalyptus grove and lovely beach.

PAPHOS Baths of Aphrodite Cycling Route This excursion goes along the Akamas peninsula and the Avakas Gorge. This 37 kilometres route begins at Kato Pafos (Kato Paphos) and heads northwest along the coastal road. At the crossroads between Coral Bay and Pegeia it continues straight to Agios Georgios fishing refuge. A little before the chapel of Agios Georgios on the right and south is a turning along a dirt road for the Akamas area. After about 2 kilometres the route goes over a small bridge at the Avga or Avakas riverbed. From there sign posts lead along a path to the right towards Avakas Gorge. Going straight leads to Lara. Straight past Lara is a turning to the right to the chapel of Agios Kononas where there is drinking water. From Agios Kononas the route heads south to meet the road going over the Akamas ridge, crosses the road from Smigies to the Akamas lighthouse and continues downhill to Fontana Amorosa. This road goes along the coast in a southeasterly direction to the Baths of Aphrodite and the beach with a CTO Tourist Pavilion.

LIMASSOL

The route begins from the old port of Lemesos (Limassol) and heads northeast along the coast. It goes through the tourist area of Germasogeia with its many shops, nightclubs, restaurants, hotels and traditional tavernas. It ends at the archaeological site of Amathous. A short distance down the road is the old chapel of Agia Varvara, once a favourite spot for local fishermen. There is a beautiful eucalyptus grove that provides plenty of shade for swimmers just opposite the chapel. Start Point:

Lemesos part

End Point:

Agia Varvara

Total Distance: 11 kilometres Difficulty Rate: An easy ride for all types of bicycles. Road Conditions:

Entirely paved.

The Athalassa National Forest Park has a 16 kilometres long bicycle path created at the initiative of the Forestry Department. It is a popular area for the inhabitants of the capital who go there to exercise or just for recreation. It is located south of Lefkosia (Nicosia) and to the east of the Lefkosia Lemesos (Nicosia - Limassol) motorway. Start Point:

South of Lefkosia

End Point:

East of the Lefkosia Lemesos motorway

Total Distance:

16 kilometres

Difficulty Rate:

An easy route for all types of bicycle.

Road Conditions:

Paved road throughout.


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LARNACA Tourist Beach - Meneou Cycling Route This excursion is an 18 kilometres cycling tour of Larnaka (Larnaca). Beginning at Larnaka (Larnaca) Tourist Beach, it heads south to Larnaka (Larnaca) Port roundabout along the bicycle path on the left hand side of the road. It then continues straight along Athinon Avenue (Finikoudes Promenade), past Larnaka (Larnaca) Castle and Mackenzie Beach before turning west to join the Larnaka (Larnaca) Airport road, turning left at the traffic lights. The route then goes past the airport roundabout, turning right to Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque shortly after where there is a restaurant and a picnic site in the nearby wood. Continuing straight leads to Meneou. Alternative route: To make the trip slightly longer, take the road from Meneou to the coast heading southeast to join the main coastal road that goes past Kiti Medieval Tower. Then turn right, heading northwest through the villages of Pervolia and Kiti and back to Meneou. Start Point:

Larnaka Tourist Beach

End Point:

Meneou

Total Distance: 18 kilometres Difficulty Rate: An easy route, ideal for all bicycles. Road Conditions:

Good quality paved roads throughout.

Troodos Square

Stavros tis Psokas Cycling Route Linking the Troodos area with the Kykko Mountains, this 55 kilometres excursion also allows further trips to the northwest coast of the island, along the route from Stavros to Pyrgos or to Polis. The excursion begins in Troodos square and climbs to the west for

about 2,5 kilometres when it reaches a turning to the left leading to Mount Olympos. From here it goes downhill to the village of Prodromos. It then turns right to the Pinewood area and travels above the village of Pedoulas to Kykkos Monastery. Here there is an opportunity to stop at the Kykko restaurant before going on to Kampos. A turning to the left before Kampos leads to Stavros tis Psokas to the west and 3,5 kilometres further down, another turning to the left leads to the Cedar Valley. The route continues straight on for another 16 kilometres until another turning to the left, leading to Stavros tis Psokas forestry station 3 kilometres along the way. Here there is a restaurant, a hostel, a picnic site and a camping site, as well as a fenced off area where mouflon (mountain goats) are kept. Start Point: Troodos square End Point:

Stavros tis Psokas

Total Distance:

55 kilometres

Difficulty Rate:

Easy route, with a few uphills and plenty of downhills. A street bike with speeds is required.

Road Paved roads throughout. Conditions: Height Gain: 25 metres


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HIKING GROUPS

Aphrodite (Circular) Nature Trail

shorter route, leads directly to the village. There is access to Vouni fire lookout station. Start Point:

PAPHOS

Pano Panagia village, across the cultural centre near the church.

End Point: Pano Panagia village Estimated 3 - 4 hours Duration: Difficulty Rate:

Adonis (Circular) Nature Trail This trail offers fine views to Polis, Pafos Forest (Paphos Forest) and the Akamas peninsula. The path goes past Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen’s Tower), linking up with the Smigies trail at Kefalovrysia, where there is a fountain with drinking water. There is an alternative possibility of linking up with the Aphrodite trail. To return full circle, the trail follows the main road that connects Baths of Aphrodite with Polis for about 400 metres. Start Point:

400 metres before Baths of Aphrodite

Of special interest on this trail are the Baths of Aphrodite – where legend has it, the goddess used to take her baths, and the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigainas (Queen’s Tower), are believed to be part of a medieval monastery complex. There is a huge 100-year-old oak tree near the ruins. The trail offers excellent view points towards Cape Arnaoutis, Polis and Pafos (Paphos) Forest. There are two water fountains with drinking water along the route, one near the ruins of Pyrgos tis Rigainas and one between Loutra and Kakoskali. The path links with the Adonis trail. Start Point:

Estimated 3 - 4 hours Duration:

Difficulty Rate:

Trip Length:

7,5 kilometres

LIMASSOL Germasogeia dam (Circular) Nature Trail

End Point: Baths of Aphrodite Estimated 3 - 4 hours Duration:

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.

9,8 kilometres

Baths of Aphrodite

End Point: Baths of Aphrodite

Difficulty Rate:

Trip Length:

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.

Trip Length:

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children. 7,5 kilometres

Vouni Panagias (Circular) Nature Trail At its highest points it offers excellent views to Panagia village, Akamas peninsula, Pafos forest and Troodos mountain range. The route goes through vineyards. Towards the end of the trail there is a choice between two routes. One leads to “Papalouka” picnic site and Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa monastery and then on to Panagia village. The other, a

The trail goes round a small land peninsula extending into the dam. The dam has been enriched with various kinds of fish. Angling is permitted with a special license that can be obtained from the Fisheries Department. To the south of the trail there is a short 150 metres path, where the endemic plant species Bosea cypria may be seen. Start Point: Foinikaria to Prastio road, by the eastern side of Germasogeia dam End Point:

Germasogeia dam

Estimated Duration:

30 minutes

Difficulty Rate:

Category 1: Easy trail, with gentle gradient. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Trip Length: 1,3 kilometres


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Kyparissia - Germasogeia dam (Linear) Nature Trail Initially, this trail is partly a forest route followed by a short course along the Kyparissos River. The trail offers panoramic views of Germasogeia dam and Lemesos (Limassol) and passes through thickets of Cypress trees. It can be combined with the Germasogeia dam trail. Start Point:

Estimated 3 - 3 hours and 30 minutes Duration:

Trip Length:

End Point: Pano Lefkara Estimated 1 hour and 30 minutes Duration: Difficulty Rate:

Category 2: Average degree of difficulty, suitable for adults in fair to good fitness levels. Sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), and/or course along narrow or rough terrain.

Trip Length:

2,3 kilometres

About 5 kilometres from the main Parekklisia Kellaki road.

End Point: Germasogeia dam

Difficulty Rate:

road to Vavatsinia village.

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children. 11 kilometres

LARNAKA

NICOSIA Athalassa Park SW Entrance - Agios Georgios (Linear) Nature Trail Linking the two picnic areas, the trail runs along the length of Athalassa dam for part of the route. Start Point: Picnic area of Athalassa Park S.W Entrance. Acccess from Lefkosia (Nicosia) – Latsia main road. End Point:

Agios Georgios

Estimated Duration:

1 hour and 30 minutes

Difficulty Rate:

Category 1: Easy trail, with gentle gradient. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Trip Length: 4 kilometres

TROODOS MOUNTAINS

Pano Lefkara - Metamorfosis tou Sotiros Church (Circular) Nature Trail This trail offers panoramic views of Pano and Kato Lefkara villages, Kato Drys village, Agios Minas Convent and Stavrovouni Monastery. To make the route circular, the final section follows the main road to the village of Vavatsinia for about 600 metres. It links up with the Pano Lefkara - Kato Drys trail. Start Point: Pano Lefkara village, starts and finishes on two points, 600 metres apart, along the main

The Troodos Mountains, whose highest peak almost reaches 2000 metres and is covered in snow in the winter, is a cooler alternative in the summer to the heat of the coast. Here some fine walking is to be had along trails that go through scented forests of pine, past waterfalls and take in magnificent panoramic views across the island. The mountains are unique geologically and one of the few places in the world where geologists can study what was once the oceanic crust without getting wet. Pillow lava, resulting from the underwater volcanic eruption 90 million years ago that gave rise to the island, can easily be seen along roads and hillsides all over the Troodos area. It is

one of the five most rich in copper areas in the world and the island, whose name in Greek is 'Kypros', may have given the metal its Latin name, cuprum. Four main trails cover the area – “Atalante” goes round Mount Olympus; “Persephone” leads to a spectacular viewpoint; “Kalidonia” leads to the Caledonian waterfalls; “Artemis” encircles the Chionistra summit. Other trails go across the Madhari ridge. Many important features or plants are signposted along the way pointing to the numerous endemic plant species of the area. Birdwatchers may also spot the rare and protected eagle, the griffon vulture, or the colourful hoopoe, and of course the nightingale, which did not let the Nobel winner poet, George Sepheris, sleep in Platres. Occasionally if you are lucky you may see a Cyprus mouflon, a kind of wild sheep peculiar to the island, which roams free in the extensive forests of western Troodos and is the symbol for the island’s national carrier. Some of these paths lead to splendid monasteries or tiny painted Byzantine churches. Ten of these churches have been put on the UNESCO World Heritage List for their colourful frescoes on walls and apses and their unique architecture of pitched timber roofs.


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Enetika Gefyria (Venetian Bridges) Trail (Linear) Nature Trail

Offering panoramic views throughout, the path takes you past the medieval bridges of Elia, Tsielefos and Roydia, through dense pine forest, over Arminou dam and past Pera Vasa picnic site (where there is a huge dry tree trunk of the Pera Vasa pine). It then continues through “Saouris” farm belonging to Kykkos Monastery and past the Cave of Saouris and “Mitas” pen, close to an observation point for vultures.

Panagia tou Araka - Stavros tou Agiasmati (Linear) Nature Trail

End Point: Vretsia village

The Churches of Panagia tou Araka (1192) and Stavros tou Agiasmati (1494) boast excellent frescoes and are both listed UNESCO World Heritage sites. Prior arrangements must be made to visit the Church of Stavros tou Agiasmati. The trail runs through dense pine forest, orchards, almond trees and past old stone terraces. To the east of the trail lies Kionia peak, to the north Morfou Bay and Pentadaktylos range, to the west Olympos Mountain and to the south the Madari area. The trails connected with the Lagoudera or Agros - Madari trail.

Estimated 6 hours Duration:

Start Point:

Difficulty Rate:

End Point: Stavros tou Agiasmati church (8 kilometres from Platanistasa village)

Start Point:

Trip Length:

Kaminaria village

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children.

Panagia tou Araka church, Lagoudera village.

Estimated 3 hours Duration: Difficulty Rate:

17 kilometres

Trip Length:

Category 3: High degree of difficulty. Route with difficult terrain such as sudden changes in gradient (uphill and/or downhill), course along particularly rough and/or slippery, and/or narrow, and/or steep terrain. Suitable for adults in very good to excellent fitness levels. Unsuitable for young children. 7 kilometres


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DELTA WINGS LEISURE ABOUT US History can be boring but it is always essential for someone to feel safe in the hands of today, so it was back in 1993 when the P.S. Ioannou Enterprises was formed to serve the hospitality industry in Cyprus, realising the need to support and improve the level of services, and thriving in a chaos of tourist products, services and destinations available to the tourist. We face tourism in simplicity and offer the best possible and available tourist products and services, in the tourist’s ability to understand and enjoy. Our recommendations to our tourists is to try and find their own Aphrodite and enjoy every minute of what is available to them, and of what they have the power to have at their disposal. Our company’s principle is to help our clients to enjoy and all to find their “own Aprhrodite” in Cyprus. All our personnel are ready to assist and response to your inquiries immediately at the following contact details. Delta Wings Leisure Tel: 00357 24 622405 Fax: 00357 24 622424 E-mail: delta@deltacyprus.com Websites: www.deltacyprus.com

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