You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Larnaca / Starting Point
Your Welcome driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Larnaca at a convenient time of your choice.
Greek Orthodox monastery which stands on the top of a hill called Stavrovouni. The monastery is one of the few places where one can see a piece of the Holy Cross.
Panagia Machaira Monastery
A historic monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. It lies at an altitude of about 900 m and was founded at the end of the 12th century close to the current village of Lazanias.
Finikoudes beach is considered as one of the most famous beaches in south Cyprus. The heart of Larnaca town is just behind the beach, divided from the shore by the coast road.
Larnaca / Starting Point
Panagia Machaira Monastery
About the ride
Your day will begin with a personal pickup by your English-speaking driver from your hotel or apartment in Larnaca.
The driver will suggest the route of the trip with the key attractions that are worth the visit. Since this experience is a personal tour, the driver will stop at any attraction of your choice and spend there as much time as you wish.
To get a better picture of this 6-hour trip, we outline the preliminary route of the 'Half-day Trip from Larnaca to Magnificent Cyprian Monasteries.'
The first stop - Stavrovouni Monastery, located on a rocky peak, 40 km from the town of Larnaca. The title of the monastery, translated from the Greek Language means "the mountain of the Cross." Stavrovouni Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in the whole world since it was built in the 4th century.
Next, you will head to another monastery, located in the heart of the island of Cyprus - Panagia Machaira Monastery. This historic monastery is located 900 meters above sea level. It is one of the most famous well-known monasteries in Cyprus which holds the celestial icon of Virgin Mary. This sacred place fascinates every visitor by its architecture and atmosphere.
Finally, the driver will take you back and suggest walking around the famous Finikoudes Beach near Larnaca. There you will admire the views of the sea and the palms, as well as have a chance to taste traditional food at the restaurants nearby.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Well-maintained car with an English-speaking driver
- Free Wi-Fi on-board
- Fuel and tolls
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Water and snacks
- Entrance fees for monasteries
- Official tour guide (you can include one after the booking)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive an email with more details about the tour, your Welcome driver, and any more information you need to know regarding this experience. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding the experience.
Can I customize the tour based on my needs?
Of course, that is one of the main benefits of having a Welcome experience. You can customize every last bit of the experience, from points of the visit to time spent per landmark to adding in an extra food stop.
Will there be an official tour guide?
An official tour guide is not included because the overall experience is centered around the driver and the local’s perspective. Although the drivers are very knowledgeable regarding the points of visit, at no point can they be compared with a licensed tour guide who can give more in-depth information regarding historical facts and information. If you would like to include an official tour guide in the experience please let us know via email after the booking is completed.
Do I need to be in a good physical shape?
The drivers are trained to adapt the experience depending on the type of participants. Whether you have kids or elders participating, the drivers know exactly how to handle special requests and provide an enjoyable experience accordingly.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Comfortable Clothes & Shoes
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes since certain areas may have uneven or rocky ground.
Dress Modestly for Religious Monuments
When visiting religious monuments please dress modestly, or bring extra layers to cover up at that particular point of the tour.
Bring your Camera
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Should anyone in your group have special needs or have advanced accessibility requirements, please specify upon booking and we will make sure to accommodate your needs and customize your tour accordingly.
Take your swimsuits, beach towels, light sandals, and any other accessories if you would like to spend some time at the beach.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
Terms of serviceExpand
- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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