Omodos village, Kelephos bridge - optional easy walk

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Tour Number

Activity Level

277558


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, Hiking and Walking, Nature and Wildlife, Religious Heritage

Details

Kid Friendly: No. The alternative walks are relatively short and flat. At the same time care is required as Artemis Walk goes next to steep slopes at places.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), German (conversational), Greek (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

Visit picturesque Omodos and stunning Kelephos bridge - optionally do an easy walk there or at Troodos on top of Cyprus


Omodos village is one of the largest villages of Krasochoria (which means 'Wine villages') in Greek. Indeed vineyards and wine have been through the centuries and till today prime produce for this collection of preserved villages north of bustling Limassol. Omodos developed around the ancient monastery of the Holly Cross and is a popular destination for visitors. (if travellers prefer we can visit a less touristy nearby village - eg Arsos or Vasa)

Kelephos bridge is the most photographed of the twenty or so remaining medieval bridges in Cyprus, found just inside Paphos Forest.

I recommend to do a walk near Kelephos bridge, inside Paphos Forest, with the possibility of spotting moufflon (wild sheep). Conversely we could skip Kelephos bridge and instead do the flat Artemis walk (at about 1, 800 m) in Troodos. It offers gorgeous vistas, unique geology and habitat.

Phivos is the author of the book 'Exploring Authentic Cyprus' and offers services around the whole island, including walking trips.

Itinerary

From Limassol we head north and uphill to an area known as Krassohoria (wine villages) and either go to the top of Troodos to walk the Artemis trail or we visit Kelephos medieval bridge and do a short walk there. Then we explore Omodos village (or if travelers prefer, another village closeby) before returning to our base in Limassol.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Limassol

End location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Limassol

Duration: 6 hours

The number above roughly applies to the time of travel and the actual walking itinerary (walking, having breaks).

Transportation

We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.

What’s Included

My services as a guide and private transportation

I will pick up the customers from Limassol and deliver them back to Limassol at the end of the trip (unless we make other arrangements).

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 Euro - There is no meal included in the trip. A small amount is suggested (5 Euro) as a budget for each participant in case they want to buy a small amount of food or drinks.

What’s Extra

Participants should bring along some food and water. If they prefer we can buy what they need on the way.

Restrictions

I am not a licensed Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide and as a result I cannot guide visitors into archaeological sites requiring entry tickets.

A Recent Review of this tour

Phivos a very friendly and knowledgeable guide. Our drive was through the wine country and small villages in the Troodos mountains.
Alice VanMeter

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