Cyprus: Aphrodite’s Island (land tour)

Dates: Tuesday, April 14, 2015 to Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (15 days)
Tour Leader: Joan Breton Connelly

Kourion Archeological Museum, Kourion, Cyprus. Image by Michal Osmenda.

Join archaeologist Joan Breton Connelly for this springtime tour of Cyprus, a strategic and bountiful eastern Mediterranean crossroads for Eteo-Cypriots, Phoenicians, Greeks, Egyptians, Anatolians, and Romans over the millennia. From the charming seaside resort town of Limassol in the south to its occupied northern territories, including six nights in beguiling Nicosia, this custom-designed, in-depth itinerary allows you to explore the island’s unique and lengthy archaeological legacy from its first population by hunters of unknown origin, to the dynamic Bronze and Iron Ages, and through medieval times. 
Explore magnificent archaeological sites, Byzantine churches, and medieval towns amidst the astonishing beauty and variety of the Cypriot landscape: gorgeous beaches, craggy mountains, verdant plains, and rolling hills. Included are all three of Cyprus’s UNESCO World Heritage sites (Paphos, painted churches in the Troodos region, Khirokitia) and three of the ancient sites at which Prof. Connelly has worked: Paphos; Kourion; and the coastal hamlet of Agios Georgios tis Peyias, home base for her excavation on the islet of Yeronisos.

Pricing: $7,295 (15-20 participants) per person double occupancy.
Pricing: $7,795 (10-14 participants) per person double occupancy.
Single Supplement: $895


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Depart Home
Wednesday, April 15 - Arrive Larnaca, Cyprus | Limassol
Thursday, April 16 - Limassol | Khirokitia | Kalavasos-Tenta | Amathus | Limassol
Friday, April 17 - Limassol | Kourion | Kolossi | Limassol
Saturday, April 18 - Limassol | Apollo Hylates | Kouklia | Petra tou Romiou | Paphos
Sunday, April 19 - Paphos | Lemba | Agios Georgios tis Peyias | Maa | Paphos
Monday, April 20 - Paphos | Saranda Kolonas | Paphos
Tuesday, April 21 - Paphos | Troodos Mountains | Kakopetria  | Platres
Wednesday, April 22 - Platres | Nicosia
Thursday, April 23 - Nicosia | St. Hilarion Castle | Kyrenia | Bellapais | Nicosia
Friday, April 24 - Nicosia
Saturday, April 25 - Nicosia | Vouni | Soloi | Morphou | Nicosia
Sunday, April 26 - Nicosia | Salamis | Nicosia
Monday, April 27 - Nicosia | Famagusta | Lysi | Nicosia
Tuesday, April 28 - Nicosia | Larnaca | Home

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