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Sunday, 11th November, 16:30hrs

Tour to Athienou village
Kallinikeio: Municipal Museum of Athienou


The creation of the Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou was a matter of time for the municipality, a place rich in cultural heritage, whose existence is dated back to the ancient times. The Museum, which is distinguished for its modern architecture, was named after monk Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis, a son and benefactor of Athienou and an excellent icon painter.

The inauguration ceremony of the Museum was held on July 3rd 2009 and performed by the honourable Minister of Communications and Works Mr. Nicos Nicolaides.

The Museum consists of the Archaeological Collection, the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art and the Ethnographic Collection. It is housed in the Kallinikeio Municipal Hall of Athienou along with the municipality of the town.

The aim of the exhibition areas of the Museum is to operate as a centre of communication with the visitors, as a source of knowledge for both adults and children, to bring back memories of the past, to attract tourists and to give people the opportunity to become aware of our local and national history and culture.

Find more info at: http://www.athienoumuseum.org.cy/english/index.shtm



Monday, 12th November, 16:30hrs

Tour to down town Larnaca


We will start from the hotel at 4.30 pm and will head towards the center of Larnaca town which is adjacent to the popular promenade of "Phinikoudes". Our buses will drop us off at the "Larnaca Municipal Gallery" which is located at the start of the promenade. Currently, there four parallel exhibitions in the Gallery by four contemporary Cypriot Artists.

After the Gallery, we will stroll along the "Phinikoudes" beach and will stop at the Saint Lazarus church which is located in a small square just behind the promenade, in the center of the old town. Saint Lazarus Tomb is located under the church. If time permits it we will also visit the Pierides Museum.

We will then head to a local restaurant where we will have fish meze.

Tuesday, 13th November, 19:15hrs

Cypriot Souvlaki Dinner


Souvlaki was made famous by the Greeks but Cyprus has its own version, which is probably the most popular "fast food" on the island. And when we say fast food, don't think unhealthy. Cypriot souvlaki is actually one of the lowest fat foods you can have! Cypriot souvlaki is a very simple meal and consists of 2-3 skewers of grilled pieces of pork or chicken inside Cypriot pita bread and usually also includes tomatoes, cucumbers, parsley and sometimes onion and cabbage. Cypriots usually squeeze lemon over the souvlaki to add acidity and more taste.

We will walk from the hotel to the nearby "Vlachos Tavern" for souvlaki. Estimated walking time is around 15 minutes.