Here is a popular self drive program...
Day 1 Arrive Larnaca airport. Pick
up your self drive car and proceed to your hotel for overnight.
Day 2 Tour Larnaca. Visit St Lazarus
Cathedral, the remains of the ancient city-kingdom of Kitiou and
then to nearby Hala Soultan Tekke. Overnight in Larnaca.
Day 3 Today visit the capital of the
islnd, Nicosia. Tour the Archaeological Museum, St. John's
Cathedral and the Mkarios Byzantine Museum. A short drive within
the Venetian walls which surround the old city and you arrive in
Laiki Yitonia, a charming neighborhood. Drive along the green
line which divides the city into two parts. Then take the road
up to the mountains passing through some picturesque villages on
the way. Overnight at a charming property in the mountains.
Day 4 A day in the Troodos Mountains
can start with a visit to Kykko monastery, Cyprus' largest and
most famous monastery. Close by is the Tomb of Archbishop
Makarios, first President of the Cyprus Republic. From here
explore some of the mountain villages, such as Kakopetria and
Platres. Enjoy a stroll along the nature trail to the Caledonia
Falls and enjoy some of the islands most stunning views.
Overnight again in the mountians.
Day 5 Drive through the remote
villages down to the West Coast town of Pafos. Visit the Tombs
of the Kings, the House of Dionysos and the villa of Theseus.
Overnight in Pafos.
Day 6 Start your day by visiting the
nearby 12th century monastery of St. Neophytos with its
fascinating frescoes. Then drive down to the sea and through the
small town of Polis and fishing shelter of Latchi, to visit the
Baths of Aphrodite of Love and Beauty. Beneath the spring is a
popular beach. Overnight in Pafos.
Day 7 Leave Pafos and head towards
Limassol. Drive along the coast past Petra tou Romiou, legendary
birthplace of Aphrodite. Then through Episkopi to Curium, one of
the island's most important archaeological sites. Continue to
Kolossi castle and through the Phasouri plantations to Limassol.
here you can visit the castle where Richard the Lionheart
married Benengaria of Navarre. Overnight in Limassol.
Day 8 Drive to the airport to
release your car before departure.
Accommodations, breakfast daily and car rental.
Sightseeing tours, guides and entrance fees are not
included. Nor is gasoline or additional car insurance.
You may wish to base yourself in
Larnaca and do day tours by scheduled motorcoach or by
private car and driver guide.