Included excursions & walks
- Optional worship in the hotels private chapel and beautiful local churches
- Pilgrim Beach and Polis village walk
- Foothills of the Troodos Mountains
- Blue Lagoon and Manolis Bay cruise
- Walking tour of Paphos’ old town Kato Paphos
- Kremiotis Waterfall
- Adonis Trail Walk
- Cypriot cooking demonstration and lunch with a local family
- Local wine and cheese tasting
- Visit of Paphos Castle
- Paphos Mosaic Museum
None! – all excursions and extras as listed above and below are included
- Hotel Porterage
- Personal audio guiding system
- Driver and guide gratuities
- All hotel and restaurant gratuities
Included meals & drinks
Meals: full board a full buffet breakfast each morning, six lunches and all evening meals. Some lunches will be packed lunches with some taken in local tavernas. Five dinners will be in the hotel and two in local traditional family-run tavernas with the final evening including Cypriot music and entertainment.
drinks: welcome and farewell drinks. Water and tea or coffee are included with dinners in the hotel. For the two nights out of the hotel all local beer, wine or soft drinks and tea or coffee are included.
Our team in Cyprus
Each day will also be escorted by our knowledgeable local guide who will also offer local advice, hints and tips for you to get maximum enjoyment of your time with us. Also, our dedicated McCabe Faith leader is there solely for our guests and arrange optional worship in the hotel’s private family chapel or garden as well as three locations during our excursion and walks programme. They will escort all excursions and be available for any queries.
Your journey – Direct flights from London or Manchester
The flights are direct to Paphos London or Manchester. Flights include a full 23 kilo luggage allowance and allocated seat. Regional flights to London from some UK airports as well as flight upgrades, for that comfort and ease through the airport, can be arranged at a supplement. An overnight stop in London may be required which we can assist you with. Please enquire at time of booking.
Gatwick (2023) with easyJet
Outbound departs: 07:10 arrives: 13:40
Inbound departs: 14:20 arrives: 17:20
Heathrow (2024) with British Airways
Outbound departs: 11:05 arrives: 17:55
Inbound departs: 19:05 arrives: 21:55
Manchester (2023) with easyJet
Outbound departs: 14:00 arrives: 20:05
Inbound departs: 21:25 arrives: 00:35
Manchester (2024) with easyJet
Outbound departs: 14:45 arrives: 21:30
Inbound departs: 22:10 arrives: 01:10
Flight times are subject to change and confirmed with your final paperwork
The Aphrodite Beach Hotel it is a small family-run hotel with just 48 rooms and is located 500 m from the beautiful, the Akamas Peninsula National Park and right on the beach which is peaceful and secluded. The hotel has remained in the same family since 1964 since being founded by Gregoria resisting offers from developers in order to respect its natural surroundings. Gregoria always wished to dedicate a church Mother Mary as a thank you gift for all the blessings that she received. So, in 2013 she had the picturesque little church built on the site which is the perfect setting for our group worship.
Hotel facilities: there are two restaurants, one in the hotel and one on the beach both offering spectacular views with the backdrop of the Troodos Mountains and Akamas National Park. Sunsets can be enjoyed from the lounge or outdoor terrace and bar.
Your hotel room: double or twin rooms newly renovated with simple modern furnishings. All rooms have air-conditioning/heating, balconies, fridge, satellite television, hairdryer and complimentary WiFi.
Hotel bathrooms: are with shower cubicle or bath-tub, on request, and provide soap, shampoo and shower gel. Ample towels are provided for bathroom and beach.
Your resort area
The surrounding nature is a big part of the food for the soul making this a wonderful week. It is a place where the clear turquoise sea, meets the hills, rocks and cliffs of the Akamas National Park. The uniqueness of the Akamas area is due not only to the indisputable charm of the natural landscape, perfect for walks, bicycle rides, bird- watching, flora, painting, but also to its cultural and mythological wealth linked with Aphrodite and perfect for contemplation and worship.
The small fishing harbour of Latchi it is situated only three kilometers away from the hotel. Latchi with its coastal boardwalk is the picturesque harbour of Polis, known throughout Cyprus for its fresh fish. In the past it served as a small port for shipping carobs. The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and boutique stores making it quaint and picturesque and not a tourist trap.
British Citizen and EU Citizen Passport holders can currently enter Cyprus freely with no restrictions or other documentation required. Stays within the EU can be up to 90 days (can be spread over multiple visits) within any 180-day period.
Please note your passport must be valid for three months after your return from Cyprus.
Full details of entry requirements and any required vaccinations will be detailed in your final paperwork 14 days before departure.
For the latest and most up to date travel advice including entry requirements please consult the Foreign & Commonwealth Development Office travel advice website.
Health & wellbeing
For travel within the EU you should ensure that you have the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) which is free of charge. You can apply for the GHIC card by calling 0191 218 1999 or applying on line at…
The level of cover offered by the GHIC card varies by country visited and is only applicable in state-run health facilities. In some countries coverage may just be a partial contribution.
Adequate insurance cover will be required for all hospital emergencies and doctors’ visits.
In Cyprus the average daily maximum temperature during your stay should be as below. Coastal winds can make the temperature seem cooler and evenings will see temperatures drop by up to 10 degrees.
March: 11 - 19 degrees; April 12 - 22; May 18 - 28; September 21 - 30; October 18 - 28
Dress is casual throughout your time in Cyprus. You may wish to take one or two smarter items for the evenings. Casual clothing is recommended in the day-time with evenings being smart/casual. As this tour requires a certain amount of gentle to intermediate walking, we suggest you take a pair of lined shoes or boots with decent grip. Sports shoes or trainers are fine as well as walking boots. It is advisable to bring some warmer clothes and layers for the evenings as well as coastal walks where the wind may reduce the temperatures.
There is a certain amount of walking, light undulations with just one or two steep sections and a number of stairs involved on a daily basis during your time in Cyprus so please make sure you pack comfy footwear for this so that you are prepared. Your Local Guide will keep you updated on a daily basis with what to expect the following day. If you are finding it difficult to keep up then please make sure you tell your Local Guide who can help you to find places to rest and relax and then you can re-join the group at a later stage. On two days, for those who wish we reduce the walking by having transport available for those who wish to return to the hotel early.
Some streets in towns and villages that you will visit will be cobbled. We suggest you take a pair of comfortable shoes with good grips or trainers. You must be prepared to be on your feet for up to 90 minutes without the necessity to sit down and walk up to three miles unaided. Hiking sticks are fine.
The McCabe Educational Trust
The McCabe Educational Trust is an independent registered charity with the aim of helping inspiring people we meet on some of our pilgrimages. As ‘the haves’ encounter the ‘have nots’ the Trust has become a practical tool for one to help the other.
McCabe Pilgrimages invite all travellers to become partners in this work. A £20 voluntary donation to the Trust’s work is added to every pilgrim’s invoice and all money raised in this way is given in full to the projects the Trust supports. This scheme is voluntary and confidential with nobody put under any pressure to participate.
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