We are proud to offer our unique Personal Pilgrimages to Cyprus each year in April. Delving deeply into the island’s rich Christian and Medieval History, we show you a Cyprus few people know about. Here are just a few things awaiting you:
Walk in the Footsteps of St Barnabas and St Paul
The initial stage of their first proselytizing mission took Barnabas and Paul clear across Cyprus. Our tour takes you on a journey to the many historical locations they visited as they traversed the island’s Roman roads
Follow St Barnabas on his Second Journey to Cyprus
Landing near Lapitos on the island’s north coast, St Barnabas made a second visit to Cyprus some years after his initial mission with Paul. We follow his route through the Troodos Mountains, down to the coastal cult-center of Palaepaphos, and on to Salamis, where he was martyred and buried.
Visit the famed Painted Churches of the Troodos Mountains
Though they are a somewhat later part of Cyprus’ Christian history, the Painted Churches of the Troodos Mountains are an unmissable part of any pilgrimage to the island. Designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites, they represent medieval Christian art at its very finest.
Visit Cyprus’ Ancient Cities
Cyprus is an island rich in ancient history, with many of its city-kingdoms playing integral parts to the spread of early Christianity. From the ruins of Salamis Roman harbor, via the scenic grandeur of Kourion, and on to the Roman capital of Paphos, your journey will show you a Cyprus you never knew existed.
Founded at the time of the Trojan War, Kourion is one of the most ancient of the island’s City Kingdoms.
Nea Pafos, as the city was then called, served as Cyprus’ Capital at the time of Barnabas and Paul’s visit.
The city where Barnabas and Paul landed was one of the main ports in the Eastern Mediterranean.