Welcome to the Mantovani Plotin Travel, incoming groups department.
Let us help you create a memorable tailor-made group tour to Cyprus.
Our island, which is special to us will be special to you after your visit, as it has a 10.000 years history to offer to its visitors.
The history of Cyprus is one of the longest recorded in the world. Combined with a wealth of beaches, natural beauty and the famous Cypriot hospitality is a recipe for a successful and memorable visit for any group.
We provide all types of local services including airport assistance, transfers, accommodation, tailor-made excursions, hiking tours, multilingual guides etc.
Whether you are an organization, a religious group, a student/alumni group or a family taking your children on a special trip, we will spend the time getting to know you and your needs and offer you the most suitable program.
All itineraries are tailor-made for each group depending on size, period and duration of travel, location and budget.
Over the years we have catered for various types of groups, including:
At first mention, Cyprus may not sound like a rewarding pilgrimage destination. It is likely to summon pictures of beaches, over developed Mediterranean resorts and pagan associations with the goddess Aphrodite. But there is another Cyprus, the real Cyprus, –the land where Paul’s companion Barnabas was born and worked and where he and Paul travelled and made a convert of the Roman Governor of Pafos. This is the crossroads of the early Christian world and home to an indigenous Greek Orthodox Church that can trace its roots to the earliest days of Christianity. Cyprus is rich in ancient and beautiful byzantine churches and monasteries and incredible archaeological sites, offering the pilgrims an amazingly unexpected experience.
The third largest island in the Mediterranean, Cyprus, lies at a crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa. During the island’s turbulent history, numerous civilizations have left a rich cultural heritage. Experience a continuation through time as the 21st century reflects 10,000 years of history. Neolithic settlements, Ancient Greek Temples, early Christian churches, Byzantine art; all cherished and preserved in a unique and accessible way to delight discerning visitors and residents alike. In the Troodos region one can find one of the largest groups of churches and monasteries of the former Byzantine Empire. Ten of these churches and monasteries are included on the World Heritage List. They are all richly decorated with murals from the Byzantine and post Byzantine period.
An island whose rich, dramatic history can be traced back over nine thousand years, so coveted over the centuries that it has been invaded and claimed by a fascinating mixture of civilizations from near and far, all of which have left their culture and shaped its character.
The earliest confirmed site of human activity on Cyprus is dated from around 10.000 BC. The remarkably well-preserved Neolithic village of Choirokoitia is known as one of the most important and best preserved prehistoric sites of the eastern Mediterranean and has since 1998 been listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. During the late Bronze Age the island experienced two waves of Greek settlement. The first wave consisted of Mycenaean Greek traders who started visiting Cyprus around 1400 BC. It is believed that a major wave of Greek settlement has taken place following the Bronze Age collapse of Mycenaean Greece from 1100 to 1050 BC, since the island’s Greek character primarily is dating from this period. Cyprus dominates an important role in Greek mythology being the birthplace of Aphrodite and Adonis, and home to King Kinyras, Teucer and Pygmalion. Beginning in the 8th century BC Phoenician colonies were founded on the south coast of Cyprus, near present day Larnaca and Salamis. Our island is considered an archaeologist’s paradise.
Cyprus history in winemaking dates back to at least 5000 years. Recent excavations in the Sotira village, situated in the Southwestern slopes of the Troodos Mountains have surfaced remains of the oldest grape seeds in the world. Using scientific methods, historians proved that these grape seeds date back as far as the 5th millennium BC, proving that vines existed on the island for the last 7000 years. There are two main vine growing areas in Cyprus — the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains near Limassol and the south west of the island in the Pafos region. Follow the wine routes of our island and experience some of our sensational wines.
Dual Destination Tours:
Cyprus’ unique location in the crossroads of 3 continents offers the opportunity for fantastic combinations of tours. For example what could be more exciting than combining Cyprus and the Holy Land for a religious group, or an archaeological experience combining mystics of Egypt, Jordan and Cyprus? Last but not least, a historic journey back to the Hellenistic years with a combination of the archaeological sites of Cyprus and Greece. Contacts in Greece, Egypt, Jordan and Israel can be recommended upon request.
We will be looking forward to the opportunity of creating unforgettable memories for your groups.