Archery at the Nike Athletic Club in Paphos

Day 1

Visitors are picked up at the airport and shuttled to the hotel in Paphos.

Day 2

Visitor reception at the Archery Club in Mesogi.

The introductory archery session will proceed as follows:

Short presentation on the history and evolution of archery.

Primer on technique.

Warm-up.

Question and answer session.

Practice session supervised by the club’s instructors.

Coffee and snack break.

Practice session resumes.

Post-practice rest with a few rounds of darts.

Lunch.

After the meal comes a visit to one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus, Nea Paphos (New Paphos), listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors get to see the mosaics at a series of monuments including The Houses of Dionysus and Orpheus, the Mansions of Theseus and Aion, the Odeon, the Roman Agora, the Asklepion and the Theatre.

After that comes a visit to the Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, a fourth century construction on whose grounds stands the pillar of Apostle Paul.

Next comes a trip to the waterfront Paphos Medieval Castle, then a short refreshment break at one of the nearby establishments.

Rest is followed by a night of dinner and dancing in Paphos.

Day 3

Early shuttle to Mesogi.

Warm-up.

Supervised archery practice.

Coffee-snack break.

Practice resumes.

Rest and darts.

Lunch.

 

A trip to the site where the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe and tryst with her lover is on the post-training agenda on day 3. The “Baths of Aphrodite” are located close to the Akamas National Park, which contains over 500 different species of plant life and several kilometers of trails that cut across terrain of rare natural beauty.

Next up, a three-hour cruise around the Akamas peninsula in a glass-bottom boat.

Upon docking, a brief refreshment break and then back to the hotel for rest and dinner.

Day 4

Early shuttle to Mesogi.

Warm-up.

Supervised archery practice.

Coffee-snack break.

Practice resumes.

Rest and darts.

Lunch.

 

On day 4 visitors will get to see the birthplace of Aphrodite, Petra tou Romiou (Rock of the Greek), an enchanting piece of the island’s coastline, where according to myth Aphrodite emerged from the foam of the sea.

Then, a visit to the Kourion archaeological site whose centerpiece is the ancient theatre overlooking the sea and still operational in our times.

After that, rest and dinner back at the hotel.

Day 5

Early shuttle to Mesogi.

Warm-up.

Supervised archery practice.

Coffee-snack break.

Practice resumes.

Rest and darts.

Lunch.

 

After lunch, off to Limassol for a visit to the Marina and the city’s nearby Medieval Castle.

Rest and dinner back at the hotel conclude the day.

Day 6

Early shuttle to Mesogi.

Archery games.

Refreshment break.

Medal presentation.

Meal at a traditional taverna joined by the local games participants.

Later in the evening, celebratory dinner and dancing at a Paphos venue.

Day 7

Visitors will be shuttled to the airport.

Note: Changes could be made to the program–before or during the visit–in order to accommodate any special needs and requests, provided the local holiday calendar allows it. 

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