IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF KNIGHTS - Medieval history, myths, legends and traditions (6-day/ 7-day course) LIMASSOL

Cyprus has been conquered and colonized various times during its 11000-year history. The Middle Ages was a glorious period for Cyprus starting with the division of the Roman Empire into an Eastern and Western half. Cyprus, as part of the Eastern Empire, accepted successive Byzantine and Latin conquerors who settled on the island and ruled it with their own principles and values, influencing its history, art, and culture.

This 6-day course is addressed to teachers, school staff and adults who have particular  interest in history and art. Participants will have the opportunity to enrich their historical background; explore the island and visit monuments and museums. Discussions, site visits and group work will encourage sharing knowledge and finding commonalities with the history of their country. This will lead to a wider understanding of the history of Europe. There is also the possibility to extend the course to 7-day.


Learning outcomes

During the course, participants will:

  • be informed about the various historical events during the Middle Ages
  • search for myths, customs, traditions and legends in various historical places
  • examine how the island has maintained its Greek identity over the centuries
  • find common historical and cultural links with other European civilizations
  • explore archaeological sites, monuments, museums
  • discuss practical guidelines to explore monuments, museums and artworks
  • experience the culture and traditions of the island.
Course schedule
  • Medieval Times (4th c. – 15th c. AD)
  • Early Christian (395 AD- mid 7th c. AD)
  • Byzantine –Arab raids (mid 7th c. - 965 AD)
 DAY 2

Visit to

  • The Limassol historical center
  • The Limassol Medieval Castle
  • The Carob Mill Museum
 DAY 3
  • Byzantine –Arab raids (mid 7th c. - 965 AD)
  • Period of Arab raids (7th c -10th c. AD)
  • Byzantine (965 AD- 1191 AD)
 DAY 4
  • Frankish period (1191 – 1489 AD)
  • Ottoman Period (1571-1878 AD)
  • Visit to the Medieval castle and Museum
 DAY 5

Visit to

  • The Nicosia Historical center
  • The Cyprus handicraft Center
  • Leventis Museum
  • The green line between the two communities
  • Venetian Period (1489-1571 AD)
  • British period (1878 -1960 AD)
DAY 7 (optional)


    It includes a tour with 5-stops (9:00 am-- 5:00 pm) 5:00 pm)
    •Tomb of the kings
    •Catacomb of Agia Solomoni
    •Paphos Archaeological Park with Roman mosaics
    •Paphos Medieval Castle and port
    •Petra tou Romiou (The birthplace of Aphrodite)

Course fees

480 euro (6-day) & 560 euro (7-day)


    • 03.02.2024 - 08.02.2024
    • 06.04.2024 - 11.04.2024
    • 08.06.2024 - 13.06.2024
    • 24.08.2024 - 29.08.2024
    • 09.11.2024 - 14.11.2024
    • 01.02.2025 - 06.02.2025
    • 29.03.2025 - 03.04.2025
    • 14.06.2025 -19.06.2025
    • 23.08.2025 - 28.08.2025
    • 01.11.2025 - 06.11.2025

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