For over 33 years it was impossible to cross the border into northern Cyprus. This tour now offers you exactly that opportunity on this exclusive excursion to the untouched North.
Drive through the famous 16th century Venetian Walls of Nicosia before crossing the 'Green Line' into northern Nicosia, and notice the immediate difference. The north is older and more traditional than the modern capital city in the South.
High in the Pentadaktylos Mountain ranges are the ruins of the once magnificent 800-year old Abbey of Bellapais. Get spectacular views down to Kyrenia on the coast and across the northern plains.
Enjoy free time in the picturesque and historic port of Kyrenia and tour its medieval fortress, Kyrenia Castle. Absorb the sights and sounds as you wander round the harbour area.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Limassol in an air-conditioned coach and taken for a sightseeing tour to Kerynia in Cyprus. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. Your coach will take you through the winding route up and over the Pentadaktylos Mountains allowing you spectacular views.
Visit the famous Gothic Abbey of Bellapais in the heart of a beautiful mountain village. Look for intricate stone carvings, delicate murals and a well-preserved 13th century church in this 800-year of abbey.
Cross the border to the historic port of Kerynia, under Turkish occupation since 1974.
Stop at a local restaurant for a delicious lunch.
Visit the Kerynia Castle. The medieval castle is believed to have been constructed to guard the town against the Arab raids in the 7th century. Inside the castle is a shipwreck museum, which contains the original cargo and equipment from the ancient ship of Kerynia.
Enjoy some free time at the picturesque Kerynia Harbour.
At the end of the tour you will be transported back to your hotel in Limassol.
Excellent, well organised, informative excursion...Gillian Mercer
01 Nov - 30 Apr: Friday
01 May - 31 Oct: Tuesday & Friday
Approx. 9 hours
Duration: Approx. 9 hours (incl. transportation time)
Your hotel in Limassol. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Limassol
Wear comfortable shoes. The tour visits churches so please dress conservatively
Please check your visa and passport prior to departure. No visa requirements if on an excursion coming from the Greek Cypriot side
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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