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Day Trip to Kyrenia from Paphos

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Highlights

  • Soak up the sights and sounds of the North at the Kyrenia Castle
  • Visit the 800-year old Abbey of Bellapais
  • Enjoy spectacular views from the Pentadaktylos Mountain ranges

Overview

For over 33 years it was impossible to cross over the border into Northern Cyprus. This tour now offers you exactly that opportunity on this exclusive excursion into 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.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel in Paphos in an air-conditioned coach and taken for a sightseeing tour of Northern Cyprus. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour. Drive along the winding route up and over the Pentadaktylos Mountains with some 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 Kyrenia, under Turkish occupation since 1974.

Stop at a local restaurant for a delicious local lunch and enjoy a glass of Cyprus wine with your meal.

Visit the Kyrenia 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 Kyrenia.

Enjoy some free time at the picturesque Kyrenia Harbour.

At the end of the tour you will be transported back to your hotel in Paphos.

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I had a problem with the travel agency.I called them a few days before but they could not find my tour.I contacted rhem 3 times and faxed my voucher to them.... katerina kalaitzis

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 May - 31 Oct: Friday
21 Nov – 30 Apr: Thursday

Duration

Approx. 11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0730h (07:30am)
Duration: Approx. 11 hours (Incl. Transportation time)

Meeting point

Your hotel in Paphos. (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)

Ending point

Your hotel in Paphos

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Fully insured and licensed vehicles to cross the border
  • Entrance & Border fees all included (Euro 15 adult/7.50 child)

Exclusions

  • Lunch(Euro 12 adult/6 child)

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable shoes. The tour visits churches so please dress conservatively

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Please note

The tour visits churches so please dress conservatively
Please check your visa and passport prior to departure. However, 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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Cancellation policy

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