Prepare your sense for a visible feast from Bellapais, once the home of expatriate novelist and poet Lawrence Durrell and the inspiration for his book Bitter Lemons to St Hilarion castle, perched dramatically on a mountain and picturesque harbour to see the Byzantine castle and the Shipwreck Museum. Lose yourself in times gone by, and marvel at Kyrenia’s superbly diverse history.
Visit the capital of Cyprus, a city split in two by the ‘Green Line’ dividing the Turkish and the Greek Cypriot communities. Many nations have ruled over Cyprus and their traces have been left throughout the old-walled city of Nicoisa. Sightseeing highlights include, City Walls, the covered bazaar and Buyuk Han (an Ottoman caravanserai) St Sophia Cathedral and the Kyrenia Gate. Lunch is included and you may also choose to cross the border to South Cyprus.
Visit Famagusta in the morning and walk through the gates of the walled city to the Venetian Palace, the gothic cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello’s Tower, built by the Lusignans. Continue to the ancient Hellenistic and Roman city of Salamis, with its elegant colonnade, hypocaust, mosaics and monuments overrun with wild flowers. End the day’s sightseeing at St Barnabas monastery.
Whether you are looking to chill-out and watch the romantic sunset with our famous lemonade or beer in hand or you would like a more active boat trip including, fishing trips or scuba diving trips, bathing suits and suntan lotion will be your only necessities to enjoy a day to remember.
Embark on your own adventure and discover our destination in a just little different way! Using a GPS-enabled device, instead of a compass, you can become a modern-day Ponce de Leon in search of hidden treasure!