3 Days History tour itinerary for Famagusta, Kyrenia & Nicosia: Cover The Highlights Of North Cyprus
Famagusta, Kyrenia, Nicosia
Spend a few days exploring three cities of North Cyprus. On this tour, you will learn about the St. Nicholas Cathedral, Ghost Town, St. Barnabas Monastery, St. Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia Castle, famous walls of the walled city, St. Sophia Cathedral, and much more.
Travel to the east of the island from Kyrenia.
Make our first stop at St. Barnabas Monastery. Barnabas is one of the saints who started spreading Christianity with St. Paul. His Tomb and Monastery with icons will be visited.
Have a swim break, if it's not winter, in the clear water of the blue Mediterranean Sea or more time will be spent in the medieval city of Famagusta. Who built St. Nicholas Cathedral? What did the Ottomans do when they took over Famagusta from the Venetians? You will learn all about history while you get to take the most beautiful photos of this medieval city. Oh, by the way, Ghost Town is also in our program. Why is it called Ghost town? Are there any ghosts around? Come to book the tour and I will tell you all about it.
Go to visit the sights in Kyrenia.
Make the first stop at St. Hilarion Castle. It is said that once Walt Disney's production of 'Snow White and 7 Dwarfs' was inspired by this castle.
Head to our second stop at 'Bellapais Monastery'. This building is a masterpiece of Gothic art and the most beautiful one in the Near East.
Savour our lunch (extra) taken at the restaurant facing the historical Abbey. At the restaurant, you can also taste the Turkish dessert.
Come to the next stop of the day at 'Kyrenia Castle'. This castle was built during the Byzantine Period in 4 AD due to Arab attacks.
See why the 'Ship Wreck Museum' is a place that one must visit. The museum exhibits date back to 2320 years and includes the ships final cargo, amphoras, olive seeds, fig seeds, almond seeds with many other items that it was found in the ship outside the Kyrenia harbour by a Greek Cypriot sponge diver.
End up at your last stop of Kyrenia Harbor. This is a relaxing tour while you enjoy the history and the scenery.
Learn about Paphos Gate which is one of the gates that was built during the Lusignan period to enter the walled city of Nicosia after becoming the capital of the island. 3 gates were in use to enter the city. On this day, we'll visit the 2 of these on our tour. Paphos Gate is in South Nicosia.
Start our tour from there and walk to Ledra street crossing while we pass through the historical old houses that were built during the Ottoman period.
Cross the border, and we'll see St. Sophia Cathedral, Bedesten, Buyuk Han, Closed market, Arasta, Samanbahce Houses and the second gate of the walled city of Nicosia. This gate is known as Kyrenia Gate. While you get to see the historical sights, you will have time to take photos and hear all about the history of Byzantine, Lusignan, Venetian, Ottoman and English period.
Have free time for lunch and for shopping.
Airport transfer from Ercan or Larnaca
2 nights & 3 days accomodation in a self-catering 3 bedroom flat in Kyrenia (100m away from the beach).
Private transportation for tours with Jeep 'Renegade' model
Entrance tickets for historical sights
A cup of Cypriot coffee for each day on the tours
A small bottle of water for each participant on the tours
A welcome package in the flat for the arrival day.
The accomodation is self-catering.
The lunch taken on the tours
There are some restrictions due to arrivals from different countries because of COVID-19. Therefore before you make your booking, please ask for the details.
2 Nights -3 Days Package Tour to N. Cyprus
2 Nights -3 Days Package Tour
Famagusta, Kyrenia, Nicosia
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