A sunny day in North Cyprus

A Sunny Day in North Cyprus

After rainy and miserable weekend, we had great sunny day today, Great Christmas time, We drove to Bellapais village, and walk around narrow, old streets, we had most relaxing day,

bellapais

Bellapais village is one of the beautiful village of North Cyprus, I can say Its different, private, special village, there is a spirit, for this village, once you are there and start to walk you can feel the different, to seat under the Fig Tree, to have your Lemonade or Turkish Coffee, served by local Cypriot man, that is Cyprus that is Cypriot hospitality, always you will find warm smile and welcome.

Bellapais Monastery, also makes the village special, the view is amazing, Kyrenia is and all areas front of you, you will not want to leave bellapais abbey, why Lawrence Durrell fell in love with Bellapais village and couldn’t go elsewhere in Cyprus.

Bellapais village

And My Favourite Restaurant is Bellapais Gardens Hotel Restaurant, Head Chef Selim is offer Great Fantastic Food over there, he is not just cooking food, he is doing Food Art, Great Food with taste.

Bellapais Gardens

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Recent Day out in North Cyprus

Recent Day out in North Cyprus

I have just returned from a lovely holiday in North Cyprus It was recommended to me by some friends, and what a beautiful part of the island it is.

I went on a couple of tours, but my favourite day out was in the Kyrenia area. We started our day with a few hours of free time to do shopping, visit the castle etc. I of course started with a little shopping for souvenirs and ‘original’ fakes such as bags, clothes, watches. I then went to Kyrenia Castle, which unlike most castles is within the town centre, at one end of the harbour. The castle was built in the 16th century by the Venetians and also houses the Shipwreck Museum. This exhibits one of the oldest recovered vessels and its cargo, a Greek merchant ship from the 4th century BC. There is plenty to see in the castle and can take you as little time or as long to look around as you have. The views from up there are lovely, as you are overlooking the harbour. The harbour itself is picturesque with quaint little gifts shops, restaurants, daily tour boats and of course local fisherman boats. The tour group then met and had lunch in one of the restaurants around the harbour. Knowing that we were eating out for dinner tonight, the tour group arranged a selection of ‘Turkish Meze’ for us. The meze is a selection of small dishes normally as a starter. With the great selection of different dishes, together with homemade bread, this was more than enough to satisfy our stomachs until later.

shipwreck museum

After lunch we made our way to St Hilarian Castle. I wasn’t worried about seeing two castles in one day, as they are totally different to walk around. St Hilarian is built on top of the Kyrenia Mountain Range. Even from the bottom of the castle grounds the view is amazing. It is one of three former strongholds in the Kyrenia Mountains. To see the whole of the castle, and reach the top, there are quite a few steps. So make sure you wear suitable shoes and take a drink with you. Having said this, the pathway is good with handrails in some places. As long as you take your time you will not have a problem reaching the top. Once there, you will be pleased that you made the effort, as the view from the top is stunning.

St.Hilarion Castle

From St Hilarian we went just 15 minutes away to the village of Bellapais. Again with free time to do your own thing, we wandered around this quiet little village looking in the gifts shops and buying a few handmade presents to take home. There is an abbey in the village which you can look around, but as we had already done the castles, we gave this a miss. We were told that they hold music concerts in the abbey in the summer and I can imagine this would be lovely to hear. The village is set in the mountain range, so again the views from up there are lovely. We had a look in a couple of the boutique hotels in the village, with a view to staying here on our next visit. We then relaxed and had a drink next to the abbey, overlooking Kyrenia and harbour.

Kyrenia Harbour

Our day ended with dinner in one of the Bellapais restaurants. Lovely food with a stunning view of the abbey. A great day out, which you can make as busy or as relaxing as you like with your free time. Who would have thought there was so much to see within such a short distance from each other! I will certainly be recommending North Cyprus to other people.

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Kyrenia Tour

Kyrenia Tour

Join our Famous Kyrenia Tour and Discover North Cyprus’s Beautiful City of Kyrenia, Once you arrive North Cyprus and if is your first time, I highly recommend you to join our tours, Once you book Our Representatives will meet you in the morning, they will confirm the pick up time for you, not to worry. They will pick everyone and first stop is Famous St.Hilarion Castle, Great Fantastic view from Top of the Castle, bear in mind, its bit difficult to claim to top of the Castle, however if you feel tired or not strong to claim top of the Castle, you can stop at the St.Hilarion Cafe and Enjoy Homemade Lemonade, or Cold beer, Once our Castle tour is completed, our bus will take us to Most beautiful village, Bellapais, we will visit Village, and Bellapais Mopnastery, after visiting, we will stop for Lunch at the Bellapais Village, and enjoy the bird view of Kyrenia.

Bellapais Abbey

After Relax time, our bus will take us to Kyrenia Castle, we will visit and discover Castle and Shipwreck Museum, after visiting castle we will have free time, to seat and enjoy our Drinks at the Old Harbour, you can smell the history, and relax at this old yatch Harbour. You can take a nice walk along the harbour, or you can do shopping, and around 16:00 our bus will take us back to hotel, hope to see you next trip.

Kyrenia Castle

Important places in this tour

Kyrenia Castle, Bellapais village, Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia Harbour, Shipwreck Museum.

You can book your Tours when you book your holiday or you can book through our Local representatives.

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