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From Nicosia: Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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18 reviews

Activity provider: North Cyprus Walks
Day trip

From Nicosia: Nicosia and Kyrenia Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: North Cyprus Walks

From US$ 123.15 per person

See the sights of Cyprus on both sides of the border on a full-day sightseeing tour of the Five Finger Mountains, Bellapais Abbey, Saint Hilarion Castle and the walled city of Nicosia.

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  • Explore the fairytale fortress of Saint Hilarion Castle
  • Marvel at the ruins of Bellapais Abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains
  • Stroll the historic streets of the walled city of Nicosia
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Visit the fairytale fortress of Saint Hilarion Castle in the Kyrenia mountain range of Cyprus and get 1.5 hours to explore the former monastery, named after a monk who chose the location for his hermitage in the 10th century. Move on to the ruins of 13th-century Bellapais Abbey in the Five Fingers Mountains region of Turkish-controlled Northern Cyprus. Enjoy a 30-minute coffee break before driving to the harbor town of Kyrenia on the northern coast. Get some time to explore the town, founded by the Achaeans tribe after the Trojan War.  Next, explore the divided capital city of Nicosia and enjoy lunch in the Ottoman-era Great Han. Experience both the Greek and Turkish areas of the walled city at sites such as the large caravanserai of the Büyük Han and the amazing Selimiye Mosque, converted from a Catholic cathedral following the Ottoman siege of the city in 1570. 
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  • Guide
  • Entrance fees to historical sites
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Hotel pickup

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  • Please bring your passport in order to cross the border in Nicosia
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Schöner Ausflug. Reiseführerin hatte exklusiv die Tour mit uns gemacht, da saisonal wenig Nachfrage. Herzlichen Dank. Leider war die Selimiye-Moschee und der Hafen in Girne wegen Renovierungen nicht bzwm schlecht zugänglich, was recht schade war. Bellapais war sehr bezaubernd. Hilarion war schön aber die vielen Treppen sehr anstrengend.

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March 29, 2023

This was a great trip - Gemma was the tour guide and was easy company for the trip. The Northern part of Nicosia was good, as were St Hilarion and Bellapais. Kyrenia was nice but there was no real tour of it so it was very much like any other fishing village. In summary great trip which I would wholeheartedly recommend.

March 29, 2023

We had a great day with Cemaliye! We were picked up at the border and she showed us the Turkish site of Nicosia with all the stories. Then we drove towards St Hillarion and Cema already told lots on the way there. The castle is amazing!! Highest castle for me, very spectacular. Be prepared to climb some stairs ;) The monastery Bellapais is really well preserved! The entry fees were included, so just take your time to see all the history. Kyrenia was a bit of a turn off for us. Creepy restaurant owners who try to lure you, bad food, not much to see in the harbour. Definitely take more time to see all of the large Kyrenia-castle and the 2 museums inside (we missed one). Cema brought us back exactly on time and we stayed on the Turkish side the rest of the day. Thanks a lot!

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March 29, 2023

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