DAY 1: Arrival
We will land in Ercan on the wonderful northern half of the island. Our friendly and competent English-speaking tour
guides will meet us at the airport and accompany us to our modern travel coach. Transfer to our comfortable hotel in
the Famagusta region where we will spend the first three nights. We will be welcomed with a refreshing drink!
DAY 2: Nicosia – a capital between two worlds
Welcome to the labyrinth of tranquil narrow streets in Nicosia – Europe’s last divided capital. We will start
off by exploring the northern section of the city where we will visit the Ottoman caravanserai (admission
included) with its splendid inner courtyard and oriental flair. The impressive Selimiye Mosque (admission
included) is the largest building in the city and represents a masterpiece of Gothic architecture dating back
to the 14th century. We will continue on foot across the “border”, the so-called Green Line, to the southern
section of the city, where you will have plenty of time to explore as you wish. Immerse yourself in the
exciting bustle of the picturesque alleys and walk along the Venetian Wall.
DAY 3: Golden Beach, St Andrew’s Monastery &
Agios Afksentios Church
Today, we undertake a panoramic trip to the untouched part of North Cyprus towards Karpaz. We first pass by
the picturesque fishing village Dipkarpaz and continue on to the fascinating St. Andrew’s Monastery (entrance
fee included). It was dedicated to the apostle Andrew and is considered one of the most significant pilgrimage
destinations of the island. We then arrive at the Golden Beach, probably the most beautiful beach in Cyprus.
On a leisurely walk, we might, with a bit of luck, spot the tracks of the well-known sea turtles “Caretta
Caretta” in the sand. As a final highlight, we visit the impressive Agios Afksentios Church in Büyükkonok
(entrance fee included), which an EU cultural project has restored.
DAY 4: Ancient Salamis, St. Barnabas’ Monastery & St. Nicholas’ Cathedral
It’s hard to believe all the things we can look forward to today: first of all, the fascinating ancient town of Salamis
(admission included), once a Roman city, where we will pass the historic ruins of the gymnasium, forum and
thermal baths. We will continue on to the Monastery of St. Barnabas (admission included), who was an apostle,
martyr and honoured as a Cyprian national saint. The next highlight of today’s discovery tour: the majestic St.
Nicholas’ Cathedral (admission included), now known as Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. And then we will
experience the fascinating, centuries-old craft of carpet-making in a traditional carpet-weaving factory. You will
be amazed at the variety, technique and blaze of colour offered by these hand-woven carpets. We will spend the
next 4 nights in the peaceful Kyrenia region.
DAY 5: Bellapais' Monastery & Miniature Park
Driving through the impressive Pentadaktylos mountain range, we will reach Bellapais at an altitude of 700
metres. The highlight of this picturesque mountain village is Bellapais Monastery (admission included), a
masterpiece of Gothic architecture, established with the aid of the crusaders. During the 13th century, countless
Christian pilgrims visited the monastery where a fragment of the Holy Cross was stored. We will enjoy a breathtaking
panorama view of the coastal town of Kyrenia, which once inspired the author Lawrence Durrel to write
his famous book titled “Bitter Lemons”. We will then head towards the Miniature Park (admission included)
where we can look forward to miniatures of the 15 most important highlights offered by the island.
DAY 6: Kyrenia seaport, castle & Ship museum
After a leisurely breakfast, we will set off for the old harbour in Kyrenia where white boats bob peacefully in
the turquoise water. We will stroll along the promenade as far as the castle (admission included), the city‘s
landmark. With walls soaring an impressive 21 metres into the air, the castle served as a fortress in defence
against enemies and as a prison. Not far away, there is an old shipwreck dating back to 300 BC, which was
discovered in 1969. In the museum (admission included), we can admire the well-preserved original parts of
the ancient ship. The great tradition of craftsmanship will then take us to a jewellery and leather factory where
you can find out about the manual methods of production as well as having the opportunity to purchase a
personal holiday souvenir. We round off the evening in the hotel.
DAY 7: Kyrenia
Today, there is plenty of time for relaxation and discoveries. Some rest by the pool, stroll along the beach or
visit a traditional steam bath. Others explore on their own initiative natural and cultural treasures in the
vicinity: the Gecitköy Dam and the ancient city Soli are worthwhile, amongst others. The impressive church
Mamas with its fantastic frescoes is also certain to inspire you.
DAY 8: Homeward journey
Transfer to Ercan Airport and return flight.
| Cyprus - (North)
| Dinner Package
| Explorer package
| Trip to Karpaz peninsula
| St. Hilarion castle
| Cypriot show
| Price total
Cyprus Tour prices;
| Airport - Hotel - Airport Transfer
| Cultural Bus Tour(airconditioned buses)
| 7 Day Accommodation in 4-5 Star Hotels
| 7x Breakfast Buffet