This tour is a combination of two cities of Kyrenia and Nicosia. We’ll start the day by driving through Kyrenia Mountains. The mountain range is 177 km long and starts from Kormacits’ and goes all the way to the Karpaz peninsula. Our first stop of the day will be at ‘Bellapais Monastery’. We’ll have a short walk on the beautiful narrow village roads, pass through the house of ‘Lawrence Durell’ and have time to take photos. We’ ll hop in the car and drive to the city center to visit 'Kyrenia Castle'. There are many rooms that we’ll visit while you get to learn about its history but the most important is the 'Shipwreck Museum'. When the Cyprus Republic was established in 1960 the currency of the island was Cyprus pounds. The biggest banknote of 20CYP had a photo of this shipwreck on it. So a lot to be told while visiting the historical sight. We'll have a short walk in the Kyrenia harbor which was built as a horseshoe shape during the Venetian period. After the short walk, we’ll drive to Nicosia. Nicosia is the English name, Lefkosa is the Turkish name and Lefkosia is the Greek name given to the same place which is the capital of the island. In the old days ‘Ledra ‘was one of the names given to this city. The old city is surrounded by high walls and ‘Kyrenia Gate’ is where we enter the old city which has been the capital since the 11th Century. The best way to visit the old part of the city is on foot. So we park our car and start to walk to ‘Samanbahçe Houses’, ‘Venetian Column’, ‘Arasta’,’Buyuk Han’, ‘St. Sophia Cathedral’,(Selimiye Mosque),’ St. Nicholas Church’, ‘Bandabuliya’ and some other places until we come to our last stop.
If your time is limited in Cyprus this tour will be ideal for you so don't think twice carry on and book this tour to learn a lot more from a punctual, friendly, knowledgeable local guide.