Today we drive to Five Finger Mountains to visit ‘Sourp Magar Monastery’. We park our car and walk about 2 km to reach the Monastery. While we walk on the slopes we see different kinds of flowers and birds some of these are the endemic of Cyprus.’Antiphonitis Church’ will be the next stop of the day. The last stop of the day will be at Bellapais Village. This village takes its name from the ‘Bellapais Monastery’ which is right on the cliff of the mountain. The village is also known by Laurence Durell, the author of ‘Bitter Lemon’ whom once lived here. This tour is a combined one with the Monasteries and nature.
This tour is ideal for you if you like to be out of the city and walk in the nature.
Sourp Magar Monastery: It is an Armenian Monastery located in the forested valley of Kyrenia Mountains. In addition to its historical interests it was a centre of Armenian culture.
Antiphonitis Church:It is dedicated to Virgin Mary and was built in 12 AD. It was built by Byzantine style and the dome is situated on the 8 pillars. Freskos date back to 12 and 15 AD.
Bellapais Monastery: It was built by the Lusignans on the slopes of Kyrenia Mountains. One of the nicest gothic type of building remaining from 11th century.
A small bottle of water
Tickets for historical sights