Tours & Guides
Day 1: Meet Kyrenia

St. Hilarion Castle

Be prepared to climb
09:00 – 11:00

Inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty

Perched high in the Kyrenia mountain range with unrivalled panoramic views of the island and the Mediterranean, St. Hilar...

Bellapais Abbey

Remarkable Monastic Gothic Architecture
11:30 – 12:30

Neighboured by Lawrence Durrell

Taking its name from the serene village it belongs to, Bellapais comes from the French ‘belle paix’ which translates as ‘b...

Kyrenia Castle

Captured on Third Crusade
14:30 – 15:30

Conquered by Richard the Lionheart

If the grand fortifications of Kyrenia Castle could talk, many a tales could be told.

Standing majestically guard ove...

Kyrenia Shipwreck Museum

Oldest Shipwreck recovered from Cypriot waters.
15:30 – 16:00

Fortuitous Discovery

Next door to Kyrenia Castle, this unique museum contains the remains of the oldest shipwreck recovered from Cypriot waters.

The wrec...

Kyrenia Harbour & Town Centre

Intoxicatingly Serene Atmosphere
16:00 – 18:00

Time for Relaxation & Shopping

In its heyday, just before the British occupation of the island in 1878, local boats conducted a thriving trade from Kyrenia Harbou...

Day 2: Famous Karpaz Peninsula

Incirli Cave

Start with an Adventure
09:00 – 10:00

Explore the Speleology

The largest cave on the island, it sits hidden within a hill near the tiny village of Cinarli.

Its name derived from a near...

Minia Open Air Museum

NCY at your fingertips
10:30 – 11:15

A Great Stop Off

If you are driving from Kyrenia or via Gecitkale to the famous Karpaz panhandle, en route you will pass by this unique museum, a firm favourite especially w...

Apostolos Andreas Monastery

Light a Candle, Make a Wish
12:45 – 13:30

Pray for Healing

For hundreds of years, the easternmost monastery on the island of Cyprus has served as an important resting place for followers of the Orthodox faith on the...

The Famous Cyprus Donkey

Take a Unique Selfie
14:30 – 15:00

Don’t forget to Tag #VisitNCY

These Wild Donkeys undoubtedly have a special place among the fauna of North Cyprus and are a firm favourite with all visitors. ...

Golden Beach

Secluded and Deserted Sands
15:30 – 18:00

Don’t forget to pack your Swimsuit

The Karpaz Peninsula is perhaps the Mediterranean’s last piece of unspoilt tranquillity, where green and azure meets history. ...

Visit Iskele

Fresh Evening Sea Breeze
19:00 – 21:00

Catch of the Day

The scenic coastal drive along the west coast towards Karpaz is equally rivalled by the coastal return via the south east strip towards Iskele.

One o...

Day 3: Old City Nicosia

Kyrenia Gate

Enter the Venetian Walls
09:30 – 09:45

Time: 09:30 – 09:45  

Inner Title: Porta del Provveditore

Start the day off at one of the three main gates in the Venetian wall...

Dervis Pasha Mansion

Enter the Venetian Walls
09:45 – 11:30

Porta del Provveditore

It’s going to be busy day of walking within the old city, therefore why not pick a few local delicacies coming fresh out of the bakery oven to...

The Great Inn

A Perfect Gothic Building
11:45 – 12:15

Originally a Gothic Church

The Haydarpasa Mosque was originally built as the St. Catherine Church by the Lusignans in the 14th century, becoming the second largest chu...

Selimiye Mosque

Converted from a Catholic Cathedral
12:20 – 12:50

Largest Surviving Historical Building in Nicosia

A walk over from Haydarpasha, historically known as Cathedral of Saint Sophia, this former Roman Catholic cathedral was c...

Bedesten

An Architectural Wonder
12:55 – 13:30

Over A Thousand Year History

The Bedesten is one of the most important historical buildings in Nicosia, reflecting the multicultural life and diverse past of the city.

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Bandabulya Nicosia

The Island’s Main Marketplace
13:35 – 15:00

Time for A Bite to Eat

A few minutes’ walk away and you will arrive at this marketplace which has been operating for almost a century.

Built between 1930 and 1932, ...

Finest Building on the Island
15:05 – 15:45

Fine Ottoman Architecture

Considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island, known as Büyük Han locally, it is the best-preserved example of Ottoman caravanser...

Gambler’s Inn

Dating to the Middle Ages
15:50 – 16:10

The Smaller Inn

Thought to be built around the end of the 17th century, it is much smaller and modest when compared with BüyükHan, but nonetheless typical of an Ottoman...

Now Ethnographic Museum
16:25 – 17:00

Insight into Turkish Cypriot Culture

This grand mansion located within the old city walls in the historical Arabahmet quarter of Nicosia bears the characteristics of t...

Day 4: Explore Famagusta

Salamis Ruins

Ancient City Buried Under Sand
08:30 – 11:00

Great Exploration Site

Ancient cities can be a window into the past of human society and Salamis serves as a reminder of the great cities that existed in antiquity and...

Royal Tombs

Fascinating Burial Customs
11:05 – 12:15

Visit Tomb 47 and 50

This collection of numbered tombs near Salamis are presumed to be royal given their scale and splendour and so have also been dubbed the Tombs of ...

Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

The Reims of North Cyprus
12:45 – 13:25

Appearances in Several Works of Literature

The most impressive edifice in Famagusta if not the whole island, originally the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nich...

The Cumbez

The Island’s Oldest Tree
13:15 – 14:15

Tree Huggers Favourite

This ancient colossal tree outside the entrance of the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, was planted at the time when building of the original St. Nic...

Venetian Royal Palace

Rare Renaissance Architecture
14:30 – 14:50

Palazzo del Proveditore

Located at the western end of the Namik Kemal Square, across from the St. Nicholas Cathedral, Lusignan kings used Famagusta and th...

Othello’s Castle

Inspiration to William Shakespeare
15:30 – 16:30

Also known as Othello’s Tower, this famous construction was originally built as a moated citadel in order to protect Famagusta’s harbour, and was the original main entrance to the...

16:45 – 18:00

Porta Del Mare

Remarkable Gate

Treasure Hunt

One of two original entrances to the old walled city of Famagusta, this gate is remarkably well- preserved.

When the Venetians took...

Day 5: Guzelyurt & Lefke

St. Mamas Monastery & Icon Museum

Patron Saint of Tax Avoiders
09:30 – 10:30

Highlight of Guzelyurt

As the likelihood is that you will be staying far from these two eastern towns, we are starting Day 5 a little later than usual.

Dedicated to t...

Museum of Archaeology and Nature

Home to Golden Leaves of Soli
10:35 – 11:00

See the Pièce de Résistance.

This small museum is around the corner from the major tourist attraction of St. Mamas Church and Icon Museum.

It consists ...

Soli Ruins

Home of the Famous Swan Mosaic
11:25 – 12:30

Traces of an Ancient City

This ancient settlement is one of the ten ancient kingdoms of Cyprus dating to the 6th century BC.

It is believed to have been founded by th...

Vouni Palace

Best Views of NCY
13:30 – 14:30

The Stone of Vouni

This small township grouped on the steep slopes of a conical hill watched over the city kingdom of Soli near Lefke for over a century.

Excavations ...

Petra Tou Limnidi

First Settlement in Cyprus
14:45 – 15:00

Island from the Neolithic period

From the Palace of Vouni you will have seen this small yet immense island.

The Petra tou Limnidi, a small rock just across the water,...

Piri Mehmet Pasha Mosque

Former Church with Tomb Gardens
15:20 – 16:00

Great Ottoman Tombs

Initially a church, this historic build later twice converted into an Islamic house of worship.

During the rule Byzantium rule of Cyprus, the chu...