Explore the turbulent history of the island with this full day tour into Northern Cyprus. Visit the ancient cities of Famagusta and Kyrenia where you will find traces of the past. An ideal tour for anyone with an interest in the history of Cyprus.
Please book at least 2 days in advance.
Full day island sightseeing tour from Ayia Napa, Protaras and Larnaca. Available once a week from April to end October. Please book at least 48 hours in advance.
This fascinating full day guided tour to Northern Cyprus will take you through some stunning mountain scenery as you discover the historic cities of Famagusta and Kyrenia.
The first stop of the day is the ancient city of Famagusta. Drive along the fenced off area of the Varosha ghost town, once the most glamourous beach resort in the Med, abandoned since the Turkish invasion and view the time locked holiday resort which was abandoned in 1974.
You will then have time to explore the old city, visiting the numerous churches and old buildings or wandering the quaint back streets. Admire the Gothic church of Saint Nicholas, Othello Castle and the immense Venetian walls.
We then head inland and up through the dramatic peaks of the Pendadaktylos Mountains to the 13th century Bellapais Abbey. Perched above the city of Kyrenia, the ruined gothic masterpiece of the Abbey has breathtaking views and an air of tranquility.
The tour then heads down to the historic harbour of Kyrenia. Picture postcard perfect, the pretty harbour is dominated by the ancient fortress of Kyrenia Castle. The castle now contains a small museum which houses the remains of one of the oldest shipwrecks in the world as well as many other interesting artifacts. Relax with a coffee at a peaceful harbourside cafe and reflect on the 3000 years of turbulent history which Kyrenia has been witness to.
Tour Departure locations / Pick Up Points
This is a full day tour, around 10 hours duration including pick up and drop off. It is available on selected days of the week, during the summer months. Please book at least 48 hours in advance. For last minute bookings, please contact us and we will do our best to book you on this tour. At times of high demand we may need to offer you an alternative date if the tour is fully booked.
What is Included
Includes a full day sightseeing tour by coach.
Includes pick up and drop off from pick up points in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.
Includes a professional CTO licensed tour guide (English Speaking)
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.