GREAT WALKS WITH HISTORY IN CYPRUS
Day 1 Arrive North Cyprus
Transfer to our accommodation, snack and overnight.
Day 2 Highest Point of the North “Buffavento Castle” & Monastery
After our breakfast, our bus and Support vehicle will take us to the start point. The walk starts from the Buffavento castle which is 970m above sea level, and has fabulous views of the mountains, sea, Kyrenia city and Nicosia. The walk continues to Tashkent village and we see a beautifull Church of Panayia Absinthiotissa Church then climb onto the beautiful Bellapais village. Return to the hotel around 17.00. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 Walking at the Panhandle & Adventure
Today’s walk, visit the unspoilt part of North Cyprus and have a chance to visit two monasteries, plus sandy beaches and visit a village where Turkish and Greek Cypriots are living together following the 1974 divide. Also an opportunity to see a variety of wildlife along the walk. Lunch will be a picnic. Walking will be easy to moderate and the total distance walked will be 9 Km. Return to the hotel around 17.30. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 Jeep Safari, Kantara Castle & Local Village
The jeep tour ( Might be with A/C Minibus depending to the season ) is mainly focused around the mountains, small and isolated villages and the Castle of Kantara, which is at one end of the five finger mountains. After lunch the walk continues to the village of Buyukkonuk, where it’s local food and handicrafts are made. Return to the hotel around 17.30. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 West Coast Walking Tour
The walk provides the opportunity to see the west coastline of Cyprus with spectacular views of the Mesaoria plain and visit the maronites village of Korucam, then Guzelyurt city with its beautiful St. Mamas church & museum. Lunch at a local restaurant by the sea. Later visit the Mosaic covered city of Soli and the Vouni Palace. Return to the hotel around 16.00. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 6 Kyrenia & Harbour
Kyrenia is considered the most beautiful town in Cyprus. The excursion starts at the castle of Kyrenia and then onto the museums. Later a visit to Bellapais village for lunch and after visit the Abbey of Bellapais, which is the one of the most interesting examples of gothic architecture in Cyprus. Return to the hotel around 17.30. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 Nicosia City Sights & Shops
Nicosia is left as the only divided capital in the world, after the fall of the Berlin wall. It is possible to see the barriers which separate the two sides. The excursion includes a visit to the closed bazaar of Ottomans, St. Sophia Cathedral, and the great inn (or Kervansaray) which was the 17th. century hotel of the Ottomans. Local lunch and free time in the afternoon to explore the city. Return to the hotel around 17.30. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 8 Return to your home
Your Airport Transfer will be arranged according to your flight time. WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AGAIN AT OUR NEXT ADVENTURE.