ESCORTED SIGNATURE TOUR
‘PHOTOGRAPHY IN THE MED.’
Day 1 Arrive North Cyprus
Fly from optional airport on Saturday and upon arrival into either Ercan or Larnaca airport transfer to the Bellapais Monastery Village hotel, Kyrenia. Meet at the hotel with everybody from all over the world.
Day 2 Kyrenia & Harbour
Meeting after Breakfast at the Garden of the Monastery to discuss the week and get info about the Program. Then, Start to day with St. Hilarion Castle. 1.000 mt. High very P’cturesque and very beaut’full spot to start our day. Then, Kyrenia city which is considered as the most beautiful town in North Cyprus. The excursion starts at the castle of Kyrenia and then onto the museums, West tower to have the Pictures of Horseshoe Kyrenia Castle. Later, a visit to Bellapais village for lunch and after visit the Abbey of Bellapais, one of the most interesting examples of gothic architecture in Cyprus. Return to the hotel early evening. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 West Coast Orange and Lemon Groves of Cyprus
Early start with the Harbour and the Castle again in order to get the best day light. Then, Visit the orange and lemon groves of North Cyprus and visit the west coast of North Cyprus with spectacular views of the Mesaoria plain, and a visit the maronites village of Korucam, then Guzelyurt city with the beautiful St. Mamas church & museum. Lunch at a local restaurant, later visit the Mosaic covered city of Soli and the Vouni Palace. Return to the hotel around 16.00. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 Nicosia City Sights & Great Ottoman History
Nicosia is the only divided Capital in the world, following 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. After lunch there is free time to explore the city. Drive to Famagusta City to check in at our new accommodation, which is Salamis Bay Conti Hotel. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 Full Day Famagusta - St. Barnabas - Salamis Tour
The day starts early at Salamis, the ancient city with its mosaic's, theatre and roman baths, then onto St. Barnabas monastery with the Archeological and Icon Museum. Lunch at the walled city of Famagusta. In the afternoon the excursion includes Othello tower, St. Nicolas Cathedral, Venetian palace and all around the walled city. Later during the day, visit the closed marash city from outside. Return to the hotel around 17.00. Dinner at the hotel. Night shot by the beach.
Day 6 Karpas Tour with Nature Park and wild Donkey”s.
Travel through old villages on the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains and visit Bogaz village, the fifth century Mosaics of Sipahi Basilica and the Monastery of St. Andrew. At Karpas peninsula enjoy the scenery of undiscovered beaches, natural fauna and the famous wild donkeys of the area.
Day 7 Incirli Cave - Kantara Castle & Local Village
A visit to the longest cave on North Cyprus, Incirli (fig tree), then drive up to Kantara castle, where Richard the Lionheart captured the last King of Byzantine. After lunch, walk through the local villages with great views of the coast and mountains and a chance to watch the making of local foods and handicrafts. Return to the hotel around 17.30. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 8 Return to your home