For centuries, the island of Cyprus has
attracted the major powers of the
Mediterranean, resulting in a colourful
mosaic of cultures and traditions.
Northern Cyprus is a quiet haven
of unspoilt natural beauty and this
tour explores ancient Roman cities,
crusader castles, Byzantine churches and
Fly from London Heathrow
to Larnaca with British Airways. Transfer to the
Onar Village Hotel in Kyrenia for 6 nights. (N)
Visit St Hilarion castle,
perched dramatically on a mountain. Continue
to Bellapais, once the home of Lawrence
Durrell and inspiration for his book Bitter
Lemons. See the 12th-century Augustine
Bellapais abbey, set on a clifftop. Return to the
picturesque harbour and see the Byzantine
castle, enlarged by the Venetians, and the
Shipwreck Museum. (B, L)
in the morning and walk through the gates
of the walled city to the Venetian Palace, the
gothic cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello’s
Tower, built by the Lusignans. Continue to the
ancient Hellenistic / Roman city of Salamis, with
its elegant colonnade, hypocaust, mosaics and
monuments overrun with wild flowers. End
the day’s sightseeing at St Barnabas monastery.
Morning drive to Nicosia, one
of the world’s few divided capitals, and explore
the old city. Visits include the Venetian Column,
St Sophia cathedral, the covered bazaar and
Buyuk Khan (an Ottoman caravanserai).
Continue to a traditional Ottoman townhouse,
laid out as a folk museum. (B)
Morning visit to the delightful
fishing harbour of Bogaz, followed by a drive
into the mountains for breathtaking views
along the Karpaz peninsula. Visit the Lusignan
fortified Kantara castle, a crusader stronghold
first recorded when Richard the Lionheart
captured Cyprus in 1191. (B, L)
Full day at leisure. (B)
Transfer to Larnaca airport for a flight to London Heathrow with British Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
If you would prefer to fly
direct to the destination from an alternative
UK airport, please contact Cox & Kings for
details about the options and a price quote.
We can arrange alternative flights for this tour with the following airlines: easyJet from Liverpool & London Gatwick; Jet 2 from East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester
The excursions to St Hilarion
castle and Kantara castle involve climbing a
number of steps up to the sites.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3411 2135 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
NCX2018: 6 Nights