Walking in Northern Cyprus

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8 Days from $1,599

Oct 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

​Cyprus is a beautiful island of spectacular landscapes and gorgeous beaches. Stroll amongst the Kyrenia Mountains, discover fascinating churches and explore picturesque villages and walled towns on this scenic walking tour.

Overview

What's included

    • Just You Tour Manager as your host
    • 7 nights half board in a 4-star hotel
    • 16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
    • Specialist Local Guide
    • Welcome drink & farewell drink
    • 2 guided walks
    • Overseas transfers on arrival & other transportation & porterage​
    • Porterage



Included excursions

  • Kyrenia castle & harbour
  • Five Finger Mountains walk & Bellapais
  • ​The Kalkanli olive trees, Korucam & cookery demonstration


 

Optional excursions

  • Discover the Old Town of Nicosia
  • Visit Famagusta & explore the ancient ruins of Salamis
  • Walk from Esentepe to Antiphonitis Church


 

Itinerary

Make your own way to Larnaca where we'll transfer you to your hotel. You'll meet your travelling companions over a drink and dinner this evening.​


​On today's included excursion we'll head into Kyrenia town to discover its well-preserved 16th century castle and enjoy a stroll around the charming harbour. This afternoon has been left free for you to spend as you wish. Maybe you'll relax by the pool and soak up the sunshine.​

​Walk 14km/9mi - 3hrs

Our walk today takes us through picturesque countryside to the Kyrenia Mountains, also known as the Five Finger Mountains. Eventually we'll reach the village of Bellapais to see the ruins of its 13th century monastery, a fine example of Renaissance Gothic architecture. Along the way we'll find a shady spot to stop and enjoy our picnic lunch.​

​Famagusta is an intriguing walled city, with plenty of fascinating sights. Why not join our optional excursion here today, which also includes a visit to the ancient ruins of Salamis, one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus. Once a flourishing Roman City, excavations have revealed a gymnasium, baths, an amphitheatre and more.

Walk 6km/4mi - 2hrs 30 mins After breakfast, we will drive to Kalkanli, where the ancient olive trees are amongst the oldest in Northern Cyprus. Our walk takes us through the olive grove, where nearly 2,000 impressive trees grow. Many are believed to have stood for more than 500 years, with the oldest being up to 900 years old. Next we'll head to Korucam, an important Maronite village. The island's Maronite people are of Arabic origin and practise their own form of the Catholic religion. We'll take a walk around the village, see the old church and have a look inside a village house. As we return to the hotel we'll make a stop to take in breathtaking views of Gecitkoy Reservoir, which is supplied by water pumped from Turkey via an undersea pipeline. Back at the hotel, we'll watch as a Cypriot family cook corek, a type of olive bread, and a selection of local dishes for us to enjoy.
This afternoon is yours to relax at leisure, or if you're feeling energetic, you could take a walk on the Lapta Coastal Path.

​Walk 12km/7mi - 4hrs 

Start today's optional walk in the village of Esentepe, which offers lovely views of the island as well as the chance to spot wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for sightings of birds, butterflies and lizards. The walk concludes at Antiphonitis Church, part of a former monastery, where we'll enjoy a picnic.​

​The capital of Cyprus, Nicosia is split in two by the 'Green Line' dividing the Turkish and the Greek Cypriot communities. During this optional excursion we'll discover the Old Town, which is a picturesque combination of 16th century walls, pavement cafés and charming squares. 

After an included lunch you may choose to cross the border to South Cyprus. Our tour ends with a visit to the House of the Dragoman, one of the most important examples of the region's 18th century urban architecture.​

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.



Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Northern Cyprus - The Capital of Cyprus, Nicosia

Northern Cyprus - The Capital of Cyprus, Nicosia

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A full day visit to the capital city of Cyprus, Nicosia, split in two by the ‘Green Line’ which divides the Turkish and Greek Cypriot communities. The old town is a picturesque combination of 16th century walls, pavement cafes and charming squares. You’ll have free time to explore and indulge in some shopping as well as crossing the border into Southern Cyprus. (Please note you will require your passport today to cross the border). Lunch is included.

Northern Cyprus - Famagusta and Salamis with an included lunch

Northern Cyprus - Famagusta and Salamis with an included lunch

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Salamis City is home to a treasure trove of ruins, including a gymnasium with elegant colonnades and impressive statues, the Roman bath house which still displays traces of its original mosaics, and a fine Roman amphitheatre which has been restored to 18 rows high of its original 50 rows which would accommodate over 15,000 people who came to watch plays and performances. St Barnabas Monastery has a wonderful array of icons to visit. After an included lunch we visit the medieval walled town of Famagusta with a drive around the perimeter of the ruined, deserted 'Ghost Town' where buildings still lie empty, dating back to the troubles in Cyprus. Included is a visit to the 14th century St Nicholas Cathedral and free time to have a wander around the town of Famagusta.

Northern Cyprus - Walk from Esentepe to Antiphonitis Church

Northern Cyprus - Walk from Esentepe to Antiphonitis Church

from $89

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The village of Esentepe offers lovely views of the island as well as the chance to spot wildlife - keep your eyes peeled for sightings of birds, butterflies and lizards! The walk concludes at the domed Antiphonitis Church, part of a former monastery and built in the 12th Century, it is now the only surviving example of this type in Cyprus.
Walk 12km/7mi - 4hrs

Accommodation

Your hotel is located about 10 miles from Kyrenia, reachable by public shuttle, in a tranquil setting overlooking the sea. Every room has a sea view and overlooks the swimming pool and gardens. The beach is about 100 metres away. Facilities include a restaurant, lounge bar, swimming pool and garden. Guest rooms have private facilities, balcony, mini-bar, TV, air-conditioning, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Hotel Sempati

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Make Your Own Way

Saturday 12 Oct 2019

8 Days

$1,599

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