Northern Cyprus Hidden History

From $1,449
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Sep 2020
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From $1,449
Duration 8 Days
Departures from Apr 2020 - Sep 2020
Tour Overview

​Cyprus offers year-round sunshine, picturesque landscapes, ancient ruins and medieval walled towns. Uncover thousands of years of history on this relaxing vacation.

  • Relax & Discover
  • Half Board
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guides
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • Free scheduled group transfers are available on arrival & departure from Larnaca airport, other transportation & porterage included​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Kyrenia Castle & harbour tour
  • St Hilarion Castle & Bellapais
  • A day of tasting with the locals

Itinerary

Day 1 Larnaca

Make your own way to Larnaca where you can meet us for the scheduled group transfers to your hotel in the ancient town of Kyrenia.


Meals included: D

Day 2 Kyrenia

After breakfast, join your Tour Manager for an included guided tour of Kyrenia Town. We’ll discover the horseshoe-shaped Venetian harbour and Kyrenia Castle, which boasts a fascinating Shipwreck Museum. You may choose to visit this during free time. It houses one of the oldest trade ships in the world, which was discovered in the 1960s after laying on the seabed for more than 2,000 years. The afternoon has been left free, so you might choose to make the most of your hotel’s facilities, which includes two swimming pools.

Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Kyrenia - at Leisure

Today you can join our optional excursion to the ancient city of Salamis, home to a treasure trove of ruins. Highlights of our tour include the Roman bath house, which still displays traces of its original mosaics, a gymnasium boasting an elegant colonnade and impressive statues, and a restored Roman amphitheatre. We’ll continue to the medieval walled town of Famagusta. Stroll around the walls and take in sights including the 14th century St Nicholas Cathedral, the Venetian Palace, St Barnabas Monastery, the abandoned quarter of Varosha and the Royal Tombs, which date back to around the 7th century BC.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 St Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Monastery

Our included excursion today takes us through picturesque countryside to the Kyrenia Mountains, also known as the Five Finger Mountains. Firstly we will visit St Hilarion Castle with magnificent views and after we will visit the village of Bellapais to see the ruins of its 13th century monastery, a fine example of Renaissance Gothic architecture.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Kyrenia

After breakfast, we will drive to Kozan village, west of Kyrenia, and watch the locals making halloumi cheese and bread, before heading to the Kozan Restaurant to have our lunch in a great atmosphere. Return to our hotel in the afternoon.

Meals included: B,L,D

Day 6 Kyrenia - at Leisure

Our optional excursion today takes us on a scenic drive to Guzelyurt on the west coast. We will visit the St Mamas Church and the archaeological Museum, we’ll then visit the Soli Mosaics and the Vuni Palace ruins and stop for lunch at Gemikonagi, a small harbour village.

Meals included: B,D

Day 7 Kyrenia - at Leisure

You can spend a further day at leisure or maybe you’ll join our optional excursion to Nicosia with an included lunch. The capital of Cyprus is split in two by the ‘Green Line’, dividing the Turkish and the Greek Cypriot communities. A stroll through the Old Town will introduce a picturesque combination of 16th century walls, pavement cafés, charming squares and historic monuments such as St Sophia Cathedral and the Kyrenia Gate. After your guided tour there’s time to explore with your fellow travellers or indulge in a spot of shopping.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Larnaca - Departure

Your tour comes to an end today. Scheduled group transfers are available to the airport, please see www.justyou.com/transfers

Meals included: B

Accommodation

Hotel Pia Bella

Your hotel occupies a lovely spot about a 20 minute walk from Kyrenia’s historic harbour and a wide range of shops, restaurants and bars. This family run hotel is located only 3 miles away from its nearest beach and is set amid spacious, tranquil gardens.

All hotel rooms have air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities, safe box, TV, hairdryer, balcony and town-facing rooms.

Other hotel facilities include a choice of restaurants, bar, two swimming pools, swim-up bar, casino and free WiFi in public areas. The Terrace is open during the summer season where you can enjoy breakfast and dinner with beautiful views of the garden. The garden bar has a tranquil setting, so why not enjoy a drink at night under the stars.