About this Tour
Explore the untouched nature and magnificent history of Karpaz Peninsula in a day with this full-day sightseeing tour with a savvy guide. Visit the miniature museum of Cyprus, climb the stairs of the medieval Castle of Kantara built on the Besparmak Mountains, and observe the untouched landscape of Karpaz peninsula where the unique geography of the region offers a view of both Northern and Southern coasts of Cyprus at the same time. Beyond the sights, you will also get a feel for Cyprus and its pace of life when you enjoy a traditional lunch at Büyükkonuk Eco-village, feed wild donkeys, and see the most beautiful beach in Cyprus, the Golden Beach.
- Enjoy the 9-hour sightseeing tour with an expert guide
- Skip the hassle of driving and admire scenery of the Northern coast
- Learn and explore about local history and culture from your guide
- Small-group format ensures a personalized experience
The tour starts at 09:00 from your hotel at Kyrenia. From there the lingering coastal road will take you in less then an hour to the Minia Cyprus Exhibition next to the church of Panagia Pergamonitissia in Tatlisu. The church is a renovated 12th century building that hosts a nature exhibition whereas the beautiful garden is used for displaying miniature versions of the historic buildings of Cyprus such as the gothic style cathedral of Nicosia. Your next stop will be the Kantara Castle. The ancient castle stands at the east of the Kyrenia Mountain range and was build to complete the protective axis of the Island’s north, alongside St. Hilarion and Bufavento Castles. The settings of the castle will take you to the medivial Cyprus, whereas, the scenery from the top which offers a view of both southern and northern coast will take your breath away.
Thereafter, you will enjoy a traditional lunch, rest and observe the way locals live at Büyükkonuk Eco-village. After lunch, the road will take you through the village of Dipkarpaz (Rizzokarpazzo) towards the tip of the Karpaz peninsula.There the wild donkeys will look forward to chew the apples or carrots you feed them. You will visit the newly renovated monastery church of St. Andrews (Apostolos Andreas) and learn about the foundation of the Orthodox pilgrimage site. On the way back you will enjoy the fantastic views of the untouched dune landscape of Golden Beach. From here you will head back to Kyrenia.