Cyprus - Kyrenia & the North (Chapter)
This is the Kyrenia (Girne) & the North chapter from Lonely Planet’s Cyprus guidebook.
Centred on the beautiful vista of its old-world harbour, its wild-flowered slopes and imposing mountain range, Kyrenia is one of the island’s most intriguing towns, with ruins that have even, according to legend, been the inspiration for fairytales.
- climbing up onto the Kyrenia Castle ramparts before sitting back on the Old Harbour to watch sunset cast its golden glow across the Mediterranean
- getting your literary-pilgrimage fix wandering the lanes of Bellapais, then exploring the vil-lage’s beautiful medieval abbey.
- reliving the golden days of hermit monks and shining armoured knights at St Hilarion Castle.
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Kyrenia (Girne) & around, the Ranges, St Hilarion Castle, Bellapais (Beylerbeyi), Buffavento Castle, Panagia Absinthiotissa Monastery, Alevkaya Herbarium, Kyrenia West, Lapta (Lapithos), The Northwest, Güzelyurt (Morfou), Gemikonağı (Karavostasi), Lefke (Lefka), Ancient Soloi and Ancient Vouni.
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