Cyprus - Kyrenia (Girne) & the North (PDF Chapter)

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Cyprus - Kyrenia (Girne) & the North (PDF Chapter)

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Fields of gnarled olive trees march across the coastline where the harbour town of Kyrenia (Girne), backed by jagged mountain ranges, looks out towards the sea. This bite-sized region combines the best of Cyprus’ natural charm with oodles of history.

  • climb up onto the ramparts of Byzantine Kyrenia before sitting back in the Old Harbour area to watch sunset
  • maps
  • relive the golden days of hermit monks and shining-armoured knights amid the towers of St Hilarion, a castle fit for a fairy tale
  • transport
  • get your literary-pilgrimage fix exploring medieval Bellapais Abbey and wandering the quiet lanes of Bellapais (Beylerbeyi) village
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Kyrenia (Girne) & Around, Kyrenia & the Ranges, Bellapais (Beylerbeyi), Lapta (Lapithos), The Northwest, Morfou (Güzelyurt), Gemikonağı (Kara-vostasi), Lefke (Lefka), Ancient Soloi, Ancient Vouni.

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