Northern Cyprus - Hand-Picked Resort Holiday
- Duration: 8 days
- Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW17366
- Travel Type: Air
7 nights. April 2019 - October 2019. From £609.00.
BOOK BY 28th FEBRUARY AND SAVE 5% - QUOTE PROMO CODE: FEB5
Kyrenia, our sun-drenched hideaway on this holiday to Cyprus, offers an enchanting taste of life on Cyprus' northern coast. Take a seat at one of the cafe tables that line the edge of its pretty horseshoe harbour to watch the boats and gentle movement of the blue waters. Wander through the charming narrow lanes, visit the 16h-century castle that still guards the harbour, or head along the coastline or up into the Pentadaktylos mountains to explore.
Tour Highlights And InclusionsSeven nights' bed and breakfast or half-board accommodation in your chosen North Cyprus hotel
Return flights from your chosen UK airport to Cyprus
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced resort-based Manager
A chance to stroll around Kyrenia's harbour and castle
Time to visit St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Abbey
Enjoying warm evenings and al fresco dinners
Sunny days at the beach
Further optional excursions to Nicosia, Famagusta, the ancient city of Soli and the stunning Karpaz peninsula
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Kyrenia harbour and castle tourJoin our guide and spend a morning exploring Kyrenia. Stroll around the harbour, then head to the castle, which watches over the harbour from the east and now houses a fascinating shipwreck museum within its massive walls.
St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais AbbeyJourney into a beautiful region of mountains dotted with ancient villages leading down to a tranquil coastline. Here, you'll visit hilltop St Hilarion Castle - which guards the route from Nicosia and Kyrenia and started life as a monastery - and Gothic Bellapais Abbey, made famous by author Lawrence Durrell.
Nicosia tourVisit historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries. Divided in 1963 by the 'Green Line' separating Greek and Turkish Cypriot territories, the city is both a bustling metropolis, with a vibrant cafe culture, and a fascinating gateway to the island's turbulent past.
Guzelyurt and SoliDiscover the citrus-grove surrounded town of Guzelyurt (which means "beautiful place" in Turkish) and its archaelogy museum and church of Agios Mamas. We'll also visit the fascinating excavations at Soli, with its Roman and Byzantine remains, and travel to the 'Green Line' border town of Lefke, with its former copper mines and orange groves.
FamagustaTravel into eastern Cyprus to call at the monastery of St Barnabas, and visit the extraordinary ancient ruins at Salamis on today's optional excursion. The remains, which include colonnades, a magnificent theatre and a Roman bathhouse, were part of a much larger settlement that still lies submerged beneath the blue waters and sand dunes.
Moving on, we'll visit Famagusta. This fascinating city has become a living museum where ruined churches, the Lala Mustapha Pasha mosque (once the city cathedral) and Venetian Palace rise in in between the city's modern cafes and shops, and the Varosha quarter remains a ghost town since it was abandoned in 1974.
Karpaz Peninsula tourThe Karpaz, or Karpasia, peninsula is a rugged spit of land dotted with ancient villages surrounded by some of Cyprus's loveliest beaches and bluest waters. Visit an ancient olive press, and see the important mosaics at Agios Trias. Weather permitting, you'll also have time to enjoy a dip in the sea at Nangomi (golden) Beach, one of the island's finest bathing spots. Back to top
AccommodationPia Bella Hotel
This welcoming four-star hotel is about 1.5km from Kyrenia's historic harbour and set amid pretty gardens. The local shops, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.
The hotel has two outdoor swimming pools and several terraces, a bar, restaurant and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
All bedrooms have air conditioning, telephones, hairdryers, mini-bars, safes (payable locally), tea- and coffee-making facilities and satellite TV. Standard Rooms are located in the Main Building, while Superior Rooms tend to be located in one of the garden buildings.The Ship Inn
Boasting both the name and familiar warmth of an English-style hotel, The Ship Inn stands in a tranquil setting with splendid views of the surrounding hills. The hotel can be booked on a Bed & Breakfast or Half Board basis. HALF-BOARD UPGRADE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.
The Ship Inn has accommodation in the main hotel and in garden blocks clustered round the hotels outdoor swimming pool. The hotel also has a tennis court, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness suite, as well as a British-style bar, a pool-bar and a restaurant. There is free Wi-Fi in the public areas, and the local bus stop for Kyrenia town centre is just across the road.
The guest rooms are air-conditioned, and each has a telephone, kettle, safe, mini-bar, TV and a patio or balcony.Malpas Hotel
This stylish hotel (which is locally five-star rated) offers a wide range of amenities in a stunning hillside location away from Kyrenia town centre.
The hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool, an indoor swimming pool with a whirlpool, a spa and beauty salon (payable locally) and a well-equipped gym, as well as a fine restaurant, a bar and spacious lounges, including a panoramic terrace bar. A seasonal shuttle bus service operates to Kyrenia town centre and to the hotel's own private beach club, the Cornaro.
The Diamond Court guest rooms, in the garden annexe, have free Wi-Fi, TV, telephones, hairdryers and safes.Acapulco Beach Resort and Spa
The Acapulco is a large, resort hotel set on the coast beside a long sandy beach, which is located about five miles to the east of Kyrenia.
The hotel boasts North Cyprus' biggest outdoor swimming pool, as well as an indoor swimming pool, a tennis court, a large spa (payable locally) with a Turkish Bath, sauna, steam room and fitness suite. The hotel has three restaurants (including one beach-side) and four bars, lounges and even a casino. These, and the activities and entertainment offered (including sea canoes, table tennis, darts, volleyball and live music) all operate on a seasonal basis and some are payable locally.
The guest rooms are comfortably furnished and air-conditioned, and each has a telephone, safe, mini-bar, hairdryer and TV. 24-hour room service is available, and Sea View rooms can be booked for a supplement.Arkin Colony Hotel
The Arkin Colony Hotel offers high standards of service in the heart of Kyrenia, and can be booked on a Bed & Breakfast or Half Board basis. HALF-BOARD UPGRADE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.
A renowned haven of understated luxury, the Colony has an al fresco a la carte roof terrace restaurant, a main restaurant, a lounge and a small fitness room and spa. There is also a rooftop swimming pool and a casino. The hotel runs a seasonal shuttle bus to its own private beach.
The guest rooms at the Colony are beautifully appointed, and each has air conditioning, a telephone, a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi, a safe, a mini-bar, TV and room service.Bellapais Monastery Village, Kyrenia
This charming and welcoming four-star is located down the hillside from Bellapais Village, less than three miles from Kyrenia Harbour, and boasts spectacular panoramic views along the coastline.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.
Seasonal hotel facilitiesPlease note that some hotel facilities are operating on a seasonal basis and may not always be open/available. Examples might include shuttle buses to the town centre and beach, swimming pools and selected bars/restaurants (eg beachside restaurants).
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
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Terms and conditionsThis offer applies to new bookings on air-inclusive holidays and river cruise only made between 1st and 28th February 2019 (inclusive) only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (FEB5) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. The discount applies to your final holiday price at the time of booking (excluding holiday insurance if selected). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top