Highlights of Bellapais
Bellapais Abbey is the ruin of a monastery built in the 13th century by Canons who had fled Jerusalem. It was at that time very wealthy and attracted nobles and royals but fell into disgrace and notoriety before it's demise. It is located 5 kilometres from Kyrenia on the slopes of the mountains 220 metres above sea levels, affording it exceptional views of the town and coastline.
The church and cloisters are in very good condition with many of the original gothic features preserved. The Abbey has a sense of calm and is at home with the nature which has reclaimed the site. The Abbey also contains of a small museum and a cafe and often serves as a venue for open air concerts, performances and lectures.
Bellapais is 94 km from Ayia Napa and takes around an hour and half to get to.
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VIP Discover the North
Full day coach tour with local guide.
Over 16's only (no children)
Enjoy views of the Cypriot countryside as you cross the Green line
St Hilarion Castle - Visit this stunning castle high in the mountains.
Bellapais Abbey - Explore the 13th century monastic site
Kyrenia Castle - Tour the castle grounds
Shipwreck Museum - View the interesting exhibits
Kyrenia Harbour - Free time to enjoy the atmosphere.
Departs: Summer schedule coming soon
Hotel pick ups included. Pick ups start from 07.45
Prices: from €69 per person
Kyrenia and Famagusta
Full Day coach tour with local guide.
Drive by the ghost town of Varosha
Famagusta old town - Free time to explore
Travel through the dramatic Pendadaktylos Mountains
Bellapais Abbey -13th century gothic masterpiece
Kyrenia - Free time to visit the castle, the harbour and to explore.
Departs: Tuesdays April to October
Hotel pick ups included. Pick ups start from 08.30
Prices: From €40 per person
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Itineraries operate subject to weather conditions. Itineraries may change without prior notice. Prices given on this site are a guide only and may change with exchange rate fluctuations. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Exact pick up time will be confirmed upon booking. Cancellation fees may apply. When visiting religious sites, legs and arms must be covered. Food and drinks are not provided unless specified in the tour description.