Nicosia District Culture & history

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From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

1. From Nicosia: Half-Day St. Hilarion Castle & Bellapais Tour

You'll visit St. Hillarion Castle reminiscent of Walt Disney's fairytale film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs which was inspired by this castle. Spend around 1.5-hours to climb all the way to the top.  Then, continue through the craggy Five Fingers (Pentadaktylos) Mountains to Bellapais Abbey, a French Gothic styled monastery spectacularly set on a mountain terrace for incredible views. Discover the ruins of this 13th-century Augustinian Abbey with a licensed guide and a great view of Kyrenia's epic seascape far below. Another 30 minutes will be given to relax with a coffee break in a peaceful atmosphere.

Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

2. Full day Nicosia & Kyrenia Tour: Private Tour from Limassol

Join this tour to explore St. Hilarion fairytale castle for 1.5-hours before you move onto the gorgeous Bellapais Abbey, a ruined 13th-century abbey in the Five Fingers Mountain. Visit Nicosia, the only divided capital city of Cyprus, and have lunch in the Great Han built by the Ottoman empire. After lunch, experience both its Greek and Turkish areas on this half-day trip from Nicosia. Walk into Nicosia's walled old city to visit Büyük Han and Selimiye Mosque, once St. Sophia Cathedral. Embark on a great tour for history and culture buffs. Enjoy free time for lunch and shopping in the lively lanes and streets. 

From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

3. From Paphos: Troodos Mountains Hidden Charms Tour

Discover the charm and scenery of the Troodos Mountains on a day tour from Paphos. Pass small villages and experience the traditional Cypriot life. As you travel high into the hills you will have your first stop in Platanisteia Village. In Platanisteia village you will visit the printmaking museum. Next, travel to Arsos village for a quick coffee break. Discover Tzelefos bridge, which is part of the Venetian Bridges nature trail which connects three of the Venetian Bridges of Pafos Forest. The location around the bridge is perfect for all nature lovers but also for photographers. Do not miss the opportunity to capture the perfect picture. Continue to the village of Kalopanayiotis where you will enjoy traditional Cyprus lunch. After lunch, visit the Ayios Lambadistis Monastery. The monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a complex of three churches - Ioannis Lampadistis, Agios Irakleidios, and a Latin chapel - all under a single, enormous timber roof. Before heading back to your pickup location, you will enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.

Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

4. Kakopetria and Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis: Guided Tour

Visit an 11th century UNESCO World Heritage site at Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis painted church, a former monastery where only the chapel survives. The frescoes are superb, dating from the 11th century onward.  Meander inside the picturesque old part of Kakopetria village - visit old olive press, an old church and watermill. Take a short walk along a shaded stream opposite the old part of Kakopetria village. Cyprus coffee on a coffee shop veranda overlooking the stream is highly recommended, as is a fresh trout meal at a nearby restaurant. Enjoy a customisable route, choosing between Panagia tis Asinou Unesco World Heritage church and of Agios Nicolaos tis Stegis; having a meal in Kakopetria or taking an easy 7 kilometer Artemis walk on the top of Cyprus, or even Caledonia walking trail above Platres village. 

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What people are saying about Nicosia District

We had really nice day out. Lady called Tatjana who introduced us everything about places we went was fantastic. Can ask more. Very satisfied

Chris was amusing, gave us masses if information about every aspect of Cypriot life. His explanation in the monastery was very detailed.

They were very communicative and efficient. We got to see so many things in one day and learned a lot! I would recommend this tour :)

Viola was an excellent guide. Now we know many things about Cyprus. Thank you. Jaroslav

It was a whole day activity. The guide and also the driver were professional.