A Turkish treat, the North Cyprus Tour from Kemer, eloquently balances a contemporary adventure with a historical background. Enjoy exquisite views of the classical castle of the Venetian Palace and dive into the Northern waters of Nicosia for a phenomenally rememberable family or romantic retreat. The momentous tour includes other destinations, such as the archival city of Salamis and authentic attractions in Cyprus. Be ready as this busting one-day trip is full of non-stop excitement.
Travel arrangements while in North Cyprus for the tour are included! Begin the morning knowing that you, your significant other, and your family will securely be transported via a bus between the hotel and Antalya airport. On-going assistance and direction will be provided after the 45-minute flight by an experienced local guide upon landing at Nicosia’s airport.
Then, an all-encompassing scenic 2-hour ride on the bus will follow once all travelers are regrouped in Nicosia. Several rest stops are included on the route to relax and observe fascinating Turkish features, like a broad-gauge of the Bronze Age city of Enkomi. Gothic-style architectural masterpieces will be seen in Famagusta at the Venetian Palace and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Famagusta is also home to the first Christian monastery in the region, built by Saint Barnabas!
Stops include visiting Varosha and Nicosia. In Varosha, walk on one of Earth’s seven most beautiful beaches before heading to Nicosia to view the 12th-century Bellapias Abbey and ancient ruins of Sali. Finally, aboard a yacht near the Kyrenia Castle and Castle of Saint Hilarion to swim in the open sea along the northern Turkish coast!
After the yacht ride, splurge in the city of Kyrenia during the 2-hours of designated free-time and shopping. A bus ride is provided to depart from Ercan airport and arrive late at Antayla airport, and another bus ride will take all tourists back to the hotel designation to conclude the one-day excursion.
Please remember to bring passports and acceptable monetary forms to purchase unique souvenirs at village shops and wear breathable clothes and shoes, hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Be prepared to board the bus to department from Antalya airport to begin the adventure after a quick 45-minute flight between Antalya and Nicosia. Informative and professional tour guides will accompany the travel group once arriving in Nicosia. Tour guides will help everyone regroup to ride another free bus ride, but this time, free breakfast will be served en-route!
Nicosia-Famagusta-Varosha: While on the bus, tourists will be able to see the Bronze Age city of Enokomi known for its copper architecture before vising the breath-taking Venetian Palace, extraordinary Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, andthe iconic monastery and museum of St. Barnabas, who brought Christianity to the region.
Other Visit Designations: Travelers will also have the opportunity to explore the ancient revolutionary two-floor Namik Kemal Square and dungeon from the time of the Ottoman Empire and investigate Shakespeare’s inspiration for the Othello play at Othello Castle within the abandoned city of Maras, previously known as a commercially rich area before the overthrowing of the pre-established Cypriot government.
Free Buffet Lunch in Nicosia: In the last divided capital in the world shared between Turkey and Greece is Nicosia where the travel group will see the greenery lining the two countries boarders while seeing the Ledra Palace Hotel, formerly the largest building in the area, and the Presidential Palace that homes the current Cyprus president before the free buffet lunch at the Holiday Village Santoria that overlooks nearby mountain and beach views filled with olive groves and pine forestry.
Bellapasi Abbey: The tour continues to a 13th century Gothic-styled monastery which ruins lay atop a mountain terrace. Inside, tourists will be presented an iconic story of the monument within the courtyard.
Yacht Ride and Free Time in Kyrenia: A quick walk will lead the travel group to Kyrenia’s castle and harbor. Travelers will board the yacht after touring the castle to submerge in open-water swimming along the northern beaches where alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages can be purchased on-board. After redocking, tourists will have 2-hours to rest or go shopping for souvenirs.
Departure: Board the bus for a quick cruise to the Ercan Airport to arrive back in Antalya. After landing, one more bus ride will take the group back to their hotel designation.