Fans of history and antiquity, as well as anyone who wants to expand their horizons should definitely go on a tour to Northern Cyprus from Kemer. There you will see the majestic castles of ancient centuries, explore the Venetian Palace, the legendary city of Salamis, get acquainted with the history of Cyprus, walk along Nicosia, enjoy the picturesque northern coast and much more.
The tour to Northern Cyprus is designed for one day. The trip is expected to be very busy, so it can be tiring for young children, but ideal for a romantic and family trip.
The distance between Kemer and Northern Cyprus is 420 km. The price of the tour includes air travel (45 minutes) from the Turkish capital to Erzhdan airport.
On our route the first attraction will be the ancient city of Salamis. It was founded in the Bronze Age by tribes from Greece and Anatolia, then for a long time was the capital of Cyprus. To this day, the famous Roman baths, the large antique theatre, the gymnasium, the walls of the Roman villa and the Temple of zeus have survived.
Next you will visit the legendary city of Famagusta, where the writing was first discovered and copper was processed. There we will see the first local monastery, built by St. Barnabas, the spreader of Christianity.
In Famagusta you will be fascinated by architectural masterpieces - the majestic walls of the Venice Palace and the Mosque of Lala Mustafa Pasha, made in the Gothic style. The Venetian Palace was built in the 13th century. Above the entrance to the arch you can see the coat of arms of the ruler of the island of 1522 - Giovanni Rainier. Next, we will discover the mystery of the famous ghost of Varosh.
At the moment it is an abandoned city, where until 1974 (before the struggle between the South and the North) lived the richest people of the world. It is also home to one of the seven best beaches on the planet. Today this corner of luxury is empty, and Turkey and Greece can not agree and share it.
Then, on a tour of Northern Cyprus from Kemer, you will go on a tour of Nicosia, where you will visit Bellapais Abbey, built in the 12th century by monks from Jerusalem and explore the ruins of the ancient city of Sali, where, according to Turkey, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, was born.
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After a delicious lunch at the Holiday Village of Santoria, you will head to the castle of Cyrenia. As part of the trip, you will also visit The Castle of St Illarion, walk on a yacht along the picturesque north coast, swim in the open sea. And in the evening you will have dinner in one of the cozy restaurants of the central part of Kirnia.
Don't forget to take a hat, bathing accessories, glasses and sun cream, comfortable clothes and shoes. It will be a special day that will remain in your memory.
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