The island of Cyprus, a part of heaven in the Eastern Mediterranean that has over 7000 years of history, will take you under the influence of its historical sites, unique cultural heritage and magnificent natural beauties in every season of the year. In the nostalgic excursion on the north coastline finds the human self. The north coast dominate beautiful beaches, coves, fishing shelters, historical monuments and the fascinating atmosphere of Dipkarpaz .Cyprus`s sandy, long and unique coastline is the spawning center of Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas turtles, which are endangered and protected in the world.
Some of the Historic Places waiting for you on this unique journey ; the most magnificent example of art and workmanship in the eastern Mediterranean Bellapais Monastery, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Selimiye Mosque , city kingdoms of the classical era Salamis and Soli , Buffavento, Kantara and St. Hilarion Castle on the mountain of Besparmak and The medieval city, which is remembered as a world heritage site, is located in Famagusta and Nicosia.
Northern Cyprus is an unspoilt paradise with its natural beauty, its temperate climate, the sincerity of the Cypriot people, its safe environment and its wide variety of foods.
The ancient city of Salamis was founded in a place where the Pedios was known as the river. At the end of the 19th century, Salamis was discovered. Excavations over 20 years have resulted in a large part of the city. You can see gym, baths, forum and agora ruins while visiting the ancient city from the Roman Period.
The Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to the present-day structure of Kyrenia Castle is a historic feast for visitors .
While wandering the castle, it is possible to see the traces of the Byzantine, French dynasty, the Lusignans, Venetian, Ottoman and British civilizations at the same time.
The castle research shows that the Byzantines built the castle for order to defend the city against Arab raids.
The shipwreck Museum located in Kyrenia Castle is one of the oldest shipwrecks. The objects and other finds from the shipwreck show that the ship was a Syrian merchant ship sinking through a storm in 300 BC.
KARPAZ GATE MARINA
Karpaz Gate Marina, the first modern marina of Northern Cyprus, offers a quality service in a unique place. It is designed to provide exclusive service to yachts and is and 5 Golden Anchor award-winning yacht harbor. The marina offers a wide range of activities, including restaurants, shops and walking paths.
The Bellapais Monastery was built between 1158 and 1205 in Kyrenia. It is one of the most important places and works of gothic architectural style in Cyprus with beautiful mountain view.
KARPAZ GOLDEN BEACH
It is the beach where Cyprus can proof as a corner from heaven. When you watch from above at sunset, it has a view that will never be forgotten. It is also one of the spawning areas of Caretta Carettas.
SAINT HILARION CASTLE
Saint Hilarion Castle is one of the most basic and medieval architectural castles of Cyprus. St. Hilarion is one of the castle which are seen as the point of observation at the highest points to stimulate and protect the people against the Arab raids of the island people.
It is one of the biggest khans of Cyprus and one of the most important works of Ottoman architecture. The khan , which has a total of 68 rooms, used to be a commercial shop on the ground floor, and a hotel room on the top floor. Nowadays, there is a restaurant that authentic Turkish coffee and local cuisine. Also there are shops selling all kinds of antiques, handicrafts and other art products unique to Cyprus.
Kyrenia is called the Pearl of Cyprus. You should see one of the places at first in Kyrenia . Yachts and fishing boats anchored in the harbor make it one of the favorite places for people.
KARPAZ PENINSULA AND APOSTOLOS ANDREAS MONASTRY
This monastery, which is located at the easternmost end of the Karpaz Peninsula known as Apostolos Andreas or Zafer Burnu, is highly valued as a sacred place by both Greeks and Turks. Located in the monastery dedicated to Apostolos Andreas (St. Andrew), the church increases the mystery of the space with its magnificent architecture as well as its eye-catching chandeliers and icons.
The Blue House was built in 1957 by Paulo Paolides who was of Italian origin greek . It was built on two floors as sixteen parts . Although it was built with modern architectural techniques in the 20th century, Turkish, Greek, Italian and Mediterranean regions have architectural features.
OLD CITY OF FAMAGUSTA
Famagusta is one of the beautiful cities of Cyprus with its rich history. You will pass through a magnificent door to enter the ancient city of Famagusta and leave the modern and commercial city and enter the open-air museum. One of the most important places today is the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. In addition to the historical buildings, you can find streets, shops, restaurants and cafes in the center of the city
It is built on the Besparmak mountain. There are 3 castles on the Beşparmak mountains. This is one of those castles. Like the other two castles (St. Hilarion and Bufavento Castle), it was built to protect the Arabian invasions. It is assumed that the Byzantine were built to Kantara Castle. It is estimated that the reason for the construction of Kantara Castle was to control the Mesya Plain and the Karpaz Peninsula.
ST BARNABAS MONASTERY
St. The Monastery of Barnabas is located near the village of Tuzla in Famagusta. Barnabas, living in ancient Salamis, spread the Gospel to the whole of Cyprus in the 45s AD. It was built by the Byzantine emperor Zeno. St. Two centuries after the construction of the Barnabas Monastery, it was destroyed during the attacks and only reached remains the present day.
NAMIK KEMAL DUNGEON
Namık Kemal was a very distinguished poet and playwright. Namık Kemal was held in the dungeon from 1873 until 1876. These dungeons were built during on the ruins of Venice at Ottoman period . When Namik Kemal was deported to Cyprus in 1873 , he was to be imprisoned 38 months in the a building with a single window . On the second floor there is a room with two windows, there are documents related to Namik Kemal.
VOUNI PALACE AND RUINS
The Palace, which was built in about 500 BC in order to maintain control over the city of Soli, was inhabited by the people of Soli until it was destroyed by a fire in 380 BC when it was deserted. The Palace Complex, which consists of a total of 137 rooms lining three sides of the central courtyard, is located on a high hilltop to the east of the Ancient City of Soli. The different sections of the Vouni remains are: the entrance, the residential rooms, the courtyard with columns, the kitchen courtyard, the cistern, granaries, baths, living rooms and offices.
MORPHOU MUSEUM OF ARCHEOLOGY & NATURAL HISTORY
The ground floor of the museum is devoted to natural history, areas where geological specimens are kept, stuffed fish sculptures, mammals and birds of Cyprus. The upper floor of the museum is home to the archaeological part of the Neolithic and Bronze Age. In the second and third rooms are exhibited the findings of the Tumba Tou Skuru settlement.