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  • Kyrenia
  • Kyrenia
  • Kyrenia



This Venetian harbour town is backed by the dramatic wooded hills of Beşparmak Mountains. Next to the harbour, you will discover an ancient castle of uncertain origins, probably built by the Byzantines in the 7th century, Richard the Lionheart conquered it in 1191 on his way to Jerusalem, only to lose it to the Lusignans, the Venetians, the Ottomans and eventually the British, who used it as a prison. 

Within the Castle, you will delight at this small museum housing the preserved wreck of a wooden merchant ship dating to 306 BC, found off the coast of Kyrenia in 1967. The cargo of 400 amphorae filled with olives and almonds was still relatively intact.

You will discover on your journey, Lonely churches peeking out amid wild-flowered slopes and fields of gnarled olive trees marching across the coastline. This bite-sized region renowned for its history, and there is potential for hiking, turtle-spotting, orchid-hunting and birdwatching. The trails are gloriously quiet; a perfect incentive to get your walking shoes on and discover them before everyone else does.


Kyrenia Hotels

$$$$ Gillham Vineyard Hotel Kyrenia

Character Boutique, Luxury

Gillham Vineyard Hotel is an adult only boutique hotel offering guests a choice of 31 luxury appointed suites overlooking the vineyards on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Ilgaz,...

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$$$ Kyrenia Palace Boutique Kyrenia

Character Boutique

The hotel has the privilege of being one the most magnificent and beautiful mansion in the historic Kyrenia Harbour, at the heart of Kyrenia (Girne) city established in the 10th century BC, carrying...

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$$$$ Savoy Hotel Kyrenia


Built on an area of 18,000 m2 and having a terrace extending over 2,500 m2, Savoy Hotel will surround you with the Turkish hospitality for its exclusive guests. Housing 110 luxury rooms, 15 Pasha and...

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