8 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

8 days in Northern Cyprus Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sofia
Fly + Drive:  6 h
1
Kyrenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Famagusta
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7 h
End: Sofia

5
nights
Kyrenia

Kyrenia ©
Famous for its natural port and Byzantine castle, Kyrenia is not only a lovely old Venetian town, but also the most visited tourist destination in Northern Cyprus.
Get in touch with nature at Kyrenia Harbour and Korineum Golf and Country Club. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Hilarion Castle and Kyrenia Castle. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Bellapais Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Ancient Shipwreck Museum, steep yourself in history at HZ. Omer Turbesi, and stroll through Kyrenia Animal Rescue.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kyrenia road trip planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Kyrenia is an approximately 6.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of car and ferry. In February, Kyrenia is a bit warmer than Sofia - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Famagusta.

Things to do in Kyrenia

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Korineum Golf and Country Club
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Kyrenia Harbour ©
Kyrenia Harbour
Saint Hilarion Castle ©
Saint Hilarion Castle
Bellapais Monastery ©
Bellapais Monastery

2
nights
Famagusta

Famagusta ©
Just east of the capital sits Famagusta, an ancient port city with archaeological attractions, as well as an abandoned quarter that is popular among tourists as a symbol of the conflict between Turks and Greeks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Ay Trias Bassilica, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Ghost Town Varosha, step into the grandiose world of Othello Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasa Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Salamis Ancient City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Famagusta City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas, then contemplate the long history of Sea Gate, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Famagusta day trip site.

You can drive from Kyrenia to Famagusta in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in February, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Famagusta

Historic Sites
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Salamis Ancient City ©
Salamis Ancient City
Ghost Town Varosha ©
Ghost Town Varosha
Famagusta City Walls ©
Famagusta City Walls