Breathtaking views from Pentadactylos mountains ridge and exploration of precious medieval Walled Famagusta
The trip combines two of Cyprus prime attractions :
1) Walled Famagusta, a possible future Unesco World Heritage site, which had its golden century during the middle ages, and at the time was a very cosmopolitan trading post and one of the richest cities on earth, and
2) Kantara castle, one of three Byzantine castles on rugged Pentadactylos mountains. Kantara was one of the battlefields during Richard the Lionheart's conquest of Cyprus and a place that offers wonderful views around the east part of Pentadactylos mountains.
From Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia we head north and uphill to Kantara castle (with an option to do a walk or just explore the castle).
Subject to time availability we may subsequently visit Panagia tis Kyras medieval church or Platani/Cinarli cave.
Going south we stop at medieval Walled Famagusta for exploration and possibly visit a couple of different style and denominations churches, Othello's castle and/or the Venetian Walls.
Lastly if we have time we may stop for a short swim or just to take a look next to the ghost town of Famagusta, before heading back to our base in Agia Napa, Protaras. Larnaca or Nicosia.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia
End location: Customers' accommodation (or similar) in Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia.
Duration: 6 hours
The number above roughly applies to the time of travel and the actual walking itinerary (walking, having breaks).
We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.
Transportation and services of a local guide
I will pick up the customers from Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia and deliver them back to the same location at the end of the trip (unless we make other arrangements).
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 Euro - There is no meal included in the trip. A small amount is suggested (7 Euro) as a budget for each participant in case they want to buy a small amount of food or drinks.
There is an entry fee for entering Kantara castle (in Turkish Liras) which usually is no more than three Euro per person.
There is an entry fee for Platani/Cinarli cave (if we decided to go there and we have time). The fee is upto three Euro per person.
Participants should bring along some food and water. If they prefer we can buy what they need on the way.
There is an entrance fee for Kantara castle.
There is also an entrance fee for Platani Cinarli cave (which we may visit upon request and if we have time).
I am not a licensed Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide and as a result I cannot guide visitors into archaeological sites requiring entry tickets.