Kantara castle and Walled Famagusta Private Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

277865


Categories

Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. The Kantara walk is short, relatively flat and optional (if we decide to do it we can choose between a five and a ten km version). There are many stairs when visiting Kantara castle.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), French (basic), German (conversational), Greek (fluent), Spanish (conversational)

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.

Itinerary

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).

Transportation

We usually use a Citroen C8 7-seater. It was built in 2006, it is in a very good condition and air-conditioned.

What’s Included

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.

What’s Extra

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).

Restrictions

I am not a licensed Cyprus Tourism Organisation guide and as a result I cannot guide visitors into archaeological sites requiring entry tickets.

Contact this Guide

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Message Phivos I.

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