Rizo Karpaz, Ayios Thyrsos and Apostolos Andreas Moanstery
Today's excursion is different than the usual one. Olive oil factory will be the first stop. Dipkarpaz or Rizokarpaz is a mixed village of Turkish and Greek people. Ayios Thyrsos Church is on our way to the golden beach . Its the most beutiful place to take photos and walk on the sandy beach or if possible swim. Apostolos Andreas Moanstery is at the edge of the peninsula. While we drive in the nature you get to listen to the history of Cyprus and also one should not forget the donkeys at this site.
Our first stop will be at a olive oil factory which you get to see how the mill is working. Coffee break will be at Dipkarpaz village. We shall stop at Ayios Thyrsos Church. Its a church from 16th-17th century. Karpaz is a place of 80 km with its deep bays surrounded by greeen and sandy beaches. Caretta Caretta and Green head turtles come and lays their eggs to these sandy beaches every June. One of the most important species is the wild Cyprus donkey. Until 1974 donkeys were a family member in the villages but after 1974 they have returned to the wild life and gathered in the Karpaz where the richness of the areas vegetation has provided them with environment where they have flourished. This area is priceless for the nature lovers. We shall drive up to Apostoles Andreas Monastery. Its the place of pilgrimage, people come from all over the world to pray. Its a trip with photos, lunch and swim. ( if it is summer) If you are a nature lover its ideal for you while you get to see some historical sights.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Kyrenia or Nicosia
End location: Same location as pickup.
Duration: 9 hours
Jeep"Renegade" 2017 model.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 Euro - Lunch and drinks are extra.