Highlights of Northern Cyprus

8 Days | Travel to Kyrenia, Nicosia, Kormacit and Famagusta on this Northern Cyprus adventure.

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
USD $1,980
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The beauty of the land and hospitality of people in Northern Cyprus is undeniable and is a largely untouched gem of the Mediterranean. On your eight-day adventure, hunt for castles and monasteries, swim off the shimmering coastline, explore one of Europe’s last divided capitals and tuck into traditional fare in small villages. Despite the country remaining divided after a military coup in 1974, this Northern Cyprus adventure offers plenty of unique experiences and unforgettable memories to boot.

Trip overview

Map of Highlights Of Northern Cyprus including Cyprus
Kyrenia, Cyprus
Famagusta, Cyprus
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Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Visit St Hilarion Castle, rumoured to have been used by Walt Disney as inspiration for the castle in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs.
  • Explore the village of Kormacit, one of the last inhabited villages of Maronites people, and enjoy a home-cooked feast with our Maronite host for their best specialties.
  • Discover Europe's last divided capital, known as Lefkosia to the Turkish and Nicosia to the Cypriot communities; full of interest and with an eclectic mix of cultures and architecture.
  • Stay in a traditional Cypriot village where residents have been working together to preserve local culture and heritage and join your hosts for traditional bread and cheese making.

Is this trip right for you?
  • We recommend packing light as you’ll need to carry your own luggage on and off transport and to and from hotels.
  • You’ll need your walking shoes, we will be exploring some historical sites on guided tours. But you can always wander at your own pace if you prefer.
  • You may want to explore Turkey and Northern Cyprus together on our combination trip - Discover Turkey and Northern Cyprus


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7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner


Private Transport


Hotel (5 nights), Guest House (2 nights)

  • Kyrenia - Venetian Castle
  • Kyrenia - Bellapais Monastery
  • Kyrenia - Antiphonitis Monastery
  • Kyrenia- St. Hilarion Castle
  • Nicosia - Selimiye Mosque (St. Sofia Cathedral)
  • Kormacit - Village walking tour
  • Omorphou - St Mamas monastery
  • Lefke - Soli Ruins
  • Kormacit - home-cooked dinner
  • Buyukkonuk - Bread & Cheese making
  • Famagusta - Church of Apostolos Barnabas
  • Famagusta- Salamis Ruins
Add on activities
  • Kyrenia - Sunset Boat Cruise - EUR40

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is bookable on this trip. Please consult your agent for further information.
2. Please check the visa information before booking flights. You may want to consider entering and exiting from the same airport.

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5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Wendy · Traveled September 2023
This is one of the best trips I’ve done with Intrepid. I absolutely loved Northern Cyprus! It got everything right: the pace, the activities, the group, our leader, the cultural and historical insights, the food, and especially the interactions with locals. 10/10!
Review submitted 04 Nov 2023

Renee Marie · Traveled September 2023
The Intrepid trip to the north of Cyprus was fantastic. The accommodation was excellent and the food was delicious, but the best part of the trip was our guide Onur, who was very approachable and managed to communicate his love and knowledge of his country in an enjoyable way.
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Fiona · Traveled September 2023
The trip "Highlights of Northern Cyprus" was a very exciting and beautiful experience. Thanks to the varied programme, I learned a lot about the culture, people and nature of Northern Cyprus. Culinary highlights were also not missed out. All in all, the tour offered a wonderful opportunity to get to know a place that is not yet as touristically explored as other European regions.
Review submitted 15 Oct 2023
Highlights of Northern Cyprus
USD $1,980