Cape Zafer / Karpas
Cape Zafer is the nose that stretches like a knife in the north-east of Cyprus, which draws our attention on the map.
Apostolos Andreas Monastery / Karpas
The church, located very close to the Victory Point, was built in the name of Andreas, one of the apostles of Jesus. According to the belief, when the island was suffering from water shortage, Andreas came and hit his walking stick and drew water from the side of the present monastery. There is still water flowing there now. On religious days and on Sundays, Christians flock here for mass.
Goldensand Beach / Karpas
As you move away from the city crowd of Cyprus, you arrive at the Karpaz, the cape. As you progress, you come to the land of wild donkeys and caretta carettas. Right there in front of you the most beautiful beach on the island. The golden sand beach, the largest and most untouched fine sand beach in the Mediterranean, fascinates those who see it.
Salamis Ruins / Famagusta
It is a city that was founded in the Bronze Age and was the capital of Cyprus at the time. In Salamis Ruins, there are Forum, Roman Gymnasium, Roman Theatre, Marketplace, Temple of Zeus and the tomb of Salamis kings. Even today, it is one of the rare ancient cities where you can find the magnificence of the city at that time.
st. Barnabas Monastery / Pier
Coming to Cyprus to spread Christianity, St. The monastery built for Barnabas in 477, including his tomb. It is a place that must be visited because of its structure and the works exhibited in it.
Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque / Famagusta
Former name St. Nicholas Cathedral, Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, is also located in Namık Kemal Square. This mosque, built by the Lusignans, is the same as the Selimiye Mosque in Nicosia and is one of the most magnificent structures of my period. In addition, next to the mosque, there is the gumbez tree, which is the oldest tree of the island with its 750 years old.
Namık Kemal Dungeon / Famagusta
Namık Kemal is exiled to Famagusta because of his famous play "homeland or silistire". He lived in exile for 38 months in Famagusta. He also wrote his best works here. Namık Kemal Square is the most touristic square of Famagusta. There are Namık Kemal museum, Namık Kemal's dungeon, cafes, restaurants and historical places in the square.
Kapalı Maraş / Famagusta
A dead City. It was captured by the Turks during the peace operation in 1974. Neither Turks nor Greeks live now. The Maraş region, which was once the most spectacular holiday destination in the Mediterranean, has suddenly turned into a dead city without people. As it can be seen from the outside, the whole city has been waiting for years like the first day it was left.
Guzelyurt Nature and Archeology Museum / Guzelyurt
It is located right next to the St. Mamas church. Archaeological artifacts found in that area are on display. In particular, there is a golden crown, which is one of the most valuable pieces mined in Cyprus. In addition, animal specimens living in this region are exhibited in the lower part of the museum.
St. Mamas Church / Guzelyurt
A church built in the Byzantine period in Güzelyurt. Saint Mamas is a monk living in a cave in that region. The church was named after him. It is one of the rare churches still in use in Cyprus.
Blue Kiosk / Guzelyurt
A mansion built by Italian-born Greek lawyer, mafia boss Paulo Paolides. This mansion, which does not look like ordinary mansions, was furnished with a high level of comfort and technology according to the conditions of that time. It is worth visiting this mansion, which is full of surprising features in almost every part of the mansion.
Karaoğlanoğlu Museum and Cemetery / Kyrenia
In the first days of the landing in the Peace Operation in 1974, Major İbrahim Karaoğlanoğlu and Captain Fehmi Ercan, named after the current airport, were hit with a rocket launcher at the door of the house they used as their headquarters. That house has now become a museum and a martyrdom in memory of them and the Cypriot martyrs. There is a cemetery in the cemetery. In the museum section, there are presentations about the peace campaign in general and the items left from the operation. In add
Kyrenia Marina / Kyrenia
Kyrenia marina is the cutest, most beautiful place in Cyprus and a place where you can experience the atmosphere of a Mediterranean city. Especially in the summer months, it has an indispensable beauty with its restaurants, cafes, shops and yachts lined up like pearls.
Kyrenia Castle / Kyrenia
Since it is an island in the center of trade, pirates and wars have not been missing throughout history. Therefore, with the additions and reinforcements from time to time, it has become a very large castle today. Kyrenia Castle is as valuable as it is large, with the works it exhibits.
Bellapais Monastery / Kyrenia
A monastery built by the Lusignans on the slopes of the Beşparmak Mountains east of Kyrenia. It is a very cute English quarter as a place, and the view is the entire Kyrenia neighborhood. There are classical music concerts in Bellapais from time to time. You should definitely go to one of those concerts.
St. Hilarion Castle / Kyrenia
It is the most beautiful of the 3 castles of Cyprus, which is also from the Lusignans. With its view from which you can see the whole of Kyrenia and the mystical castle style in fairy tales, St. Hilerion is a fortress not to be missed. Legend has it that Umberto Eco and Walt Disney were inspired by this castle and used it in their books and cartoons.
Barbarism Museum / Nicosia
In the 1960s, when the unpleasant events began on the island, the attacks of the Greeks increased on the night called Bloody Christmas. One evening when Major Nihat İlhan was not at home, his house was raided and his wife and children were killed. The house has been turned into a museum without touching anything inside. With bloodstains in the tub, photographs on the walls and traces of lead, there is a truly blood-curdling atmosphere inside the house.
Selimiye Mosque / Nicosia
Previous name St. The Selimiye Mosque, which is the Sophia Cathedral, was built during the time of the Lusignans, who left great works on the island. The mosque, located in Surlarici, attracts the attention of tourists with its magnificent stance.
Buyukhan / Nicosia
There are souvenir shops and cafes in Büyükhan, which has the liveliest and most mystical atmosphere in Nicosia Surlariçi. Inside the inn, you will feel completely away from this time and feel like you are traveling in history. If you happen to come across a festival that is held once a year, you are very lucky.
Surlariçi / Nicosia
The first settlement of Nicosia, the last divided capital of the world, is within the circular walls. The atmosphere of a lively city among the many historical buildings and narrow streets in Surlarici makes it one of the must-see places.