North Cyprus
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North Cyprus Historical Places

Kyrenia

Kyrenia Harbour

The harbour is appreciated for its natural beauty. In its heyday it was lined with warehouses...

The Buffavento Castle

The Buffavento Castle is one of the three castles constructed on the kyrenia Range as a line of defence against the Arab attacks - the other two being the St. Hilarion...

Vrysi (Catalkoy)

Vrysi is a settlement dating to the Neolithic Period. The excavations have revealed that the settlers of this region came to Cyprus from a district in Anatolia called Kilikya...

The St. Hilarion Castle

Like the Buffavento and the Kantara Castles it was built so as to defend the island against the Arab raids. The castle gets its name from a saint named Hilarion...

The Sourpmagar Monastery

The Sourp Magar Monastery was first founded as a Coptic monastery around 1000 A.D. and it was dedicated to the Alexandrian saint Makarios...

Shipwreck Museum

The ship exhibited in the shipwreck museum is the oldest ship recovered so far. It belongs to the period of the Hellenistic kingdoms founded after the death of...

Kyrenia Castle

The castle is thought to have been constructed to protect the town against the Arab raids in the 7th century. Like the Kantara Castle, it played an important role in...

The Icon Museum

The former Arkhangelos Church is being used as an icon museum to exhibit the icons collected from kyrenia and the vicinity...

The Folk Arts Museum

An 18th century house on the kyrenia harbour is now used as a museum. On the ground floor there are olive presses, a primitive plow, a loom, jugs, and a flail...

The Bellapais Monastery

The monastery, one of the unparalleled samples of Gothic Art, is situated on the flanks of the Five-finger (kyrenia) Mountains. Its name today derives from the French...

The Anthipanitis Church

The church is part of an old monastery. Its architectural style is not common in Cyprus. The dome is supported by octagonally arranged circular columns...

Lapta (Lapithos)

Because of the frequency of the Arab raids, the inhabitants of Lambousa moved their settlement to the skirt of the mountain and found the Lapta of the present day...

Lambousa

The first settlers of Lambousa came from Greece in the 13th century B.C.; the region came under Phoenician control in the 8th century B.C..During the Roman and the Byzantine periods...

Kirsokava

During the Roman period, this promontory was first used as a cemetery and later as a quarry. During the Byzantine rule some Christians had settled in the Roman Tombs...

Karmi Necropolis

In the archaelogical excavations close to the Karmi village, tombs in the shape of rooms belonging to the Middle Bronze Age have been discovered...

The Hz. Omer Tomb

The tombs and the small mosque were constructed by the Ottomans. The tombs belong to the commander Omer and his companions who died here during the Arab...

North Cyprus Kyrenia

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