Do you want to spend some time in Cyprus actively, deep dive into Cypriot culture and beautiful nature? In our beautiful island we do recommend to travel by car. Renting a car, you can not limit yourself only to the resort town you live in, but also see a lot of other interesting places.
We would like to present you 3 places where you can easily reach by car from Kyrenia that you will never forget.
Bellapais Abbey is the most famous Abbey in Cyprus. The remains of the mediaeval shrine are located five kilometers away from Kyrenia at an altitude of 200 meters above the sea.
The abbey was constructed in the 13th century during the reign of Cypriot king Hung de Lusignan III. What does the name Bellapais mean? Scholars think that the original name was Abbaie de la Pais (which means Abbey of Peace in French). Later Italians changed the name to Bella Paese (that means Beautiful Land in Italian)
Сoordinates: 35°18’26.4″N 33°21’21.2″E
Kyrenia Castle was constructed in the 16th century by the Venetians. But most tourists come here to see something else… one exhibit named Kyrenia ship. It is a ship made 2400 years ago! It was discovered in 1965 and then placed here, in the Kyrenia Castle.
Coordinates: 35°20’26.6″N 33°19’21.8″E
Saint Hilarion Castle
Saint Hilarion Castle is another castle near Kyrenia. Just look at these pictures… it is one of the most amazing viewpoints on the island!
Coordinates: 35°18’40.2″N 33°16’51.8″E
Do you like our recommendations and are you thinking about seeing this beauty with your own eyes? Explore our car fleet and find the right car to rent that will help you fully enjoy your trip to Cyprus!