Daily Tour 01 (Day01)

KYRENIA TOUR (HALF DAY TOUR)

Available: 24, 25 April 2018
Price: EURO 70.-
Pick-up: 09:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Tour ends: 13:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Highlights: Escape Beach  (Yavuz Çıkarma Plajı), Kyrenia Castle, Kyrenia Harbour visit and free time, Bellpais Monastery
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and museum entrance fees.
Description: The Abbey of Peace"  is the ruin of a monastery built by Canons Regular in the 13th century on the northern side of the small village of Bellapais, now inTurkish-controlled Northern Cyprus, about five kilometers from the town of Kyrenia. The ruin is at an altitude of 220 m above sea level, and commands a long view down to Kyrenia and the Mediterranean sea. The site is also a museum, which hosts a restaurant and a cafe. The Abbey's refectory now serves as a venue for concerts and lectures. In early summer it is also a venue for a local music festival. ‘’ Kyrenia Castle ‘’  at the east end of the old harbour in Kyrenia is a 16th-century castle built by the Venetians over a previous Crusader fortification. Within its walls lies a twelfth-century chapel showing reused late Roman capitals, and the Shipwreck Museum.

girne kalesi kyrenia   girne kalesi
     
Bellapais Manastiri kyrenia nicosia   escape beach
     
 Suleymaniye Mosque suleymaniye camii Istanbul 14    

Daily Tour 02 (Day02)

NICOSIA TOUR (HALF DAY TOUR)

Available: 23, 24, 25 April 2018
Price: EURO 70.-
Pick-up: 13:30, Elexus Resort Hotel
Tour ends: 17:30, Elexus Resort Hotel
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and museum entrance fees.
Highlights: The Green Line (Nicosia), Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral), Grand Bazaar, Great Inn, Green Line
Description: Selimiye Mosque (Turkish: Selimiye Camii, Greek: Σελιμιγιέ Τζαμί), formerly Cathédrale Sainte Sophie, is a mosque located in the Turkish-controlled northern part of the walled city of Nicosia. It is the main mosque of the city. The Selimiye Mosque is housed in the largest and oldest surviving gothic church in Cyprus (interior dimensions: 66 X 21 m) possibly constructed on the site of an earlier Byzantine church. In total, the mosque has a capacity to hold 2500 worshipers with 1750 m2 available for worship. Bandabuliya, or the Grand Old Bazaar as it is known, is just a few steps away from Kyrenia harbour. The afternoon sun shines into the room and creates a warm light that welcomes us when we enter. They already have guests there for lunch and there are also some people at the bar having a beer. During the Lusignan period the venue was used as an open market, as a kind of trading centre where people came to exchange and sell goods. In 1891, the municipality decided, under British rule, to build a covered market or bazaar, as it is known now. The man who works at the bar says that the building had also been used as a storage area for all the cargo vessels that brought goods into Kyrenia harbour, but for which period in history he couldn't say. The Bazaar has over the years been an important place for Kyrenia trade, but as in so many other places around the world, the development of modern shopping streets and shopping malls have supplanted the old-time venues.In 2004 the Bazaar was renovated to attract more tourists. The man at the bar says that the venue currently has, a restaurant, bar and a jewellery store, but that more markets will open up soon. Kyrenia is a centre of tourism on the island and many come here to experience part of the history of Cyprus.

selimiye   girne tur
     
 nicosia    

Daily Tour 03 (Day03)

KYRENIA-NICOSIA TOUR (FULL DAY TOUR)

Available: 23, 24, 25 April 2018
Price: EURO 100.-
Pick-up: 09:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Tour ends: 17:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Highlights: The Green Line (Nicosia), Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral), Grand Bazaar, Great  Inn, Green Line, St. Hillarion Castle, Kyrenia Castle, Bellapais Abbey
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and museum entrance fees, lunch.
Description:  The horseshoe shaped harbor is the focal point of the town. The historical Kyrenia Harbor, with its colorful fishing boats and yachts, and with its lively bars and cafes, is the heart of Kyrenia for locals as for tourists. The region boasts many historic sites worth visiting. Among these the Kyrenia Castle and the Shipwreck Museum, the St. Hilarion Castle, the Bellapais Abbey, the Folk Arts and the Icon museums are the most important. Visiting Nicosia is a must for anyone wishing to experience a taste of history. The developing, urban, yet historic and charming city of Nicosia is the major center for arts, culture, diplomacy and business.

Hillarion Castle   kyrenia castle
     
bellapais   selimiye 2

Daily Tour 04 (Day04)

FAMAGUSTA TOUR (FULL DAY TOUR)

Available: 23, 24, 25 April 2018
Price: EURO 100.-
Pick-up: 09:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Tour ends: 17:00, Elexus Resort Hotel
Highlights: Visiting Monastery of Barnabas (room of Icons), Roman City of Salamis, St Nicholas Cathedral, Othello Tower, Venetian Palace
Price include: Transportation, tour guide and museum entrance fees, lunch.
Description:
 Famagusta contains spectacular ruins, including a magnificent amphitheater, Roman baths, a gymnasium and Roy tombs. The mosaics are particularly beautiful. Famagusta is the historical capital in North Cyprus. The walled town and the areas around the city are peppered with ruins of civilizations ranging from Assyrian, Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine, Lusignans and Venetians.
Famagusta harbour is dominated by a great citadel sometimes known as Othello's
Tower in reference to the (fictional) play by Shakespeare. It contains a splendid 14th century Gothic Hall.

Nicholas Cathedral famagusta   salamis harebeleri 2 famagusta
     
 barnabas    salamis harebeleri famagusta
     
 venedik sarayi    


* Minimum 10 participants are required for each tour. Organization secretariat reserves the right to cancel the tours if this number is not met. For such cancellations, payments will be fully refunded.
* All booked Daily Tours cancelled before April 13th, 2018 are fully refundable, except for bank charges
* No refunds for cancellations made after April 13th, 2018.
* All cancellations must be done in writing to CIGR 2018 Secretariat and valid only upon written confirmation from the congress secretariat.
* All refunds will be executed after the end of the CIGR 2018

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