1 Mevlevî Tekke Museum, Lefkoşa
Learn about the origins and beliefs of the “whirling” Dervish sect in the setting of a seventeenth-century monastery.
2 Büyük Han (Great Inn), Lefkoşa
Take refreshment and shop for souvenirs at this beautifully renovated traveller’s inn.
3 Girne Harbour
People-watch while strolling around the prettiest harbour in Cyprus, or while sitting in one of its many cafés and restaurants.
4 St Hilarion Castle
Clamber around this fairy-tale Byzantine/Lusignan castle, while imagining the medieval courtly life it played host to.
This bustling village, the location for Lawrence Durrell’s travel classic Bitter Lemons, is a lovely spot to while away an afternoon.
A well-excavated Roman town with a Byzantine basilica famous as the site of St Mark‘s christening.
7 Gazimağusa old town
Relish the unique ambience of this delicately ruined old town surrounded by crumbling Venetian walls.
Marvel at the remains of one of Cyprus’s greatest ancient cities, followed by a visit to the equally significant Royal Tombs (or perhaps a swim).