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Pickup info

Central Kyrenia (Girne) in front of the post office at 09:00

Booking notes

The tours are available during spring from  mid -February to mid -April, but depend on the weather conditions.

 please contact us if you are interested in joining a tour

 

Orchid walk through the majestic Alevkaya Forest

The orchid season has started with a bang! After a warm and rainy winter, North Cyprus’ orchids and wildflowers have burst forth early this year – hopefully meaning that there will be more time for us to enjoy the island’s beautiful spring-time.

Come and join us on a great day out exploring the mountain forests of Northern Cyprus with their hidden orchid and wildflower treasures. By the end of the tour you will not only have found out some fascinating facts about the nature of North Cyprus but will also be confident in identifying several of the intricately beautiful orchids that can be found throughout the Kyrenia Mountain Range.

Price per person: 39 Euro

Dates  available:   Mid - February  to  mid April

please contact us if you are interested in joining a tour.

Orchids of North CyprusOrchids of Northern Cyprus

  • Group size: from 1 to 10 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Central Kyrenia (Girne) in front of the post office at 09:00

  • Drop-off location: 

    Central Kyrenia (Girne) in front of the post office at about 17:00

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 9.05 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

Day Tour - Orchid and Wildflowers of North Cyprus

Our walk starts near the impressing Five Finger Mountain before leading away in an eastern direction towards the Alevkaya Forest Station and North Cyprus Herbarium. Next to the road and trails orchids and wildflowers can be found in abundance. You will see species such as the Anatolian Orchid, the Green-winged Orchid, the Dull Orchid (it’s not really!) and many more. Your expert guide will identify many species and provide a wealth of knowledge on the natural history of the island.

After a break at the Alevkaya Forest Restaurant and a visit to the herbarium we will continue by bus to the northern hillsides of the Alevkaya Forest. From here we will start a second walk to the lovely Byzantine Antiphonitis Monastery. Here you will get to experience some of the cultural history of the island as you will see the remains of frescoes that date all the way back to the 12th and 15th Century AD. Continuing along the path from the monastery more orchids and wildflowers can be seen along with Arbutus Trees, Cypresses and aromatic shrubs like wild thyme and sage. Relax and enjoy the atmosphere of the forest in the monastery courtyard with a coffee or tea.

Throughout the day’s tour there will be plenty of time to take photographs and our expert guides are more than happy to answer any questions you have related to the island and its beautiful nature.

 

Included in the day’s tour package:

Pick up from central Kyrenia (Girne) in front of the post office at 09:00

Guided walk with an expert who provides a wealth of information on orchids, wildflowers and the history and nature of Cyprus

Guided visit to the Antiphonitis Monastery

Entrance ticket to the Antiphonitis Monastery 

Drop off back to central Kyrenia (Girne) infront of the post office at approx. 17:00


Not included:

Lunch and refreshments.

Reasonably priced food and refreshments are available at both the Alevkaya Forest Restaurant and the café at the Antiphonitis Monastery. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch and refreshments. 

 

 

Children policy

  • Children from five to 13 years of age: 50% of the tour price
  • Third child can travel free of charge

Participant Guidelines

Do not forget good walking shoes, sun-cream, a rucksack and rain protection.