8.30 AM - 9.00 AM
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Pickup info

We are happy to arrange your individual pick up from any point of North Cyprus for surcharge

Booking notes

This tour is available all year round (except on public holidays and similar holiday periods). The best time for enjoying the citrus fruit orchards are from November until the end of May. We recommend guests to join the tour on a Saturday so that they can enjoy the local market in the town of Guzelyurt. 

During the tour there will be an opportunity to stop for lunch, but please note, lunch cost is not included in the tour price. 

Please inform us upon booking the tour about your meeting point

Güzelyurt, which means ‘beautiful country’ in Turkish, is one of the richest agricultural areas in North Cyprus, and is well-known for its fragrant citrus groves and miles of strawberry fields. As well as some beautiful scenery and landscapes, the Güzelyurt Bay region is also home to several fascinating historical sites, including the ancient Greek city of Soli and the mysterious ruins known as Vouni Palace. This region is very much apart from the normal tourist destinations and provides a fantastic opportunity to explore natural Mediterranean landscapes and experience traditional Turkish Cypriot culture.

  • Group size: from 4 to 10 people
  • Pickup location: 

    We are happy to arrange your individual pick up from any point of North Cyprus for surcharge

  • Pickup time: (8.30 AM - 9.00 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (5.00 PM - 5.30 PM)

Itinerary

On leaving the Kyrenia (Girne) area we will travel west for about 40-50 minutes, first along the coast passing Lapta and Karsiyaka, then inland through the mountains and the western edge of the Mesaoria Plain towards the town of Güzelyurt (also known as Morphou). During this drive you will enjoy some great views of the north coast, as well as the Kyrenia Mountains and Geçitköy reservoir. Following this you reach the Orange and Grapefruit orchards which surround the small town of Güzelyurt. The orchard owner will provide some information about the citrus fruit plantations in North Cyprus, which will include details on how they are managed and where the fruits go once they are picked and packaged. At the orchard you will have the chance to enjoy a fresh orange or pomegranate juice (dependent on season).

On leaving the orchards we will proceed to Güzelyurt. Every Saturday a local market takes place where all the farmers of the region sell their products which can include anything from citrus fruits through to honey and dates. At the market you will have the chance to learn more about (and taste!) the traditional food and locally grown vegetable and fruits of Cyprus. After a brief walk through the town we will then visit the Güzelyurt Museum of Archaeology and Natural History and the former Orthodox Church which is dedicated to St. Mamas and is now serving as an Icon Museum. 

The next stop on from Güzelyurt will be Soli, which was once one of the ancient city kingdoms. The remains at Soli show an early Christian Basilica, some impressive floor mosaics and a restored Roman theatre. Continuing our exploratory tour of the region the so called ‘Vouni Palace’ will be the next point of interest. The original construction of the palace took place around 500 BC, and the palace was built in order to be the central point of control for the Kingdom of Soli. Today only the foundations of the palace and the small Temple of Athena can be seen, however, the location of the palace also offers some stunning views of the Troodos Mountains and the Bay of Güzelyurt. 

After the visit to Vouni Palace we will turn back towards Kyrenia (Girne) and your hotel.

 

  • Pick up and drop off to Kyrenia
  • Travel in a small bus/taxi
  • Guiding in English during the tour
  • Entrance fees to locations described in the itinerary

During the tour there will be an opportunity to stop for lunch, but please note, the cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.

Children policy

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

Participant Guidelines

We recommend guests to wear good walking shoes and to bring plenty of water. During Spring, Autumn and Winter seasons we also recommend guests to bring wet-weather gear. During the tour there will be an opportunity to stop for lunch (not included in tour price) or you can also choose to bring a packed lunch with you.