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Abtei von Bellapais Bellapais Abbey
| Bellapais Village, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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All reviews kybele restaurant pretty village well worth a visit lovely village small village peaceful place lovely place to visit stunning views car park worth a trip northern cyprus steeped in history surrounding area cafes and restaurants walk around concert lawrence
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a place with a long and fascinating history and fabulous views over the coast. However, the heeds of tourists are not always best served. On some very worn ancient steps there is no handrail, so please beware.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is in a lovely village with some good restaurants to have a drink and plenty of choices of food. Admission very reasonably priced and some scenery and views. Definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sue S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant place to visit. It's a shame that so much of the detailed stonework is missing, but still good to see. Illuminated at night.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful monastery with great views for great photo opportunities. The town is quaint, very tourist orientated, as so small you needn't spend that much time in town with more time spent in monastery.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NathalieC698
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ruined monastery with interesting history Enough of it left to imagine how it was Get more from visit with a guide Good place for meal stop outside

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Martin S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pretty spot and if you are lucky you will enjoy a tranquil visit without too many coach parties. Wear sturdy footwear as some of the climbing can be a health and safety issue .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gastroroam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning ruins set in a beautiful little village in the mountains, close to Kyrenia. Taking you back a thousand years, the Abbey and monastery are well worth a visit on your trip to Northern Cyprus. Local bars and restaurants serving local and European dishes are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank brianfB7071HL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So tranquil and beautiful. You can’t miss it if you come to kyrenia. Up in bellapais, a gorgeous little village in the hills. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 286shellw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location with stunning views. The Monastery and grounds are lovely. Peaceful setting. Good restaurant opposite the monastery selling local food and good service.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank UkMarian
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We went for dinner one evening at the abbey. There was an arrangement with our hotel that a taxi was provided both ways.wehad a lovely evening with great food that was very reasonably priced. We went one evening in mid October so it was dark...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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July 26, 2017|
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Response from Ingridizzet | Reviewed this property |
No u can't camp up there !!!
July 5, 2017|
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Response from sid272014 | Reviewed this property |
Same as the other replies I went by taxi about a £5. There is a taxi rank just outside the Abbey.
February 21, 2015|
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Response from stingytownman | Reviewed this property |
wikipedia Bellapais Abbey - Google search term 'belapaise abbey opening times' 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... More
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London, United Kingdom
St. Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Monastery Tour (1 Replies)
Hi there, I will be travelling alone and am looking to join a group tour to St. Hilarion Castle and Bellapais Monastery. Just wonder are there any recommendation for tour agency in Kyrenia. Or there are many of them in Kyrenia and I can book into a tour when I arrive there. Thanks for all your helps! Shanne
April 26, 2017|
Response fromsenemm401|
There are so many tour agencies you can choose from but if it's any help , we have found Gemma through Google search under north cyprus private tours and very pleased with her knowledge and services! Good luck anyway
Benfleet, United Kingdom
Clarification needed please (7 Replies)
Hi all We are coming to Kyrenia on 17th March for a week, staying at the Bellapais Monastery Hotel. I have read some of the questions and answers posted here recently but need a little more clarification on a couple of things. 1. I read that it is better to change money when we arrive to get a better rate. Where would we do this? In a bank or at the hotel or somewhere else? If we were to use sterling for purchases such as meals and souvenirs would it cost more than if we used Lira? Are...More
February 24, 2017|
Response fromMaureen186337|
Hi, Hope this helps, 1. Best to take sterling cash with you and change it there.You will get a far better rate that way.You can use sterling but will get change in lira.there are money exchanges in Kyrenia down by the Dome hotel that I know of and probably in Bellapais itself,"Bellapais experts" on the forum will know where.Cards are widely used even in small shops just like in UK. 2. Not a smoker, but cigarettes are cheap at Ercan but I understand even cheaper from shops in resort. 3....More