Bellapais Monastery

Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia

Bellapais Monastery
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Historic Sites • Ancient Ruins
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webby88
Crawley, UK44 contributions
Nov 2020
Beautiful place to visit, cafes to eat in, fantastic views from the top of the monastery. Very narrow road if accessing by car but plenty of parking once there.
Written October 6, 2021
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FTMDave
Adria, Italy5,453 contributions
Jul 2021
I took a taxi from Kyrenia/Girne as no public transport goes to the monastery. The taxi driver wanted a ludicrously-cheap 40 TL for a 6km drive uphill, so I gave him 50TL. I later walked back as downhill was no problem!

Entrance is 15 TL, which includes a little guide sheet which I found invaluable. I was the only one there. The monastery is very well preserved and there are marvellous views from the mountains.
Written July 31, 2021
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talayeh Ghofrani
Famagusta, Cyprus70 contributions
May 2021
Up n the mountains there is a small village with a big castle and scenery which could take your breath away..
Written May 25, 2021
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Susan J
Brisbane, Australia68 contributions
Sep 2019
Great day visiting Belapais monastery. Amazing views from here and great experience. The village is lovely with souvenir shops and cafes. We thoroughly enjoyed our day here.
Written April 19, 2020
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Elizabeth V
Bognor Regis, UK745 contributions
Feb 2020
A remarkably preserved monastery given its history. We visited in the winter and it was very quiet, which meant our guide could give us the full history. If you are not guided, in order to fully appreciate the place, get a guide book. This is not far from Kyrenia (Girne) and, if you are staying in the area, you should visit. Views over the water are lovely. 13th Century.
Written March 3, 2020
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Anita2301
Split, Splitsko-Dalmatinska, Croatia14 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited on Monday morning and were the only ones there, which heightened our experience. The abbey is big, abandoned and built in a gothic style. Pretty good for taking nice photographs. The view from the hill is also ok, but when we visited it was raining, so we couldn't enjoy it properly. The village the abbey is in is cute and has nice little shops.
Written March 1, 2020
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Madazahatter
Barnsley, UK323 contributions
Feb 2020
Worth visiting, a bit of a climb to the top but well worth it, views from there are stunning. Easy access and reasonably priced.
Written February 28, 2020
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Welshwasp
South Wales, UK478 contributions
Jan 2020
Unfortunately the reviews tend to be enthusiastic about the Monastery as a tourist attraction (which it has become) rather than a religious building. It is a good vantage point over the bay with interesting ( if not over-safe) stairs to a higher balcony. The inside of the church itself, although typical, is somewhat overlooked and hardly viewed as what it is- a gothic-styled church..
Written February 26, 2020
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TurkReggie
Ankara, Turkey37 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Absolutely a must see if you are there. A photographers dream, this 800 year old Abby has amazing architecture and is in great condition. With its huge Cyprus trees and brown stone, the natural feel of the courtyard and grounds are very unique.
Written February 21, 2020
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Shirley M
Haverfordwest96 contributions
Feb 2020
We visited as part of a tour of Northern Cyprus and loved the village and the monastery. The views are beautiful and the monastery and its surroundings are tranquil and interesting - definitely worth a visit and you can see why Laurence Durrell chose to write here!
Written February 13, 2020
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