Kantara Castle - Akanthou - Kyrenia

Kantara Castle - Akanthou - Kyrenia

Kantara Castle - Akanthou - Kyrenia
Upcoming Event
28 April 2024 / 07:30
10 hours

The Salonica View team organizes a trip to Kantara Castle, Akanthou, and Kyrenia.


A few words about our trip:

We will start from Nicosia and head towards the roadblock of Saint Dometios. We will pass through our occupied villages Mia Milia, Neo Village, Lapathos, and Trikomo until we reach our first destination which is the Castle of Kantara. Afterward, we will get back on the bus and head to Akanthou. Finally, we will continue our journey to reach our last destination, Kyrenia, for our next stop. In Kyrenia, we will have free time to rest. From Kyrenia, we will take the main highway that leads to Nicosia and the free areas.


A few Words about Kantara Castle:

The Castle of Kantara is located in Pentadakhtylos, on the occupied side of Cyprus. It was built in the 11th century by the Byzantines and destroyed by the Venetians in the 16th century. The castle of Kantara is believed to have got its name from the Arabic word "Kandar" which means steep rock and this is because of the location in which the castle is situated. According to popular tradition, the castle was built by a beautiful but very evil woman, Rigaina! She was torturing the workers who, after finishing the work of building the castle, ordered her soldiers to throw them over the cliff so that they would not reveal the secrets of the castle. The castle of Kantara is the third of the important castles of the Pentadakhtylos mountain range.


A few words about Kyrenia:

Kyrenia is one of the six cities of Cyprus and the capital of the province of the same name, one of the six provinces of the island. It is one of the ancient cities of Cyprus, as its name shows, which preserves the name of Kyrenia, the most ancient city of Achaia. It is actually two cities, "Kato Kyrenia" which extends around its small port, of very limited capabilities, and "Upper Kyrenia" which extends further south. Kyrenia is built on the northern coast of Cyprus, opposite the southern coast of Asia Minor, and has behind it the impressive mountain range of Pentadaktylos


Cost of participation (per person):

25 euros/person

*** Payment will be made on the bus (Pay no attention to the automatic payment message you will receive).


The price includes:

  1. Escort and organization
  2. Transportation by bus

You must have with you:

  1. ID card
  2. Personal items
  3. Snack
  4. Water

Note 1. When you click to book, state in the message where you will take the bus from.


Note 2. For the best functioning of the event and for safety reasons, participants must comply with the instructions of the attendants.


Note 3. In case of cancellation of the event due to bad weather conditions, the excursion is moved to another date. Participants unable to participate on that date will be refunded. However, if again the weather conditions do not allow the event to take place, the event is permanently canceled and everyone is refunded. In case of cancellation by the participants, 7 days or less before the date of the event, the money is not returned.


Note 4. Photographic material is shared on our page and social media after each event. By participating in a Salonica View event, you also accept the sharing of photos.Otherwise, as you inform us.


7:30 – Departure from Nicosia (Cypriot Handicrafts Center)

07:50 - Departure from Saint Dometio roadblock

10:00 - Arrival at Kantara Castle

11:00 - Departure from Kantara Castle

11:15 - Arrival in the village of Davlos (rest stop)

12:30 - Visit Akanthou village (stop in the village square)

14:00 - Arrival in Kyrenia

15:30 - Departure from Kyrenia

16:30 - Probable time of return to the roadblock of Saint Dometios

17:30 - Possible return time to Nicosia (Cypriot Handicrafts Centre)

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