Northern Cyprus Landmark Visitors Guide

Book - North Cyprus - Northern Cyprus Landmark Vistors Guide

Northern Cyprus (Landmark Visitors Guides)
by Kristina Gursoy, Lavinia Neville Smith

Release Date:5 June, 2002

Pages:174

Publisher: Landmark Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1843060566     Northern Cyprus Landmark Vistors Guide
The authors live and work in Cyprus and draw on their extensive local knowledge to help you get the most out of this island steeped in sunshine and history. Packed with practical information in attractive, easy to read format. * Guide to exploring Cyprus` beaches, coastline and beautiful mountain scenery * Packed with ideas for sightseeing and main attractions; day trips, festivals, events * Introduction to the rich heritage of the island featuring tours of Nicosia, Kyrenia castle, Famagusta * Walks, flora and fauna, best birdwatching sites, * Landmark Factfile of essential travel

CONTENTS

WELCOME TO NORTH CYPRUS
A geographical outline; Getting there; History; Early settlers; The Iron Age; Persian rule; Hellenistic period; Roman period; Byzantine rule; Three hundred years of French rule; Venetian rule; Ottoman rule; British control; Union with Greece; Flora & Fauna; Wildlife; Birdlife; Food & Drink; Climate; The people

CHAPER 1 GIRNE (KYRENIA)
History; Shopping in Girne; Places to see; The old harbour; Kyrenia Castle; History; Touring the castle; Churches; Folk Art Museum; Aga Cafer Pasa Mosque; Church of Chrysopolitissa; Icon museum; Fine Arts Museum; Bellapais village & abbey; Getting there; History of the abbey; A walk around the abbey; Sites outside Girne Neolithic Vrysi; Ancient Lambousa; Beaches in the Girne Area; Karaman village; Village walks

CHAPTER 2 THE MOUNTAIN CASTLES
Castle of St Hilarion: History of St Hilarion; Getting there; Tour of the castle; Buffavento Castle: Getting there; History of Buffavento; Tour of the castle; Kantara Castle; History of Kantara; Layout of the castle; Tour of the castle

CHAPTER 3 GAZIMAGUSA (FAMAGUSTA)
History; Shopping in Gazimagusa; Tour of the city; Ramparts walk; St Nicholas` Cathedral; St Barnabas: Monastery, Icon & Archaeological Museum; French palace & courtyard; Church of St Peter & St Paul; Historic churches; Maras/Varosha; Beaches in the Gazimagusa area

CHAPTER 4 SALAMIS
A tour of Salamis; The theatre; The amphitheatre; The gymnasium; Bath houses; Other parts of Salamis; Enkomi History; Sites around Salamis; The Royal tombs; St Catherine`s prison; Cellarka

CHAPTER 5 KARPAS PENINSULA
History; Routes along the peninsula: Iskele, Panayia Theotokos, Bogaz, Church of Panayia Kanakaria; Yesilkoy; Yenierenkoy; The coast road: Dipkarpaz; Ayios Philon & Aphendrika; To the end of the peninsula; Apostolos Andreas; Monastery; Beaches in the Karpas area

CHAPTER 6 THE GUZELYURT AREA
Touring the area: Beaches Guzelyurt to Soli; The ancient city of Soli: Roman remains; Vouni Palace: History of the Palace; What to see Guzelyurt; Natural History & Archaelolgical Museums; Church of St Mamas: Inside the church; Legend of St Mamas; The church today; Pighades; Korucam

CHAPTER 7 LEFKOSA (NICOSIA)
History; Shopping in Lefkosa; Touring the city: Girne Gate, Mevlevi Tekke Museum, Ataturk Square, St Sophia Cathedral, The Bedestan, Buyuk Han, Dervis Pasa Konak

FACTFILE
Feature Boxes: Land of Legend; Flora; Marine Turtles; Mountain driving routes: Herbarium route, `Tank` route, `Flag` route, Hilarion route.