Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Cyprus  /  Kyrenia District  /  Kyrenia  /  Historic Sites  /  Bellapais Monastery

Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia

(1,600+ reviews on the web)
Ruin
Ruins of the Gothic Bellapais Monastery adorn the hillside of Kyrenia Mountain, with its French ornamentation, Genoese and Venetian influences, and lush colorful gardens. Dating back to the 13th century, the building served as a monastery and living quarters of Kings Hugh the 3rd and Hugh the 4th. The site was neglected and mistreated for centuries until the 1900s, when a small portion of the monastery and its surroundings were restored. Today you can see evidence of centuries of destruction, preservation, and restoration, nestled in maintained gardens of palm trees, carob trees, and flowers. Due to its extraordinary acoustics, concerts are often held at the abbey. Using our international travel planner, Kyrenia attractions like Bellapais Monastery can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Create a full Kyrenia itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kyrenia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyrenia by other users

2 days in Kyrenia BY A USER FROM QATAR August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM EGYPT July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA August, culture, outdoors, beaches, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM QATAR August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Northern Cyprus BY A USER FROM LEBANON July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM SLOVAKIA June, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Cyprus & Milan BY A USER FROM SERBIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Cyprus BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Israel, Jordan & Cyprus BY A USER FROM JAPAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Truly worth the visit for the views and a different side to Kyrenia, more calm less cars and people.  more »
  • Vacationing in Cyprus in October 2016 and, of course, just having read on the history of Cyprus, went on a tour of the northern part of it. Will not describe the road and passing the border control is not all fun and simple. But the fact that we opened in the monastery-here is worth a look, and tell everyone who hasn't been. Crazy beauty! I damn love such places. There's some special atmosphere ... and types of ... comrades, there kinds! The only minus General tours is limited in time, so if there is a possibility, then you need to go and it is desirable for the whole day, not hurriedly to enjoy the beauty and grandeur of the monastery.
    View original
  • Bellapais always remains in the memory of this special place there are that show the beautiful nature, the monastery, magnificent views, fantastic restaurant Bellapais gardens!
    View original