Day Tour: St Hillarion and Bellapais from Nicosia

Day Trips & Excursions in Cyprus

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This half-day, Kyrenia tour is for everyone and is sucha memorable day to remember. We start visiting the gothic Bellapais Abbey and the castle of St. Hillarion, which served as Disney's inspiration for castle in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Enjoy the scenery as you cross over mountains and plains in North Cyprus. Wear comfortable shoes to explore the steps of the castle.
Be picked up from your accommodation in Nicosia. You will be taken to the most amazing sites on the Five Finger mountains; Bellapais Abbey and St. Hillarion Castle. The Tour starts with Bell Abbey, a Gothic style monastery where famous writer Lawrence wrote his book called Bitter Lemons. There you will have 1 hour to explore.Next up is a visit to St. Hilarion castle, the inspiration for Walt Disney's fairy film castle featured in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. The castle has breath-taking views and you will spend around 2 hours in this castle. Continue through the craggy Five Finger mountain towards Abbey De La Pais, a French Gothic styled monastery spectacularly set on a mountain terrace. Discover this 13th century Augustinian abbey with a great view of Kyrenia over the seaside of the Abbey with your licensed guide.You will then be returned to your accommodation in Nicosia.

What’s included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Driver/guide

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city