Top Choice Historic Site in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Castle

If the grand fortifications of Kyrenia Castle could talk, they could sure tell some tales. First built by the Byzantines – possibly over the remains of an earlier Roman fort – every era of conquerors from Richard th…
Area in Kyrenia (Girne)

Old Town

Wrapping around the Old Harbour, between Canbulat Caddesi and Kale Sokak, the diminutive Old Town is Kyrenia’s most atmospheric area for a wander. Its winding alleyways hold a jumble of abandoned old stone buildings…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Shipwreck Museum

The Kyrenia Shipwreck chamber contains the remains of the oldest shipwreck recovered from Cypriot waters. This wooden-hulled (Aleppo pine) Greek merchant ship sank off the Kyrenia coast around 300 BC, and was discov…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Gallery of Tomb-Finds

This small but interesting exhibit from the neolithic and Bronze ages as well as the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods includes amphorae, gold jewellery and ancient coins. Another display shows a reconstruction of t…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Archangelos Michael Icon Museum

The 19th-century St Archangelos Michael Church, easily distinguished by its prominent bell tower, displays icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection is made up of icons salvaged from Orthodox chu…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Cyprus House

This lovingly restored old carob warehouse on the harbour contains interesting ethnographic exhibits of traditional clothing, furniture and Cypriot textile craft work. There are also displays on the harbour’s histor…
Park in Kyrenia (Girne)

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