Kyrenia (Girne) attractions

Top Choice Historic Site in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Castle

If the grand fortifications of Kyrenia Castle could talk, they could sure tell some tales. The castle was first built by the Byzantines – possibly over the remains of an earlier Roman fort – and every era of conquer…
Top Choice Area in Kyrenia (Girne)

Old Town

Wrapping around the Old Harbour, the diminutive Old Town is an atmospheric area for a wander. Its winding alleyways hold a jumble of abandoned stone buildings slowly slipping into disrepair, mixed with newer concret…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Archangelos Michael Icon Museum

The 19th-century Archangelos Michael Church, with its white bell tower rising up above the surrounding harbourside buildings, displays icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection is made up of icon…
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 craftwork. There are also displays on the harbour’s history…
Church in Kyrenia (Girne)

Chysopolitissa Church

This small roofless ruin is Kyrenia's oldest church, dating back to the 1500s. It's usually kept open so you can check out the two intricately carved wood beams inside.
Tomb in Kyrenia (Girne)

Greco-Roman Tombs

These ancient tombs, carved into the rock face, and usually partially obscured by parked vehicles, are thought to have been used in the Hellenistic and Roman eras.
Church in Kyrenia (Girne)

St Andrew's Anglican Church

Built in 1913, this unassuming, whitewashed church still holds Sunday services for Kyrenia's small Anglican community of foreign residents.
Mosque in Kyrenia (Girne)

Ağa Cafer Pașa Mosque

This mosque was built in the 16th century by Cyprus governor Ağa Cafer Paşa.