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Based close to Kyrenia's famous harbour, where seasonal cheer is guaranteed, this wonderful week-long holiday features a wonderful mix of included highlights and optional tours, in addition to sparkling celebrations.
Fly to Cyprus and transfer to your chosen hotel in Kyrenia.
This morning's tour will introduce exquisite Kyrenia, its horseshoe-shaped harbour and imposing medieval castle - a picture-book scene enhanced by the festive decorations of the cafes and shops that fringe the harbour.
Begin a special day by joining this morning's optional excursion to historic Nicosia, island capital for more than 12 centuries, a colourful place bursting festive vitality.
Day Three (New Year's Eve)
This evening, enjoy a lively New Year's Eve celebration at the hotel, with dinner and live entertainment.
Rest and relax after the festivities, then enjoy an afternoon visit to nearby mountain-top castle of St Hilarion, the beautiful village Bellapais and the preserved ruins of its Gothic abbey. This idyllic spot was home for three years to celebrated writer Lawrence Durrell, who chronicled his stay here in his novel Bitter Lemons. Wander the ruins of the Abbey, stepping back in time, before returning to the hotel to enjoy a relaxing afternoon.
Day Four (New Year's Day)
Today you are free to enjoy the hotel and its surroundings, or to head into beautiful Kyrenia once again. Many will want to join our optional excursion to the green, citrus-grove surrounded town of Guzelyurt - 'beautiful place' in Turkish - with its archaeology museum and church of Agios Mamas.
Today's included excursion is to fascinating Famagusta. The city was once one of the world's richest cities, and today is somewhat of a living museum. Wander its ruined churches, former-cathedral-turned-Lala Mustapha Pasha mosque and Venetian Palace, which lie amongst modern cafes and shops. You'll also take in the extraordinary Roman ruins of the ancient coastal city of Salamis, with its colonnades, magnificent theatre and bathhouse. Intriguingly, Salamis was once part of a much larger settlement, though much of it is now submerged under the sea.
A final optional excursion is to the unspoiled Karpaz peninsula, a rugged spit fringed by some of the island's bluest waters, dotted with old villages and home to herds of wild donkeys, and to a remote monastery and its famous holy well.
Bid farewell to your Cypriot hosts and transfer back to the airport for the return flight.