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Bellapais Monastery

| Bellapais Village, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Abtei von Bellapais Bellapais Abbey
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  • Average6%
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| Bellapais Village, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice view of Kyrenia. Very old monastry for visit but closing early. I suggest you a Türkish Coffee at old cofee at enterance

Thank TC Haluk T
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful & interesting to look around in daytime at very reasonable price. Most amazing time here for me is going to a concert in the evening! Spine tingling! We eat at Kybele restaurant & have gorgeous food & go next door to abbey. The ambience...More

Thank Debstrueviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bellapais Monastry has a very interesting medieval architecture that is partially in ruins. The church and dining area is still intact. Inside the church there are interesting Greek Orthodox paintings of saints. The dining room is now used as a concert hall between April-September. Stunning...More

Thank aitenshi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely monastery, but Bellapais village is now looking very dowdy and untidy. Worth the journey to see the monastery, but not the rest.

Thank sevgililerevi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonably well preserved, 10 minutes by car from Kyrenia, this abbey is situated in the village of Bellapais, where Lawrence Durrell lived from 1953 to 1956. Originally called Abbay de la Paix from the Frankish founders, the name went later through successive changes linked to...More

Thank Lucio F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and friends had a lovely morning at the monastery. We started with brunch at the restaurant directly beside the church and then toured inside the monastery. The views were amazing!

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the few ancient monuments that has had restoration - a pleasant walk round out of season but would hate to visit in high season - keep to the locals cafes and it is not expensive

Thank shorttriptraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommend for everybody who comes to Cyprus! Nice view, good food at Kybele restaurant and finish with a museum visit! Absolutely nice!

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You'll need a rental car to get there, but do manage to go out and see Bellapais. While the monastery is just a shell now, it's charming. The area around the monastery is filled with cafes and souvenir shops. Walk up the hill to find...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an okay tourist trap...the cafe next to it charges heaps...watch out! Coffee is almost London prices and Luke warm...the monestary has nice views. Cool flags...and a bit of a walk around...worth it? What's your thing? If a few rocks...a dusty chapel...well of course...More

Thank Leigh E
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26 July 2017|
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Response from Ingridizzet | Reviewed this property |
No u can't camp up there !!!
6 July 2017|
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Response from sid272014 | Reviewed this property |
Same as the other replies I went by taxi about a £5. There is a taxi rank just outside the Abbey.
21 February 2015|
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Response from stingytownman | Reviewed this property |
wikipedia Bellapais Abbey - Google search term 'belapaise abbey opening times' The site is also a museum, which hosts a restaurant and a cafe. The Abbey's refectory now serves as a venue for concerts and lectures. In early... More