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Capital: Nicosia
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Historical Plances in Kyrenia

In Kyrenia you will find The Shipwreck Museum which houses the oldest recovered shipwreck in history.

The Bellapais Monastery is one of the unparalleled samples of Gothic Art, is situated on the flanks of the Five-finger (Kyrenia) Mountains. Its name today derives from the French "Abbaye de la paix", which means "The Peace Monastery".

St. Hilarion Castle was built to defend the island against the Arab raids.

The Sourpmagar Monastery was first founded as a Coptic monastery around 1000 A.D. and it was dedicated to the Alexandrian saint Makarios. Because of the frequency of the Arab raids, the inhabitants of Lambousa moved their settlement to the skirt of the mountain and found the Lapta of the present day.

The Kyrenia castle is thought to have been constructed to protect the town against the Arab raids in the 7th century.

Kyrenia houses many interesting museums which you can visit including The Folk Arts Museum and The Icon Museum.

Kirsokava was first used as a cemetery and later as a quarry. There are many charming sites to see here. In Karmi Necropolis you can find some ancient tombs.

Vrysi is a settlement dating to the Neolithic Period where all the houses are made of mud.

The Anthipanitis Church is part of an old monastery and its architectural style is not common in Cyprus.

The Buffavento Castle one of the three castles constructed on the Kyrenia Range as a line of defense against the Arab attacks.

Another historical place of interest in the Kyrenia area is The Hz. Omer Tomb. The tomb and the small mosque were constructed by the Ottomans.

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