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Bellapais Monastery

Bellapais village, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Abtei von Bellapais Bellapais Abbey
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Bellapais village, Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful place. So peaceful. Tour guide was great 👍Full of interesting history. The village is very quaint too. Stopped off for a coffee in one of the cafe

Thank Ina P
Reviewed 2 days ago

We travelled up the mountain really to eat as there are restaurants up there both very good but the views are excellent the monastery is worth walking around if you are interested in old buildings it appears to be very popular

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This monetary is a good place to look over and take some great pictures. The Abby itself has interesting architectural views and great views of the coast line.. there is fee to get in... its small but worth it.

Thank Stiv_Wa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful, tranquil place steeped in history. Ideal venue for weddings, book the overhanging balcony for lunch or dinner at Ebeli, stunning views. We take every guest we have, and they love it.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here whilst on holiday for the first time in a few years. A beautiful place to walk round with an old church and ruins of many buildings but very tranquil. You can get a good insight into what life would have been like...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went an hour before it closed and it was magical, no others there, not too hot and the long shadows making the whole place sing. The views are to die for, and by the looks of it the cafe right next to it good....More

Thank gemmaallman41
Reviewed 1 week ago

good inside into the rich and varied history of Cyprus stretching back before Richard the lion heart, through the Ottomans, Venetians, etc etc. loved the old church

Thank TravellerG1981FR
Reviewed 1 week ago

The stunning architectue is a must see, although I do think there could be better signage and information boards or displays around the venue to help explain what each area was used for.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely wonderful place. My kids loved sitting in the refectory and hearing the echos of their own voices. Although the majority of this abbey is in ruins you can still get an idea of how spectacular it once must have been. The views are just...More

Thank Khashm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth the drive up to a historical site with amazing views across Kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea. The 13th century monastery is a ruin except the refectory and chapel with its' 15th century pictures. But climb up the old steps and the...More

Thank 39zulu
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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.
22 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