1. Cyprus
  2. Famagusta District
  3. Famagusta

Kantara Castle Guided Hike

Product ID: 96327
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Set off on a 9km walk with breathtaking views of the north coast, Pentadactylos peaks, Karpasia and Famagusta Bay. Admire Kantara Castle with its 1000-year history.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Greek

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy excellent views of the north coast, Pentadactylos peaks, Karpasia Peninsula and Famagusta Bay
  • Explore the 1000-year old Byzantine castle, one of the battlegrounds during Richard the Lionheart's conquest of Cyprus
  • Try an easy walk at a cool elevation of about 500 m, observe the local flora, dominated by cypress trees
Full description
Discover the east part of Pentadactylos Mountains. Walk along a route decorated by cypress trees, pines and strawberry trees. The walk cuts through an area of limited human habitation and offers excellent views of the north coast, Pentadactylos Mountain peaks, Karpasia Peninsula as well as the Bay of Famagusta.

From Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca or Nicosia head north and uphill towards the castle. After 4 km reach Kantara Castle. Over 1000 years old, the Byzantine castle was one of the battlegrounds during Richard the Lionheart's conquest of Cyprus. If you like, take the option to visit the castle. After you finish your walk you'll return by car to the pick-up location.
Includes
  • Experienced local guide
  • Transportation
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to the castle (no more than three Euro per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
Know before you go
• Total Length : 9 km/5.5 miles
• Total ascent : 450 m/1,500 feet
• Total descent : 450 m/1,500 feet
• Average elevation : 500 m/1,650 feet
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Cyprus Walks Etc

Product ID: 96327