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Enjoying a Mediterranean climate, the family-run Hotel Pia Bella in Kyrenia is an ideal spot for a relaxing Solos holiday! Set amid spacious, tranquil gardens, our hotel is just a brief walk from the historic harbour and its wide range of shops, bars and restaurants. There’s plenty of history, nature and culture to discover; which is why we also include three excursions so that you can get the most out of this delightful part of North Cyprus.

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Why go?

  • Enjoy the company of other Solos guests in relaxing surroundings
  • Soak up the charming tranquility of the hotel gardens
  • Easy access to town-center night life
  • 6,000 years of history and culture to uncover
  • 3 included excursions
  • Read our blog to find out the top things to do in North Cyprus!

Hotel Pia Bella

Hotel Pia Bella is a small, friendly and welcoming hotel, with a relaxed atmosphere. Its authentic charm, hospitality and prime location near the center of bustling Kyrenia. It is a 10 minute walk to Kyrenia Harbour, Kyrenia Castle and several shops, bars and restaurants. The seafront is also nearby. A stay at the Pia Bella hotel in Kyrenia ensures a relaxing holiday that will provide you with everything you need to recharge the batteries!

Kyrenia

Sandwiched between the sea and the Five Fingers mountain range, the town of Kyrenia can trace back its DNA some 6,000 years. Today, terraced cafés, boutiques and local markets stacked with the local catch fight for your attention alongside boats bobbing on the water and the ancient castle. A quiet place to enjoy a cooling beer by day, the harbour livens up as the sun shuffles over the horizon. There is also a choice of late night bars along the seafront that play a variety of music to suit every preference.

Three Included Excursions

As part of our week in Kyrenia we include the following excursions so that you can enjoy this area to the full!

  • Full Day tour of Kyrenia - Highlights of the day includes visits to St. Hilarion Caste, taking in the fabulous views and a visit to Bellapais village where Lawrence Durrell wrote his famous book “Bitter Lemons of Cyprus”. We will also discover the beautiful remains of the Abbey of Bellapais. The final part of the tour will take us to Kyrenia Castle located at the old horseshoe shaped harbour. Here you will also have some free time to explore at your leisure.
  • Full Day tour of The Peninsula of Karpaz (including lunch) - Our sightseeing today will take in the Fishing Harbour of Bogaz, Dipkarpaz Village, St Andreas Monastery and if conditions are good then a swimming stop at one of the lovely sandy beaches.
  • Full Day tour of the capital Nicosia - After an orientation tour of the World's last remaining divided capital, you will have time at leisure to explore this fascinating city of two halves.

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Hotel Pia Bella ★★★★

Our hotel is located in central Kyrenia within walking distance to some of the shops, restaurants and attractions that Kyrenia has to offer. 

Facilities include

Our hotel houses two outdoor swimming pools, one with a pool bar, and four dining options: the main dining restaurant and the terrace, The Annex and The Mezzanine a ‘la carte restaurant. A laundry service is available (payable locally) and free WiFi can be accessed in all public areas of the hotel.

Rooms include

Our rooms come with air-conditioning (hot and cold), tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini-bar and electronic safe box (payable locally), a satellite TV and a balcony with town-facing views.

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

4 hours 

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 2 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 16°C,
Apr 18°C, May 24°C,
Jun 28°C, Jul, Aug 32°C,
Sep 27°C, Oct 25°C,
Nov 17°C, Dec 16°C

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfer to Larnaca
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Welcome Drink and information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 1 lunch 
  • Three included excursions

What's Extra

  • Insurance - see here

Useful Information

Transfer Time
Transfer time from Larnaca airport to Pia Bella is approximately 90 minutes.

Full Day Kyrenia Tour - In this full day tour you will have the opportunity to visit the ruins of the castle which was has inspired Walt Disney‟s for his Snow White castle, St. Hilarion Castle and to enjoy fabulous views of Kyrenia‟s coastline from the top. This is followed by a visit to Bellapais village where Lawrence Durrell wrote his famous book “Bitter Lemons of Cyprus”. The village itself is also now very famous as it occupies a wonderfully scenic spot on the foothills of the Five Finger Mountain range. Bellapais Abbey is also regarded as a masterpiece of Gothic Art, and offers fantastic views over Kyrenia and the beautiful Mediterranean sea beyond. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a little leather shopping during the tour. 

Full Day Nicosia Tour - Being the only divided capital city left in the world, the small old city center has much to offer. The oldest name the city has been known by is LEDRA, dating back to Assyrian time. During the Egyptian time the city was named as the combination after the Kings son's name "Lefkos" and his wife's name "Sia" and called LEFKOSIA. The excursion includes a stop at a jewelry shop/atelier at which you will learn more about this wonderful craft. If you are interested in history, here you will be lost. Further sites that shall be visited are: Selimiye Mosque (St. Sophia Cathedral) now used as a mosque, covered bazaar (Bandabulya), and a beautifully restored Great Inn (Büyük Han), just to name the few. 

Full Day Karpaz Tour - If you only have limited free time and you can only take one excursion, we recommend that you take this tour. This Peninsula is definitely the best part of North Cyprus, which is yet to be explored by many. Your tour will include a stop at Bogaz fishing harbour. In the afternoon we will drive to the mixed (Greek/Türkish Cypriot) village of Dipkarpaz and finally to the famous Apostolos Andreas Monastery. You will have the opportunity to see some wild donkeys, local fauna & flora and more importantly “subject to weather conditions” you will have the chance to swim at one of the beautiful beach in Karpaz and/or have a photo stop to take a picture of the famous “Golden Beach”. As you can see the journey combines the islands nature destination with history of the islands and the Cypriot culture. Don‟t forget the apples to feed the wild donkeys. 

More to Explore
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting. All tours can be paid for in sterling currency and preferably in cash only. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Currency

Turkish lira

Gratuities

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.

Dress Code
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening, with the emphasis throughout being informal but with no shorts or vests in the restaurants in the evenings. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear.

Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
20 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 7 All Ages £1,075 BOOK
16 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 7 All Ages £1,155 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfer to Larnaca
  • Airport taxes & charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use
  • Welcome Drink and information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • 1 lunch 
  • Three included excursions

What's Extra

  • Insurance - see here

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