The village of Bellapais is known worldwide for the breathtaking Gothic Abbey that forms the centrepiece of ancient buildings, churches and mosques that are in abundance here perfect for bellapais holidays. Traditional cafes and family run restaurants line the winding streets of Bellapais village in Kyrenia offering delectable selections of Cypriot and Turkish food that will leave you wanting to try the whole menu. Locals play card and board games outside cafes and as you wander past handmade carpet shops with a freshly squeezed limonata, you will truly understand the undeniable charm of Bellapais village holidays.
It’s little wonder that many ex-pats decide to move to after taking holidays to Northern Cyprus each year and Bellapais village has also been home to Lawrence Durrell, the author of ‘Bitter Lemons’ based on his life in this wonderful region. Because of his book describing “the tree of idleness” a restaurant has been named in its honour which is the perfect place to absorb the ancient atmosphere whilst planning your next day of Kyrenia sightseeing, shopping or even visiting downtown Kyrenia which is only a few minutes away.
Because Bellapais is nestled in the foothills of the majestic Kyrenia Mountains, it enjoys some of the best views of the region including those of Kyrenia Harbour in the distance.
Overall Bellapais village is one of the best places to get away from it all; somewhere you can truly enjoy the simplicity of Cyprus and the beauty of the Kyrenia region while staying in the boutique Kyrenia hotels.
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