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Cooking & Culture in North Cyprus
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true flavours of the island with traditional home cooking - expect rustic dishes, seasonal food, and typically village life.

Explore: Bellapais Abbey,  Ancient Kyrenia's harbour & castle, Five Finger Mountains,Lambousa Roman Fish Farms, the old port and Lapta VIllage.
Learn to: Traditional bread (including cheese & olive bread), Humus, Aubergine Saute Potato Salad - Cacık, Lemon Squash, Pastries including sweet and savoury fillings.

Cyprus is a typical Mediterranean island full of natural beauty and glistening year-round sunshine, providing a real refuge from modern life.

Though it may be a small island, it has a vast history and a rich culture that spans 10,000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean. Situated at the crossroads of three continents - Europe, Asia, and Africa - the island’s unique geographic position has been the influence of many civilisations, which shine through in local gastronomy, culture, architecture and the Cypriot way of living.
With this tour, we have put together an itinerary to give you the true flavours of the island with traditional home cooking so expect rustic dishes, seasonal food, and typically village life. This is not a MasterChef class and you can get your hands dirty with the cooking and participate in the making of these dishes as well as sit back, relax and enjoy the whole experience with your homemade lemonade or chai.
You can also extend your stay, combine this holiday with an extension in different parts of the island which we can tailor. The choices are plenty and we can tailor your tour to meet your requirements from the duration of the holiday to the hotel of your choice, we will do our utmost to give you exactly what you want.

Day 1:

Fly to North Cyprus, transfer to the Lapida Hotel.

Day 2:

Meet and greet, welcome cocktail at the hotel in the morning after breakfast, information on the island and the tour, followed by traditional bread making lesson where you will learn to make Cheese and Olive Bread by using traditional techniques and bake them in the wood-oven. Taste the bread with fresh home-made lemonade or Turkish tea.

Day 3:

Half-day guided tour of Bellapais Abbey & ancient Kyrenia with its historic harbour & castle. Lunch at leisure.

Day 4:

Day at Leisure

Day 5:

A scenic drive into the Five Finger Mountains where you will walk and pick up some herbs. In the afternoon, Humus - Aubergine sauté Potato Salad- Cacık, Lemon Squash and local sweet making in the company of a local expert with lunch.

Day 6:

A morning drive to old city of Lapta and visit the Lambousa Roman Fish Farms, the old port and the Lapta Village. There are number of historical monuments in the village, visit some of them. Return to the hotel for your pastry lesson as this afternoon you will learn how to make traditional pastries with sweet and savoury filings.  

Day 7:

A full day coastal tour of North Western Cyprus visiting local villages and Maronite Village, see some orchids and wild flowers (Jan – April) then lunch at a local restaurant. You will have the chance to swim in the sea depending on the temperatures.

Day 8:

Transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or stay additional nights for a longer duration. This itinerary may be altered subject to seasonality.

Price includes:

  • Scheduled flights from most UK airports (Supplements may apply to some departures depending on the costs of the flight prices)
  • Return Airport transfers to and From Ercan Airport (Supplement will apply to Paphos and Larnaca Airport arrivals)
  • 7 nights B&B hotel accommodation at family run hotel Lapida
  • Sightseeing and cooking lessons as detailed (including entry fees), lunch and transportation where specified & the services of an English-speaking tour manager.

For a full list of departure airports and detailed information on the itineraries please speak to our experienced team who will be delighted to assist you. Tour is operated on regular departures throughout the year, subject to flight availability. Price is given as guidance only and supplements will apply to some departures. An up to date pricing will be given at the time of the enquiry.

Regular departures throughout the year, subject to flight availability.
Flights from most UK Airports (supplements may apply to some).
A typical itinerary for our Taste of north Cyprus escorted programme which we operate year-round. Itinerary may change depending on the availability and seasonality and given as guidance only

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