Our Location North Cyprus, Kyrenia, Karavas – Lapthetos
Secluded yet conveniently located, The Almond is a beautifully kept, family owned & run holiday village in North Cyprus that houses a combination of holiday accommodations – holiday villas, holiday apartments & hotel rooms based in the peaceful western region of Kyrenia, North Cyprus.
The Almond Holiday Village & Hotel is nested between the magnificent Kyrenia Five Finger Mountains & the deep blue Mediterranean coastline, within walking distance to the flawless sands of the beach, It is only a short drive away from The glorious historical town of Kyrenia and its romantic harbour.
Why stay at The Almond Holiday Villas & Apartments ?
The Almond will provide the best & most convenient retreat for you however you wish to spend your precious days while in Kyrenia – The Jewel Of The Mediterranean…
This hidden oasis offers you “the best of both worlds within walking distance”… The choice is totally yours ” Be a part of the Hussle & Bustle or not ?”
Secluded yet conveniently located, its uninterrupted mountain backdrop and no towering buildings will offer you great privacy & tranquility while providing an easy, quick access to the main road which is only 200 meters away offering access to many nearby amenities to include local transport.
The Almond is only…
# 10 minutes walking distance away from both Alsancak & Lapta Villages – The beautiful historical rural villages of Lapta ( Lapthetos) & Alsancak ( Karavas ) and there amenities – restaurants, cafe-bars, local buses, shops, pharmacy, banks with atms ect are at easy access.
# 20 minutes stroll down to a tranquil sandy beach, Camalot Beach
# 20 minute leisurely walk in to the serene Lapta – Incesu – Ilgaz – Malatya – Karsıyaka mountain range for some lovely nature & historical trails & today’s remnants of the historical ancient city of Lambousa
# 15 minute easy drive from the glorious historical town of Kyrenia and the Romantic Harbor – with local transport/taxi/car hire…
For more information on nearby beaches visit ” Things To Do In North Cyprus ”
For more information on nearby attractions visit ” Places To Visit In North Cyprus “
Brief History On The Area:
Our main town, was found founded in the 10th century B.C., by Achaean settlers and was for many centuries one of the ten kingdoms of Cyprus. In the 7th century it was fortified by the Byzantines who built the original Kyrenia Castle – later expanded by the Lusignans and then by the Venetians. The town remained a minor port under Ottoman rule. Under British rule, the harbor and quay were built, as the town was used as a resting place for officers, captains and their families due to its beautiful harbor and leisurely, romantic atmosphere. Kyrenia is one of a few towns in the world which has retained its original character & charm. The stunning harbor front will offer you a wonderful selection of restaurants, taverns bars and cafes, shops, casinos ect…
Lambousa Antique City – Todays Lapta & Alsancak
The rich historical, cultural and natural values hosted in Lapta, The City of Treasures, have granted privilege at all times from the past to the present…
Lapta was once one of the most significant cities on the island. This city, previously named as Lapithos or Laphetos, was the capital of one of the ten kingdoms into which Cyprus was divided. Lapithos was believed to be established in the 8th Century B.C. by the king of Tir Belrus as a colony of Phoenix. In the late 18th century, people from Lapithos established the village of Karava (now called Alsancak) at the original site of the city of Lambusa, thus today there is little left of the ancient city. Much of the gold and silver was smuggled abroad and today some of it can be found in Nicosia Museum in Cyprus, and other major museums across the world. During the Ottoman rule in the 19th Century new churches were built, examples of which still stand. Today the remnants of the historical city of Lambousa on the coast include its city walls, a number of stone tombs and a series of rock fish pools. The stone tombs, apart from being pillaged for centuries by grave robbers, were used in the Middle-Ages as a source of stone. Adjacent to the port are the fish pools which were carved out of the rocks during the Roman times. They are the oldest example of their type, and were used by fisherman to keep their catches fresh. The archaeological excavations in Lambousa that began in 1992 continue today. It is believed that much of the wealth of Lambousa still remains hidden.