in Keryneia, Cyprus
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 35.306 and 33.356 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 35° 18' 20" and E 33° 21' 20"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Euro - EUR
- Spoken languages:
- Modern Greek, Turkish, English
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 03:29 PM (Saturday)
- Timezone: Asia/Famagusta
- UTC/GMT offset: 2 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:35 am and 7:51 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -27.600 and -144.317 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Bélapaïs in Keryneia is located in Cyprus a little north of Nicosia, the country's capital.
Local time in Bélapaïs is now 03:29 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Famagusta with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Bélapaïs, of which 5 are larger airports. The closest airport in Cyprus is Ercan International Airport in a distance of 13 mi (or 21 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Cyprus is Painted Churches in the Troodos Region in a distance of 30 mi (or 49 km), South-West. If you need a place to sleep, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Kyrenia, Nicosia, Larnaca, Famagusta and Limassol. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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Flag of Northern Cyprus
The flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti bayrağı) is based on the flag of Turkey with the colors reversed and two horizontal red stripes added at the top and bottom. It was the result of a competition to find a new representative flag for the TRNC. The local use of the Turkish flag is somewhat similar to the use of the Greek flag in the rest of the island.
Kyrenia District is one of the six districts of Cyprus. Its main town is Kyrenia. It is the smallest of Cyprus' districts, and is the only one fully controlled by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, recognised only by Turkey. A district administration in "exile" exists on the Republic of Cyprus controlled part of the island, near Ledra Palace, while the TRNC district has a kaymakam, which is Savaş Orakçıoğlu at the moment.
Near East University
Near East University (NEU; in Turkish: Yakın Doğu Üniversitesi, commonly referred to as YDÜ) is a private university where over 17 thousand students from Cyprus and 55 overseas countries carry out undergraduate and postgraduate studies. It was founded in North Nicosia in 1988. The medium of instruction at the Near East University is English in most departments.
Ledra Palace Hotel
The Ledra Palace Hotel is located in central Nicosia, Cyprus, and until 1974 was one of the largest and most glamorous hotels of the capital. The hotel was designed by the architect Ginsberg and was built in 1949 on what was then called King Edward VII Street now Markos Drakos Avenue. It had 163 bedrooms and 258 beds, officially rated as de luxe. All rooms had hot and cold water, central heating and a telephone. Facilities included a conference, reading, bridge and ballroom with orchestra.
Girne American University
Girne American University (Turkish: Girne Amerikan Üniversitesi) is a university in Kyrenia, a city in the northern area of Cyprus. The university was founded in 1985 as an independent, non-profit institution of American-style higher education. Today, GAU is an international university with campuses in Cyprus, Istanbul, Singapore, and Canterbury (U.K.).
Arabahmet Mosque is situated in the city of Nicosia in the northern part of Cyprus. It was built in the late 16th century. The Mosque is named after a commander of the 1571 Ottoman army. The mosque is the tombs of some important persons of the past in its garden.
Haydarpasha Mosque or St. Catherine’s Parish Church in Nicosia was originally built by the Lusignans in the 14th century. It has been described by Harry Charles Luke as representing one of the finest examples of Gothic buildings on the island. It was converted to a mosque (the Haydarpasha Mosque) during the Ottoman occupation of the island. More recently it has been a marriage registration office and is currently an art gallery.
Nicosia Old General Hospital
Nicosia Old General Hospital was the main hospital of Nicosia, Cyprus from 1936 to 2006. In 2006, its patients were transferred to the Nicosia New General Hospital, and it was demolished in 2010 amidst some controversy over whether it should have been preserved. The decision for erecting a purpose built general hospital in Nicosia was taken during the British colonial administration of Cyprus in 1936. It was inaugurated on 14 April 1939 by the then British governor Richard Palmer.
Central Jail of Nicosia
The Central Jail of Nicosia is the only correctional facility in Cyprus and it is run by the Cyprus Prisons Department. It is located to the west of the walled part of the Cypriot city of Nicosia, south of the Green Line. In the facility are detained convicted and unconvicted prisoners of both sexes and of all age groups from 16 years and over.
Embassy of Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus
The Embassy of Turkey to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (Turkish: Türkiye'nin Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk Cumhuriyeti Büyükelçiliği) is located in the Turkish Sector of Nicosia, just outside the walls of the Old City.
Nicosia Atatürk Stadium
Nicosia Atatürk Stadium (Turkish: Lefkoşa Atatürk Stadı) is a multi-purpose stadium in the North Nicosia, Cyprus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and hosted some matches for the 2006 ELF Cup. It also serves as the home of Çetinkaya Türk S.K. of the Birinci Lig. The stadium holds 28,000 people.
Faneromeni School, founded by Archbishop Makarios I in 1857, was the first all-girls school in Cyprus. The founder of the School, Archbishop Makarios I, was instrumental in the establishment of many other schools throughout the island of Cyprus in order to combat illiteracy. The School is located in the historical Faneromeni Square, situated in the centre of the capital and within the Venetian medieval walls of Nicosia.
The "Imprisoned Graves" is a small cemetery located in the Central Jail of Nicosia, where 13 EOKA fighters, during the 1955-1959 liberation struggle for the liberation of Cyprus from the United Kingdom, were interred. Nine of them were hanged by the British, three were killed in action and one died in hospital from his battle wounds. The tombs were built in an area adjacent to the cells of the condemned and close to the gallows where they would be executed.
Kyrenia Castle, at the east end of the old harbour in Kyrenia is a 16th-century castle built by the Venetians over a previous Crusader fortification. Within its walls lies a twelfth-century chapel showing reused late Roman capitals, and the Shipwreck Museum.
Mia Milia is a suburb of the city of Nicosia, Cyprus, located northeast of the city. The town functions as a separate municipality. In 1960 the population consisted of 1073 inhabitants but the town has grown substantially since, as the city of Nicosia expanded. The UN is planning a water treatment plant near the town.
Ledra Street (Greek: Οδός Λήδρας Odos Lidras, Turkish: Lokmacı Caddesi) is a major shopping thoroughfare in central Nicosia, Cyprus, which links North and South Nicosia. It is the site of the former Ledra Street barricade where the street ran across the United Nations buffer zone. The barricade symbolised the division of Nicosia between the Greek south and Turkish north which was under the control of the unrecognised, self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).
Notre Dame de Tyre
Notre Dame de Tyre is a 14th century monastery in Nicosia, Cyprus. The existing building is gothic in style and consists of a square nave, with a semi-octagonal apse, cross vaults an arch covering the western part, a bell tower (built in 1860) and convent buildings to the north of the church. To the east of the nunnery buildings is the sarcophagus of Lady Dampierre, an Abbess of the nunnery. On the church floor are tombstones dating from the 14th and 15th centuries.
Buyuk Han (the Great Inn) is the largest caravansarai on the island of Cyprus and is considered to be one of the finest buildings on the island. Located in North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus, it was built by the Ottomans in 1572, the year after they had seized Cyprus from the Venetians. In the centre of the open courtyard is a mosque with a fountain for pre-prayer ablutions. It became the first city prison under British administration but reverted in 1893 to a hostel for poor families.
Koop Dairy is a Turkish Cypriot diary products company located in Nicosia, Cyprus.
The Kyrenia Gate is a gate in the Nicosia walls, in North Nicosia, Cyprus. It was the gate which was used for transport to the northern areas, especially Kyrenia. The gate was built in 1567 by Venetians, as a part of the new city walls. It was restored by the Ottomans in 1821, and a lookout was added to the gate for a probable Greek revolt. Now, the gate is used as a tourism information office by the Nicosia Turkish Municipality.
Panagia Apsinthiotissa or Absinthiotissa is a Greek Orthodox monastery located at the southern foot of the Pentadaktylos range in the Republic of Cyprus. As a result of Cyprus dispute and the invasion of the Turkish army in 1974, the site presently falls within the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Lefkoşa District. The nearest settlements are Sychari (Συγχαρί, Tr. Kaynakköy) and Vouno (Βουνό, Tr. Taşkent).
Faneromeni Square, is an important historical square located within the Venetian walls of Nicosia. It hosts a number of historical buildings and monuments including Faneromeni Church, Faneromeni School, Faneromeni Library,and the Marble Mausoleum.
Shacolas Tower is completed highrise building located in the centre of old Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus in Ledra Street. It is currently the highest building in Nicosia. It is considered a hallmark of the city's old town. The first 5 floors are Debenhams department stores and the 6th floor is considered to be a cafeteria offering a panoramic view of the old city of Nicosia. The 11th floor is an observatory and a museum overlooking the whole capital.
Archbishop's Palace, Nicosia
Archbishop's Palace is the official residence and office of the archbishop of Cyprus located in Nicosia. The palace was built next to the "Old Archbishop's Palace" (built in the 17th century), between 1956 and 1960; in neo-Venetian architecture style. Although the palace is not open to the public; the Byzantine Museum, Library of the Archbishopric, Folk Art Museum and the National Struggle Museum located on its grounds are open to the public.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Bélapaïs.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Bellabayis, Bellapaise, Beylerbeyi, Balabayis, Bellapais, Bélapaïs, Μπέλαπαϊς