Nat Geo Day Tour: Two Sides, One Story: Co-Existence in Cyprus
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Two Sides, One Story: Co-Existence in Cyprus

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£101.00
Free cancellation
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Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
Do this because
  • Join Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot journalists in Cyprus for a transformative tour. Both freely share their backgrounds and invite you to take part in an open dialogue exploring political issues, recent history, and reconciliation efforts, while fostering hope for a united future.
  • Soak up the rustic ambiance of Moutallos, an authentic village where diverse cultures converge in harmony.
  • Visit Ibrahim's Khan, a historic site that echoes the past while inspiring a hopeful future, not least by displaying embroidery which is the product of collaboration between both communities.
  • In the courtyard, explore and engage with Cyprus' recent history, shaped by conflicts between the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities over the past six decades.
  • Savour the simple yet true flavors that are offered in family homes, accompanied by a cup of Cypriot, Turkish, or Greek coffee, served in the oldest coffee establishment in Paphos.
What to expect

Get a fresh perspective on the latest events in Cyprus on this National Geographic Day Tour led by two journalists, one Greek-Cypriot and one Turkish-Cypriot, who will give you rare, behind-the-scenes insights.

Start by exploring the restored village of Moutallos. Immerse yourself in its stories as you meander through the narrow alleys and witness the transformation of the area, with rehabilitated buildings that bear remnants of Turkish names, symbolizing respect for the other community.

Pause for a photo stop at the historic Agia Sophia mosque, formerly a Christian church. The tour then leads you to Ibrahim's Khan, a refurbished Ottoman inn. It now houses craft units and a theater. The main entrance showcases exquisite creations of embroidery, jointly made by women from both communities, illustrating their desire for cooperation and reunification.

In the courtyard of the Khan, engage in an interactive debate directed by your two journalist guides —one Greek-Cypriot and one Turkish-Cypriot. Together, you'll explore Cyprus' recent past, investigating the causes behind the enduring division and contemplating potential paths toward unity.

See the contrast between old and new as you embrace the mix of vendors and workshops in the Khan's surroundings. Then, admire the renovated Ottoman Baths, part of a heritage preservation project. Conclude by savoring the simple yet true flavors that are offered in family homes, accompanied by a cup of Cypriot, Turkish, or Greek coffee, served in the oldest coffee establishment in Paphos.

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What's included
  • check Transport
  • check Guide
  • check Snack
  • check Coffee or tea
What to remember
  • Total duration of this tour is 4.5 hours
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Adults only
  • Bring suitable footwear
  • Bring a hat
  • Bring money for extras or gratuities
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
  • Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change
  • This experience doesn't follow our general cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Provider
TUI CYPRUS LTD
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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