Kantara Castle - and just being able to get out & walk! So nice after the winter. I also liked being based in one hotel, without having to bother packing & unpacking the whole time.
How was your Explore Tour Leader?
"Friendly - very informative when it came to the flowers etc. He also had a lot of information about the area's history & political situation; though as with anyone who's from the area, his views were clearly influenced by his own experiences.
Generally good at waiting for slower members of the group, but sometimes forgot that some of them were slow due to the heat etc., rather than due to taking lots of photos. "
What tips would you give to someone else booking this tour?
"You don't need that much in the way of Turkish Lira - sterling is accepted widely. Also, apparently (though I didn't test it out, nor did anyone in the group), you get a better exchange rate in Northern Cyprus than you do in UK (I'd also read that in a couple of other places after I'd changed mine).
The hotel, though very nice, is a long way from shops. So, useful to bring sweets/ dried fruit etc, with you, if you like to nibble when walking. "
Do you have anything else to add?
"Great lunches! They might have come from ""my brother, the baker"" but were much better than any hotel packed lunch i've ever had.
There was something arranged most evenings for dinner; he'd arranged a set price menu; most people joined, though some did walk into the local village (about 10 mins) & we went into town one night & had dinner/got a cab back (about £5 for the cab) "