The Bellapais Abbey and Lawrence Durell

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The Medieval Bellapais Abbey is located at the foot of the BeĊŸparmak (Five Finger) Mountains to the east of Kyrenia (Girne) where it fascinates visiting tourists from all over the world with its unique gothic styled architecture and astonishing scenery. The world famous English author Lawrence Durell, who wrote his book the “Bitter Lemons” whilst living in Bellapais Village between 1953-1956, constantly mentioned his admiration for the abbey. The house in which he lived in next to the abbey, also attracts many visitors.

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