Fast ferry from Girne / Kyrenia to Tasucu every day:
Girne Departure: 9.30 am
Tasucu Departure Time: 12:00 am
Car ferry from Girne / Kyrenia to Tasucu every day:
Girne Departure Time: 11.30
Tasucu Departure Time: 24.00
The hydrofoil port is a little way from Kyrenia town so i took a taxi which are cheap on meter.The hydrofoil was timed to leave at 09-30, but the north Cyprus passport/customs only had one man on check out. At 10-50 we were still sat waiting to set off, then about a hundred men (i noticed 1 woman) stormed off the the ferry chanting and shouting in protest, in 10 minutes we were on our way. On arrival at Tasucu there were 5 passport check places., through in moments. This crossing was flat calm, but the stretch of sea can be rough., as i found out going. At this point in time this is the only regular sea crossing to any part of Cyprus. So if you are going from Europe to south Cyprus,this is the way , through Turkey to north Cyprus and cross to south. Otherwise fly. The Hydrofoil ( day ) and ferry (night ) are all year round from Girne/Kyrenia to Tasucu and a hydrofoil from Alanya May to Sept.
A taxi direct to Nicosia costs about 50 TL ( £20 ) or a dolmus ( mini bus ) costs 3.50 TL (£1.40 ) The dolmus goes to and from near the Kyrenia gate in north Nicosia. I found that the taxi was best on arriving on the island to go straight to Nicosia, but returning the dolmus was good enough.
It's fairly easy to getto bellapais and saint hilarion... In both cases you can take a taxi, and it won't cost you a fortune. To bellapais all taxis use a meter, so you'll know you'll be paying the correct price. Once you are over there, and have visited the abbey, just ask around if anyone is willing to take you to saint hilarion castle, and negotiate a price.
It costed us 20 turkish liras to get there, and the taxi arranged for us to come back in a couple of hours to pick us up - eithe himself or a friend, he said. His friend came very punctual. Saint Hilarion is located about half-way between Girna and Nicosia, and then still another bit over winding mountain roads and past some army trainig camps and shooting ranges. Considering the distance, the price was very correct.
Getting around Kyrenia is easy - if you are staying close to the marina (old harbor), then you can almost walk to all the attractions in the city.
If not, the hotels provide shuttles to city center, serving with short intervals.
Then there is always the public bus or taxi option. The taxi fares are not exactly cheap but not be well worth in the middle of the night, or for out-of-the-way destinations.
Here is a map of the city that points out main locations.
Local Buses run daily but they are not that reliable as they may not be always on time. If you are not in any hurry, I recommend them because the fare is cheap and it is a way to mix with locals...