Kyrenia, a coastal gem on the northern shores of Cyprus that offers thousands of years of history, beautiful nature and a fascinating culture. These all combine to provide a living testament to the diverse civilisations that have shaped its character.
Kyrenia's centre piece is its iconic harbour, framed by the imposing Kyrenia Castle. This medieval fortress, perched near the water's edge, offers a glimpse into the region's rich past and maritime heritage. Wandering through Kyrenia's narrow alleys, you'll find charming streets lined with stone houses, local shops, and welcoming cafes. The town's historical architecture and sense of timelessness create a unique atmosphere that captivates visitors.
The natural beauty surrounding Kyrenia is equally enchanting. The mountainous backdrop, lush with vegetation, provides a striking contrast to the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Add to this Kyrenia's beautiful sandy beaches and tranquil coves and you have a paradise for sun-seekers and water enthusiasts too. All in all Kyrneia certainly ticks all the boxes for a holiday full of sunshine, relaxation, history and culture.
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Kyrenia Travel Guide
At a Glance
Kryenia, with its natural harbour, is a town in tune with the sea, and there lies its beauty and charm. For years it has been fought over, but that is all in the past, these days visitors just want to enjoy all that this beautiful town has to offer.
Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of Northern Cyprus, here you can enjoy an evening on the waterfront, either a stroll along its strand or an evening meal while enjoying breath taking views across the Mediterranean, welcome to Kyrenia.
There are bus services operating between the cities and larger villages but they don't serve all the major tourist resorts. Buses are not run by one company, different routes are leased from the local authority so they look different in appearance, but you can tell it's a bus as the destination is placed in the front! To catch one you can wait at the bus stop or flag one down on the main road.
Eating and Drinking
The food of Northern Cyprus is influenced by mainly the Middle East and across the Mediterranean, the result is delicious food with a fusion of different tastes to delight the pallet.
There are many different restaurants of all types in Kyrenia and you can be sure the majority of them serve fresh local food either caught or picked that day. There are restaurants to suit all budgets, from fine dining with views across the harbour, to smaller more intimate restaurants serving delicious food, if you like sea food you'll love the choice of restaurants in this town! You can also go budget and enjoy a shish for a moderate spend.
Whatever your taste or budget there is a restaurant in Kyrenia you'll enjoy, with those warm Mediterranean evenings just make sure you're outside!
Things to See and Do
There are many different things to do in and around Kyrenia. There are various day trips, private or group ones or tours of Kyrenia and Nicosia. Or you can take yourself off to see the castle in the town centre which has a shipwreck museum.
There are also days out on a boat sailing the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. There are several available and some include a BBQ, you might even see some turtles! Perhaps you fancy something off road, if so there's jeep safari's too!
There's plenty to do in Kyrenia when the sun goes down. We've talked about all the wonderful and varied restaurants. Once you've enjoyed dinner you can then find a bar where you can enjoy a few drinks, prices are reasonable and the atmosphere in them are always very friendly and lively.
For those of us who want to keep going until the sun comes up there are some nightclubs playing the latest tracks.
There are many events in Kyrenia and the surrounding area, too many to mention here! There are events celebrating all sorts of things, music, food and folk dancing.
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