North Cyprus, set in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea enjoys long hot summers where the mercury can hover around 35 degrees on most days. Add this wonderful weather with the beautiful sandy beaches dotted around its coastline and you have the perfect choice for your next beach holiday.
The two resorts we feature, Famagusta and Kyrenia have several fabulous sandy beaches where you can while away the days either lying on the soft sands soaking up the sun while the Med laps the shore or if you want a change of pace you can try the various water sports on offer.
When the sun goes down, the perfect way to end the day is enjoying a delicious meal in one of the local restaurants, most with stunning sea views, or take a stroll around the waterfront, stopping off in one of the bars or cafes for a refreshing drink before you make your way back to your hotel, only to do it all again the next day.
We offer North Cyprus' two main beach resorts, Famagusta and and Kyrenia. Famagusta is famous for its stunning beaches, clear blue waters as well as its history and fascinating culture. Combine all these and it's easy to see why this wonderful town and resort attracts tourists from all over the world.
Kyrenia is a harbour town surrounded by beautiful natural scenery. 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.
Whichever resort you choose, Famagusta or Kyrenia, you will enjoy this wonderful part of Cyprus that really is an unknown gem. The beaches are beautiful, the sun shines all summer long and there's a culture here you won't find in other parts of Europe.
What to see & do
If you can tear yourself away from the beach or hotel pool there are plenty of things to see and do in Northern Cyprus. You can go scuba diving or go karting and there are several water parks where you can enjoy the water slides while keeping cool.
Take some time to look around the charming harbour town of Kyrenia with its castle, this houses a shipwreck museum and if you make it to the top you are rewarded with breath taking views of the coastline.
Famagusta is also a fascinating town, one of it's most iconic landmarks is the ancient walled city, enclosed by impressive Venetian fortifications. Within these walls lies a treasure trove of historical sites, including medieval churches, Ottoman-era architecture, and remnants of its past as a bustling port town. In the southern part of the town is Varosha, a ghost town created by the partition of Cyprus in 1974.
It's not all ancient walls and buildings though as Famagusta's cultural scene is vibrant, with annual festivals, art exhibitions, and performances that celebrate its diverse heritage.
There are also days out on a boat sailing the sparkling waters of the Mediterranean. There are several available and some include a BBQ and you might even see some turtles!
There's plenty to see and do in Northern Cyprus, from enjoying its beautiful sandy beaches, water sports to exploring its fascinating history in the old walled towns and castles.
Food & drink
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 Famagusta and Kyrenia you can be sure the majority of them serve fresh local food either caught or picked that day. There are impressive restaurants in glamorous surroundings such as luxury hotels or you can enjoy dinner on a terrace overlooking the glistening Mediterranean.
You can also enjoy restaurants with an international flavour such as Japanese, South American and Italian. Wherever you choose you'll have a wonderful evening enjoying the wonderful food during the lovely warm evenings.
There are all types of shopping experiences in Northen Cyprus. There are many shops selling fashion and jewellery or you can visit a bazaar where locally built good can be purchased at very reasonable prices.
The main currency is Turkish Lira. For larger purchases Stirling and Euros are also accepted. Currency exchanges are located throughout towns and tourist areas.
North Cyprus enjoys long hot and dry summers with temperatures reaching between 35 and 40 degrees during high summer.
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