Pristine white beaches, bright sunshine, crystal clear sea and delicious culinary experiences make Northern Cyprus to one of the Mediterranean’s best kept secrets.
Kyrenia, the white coastal town, spreading out along the sea like a string of pearls. The city has long been a center for tourism and if you are in a shopping mood, it is easy to find bargains here.
Fold at one of the quaint side streets you will find many cozy cafes. Take the opportunity to order a cup of Turkish coffee and drink it along with the locals. The restaurants have a wide range of culinary experiences, with everything from seafood to traditional Cypriot cuisine as side dishes Meze and halloumi cheese. The horseshoe-shaped harbor, which after nightfall is bathing in the light of hundreds of lanterns, is the city’s natural gathering place.
Next door to the harbor is Kyrenia’s historic fort. The proud building carries relics from far back in time and has a museum where you can view a shipwreck of a 2300 years old merchant.
The vast mountain range Beşparmakbergen looks down on the city. Right at the foot of the mountain, just east of Kyrenia, is the traditional village of Bella Pais, with its winding streets and cozy atmosphere attract many visitors. Bellapais medieval monastery is well worth a visit.
Capital Nicosia is Northern Cyprus’s political and economic center. The city has a large variety of restaurants, cafes and shopping.
The entire Northern Cyprus is blessed by natural beauty. In Güzelyurt on the west coast, you will walk among the orange groves and royal ruins. Here you can sit down and enjoy the shade of thousand year old olive trees. All sorts of water sports can exert on the west coast, especially kite-surfing.
Northern Cyprus eastern promontory jutting like a lace into the sea. Here, surrounded by Mediterranean cleanest sea, lies the national Karpaz, with its endless and white estates. It’s actually right here on the Karpaz we find the Cypriot donkey that has become a symbol of the island.
The dream for many golfers is to be able to practice their sport all year round. It works just fine in Northern Cyprus. Korineum Golf & Beach Resort is East of Kyrenia and offers eighteen holes with breathtaking views of the green untouched coasts. The climate is perfect for outdoor activities all year round and the weather rarely disappoint here. Summers are long and extends from May to October while winters are short.