North Cyprus - The Med as it was decades ago.
North Cyprus may be small, but it’s still bursting with personality! It’s one of the closest experiences to stepping in a time machine you’ll have. Overlooked by the wise old Kyrenia Mountains there is very much a feeling that nature is the main presence in this beautiful part of the Mediterranean.
North Cyprus has seen so much history pass through its barely changed landscapes, still sleepy in the warm, laid back atmosphere. The quiet almond beaches of the Karpaz Peninsula breathe blankets of sand in gentle breezes while the turquoise sea whispers intangible thoughts. The marks left behind throughout the centuries such as the charismatic crusader castles that look down imposingly to the landscape from their visionary positions give you a sense of mystery and yearning to discover its little secrets.
Add to such a unique atmosphere the dimension of comforting luxuries, such as delicious fresh cuisine, sociable restaurants, diverse activities, unique wild life and friendly locals all help to make North Cyprus a place easy to find happiness in.
North Cyprus is an ideal Euro-free holiday destination that is located at the crossroads of three continents, and just 40 miles from Turkey. Previously a British colony, the island’s European influence means that, although Turkish is the official language in North Cyprus, English is still widely spoken and driving is on the left.
North Cyprus is bursting with intriguing antiquity and a rich cultural history. The coastline is astonishingly beautiful with its ancient harbour where one can dine al-fresco. Sandy beaches stretch for miles, whilst the depths of the crystal-clear azure seas offer many of the region’s best dive sites.
A labyrinth of craft shops, ancient sites and family owned restaurants await exploration in North Cyprus’ vibrant towns, whilst idyllic scenery and ancient rustic villages gently dot the countryside.
There are key distinct areas offering unique experiences for all types of travellers. Kyrenia holidays, the most desired of all, are unique in their setting with the focal point surrounding the old Venetian harbour. The long northern coastline is backed by the Five Finger Mountains with their dramatic wooded slopes and craggy summits. Castles, historic ruins and religious relics adorn the mountains, whilst the lower hills and lowlands are still vastly empty, and also home some of the most desirable North Cyprus hotels featured the Direct Traveller brochures and North Cyprus holiday deals pages of this website.
Far west, is the most fertile region with citrus groves and olive trees in abundance. To the East, the finger of the Karpaz Peninsula points to Syria. This region is more remote yet home to the most beautiful landscapes in North Cyprus, with deserted beaches and ancient villages with once-grand basilicas, tombs and ruins which bear testament to the regions glorious past.
Dubbed as the best of the Mediterranean as it was decades ago, North Cyprus is the Med’s best kept secret. Loved for its slow pace of life and welcoming hospitality, it combines beautiful bays and enchanting sights with a sunny climate all year round.
Direct Traveller is offering a unique holiday experience in the Mediterranean. It is also one of the few remaining euro-free holiday destinations, and just a short flight away from the UK.
North Cyprus may be small, but it’s still bursting with personality! There’s a whole plethora of colourful culture for visitors to experience, in between losing your stresses to the alluring landscapes of sandy coves and crystalline waters that wink in the sun.
This amazing holiday destination has so much to offer. North Cyprus holidays are ideal for beach lovers, culture vultures, and social divas. Relax and take in the ambience of North Cyprus holidays in the resorts of Kyrenia and Famagusta.
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Taking inspiration from colonialism alongside the grandeur of the Ottoman era, the Colony Hotel is a fragment of the islands past amid the fast paced present of Kyrenia town.
It is the perfect retreat for those seeking an escape. It is located central to Kyrenia town, meaning when not enticed to relax beside the pool you’ll have the attractions in the area at your disposal.
All include air conditioning, heating, an en-suite ba......
A choice of hotel rooms and suites. Each room has been designed to have a sophisticated and modern outlook that allows guests to feel comfortable and at home. Standard rooms are mainly double bedded, and include an en suite bathro......
The five star Malpas Hotel and Spa offers guests the chance to experience true luxury and tranquillity amongst the beauty of the East of Kyrenia region.
This modern and stylish hotel has elegantly styled rooms that help mark the establishment as a true gem.
Landscaped gardens have been perfected so that guests can enjoy the indigenous flora of North Cyprus and this natural influence is blended with the modern architecture of the building.
The hotel maintains a flawless standard of service and accommodation with breathtaking views and many returning customers.
The fantastic adult-only hotel is one of the best hotels in the beautiful town of Bellapais, with unfaltering views of all that North Cyprus has to offer. Everything in between is a blend of natural greenery, ancient history and traditional town life.
A choice of accommodation is available, from spaci......
Guests can overlook the white sanded cove and crystalline sea each day whilst staying at the Denizkizi, positioned in a lavish beachfront landscape West of Kyrenia that will prove a haven for escapists.
At the Denizkizi Resort you’ll feel close to the pulse of Mediterranean nature, wrapped up in its scenery with the beach just a short walk downhill and a backdrop of pine clad mountains shutting off the rest of the world.
The Oscars Resort hotel will ensure that visitors will get the best out of their holiday, with plenty to do within the hotel and a courtesy shuttle service to Kyrenia town centre, which can take you to explore the shops, eat authentic cuisine and soak up the laid back local life.
Guestrooms within the main hotel offer either land or sea views with a balcony or terrace, and fit from 3-4 people max. For something larger the club rooms are a bette......
From just a small family run hotel the Pia Bella has grown to become one of the most popular places to stay in North Cyprus, thriving due to its rare authentic charm, hospitality, comfortable design and prime location right near the centre of bustling Kyrenia.
A stay with the Pia Bella ensures a pleasant holiday that will provide you with everything you need, and no doubt see you leave having made some new friends!
A warm and amiable ambience inspires the atmosphere at the Altinkaya, making it a laid back and sociable place to stay. Close to both Kyrenia town and Bellapais village.
Accommodation consists of two separate complexes. There is a choice between standard bungalows, hotel rooms, and residence rooms. Bungalows all have a sitting area and in most there is a sofa bed. You can choose between a ground floor studio and split-level gallery......
The Ship Inn Hotel is full of Mediterranean spirit, residing amongst olive trees, citrus groves and vineyards.
Its convenient closeness to Kyrenia town centre and friendly atmosphere has customers returning again and again. The hotel also has one of the most striking views of the Crusader castle, St. Hilarion located in the Five Finger Mountains.
A choice of accommodation types are hotel rooms and two-bedroom villas. The two-bedro......
A little gem tucked away just a few minutes stroll from Kyrenia town centre. In our opinion it’s a perfect retreat for couples and single travellers looking for a relaxing holiday in an idyllic setting.
The well established family-run hotel has a spectacular beach front location. The panoramic views are second to none, particularly as the main reception, lobby lounge and al fresco terrace are situated to the rear of the hotel overlooking the open sea. Whilst this at......
The Arkin Palm Beach Hotel is one of the most captivating hotels in the region due to its unrivalled historic location.
With only a mile from central Famagusta, you’ll be right at the heart of some of North Cyprus’ most fascinating sites.
A selection of land or Seaview (extra charge) and luxury suites, some of which have separate living areas. The room facilities include air-conditioning, a safety deposit box, high......
Situated only few hundred meters away from the beautiful North Cyprus coast – and the overlooking Kyrenia Mountain Range – this newly completed, fully air-conditioned 3 bedroom private villa is ideal for guests looking for and peace relaxation. Located in Esentepe, only twenty minutes drive east of Kyrenia, it’s an area rich in history. The Ottoman castles and Venetian harbour provide a charming environment for taking a stroll or wining and dining. For anybody ......
This grand hotel is built in the style of an Ottoman Caravanserai, or travellers’ inn, in warm, local stone, with counterpoints of marble and timber.
It is set to the west of Kyrenia, close to the village of Lapta, and enjoys beautiful views of the Mediterranean. Guests here will enjoy the use of two outdoor swimming pools, and there is a complimentary shuttle service provided to the Camelot Beach Club, just a few minutes’ away, where you can soak up the sun and swim in the......
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No visa is required for British or EU (European Union) citizens wishing to visit North Cyprus. The only requirement is a valid passport at the time of travel to North Cyprus. If you prefer not to have your passport stamped on arrival, you can ask at passport control for a separate piece of paper, which will be stamped instead. The only nationalities which currently require visas for North Cyprus are Armenians and Nigerians.
Please check with the tourist office or embassy to double check your visa requirements any informationon our website is for guidance and may not be up to date with any changes from the relevant country.