For a holiday with all the benefits of a Mediterranean destination without the crowds book Kyrenia Holidays. Kyrenia is a very picturesque seaside town in Northern Cyprus offering beautiful coastline and all the charms of a Mediterranean holiday. Kyrenia Holidays are accessible directly into Cyprus at Larnaca Airport in Southern Cyprus or via Turkey into Ercan Airport. Kyrenia has miles of beautiful and breathtaking coastline to the front and a dramatic backdrop of the Five Finger Mountain range. Kyrenia Holidays are popular with artists and budding novelists as North Cyprus has a thrilling history going back to the days of Richard the Lion Heart and Alexander the Great and it is probably one of the most scenic towns in Cyprus. Kyrenia Holidays provide the perfect base to explore the island with hotels available to suit all budgets and all tastes.

Kyrenia Castle


Kyrenia has a good selection of restaurants, lounge bars providing local specialties and traditional food of Northern Cyprus. There are many places that also offer Turkish dishes as well as Mediterranean and international cuisine. Majority of Kyrenia is concentrated around the charming U-shaped harbour with stylish cafes and attractive shops lined up along the harbour. For those who wish to step bank in time there is so much on offer with two of Cyprus’s crusader castles based in Kyrenia. Kyrenia Castle located by the Venetian harbour gives an imposing presence on the Kyrenia coastline with its high fortress walls. St.Hilarion castle on the other hand is set on the peak of Kyrenia five finger mountains giving it unparalleled views of the island. Breathtaking is an understatement from this viewpoint. St.Hilarion castle was Walt Disney’s inspiration for the palace in “Snow White”. Bellapais Abbey (Abbaye de la Belle Paix) known as the abbey of peace in French is also set in the foothills of Kyrenia Mountains, in the village of Bellapais with its 12th century Lusignan gothic architecture monastery. This is also the place Lawrence Durrell lived and wrote his book “Bitter Lemons”

Bellapais Abbey

Bellapais Monastery Village
Bellapais Monastery Village
Bellapais Abbey Miles and miles of sandy coves make for the perfect place to rejuvenate yourself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. You can while away the hours just lying under the glorious sun that Northern Cyprus holidays are so well known for. Kyrenia Holidays are great for those who want to do nothing but relax but that is not all that Kyrenia has to offer. Kyrenia coastline offers some of the most beautiful scuba diving experience in the Mediterranean. The oldest shipwreck ever to be found was off the coast of Kyrenia so try your luck at treasure hunting in the sea. Of course there are many other water sports to take part in if Scuba Diving does not take your fancy. Why not get in touch with Direct Traveller the leading specialist Tour Operator to North Cyprus and book your Kyrenia Holiday with us. Direct Traveller have knowledgeable staff who can guide you in booking the perfect break for you.