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. When enjoying Kyrenia holidays you will be 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.
For a perfect non-euro holiday, look no other than North Cyprus.
Situated fantastically within the southern borders of Europe, by western Asia and Northern Africa, its sits just 40 miles from Turkey.
Cyprus itself was once a colony of the British Empire, giving it a fusion of British, Cypriot and Turkish cultures. As with many ex British Colonies English is widely spoken, and driving is still on the left. If you want to impress, then why not brush up on some basic Turkish as Turkish is the official language of North Cyprus.
North Cyprus has an abundance of historic sites like no other. North Cyprus is a place that guarantees culture, and experience. A combination of cosmopolitan towns and traditional villages add to the flavour of the island. Many of the eateries are family run, and shops range from traditional crafts to modern outlets.
Kyrenia holidays have a special interest for many holidaymakers, as the harbour town has its very own ancient venetian harbour. The place is unique and offers a gorgeous setting during the day and night. A perfect place to explore and relax throughout the day, you can admire the traditional fishing vessels that anchor there while enjoying freshly caught fish or a traditional Cypriot brandy Sour cocktail.
The town also has a mountain backdrop adding to the romance of the area. Why not visit one of the castles set on the peak of the mountain range or take a visit to sleepy and quaint Bellapais village and its Gothic Abbey.
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.
The west provides for traditional Cypriot life with its many citrus groves and olive groves near the Guzelyurt region, while the east leads through a popular destination for History buffs enjoying Famagusta holidays then onto to the Karpaz panhandle. Here you will find much history, and even more empty sandy beaches and amazing views of virgin coastline.
Dubbed as the Mediterranean that once was.. A med from decades ago, North Cyprus is the region’s best kept secret. Loved for its traditionally slow pace and friendly locals, it offers amazing beaches, gorgeous views, and plenty of sunshine throughout the year.
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......
It's all about luxury at the Vuni Palace Hotel, and it keeps its guests in a regal spot, with the choice between the cultural hub of Kyrenia town that is just a walk away and the peacefulness of a private sandy beach.
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 ......
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.