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 North Cyprus holidays' 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.
Experience the authentic feel to the destination, while mingling with the friendly locals. This is one of the most amazing parts of North Cyprus holidays, as you are not in a holiday town designed just for tourists, you enjoy the best of the destinations while visiting the same places the locals do, and enjoying the slower pace of the Mediterranean life with them.
For a perfect non-euro holiday, look no other than North Cyprus holidays. 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; it 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 for one of the true charms while on holidays in North cyprus. 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 holidays are 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 in Northern Cyprus. 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 Kyrenia hotels and Famagusta hotels. Search online to catch a range of the latest offers and discounts available for you to take advantage of on your holidays. Just imagine: Sun, sea, and saving money!
Let us tailor-make holidays to North Cyprus just for you. Direct Traveller has been leading North Cyprus tourism for over 13 years.
We will create our specialist holidays including the options for an unforgettable and ideal experience. For exclusive holiday deals see our special offers section of the website.
Direct Traveller packages are with non-stop direct flights to Cyprus as standard. Look out for Direct Traveller latest early booking offers, late deals and other North Cyprus holiday offers. We are competitive, and can offer you holidays from your local airport with non-stop direct flights to Larnaca or Paphos in addition to Ercan flights.
TRY : Turkish Lira
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. 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 are Armenians and Nigerians, but please check with the North Cyprus tourism centre for any changes, or call us for advise.
Please check with the tourist office or embassy to double check your visa requirements. Any information on our website is for guidance and may not be up to date with any changes from the relevant country.