North Cyprus

North Cyprus Holidays


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.


 Our Holidays include non-stop direct flights to Cyprus as standard 



    • Non-stop direct flights to Cyprus
    • & Flights via Turkey to Ercan
    • Amazing beach holidays
    • Perfect for history & culture
    • Boutique, luxury, & family-run hotels
    • Twin centre with S. Cyprus & Turkey


Tailor Made North Cyprus Holidays

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.


A place that’s rich in history, historic artefacts and oozing with culture

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.


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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.


Search online to catch a range of the latest offers and discounts available for you to take advantage of on your North Cyprus holidays. Just imagine: Sun, sea, and saving money!



  • Enjoy short 4 hour flights to Larnaca airport with no touchdowns or stopovers.
  • Save 1/3 travelling time compared to flights via Turkey to Ercan airport.
  • Depart from 19 UK local airports, on one of over 200 flight route options.
  • Professional representative services at our hand-selected hotels and airports.
  • Complimentary transfers with all package holidays
  • Combine North Cyprus with Istanbul city breaks or other Turkey resorts.


Let us tailor-make holidays to Northern Cyprus just for you. Direct Traveller has been leading North Cyprus tourism for over 12 years.

We will create our specialist North Cyprus holidays including the options for an unforgettable and ideal experience. For exclusive holiday deals see our special offers section of the website.


  • Beach holidays
  • Private tours to tourist sites
  • Twin centre Istanbul & North Cyprus
  • Twin centre Cyprus & Northern Cyprus
  • Turkey beach resorts & North Cyprus 


Direct Traveller packages are with non-stop direct flights to Cyprus as standard.





  • Pool area at the The Colony Hotel

    The Colony Hotel

    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 loca......



  • Beach area at the Rocks Hotel and Casino

    Rocks Hotel and Casino

    The Rocks Hotel is a sight in itself, with an elegant appearance that lights up at night to reveal a magical cosmopolitan aura beside the peaceful charm of the old harbour. The Rocks H......



  • Pool area at the Vuni Palace

    Vuni Palace

    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.


    Vuni Pa......



  • Outdoor Area at the Malpas Hotel and Casino

    Malpas Hotel and Spa

    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 establishme......



  • Beach area at the Merit Crystal Cove

    Merit Crystal Cove

    The Merit Crystal Cove steals a spot close to North Cyprus’ heart, surrounded by vibrant greenery and looking out onto a tranquil Kyrenia bay.

    This creates a Mediterranean atmosphere perfect for guests that want a relaxing and exotic ......



  • Pool area at the Savoy Ottoman Palace

    Savoy Ottoman Palace

    Reminiscent of the grandiose Ottoman style, The Savoy truly appears as a mystical palace inside, full of Middle Eastern luxury and charm that will leave guests feeling like royalty. The Savoy Ottoman Palace & Casino boasts magnificence, with a......



  • Pool area at the Cratos Premium

    Cratos Premium

    The Cratos Premium is far more than just an average hotel.

    Located on the coast with its own private port area and backed by breathtaking mountains, the hotel is the height of opulence with five star luxuries evident in every inch of the es......



  • Pool area at the Bellapais Monastery Village

    Bellapais Monastery Village

    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 o......



  • Beach area at the Denizkizi Resort

    Denizkizi Resort

    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 ......



  • Pool area at the Dome Hotel

    Dome Hotel

    The seafront hotel was built in 1937 and has always strived to give its guests a high quality service, comfortable surroundings and an unforgettable experience.

    It is situated in the centre of kyrenia, a short walk from the hustle bustle of......



  • Pool area at the Onar Village

    Onar Village

    Sitting on a gentle slope at the bottom of the Five Finger Mountains. Its unique 180 degree panoramic views overlook the coastline and old ancient town. A relaxing, refreshing ambience and traditional hospitality have made the village a home for m......



  • Beach area at the Oscars Resort Hotel

    Oscars Resort Hotel

    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 ......



  • Outdoor Area at the Pia Bella Hotel

    Pia Bella Hotel

    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 bust......



  • Pool area at the Altinkaya Holiday Resort

    Altinkaya Holiday Resort

    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.


    Altinkaya Holiday Resort Rooms:

    Accommodation c......



  • Pool area at the LA Hotel and Resort

    LA Hotel and Resort

    The L.A Hotel is a popular resort, and it’s easy to see why with its lovely beach, family friendly atmosphere and warm spirit that ensures an enjoyable stay in North Cyprus.

    One of our best sellers, Perfect for couples and families, w......



  • Pool area at the The Ship Inn

    The Ship Inn

    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 h......



  • Pool area at the Almond Holiday Village

    Almond Holiday Village

    Nestled between the magnificent Five Finger Mountains and Mediterranean coastline, in the peaceful western region of Kyrenia.

    A traditional Cypriot hotel that offers you a great feel of Cyprus and its heritage. Perfect for those looking for......



  • Pool area at the Manolya Hotel

    Manolya Hotel

    Looking out directly onto the sea this family run hotel is an ideal place to relax, with the beautiful azure waves a calm presence in the distance and sandy beaches close by.

    The hotel is perfectly located so that exploring the nearby villa......



  • Outdoor Area at the Sammys Hotel

    Sammys Hotel

    This friendly hotel provides a calm and welcoming holiday retreat, in the perfect spot for going on evening strolls beside the old harbour or venturing into the livelier atmosphere of Kyrenia town.

    The accommodation at Sammy’s is simp......



  • Beach area at the High Life Hotel

    High Life Hotel

    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 establis......



  • Pool area at the Citrus Tree Gardens

    Citrus Tree Gardens


    This intimate family-run Citrus Tree Gardens lives up to its name, with blooming fruit trees and Cypriot flora blossoming under the watchful beauty of the Kyrenia Mountains.

    Upon entering the Citrus Tree Gardens establishment, there is an i......



  • Pool area at the Hideaway Club

    Hideaway Club


    Lying amongst the beautiful green foothills of the mountainous Kyrenia region, this small hotel is cared for attentively by the friendly staff and the service is second to none.

    The adult-only policy at this boutique hotel makes this a fant......



  • Beach area at the Korineum Golf and Beach Resort

    Korineum Golf and Beach Resort

    Nestled in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountain range this prestigious resort is perfect for all those in search of relaxation.

    Home of the first 18-hole golf course in all of North Cyprus, the Korineum Golf and Country Club is a stell......



  • Pool area at the Bella View Hotel

    Bella View Hotel


    Amongst the foothills of the Five Finger Mountain range and only minutes from Bellapais, with tremendous views over the coastal regions of Kyrenia.

    The boutique hotel is stylish and thoughtfully decorated, with paintings and traditional sty......



  • Beach area at the Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel

    Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel

    Situated right on the beach front in the beautiful Famagusta region, the Salamis Bay Conti is the perfect place to enjoy the softest golden sand and the clearest blue waters. Not far from the ancient city of Salamis Ruins.





  • Beach area at the Arkin Palm Beach Hotel

    Arkin Palm Beach Hotel

    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 fascinat......



  • Outdoor Area at the Villa Manzara

    Villa Manzara



    Set amongst the surrounding olive groves, Villa Manzara has amazing views of the Kyrenia Mountain Range beyond. Its gardens are rich with olives, citrus fruits and jasmine plants, issuing a welcome fragrance that hangs in the air. Th......



  • Beach area at the The Olive Tree

    The Olive Tree

    This charming hotel re-opens in 2015 having undergone a major renovation.

    It nestles in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains, in the village of Çatalköy, overlooking Kyrenia and boasting distant views of the sparkling Medi......



  • Pool area at the Le Chateau Lambousa

    Le Chateau Lambousa

    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 beautifu......



Essential Information

  • Currency:

    TRY : Turkish Lira

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  • Flight duration:

    4 Hours

  • Timezone:

    +2 GMT


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.

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