Five Reasons to Discover Northern Cyprus
Five Reasons to Discover Northern Cyprus

Five Reasons to Discover Northern Cyprus

Northern Cyprus is a sleepy Mediterranean island, just waiting to be discovered. It is a treasure trove of historic remains – from ancient Roman cities to Gothic monasteries, Crusader castles and medieval walled cities. It is also spectacularly beautiful and astonishingly unspoilt. The Karpaz peninsula is home to golden sandy beaches without a sunbed in sight!
 
Here are five of our favourite things to do on holiday in Northern Cyprus:


1. Enjoy a brandy sour on Kyrenia harbour

Kyrenia is home to a picture-perfect, horseshoe-shaped harbour, which is just made for an evening promenade. The warehouses, which were once used to store precious carob beans, are now lively bars and buzzing restaurants. Try the local tipple – brandy sour – perfect on a warm, summer’s evening!




2. Hunt for orchids in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains

The beautiful Kyrenia Mountain Range, also known as the Five Finger Mountains, provides the backdrop to the clear Mediterranean. In spring it is home to a carpet of beautiful wild flowers, including rare indigenous orchids.  If you want to explore with an expert, why not check out our special Northern Cyprus wild flower tours?




3. Survey the eerie ‘ghost’ town of Varosha

Abandoned in 1974, Varosha, was once the most popular resort on the island. Right next door, is one of our favourite hotels, the Arkin Palm Beach in Famagusta. It sits on the golden sandy beach and enjoys beautiful views. It’s also a great place from which to explore the medieval walled city of Famagusta, and the Greco-Roman remains of Salamis.




4. Learn to cook traditional Cypriot food

The Turkish Cypriot cuisine is a delicious blend of fresh, local ingredients and diverse influences. Learn how to make tasty bread, flavoured with olives and halloumi cheese in a traditional oven or pick your own lemons from which to make fresh ‘limonata’. Stay in the family-run Lapida Hotel and learn from the locals with our Taste of Northern Cyprus cooking holiday.




5. Contemplate the views from beautiful Bellapais

The ruins of the Gothic Abbey of Bellapais retain a charm and serenity, which make it a beautiful place to visit at any time of year. It nestles on the hillside, surveying the glittering Kyrenia coastline below. Bellapais was home to the writer, Lawrence Durrell and is also the setting for the idyllic Bellapais Gardens Hotel, located at the foot of the abbey walls.



Wherever you choose to stay in Northern Cyprus, you’re sure to be enchanted by this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean. What’s more, the currency here is Turkish Lira, which is at an all-time low against the pound – so if you holiday in Northern Cyprus in 2018, you’ll find it’s better value than ever! 

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Gillham Vineyard Hotel

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

The Five Finger Mountains of the island are famous for its pine-clad slopes and striking views as well as being home to many endemic plants, wildflowers and sanctuary for birds. This brand new elegant boutique hotel could not have chosen a better location than Ilgaz, a small village perched on the highest part of the mountain slopes in a beautiful
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Bellapais Gardens Luxury Boutique

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

One of the most beautiful boutique hotels on the island with excellent service and traditional hospitality! This beautiful family run boutique hotel is located in the heart of the crusader village of Bellapais literally few minutes from its’ 12th century Abbey and the main piazza where you can find small cafes, artisan shops and tavernas to e
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Arkin Palm Beach

Northern Cyprus, Famagusta & Karpaz

A contemporary five-star hotel with excellent service and location, a heaven on the edge of a beautiful golden sandy beach. This small five start hotel is one of the best on the island for location and quality as not only it offers great choice of accommodation with contemporary design, leisurely feel and atmosphere but it is literally built on the
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Arkin Colony Hotel

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

Perfect choice for those looking to enjoy the old town and its romantic harbour, luxury city hotel with great ambiance. As a member of the Arkin Group, the Arkin Colony is a beautiful city hotel in the heart of Kyrenia, few minutes walking distance to the high street with small shops, & cafes and the dazzling ancient harbour with the 13th Centu
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Hideaway Club

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A small family run boutique hotel with beautiful setting overlooking to Kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea in the distance. Tastefully created rooms offering a boutique stay with beautiful surroundings and facilities.The Hideaway Club is a privately owned small boutique, adult only hotel perched on the hills of Five Finger mountain ranges overlookin

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Denizkizi & Denizkizi Royal Hotels

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A charming family run hotel with two separate buildings located in massive grounds surrounded by beautiful exotic plants with a stunning sandy beach. Denizkizi and Denizkizi Royal Hotels are one of the oldest hotels on the west coast approx. 5 miles to the centre of Kyrenia, located on a beautiful garden with exotic plants, fruit trees and colourfu
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Pia Bella Hotel

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

This family run hotel has been one of the most popular hotels on the island since it's early years and continue to attract many visitors from the UK year-round. Built on the outskirts of Kyrenia in a residential area of Kyrenia, approx. 15-20 min walking distance to the old Town this four-star hotel is a firm favourite with UK guests and especially
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Olive Tree

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A charming four-star hotel with beautiful accommodation and great facilities in a beautiful tranquil location near Kyrenia.Ideal for couples and families looking for a relaxing holiday. The Olive Tree has recently had a makeover under new management. The hotel is located on a gentle slope between the Five Finger Mountains and the sleepy village of

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Bellapais Monastery Village

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A charming hotel run by friendly staff, offering splendid views of the coast and tranquil atmosphere, perfect to relaxation, enjoying the prime Bellapais location with good facilities. The charming hotel Bellapais Monastery Village is located on the foothills of the Five Finger Mountain Range with beautiful panoramic views of Kyrenia coast and the
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Lapida Garden Hotel

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

The best place to experience Cypriot hospitality: a unique, off-the-beaten-track small hotel with excellent service. The Lapida is a small, family run hotel with a comfortable, home from home feel. It is a relatively new hotel in the heart of the countryside surrounded by citrus and olive groves, close to village of Alsancak&Lapta offering basi

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Korineum Golf & Beach Resort

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A charming luxury escape in the heart of the beautiful lush green golf course with beautiful Five Finger mountains on your backdrop and the sea in the distance. The Korineum Golf & Beach Resort is a beautiful tranquil hotel offering excellent choice of accommodation for people looking to get away from it all. Sitting on the outskirts of the Fiv
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Merit Crystal Cove

Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia

A fine five-star All Inclusive hotel with stunning location on the edge of a peninsula with striking sea views and a superb beach. Located on a sea front, with beautiful landscaped gardens, indoor and outdoor facilities, luxury five-star Merit Crystal Cove is one of the most popular hotels on the island. With just 15 min driving distance from the c
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