NORTH CYPRUS

Cyprus is the third largest and third most populous island in the Mediterranean.

The easiest way to reach North Cyprus is by air.

You can fly to Northern Cyprus transit via Turkey to Ercan International Airport or you can use Larnaca or Paphos International airports which are located in the south of the island.

There are both Turkish and Greek Cypriots living in both sides of the island.

People speak a mix of three official languages; Turkish, Greek, and English.

Cyprus is a multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious island.

Cypriots are known for their sincere hospitality and friendliness.

Cyprus is known as one of the safest places in the world due to the low crime rate and has been a popular destination among tourists all year round.

Besides the 5-star luxury hotels, agro-tourism holiday and untouched nature offer visitors a chance to enjoy the Cypriot culture and rural life.

Traffic in Cyprus runs on the left-hand side of the road like in the UK and some other countries in the world.

Cyprus has spectacular Mediterranean weather which supports diverse fauna and flora.

From mammals and birds to reptiles, fish and amphibians, the island is home to many species.

Twenty rare species of Orchids and 371 species of migratory birds can be seen on the island.

Out of the total 1950 species of flowering plants worldwide, 140 are found nowhere but in Cyprus.

The traditional Cypriot recipes are mouth-watering. It has been influenced by Byzantine, French, Italian, Catalan, Ottoman and Middle Eastern cuisines.

Cyprus is abundant with local fresh fruits, herbs, pulses, greens, fresh fish and lean meat which offer delicious flavours as well as healthy mediterranean way to eat.

On an average, Cyprus receives 40 days of rainfall each year.

So, sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters can be enjoyed almost 9 months in a year.

Are you not a beach person? Well, there are hundreds of activities and historical sites in Cyprus waiting to be visited.

Here are some of the fascinating places and activities for you.

Bellapais Monastery – Kyrenia

Kyrenia Harbour

The Great Inn – Nicosia

Samanbahçe – Old Nicosia Town

Relaxing at one of the street cafes – Nicosia

Getting friendly with the Wild Donkeys – Karpasia

Observing the first steps of the Caretta Caretta

Scuba Diving in one of the best seas in Europe.

Kite surfing year round