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Insider tips for a smooth relocation from the UK to North Cyprus

So your dream home by the sea is ready to move into, all your utilities are connected, and it’s time to relocate. And whether you’re retiring to enjoy your time in a warmer climate, relocating your whole family for a fresh new start, or moving here for work, insider tips will really help you make […]

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Connecting Utilities

Once your new home is completed it’s time to organise your utilities, ensuring you will be truly comfortable in your new home. At North Cove Estates we can help you sort out all the finer details before you arrive and put you in touch with the relevant authorities, but here’s a guide to what you […]

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Building in North Cyprus (Part Two)

This is the really exciting part of building your North Cyprus villa in the sun, because once you have completed part one of your build and your exterior walls are up with a roof over your head, you can really see your new home start to take shape. Wiring and plumbing At this stage your […]

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Building in Northern Cyprus (part one)

The construction stage is one of the most exciting parts of building your new home as you finally see your plans come to life. And just like in the UK, there are basic steps that every builder follows when building a home in Northern Cyprus. You may choose to be involved every step of the […]

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Do I Need a Project Manager When Building In North Cyprus?

Whether you are building in the UK or in North Cyprus, the construction stage is one of the most exciting parts of building your new home, as you finally see your plans come to life. And the key to ensuring your new home build runs on time and keeps within budget is successful project management. […]

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Designing & Building in North Cyprus

Now that you’ve secured your dream plot of land, it’s time to choose between the amazing range of villa types, exterior styles and designs that Northern Cyprus can offer you.

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Buying your plot of land in Northern Cyprus has never been simpler

You find your perfect plot – but how can you be sure you can build on it? North Cove Estates shows you the way forward.

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Finding the Right Plot of Land to build your Dream Villa

North Cyprus has a choice of plots to suit anyone looking to build their dream home in paradise – beaches, mountains and fantastic views and with great shopping too!

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Why is North Cyprus so Affordable?

Traditionally North Cyprus was considered a cash buyer’s market, because there are no ‘official mortgages’ from banks. However with increasing numbers of international investors looking to purchase their dream Cypriot home here, there are now other options available.

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The Advantages of Building in North Cyprus

While Southern Cyprus has long been a favourite for British holiday home owners and tourists, the Northern third of the island is rapidly becoming as popular as the south. British visitors are increasingly falling for the unspoilt natural beauty of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC). Its uncrowded beaches, rich history, incredible climate, cheaper […]

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Museums in North Cyprus

WITH EVIDENCE of human settlers dating back to the Neolithic Age and written records spanning from the 8th century BC to modern day, Cyprus is an island rich with history and heritage.

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The Ghost Town of Varosha

Once a playground for the rich and famous, the empty beachfront hotels of Varosha are the most enduring symbol of the island’s division.

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The Split Capital of Cyprus

Described as the last divided capital, Nicosia is a delicious combination of Turkish and Greek cultures.

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Discovering North Cyprus – Part II

In Part II of our guide to discovering the north, we take a sneak-peek at the islands split capital, a real-life ghost town and some of the most incredible wildlife in the world.

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Discovering North Cyprus – Part I

Each region of Northern Cyprus has something special to offer, from its diverse heritage and culture to its spectacular landscapes and wildlife.

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Cyprus and Empire – how the British shaped modern Cyprus

Learn more about how Cyprus became a Mediterranean jewel of the British Empire!

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The Monasteries of Northern Cyprus

The pick of three Christian monasteries preserved in beautiful condition in North Cyprus.

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An Ancient History of Cyprus

FROM ALEXANDER the Great to Richard the Lionheart, the island of Cyprus has been conquered by some of the greatest military commanders in history.

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The Myths & Legends of North Cyprus

WITH AN ancient history dating back to the eighth century BC, it is of no surprise that North Cyprus is steeped in myths and legends.

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Inside Kyrenia

With its fabulous climate, picturesque harbour and panoramic views, Kyrenia has been a favoured holiday spot for Nicosian families and foreign travellers for well over a century.

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An Eco-Holiday in North Cyprus

The Karpas Peninsula, the eastern tip of North Cyprus, is undoubtedly where the well-travelled eco-tourist should be.

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The Beaches of North Cyprus

Seven of the best stretches of unspoilt sandiness.

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Inside the United Nations Buffer Zone

Today most Cypriots from either side of the UN buffer zone go about their daily lives barely aware of it. Learn more about Nicosia’s ‘quiet divide’.

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A Week of Wonders in the Karpas Peninsula

The Karpas peninsula is one of the most prominent and unusual geographical features of North Cyprus.

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Bird Watching in North Cyprus

Directly north of the Nile delta, the isle of Cyprus is perfectly situated to act as a staging post for thousands of birds as they pass over the Mediterranean.

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The Beauty of Bellapais

One of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus, Bellapais sits amid heavily-scented citrus groves on the northern slopes of the Kyrenia Mountains.

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Dining Out on Turkish-Cypriot Cuisine

Dining out in North Cyprus is all about mouthwatering local dishes without an eye-watering bill for afters. To whet your appetite, here’s a taste of the rich cuisine your palate and your purse can expect to become accustomed to during a stay here.

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The Ancient Kingdom of Salamis

The ancient kingdom of Salamis was a formidable city that marked the newly found wealth and increasing prosperity of the first Greek settlers in Cyprus and to this day even the ruins of Salamis boast a wealth of archeological treasures and legendary tales.

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Renting in North Cyprus

The prospect of a short or long-term let abroad opens up a whole new world of possibilities, and renting in Northern Cyprus has never been easier.

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The Great Inn of Nicosia

The Buyuk Han, which translates to the Great Inn, is an ancient travellers inn located north of the island’s capital and whose vast fortress walls have undoubtedly been privy to a wealth of fascinating medieval tales.

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Islamic Shrines in the North

Whilst modern Turkish-Cypriot society is rooted in a more secular way of life, the north remains home to a settled Muslim population and several Islamic shrines, not least the Selimiye, Haydar Pasha and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosques.

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St Mamas Monastery in Güzelyurt

Located close to the foothills of the Troodos mountains and awash with underground springs, the town sits on one of the island’s richest agricultural areas.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Living in North Cyprus

Just how different is North Cyprus to the United Kingdom? (Apart from, you know, the obvious…)

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North Cypriot Traditional Crafts

Take a brief look at and pay homage to some of the skills that have been passed down through the generations.

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The Coffee Houses and Cafés of North Cyprus

Experience the rich tradition of Turkish coffee drinking in North Cyprus

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Traditional Turkish Baths in North Cyprus

The Turkish baths are a cultural experience not to be missed.

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Turkish-Cypriot Hospitality

HOSPITALITY is a cornerstone of the Turkish-Cypriot way of life so expect a very warm welcome in the North.

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The Crusader Castles of North Cyprus

The ruins of these enchanting Crusader castles will capture your imagination with their fascinating history!

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Retiring to North Cyprus

Untouched beaches, nature trails, quaint harbours and over 300 days a year of sunshine. It’s difficult to imagine how a retiree would want to stay indoors!.

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Investment Potential on Student Accommodation in North Cyprus

North Cyprus is fast becoming a favourite hotspot for international students, and not just those on vacation.

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The Student Hub of the Mediterranean

Affordable, Accessible, Caring, Cultural, Fun – and no better place to learn.

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The Mystery of the Kyrenian Shipwreck

Learn about the sunken ship that went on to survive for centuries beneath the sea off the coast of North Cyprus.

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The Water Sports Junkie

You are spoilt for choice of dive sites in the North – and sailors have a choice of harbours both ancient and modern.

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Faith Tourism

Tolerance of all faiths and a collection of historic holy places to visit and to worship in North Cyprus

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An A to Z of Northern Cyprus (Part 4)

Take the high road in Part 4 of our A to Z of North Cyprus

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An A to Z of Northern Cyprus (Part 3)

Go wild in Part 3 of our A to Z of North Cyprus!

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An A to Z of Northern Cyprus (Part 2)

Learn about beautiful foods and the mysterious ghost town of Famagusta in Part 2 of our A to Z of North Cyprus!

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An A to Z of Northern Cyprus (Part 1)

Sea Turtles and a gothic abbey feature in Part 1 of our A to Z of North Cyprus

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A Golfer’s Paradise at Esentepe

North Cyprus has the perfect weather for golf, so it is no surprise there is a top golf course there ready to be discovered!

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Great video from MAKOSSA & MEGABLAST

Makossa & Megablast Live @ Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus – “everybody happy, happy happy!”

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The North’s New Luxury Marina

Discover the perfect location to begin exploring the natural treasures of North Cyprus in true nautical style!

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A Land of Festivals

The festival season runs from around April to November, offering plenty of opportunity to capture the essence of North Cypriot life.

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Spa & Wellbeing Breaks in North Cyprus (Part II)

More tips for spa and wellbeing in North Cyprus

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Spa & Wellbeing Breaks in North Cyprus (Part I)

What better place for a pampering than North Cyprus?

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The Wild Donkeys of the Karpas Peninsula

This tough little beast remains an important part of life here!

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The Natural Treasures of Northern Cyprus

North Cyprus’s geological diversity provides a range of natural habitats – home to a multitude of plant and wildlife species.

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North’s Banking System is ‘Safer Bet’ than the South’s

NORTH CYPRUS Finance Minister Ersin Tatar believes your money is safer in North Cyprus than in the South.

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Financial Prosperity in the North

Where does southern Cyprus’s banking problems leave Northern Cyprus?

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Weddings & Honeymoons in North Cyprus

For a fairytale wedding coming true, take a trip to North Cyprus to tie the knot.

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Turtle Watching in North Cyprus

Learn more about these special visitors to Algadi beach!

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North Cyprus – the Casino Capital of Europe

…if you don’t fancy the sun you can spend hours indoors too!

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A look at what’s on for the tots, teens and in-betweens

There’s nothing like spending hours building sandcastles and licking ice-cream off fat little fingers!

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Hiring a Car in North Cyprus

There may seem a lot to remember but it’s not too dissimilar to hiring and driving in the UK.

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Getting to the North is as easy as 1,2,3 (bir, iki, üç)

Just how easy is it to get to North Cyprus? Flights, taxis…all explained.

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Hopping North of the Border

A border-hopping fact guide on how to hop!

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A Turkish Slice of Tourism for 2013

In 2013 the North is poised to stand a Five-Finger mountain height above other Mediterranean destinations. Find out why!

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Better protection for buyers

NEW to North Cyprus – developers and vendors of newly built properties will be able to offer 12 year build warranties.

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A Winter Escape to the North

A healthy pick of boutique hotels, villas, self-catering cottages? Yes, there really is an alternative!

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The Cost of Living in the North

Treat yourself to a feast of mezes, meals and tasty morsels!

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Inside Kyrenia

With its fabulous climate, picturesque harbour and panoramic views, Kyrenia has been a favoured holiday spot for Nicosian families and foreign travellers for well over a century.

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An Ancient History of Cyprus

FROM ALEXANDER the Great to Richard the Lionheart, the island of Cyprus has been conquered by some of the greatest military commanders in history.

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The Monasteries of Northern Cyprus

The pick of three Christian monasteries preserved in beautiful condition in North Cyprus.

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Cyprus and Empire – how the British shaped modern Cyprus

Learn more about how Cyprus became a Mediterranean jewel of the British Empire!

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Museums in North Cyprus

WITH EVIDENCE of human settlers dating back to the Neolithic Age and written records spanning from the 8th century BC to modern day, Cyprus is an island rich with history and heritage. And what better place to learn about the cultures and civilisations that have occupied this island than one of the many museums located […]

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