Guide to Northern Cyprus
Northern Cyprus is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean and basks all year round in over 300 days of sunshine. With long hot summers with a short winter. A history of 10,000 years, Northern Cyprus has seen civilizations come and go. Alexander the Great and Cleopatra stake their claim here. Aphrodite also made her home in Cyprus and travellers throughout history came here just to pay her a visit.
The crystal waters of the eastern Mediterranean that bathe the coastline of Northern Cyprus. Offer some of the finest and safest bathing in the Mediterranean with the average sea temperature above 20 degrees for a lot of the year. North Cyprus also offers one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean. Where you will find a large variety of marine species of all sizes, including the Loggerhead and the Green Turtles.
The northern coastal area is backed by the spectacular Besparmak Mountains with its medieval castles and fortresses. The rugged slopes are covered with Aleppo pines, olives, and carob trees, with small villages nestling in the hillsides.
With daily flights to and from Ercan airport in the North. Or Larnaca in the south it has never been easier to visit the island and stay in one of the many luxury 5 star all-inclusive beachfront hotels with water parks for the family’s or 3-star bed & breakfast smaller hotels near the sea, there is a choice and budget for everyone.
Northern Cyprus is very much a family orientated island with a very laid back slow pace to life. As the friendly locals get together at the weekends having BBQs and visiting the many restaurants for the fantastic local cuisine which is must taste when you visit, you will never feel unwelcome and you will never want to leave.