North Cyprus Guide

Our comprehensive North Cyprus guide answers most of your questions during your villa holidays in Northern Cyprus.

North Cyprus Holidays

A Holiday to North Cyprus offers something for everyone. North Cyprus is Mediterranean's last unspoilt corner and a perfect getaway for every season with unspoilt natural beauty, sun-baked sandy beaches, perfect holiday weather, numerous historic attractions and more to add. Northern Cyprus villa holidays are the most popular holiday type offered on the island.

Travel to North Cyprus

There are regular flights to North Cyprus from the European countries. Flights to Ercan (Lefkosa) International Airport are with a touchdown in Turkey. If you prefer a direct flight then you may also get a flight to Larnaca or Paphos Airports in South Cyprus and get your transfer arranged. Hotels and car rental companies in North Cyprus usually offer airport transfer service from Larnaca and Paphos. Alternative way of getting to North Cyprus is by ferry. There are ferries from Mersin, Alanya and Tasucu to Kyrenia or Famagusta.

North Cyprus Hotels

Kyrenia Villas offer a wide range of holiday accommodation options including hotels in Famagusta and Kyrenia, North Cyprus. The guests who prefer to stay in a hotel can use our online search facility on the left to book one of handpicked Northern Cyprus hotels.

Getting around North Cyprus

If you have booked a villa holiday in North Cyprus then renting a car is essential. North Cyprus car hire will provide the freedom to discover secluded beaches, explore local culture and taste local dishes in different restaurant. There are regular local bus services available from the city to city during the day.

Places to Visit in North Cyprus

You'll never run out of places to visit in North Cyprus. There are fairy tale castles, ancient cathedrals, beautiful fishing villages, a pretty harbour and festivals throughout the summer. Top places to visit in Kyrenia include St. Hilarion Castle, Kyrenia Harbour & Castle, Buffavento Castle and Bellapais Monastery. Famagusta is history lover’s paradise; the old town of Famagusta is full of historical places to visit, and just outside Famagusta is the ancient city of Salamis, the capital of Cyprus in 1100 BC. Karpas Peninsula National Park is a natural sanctuary where you can discover beautiful golden sandy of lonely turtle beaches, wildlife, plant species and more. The capital Nicosia and Soli and Vouni are also worth visiting.

Dining out in North Cyprus Restaurants

Dining in North Cyprus is truly an experience in itself. From simple sidewalk cafés to posh culinary palaces with uniformed waiters, there are so many options to choose from. Turkish cuisine is flavourful and the good value for money.

North Cyprus Weather

You’re all but guaranteed good weather in North Cyprus in the summer (June, July and August). Spring (March, April and May) in North Cyprus is perfect for those who would like to avoid hot summers. Spring is best time to visit for wildflower walking holidays to enjoy the colours of spring flowers. You may also feel the summer hot at the beginning on autumn (September, October and November) and cools down through the middle. Winters (December, January and February) are rainy and warm but don’t expect white snow.

North Cyprus Beaches

Beaches in North Cyprus are one of the main attractions of the island. Soft golden sand extends into shallow waters on the beaches of Kyrenia and Famagusta. Three main beaches in Kyrenia include Acapulco Beach, Alagadi Turtle Beach, Escape Beach Club and Denizkizi/Golden Bay Beach. Famagusta and its surrounding area is beach lover’s paradise. The best beaches in Famagusta include Bafra Public Beach, Glapsides Public Beach, and of course the best beach of Cyprus Island: Karpas Golden Beach.

North Cyprus Currency

The currency used in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira but foreign money including sterling pound, euro, and USD dollars are widely accepted. Credit cards also accepted but it is always better to carry some Turkish Lira in cash as some of the shops might not accept foreign money and credit cards.

Electric

In North Cyprus, UK style 3 pin plugs are in use. Electricity supply is 220/240v.