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I have put together below some information on activities available in North Cyprus as well as recommended places to visit. For more detailed and up to date information try visiting the Whatson-NorthCyprus website. There are also many information leaflets and a tourist guide in the villa. The tourist information office is located at the far end of Kyrenia Harbour as well as all the other major towns.

Places to Visit

The Crusader Castles :

Bellapais Abbey

Kyrenia Town (MAP)

Nicosia (MAP)

Famagusta (MAP)

Bogaz

Guzelyurt (Morphou) 

The Karpas Peninsula (MAP)

Apostolos Andreas Monastery

Salamis

Ayios Philon (ancient Roman harbour)

 


Holiday Activities in North Cyprus

Boating & FishingTrips can be arranged locally from the villa or from Kyrenia and Famagusta harbours for fishing or pleasure cruises. I can recommend Sail Cyprus who operate from next to the tourist information office in Kyrenia Harbour.
GolfThere are two golf courses in North Cyprus. The new championship 21 hole Korineum Golf and Country Club  in Esentepe and a 9 hole course near Guzelyurt (Morphou).
10 Pin BowlingThere is a brand new facility to the west of Kyrenia. Very good value. Follow the new road West towards Lapta and you will see it on the left after a short distance (big skittle outside).
TennisAvailable at many locations including Acapulco Beach Resort
Water Skiing & Jet SkiingThis can be arranged along with other water sports from Escape Beach to the west of Kyrenia town and Vogue Beach club to the East near Alagadi Beach.
Quad BikingGuided trips with breathtaking views can be arranged for most age groups
Jeep ToursGuided trips available into the Kyrenia Mountain range
Horse RidingCatalkoy riding club is located to the East of Kyrenia town. Open Tuesday to Sunday. They can be contacted on 0090 533 8454741/42.
ParaglidingTandem jumps can be arranged with Highline Paragliding from the Kyrenia mountain range. Booking office in Kyrenia Harbour or visit their website. This really is a once in a lifetime experience. Click to see a Photo of Cameron (9) and Joe (7) taking a flight.
CyclingGuided tours including overnight stays can be arranged catering for varying degrees of difficulty. There is also a ladies and gents bike available for hire from the villa at extremely competitive rates.
Scuba DivingSome excellent wreck diving (including aircraft) and caves to be explored. Available for all abilities. Only organised trips are allowed in North Cyprus. Available from Alagadi and Escape beach.
WalkingGuided walking tours including overnight stays can be arranged for all abilities. If you prefer to navigate yourself there are countless safe walks.
Hunting & ShootingThis is strictly controlled and restricted to certain days only. Contact us for more details of North Cyprus shooting clubs.
Water ParksThe Octopus Water park is located in Catalkoy en-route to Kyrenia
Go Karting

 

Northern Cyprus has two international standard Karting tracks suitable for ages from 7yrs to adult. Having tried both tracks I would recommend Zet Karting as they had better safety standards. Located on the Nicosia to Guzelyurt road. From 15ytl (6) for 10mins. Great Fun!! Click here to see the winners rostrum!!
Casino'sThere are many casino's in North Cyprus mainly attached to the large hotels and they prove to be a very popular attraction.
Free tour of Nicosia

Click here for map of Nicosia showing Ledra Street crossing point.

 

The Cyprus Turkish Tourist Guides Association (KITREB) run free tours of Nicosia. The tour, on foot, begins outside the tourist information office (Kyrenia Gate) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays starting at 10:30am. You will be guided through the walled city of Nicosia, The Mevlevi Museum, Samanbahce Houses, Venetian Column, Dervis Pasa Mansion, The Great Inn (Buyuk Han), Selimiye Mosque, Bedesten, Lapidary Museum, Eaved House, Arasta and many other historical landmarks.

Flora & FaunaDue to its climate and geographic position, as well as relatively unpolluted environment, the island has a varied wildlife. It hosts up to 1,600 kinds of plants, 350 species of birds, and 26 different reptile and amphibian species. From February to June Northern Cyprus is covered by different kinds of flowers with orchids to be the most extravagant species from all. In spring and summer the island is 'invaded' by about 300 species of birds. From July till August the Green Sea Turtle and the Loggerhead Sea Turtle visit the beaches of Cyprus to lay their eggs (further information from Turkishcyprus.com).

 

Turtle Watching/HatchingAn invitation goes out to everyone to come down to view the excavations, we meet at the Goatshed (HQ), Alagadi for 5:30pm where we will take you down to the nest from there. No flash photography can be used during the excavation as not only does it potentially damage the eye sight of the hatchlings but will also show up the grubbiness of the volunteers!

If you would like to give us a call on the morning that you are hoping to see an excavation to see whether we have one on, please feel free to on: 05338798533.

Also see http://www.cyprusturtles.org/

This is a must for children and an experience they will never forget!!
 

  

 

NORTH CYPRUS VILLA RENTAL - This site was last updated 21 March 2013

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