Northern Cyprus

About Northern Cyprus

Home to the last divided city in the world

Holidays to Northern Cyprus offer pristine beaches, beautiful mountain scenery, traditional villages and ancient cities.

Located in the Mediterranean, just 40 miles off the Southern coast of Turkey. Since 1974 the island has been divided, with the North home to the Turkish Cypriot population. The local language is Turkish and the currency is the Turkish lira. English is widely spoken and it's easy to explore as driving is on the left-hand side of the road.

Nicosia, or Lefkosa in Turkish, is the capital of both sides of the island, and the last divided city in the world.

Travel Information

Time Difference: GMT +2 hours

Currency: Turkish Lira

Climate Information

The climate in Northern Cyprus is typically Mediterranean with hot dry summers and cooler winters.

Temperatures in July and August can average between 30 and 40 degrees Celsius with little rain between May and October.

More rain is expected between December and the end of March.

Leisure & Activities

Kyrenia Harbour
A very popular location to visit with its picturesque frontage lined with cafes and restaurants. At the east end of the harbour there is a prominent castle offering a spectacular view. The harbour itself is full of yachts and fishing boats providing an enchanting atmosphere.

Bellapais Monastery
Founded at the beginning of the thirteenth century, Bellapais Monastery is one of the most tranquil locations in Northern Cyprus. It is situated on the edge of the Kyrenia Mountains in the beautiful hillside village of Bellapais.

St. Hilarian Castle
Built on three levels, the upper level has narrow and winding steps leading up to St Johns Tower and Royal Apartments. From there you are furnished with spectacular views over Kyrenia and the surrounding villages.

Hotels in Northern Cyprus