North Cyprus is the third largest island located in the Mediterranean. It is easily accessible from three continents – 40 miles from European Turkey, 60 miles from Syria on the continent of Asia, and 250 miles from Egypt, located on the continent of Africa. North Cyprus covers 36% of the Cyprus Island. North Cyprus boasts over 300 days per year of beautiful days filled with warmth and sunshine – the perfect time to enjoy the clear waters of the Mediterranean from the uncrowded beaches along the coast. Located on the northern coast is the Besparmak Mountain range, offering a marvelous view of the Mediterranean. Medieval castles and archeological sites along the coast make this the perfect getaway for archeologists and explorers. Offering everything from water sports to hiking in the mountains, North Cyprus is the perfect place for people who love nature and all it’s bounties.
North Cyprus has a rich folk history with an emphasis on hospitality. Visitors are welcomed with opened arms and invited to share the culture of the island. Restaurants offering both international and local cuisine offer an array of flavors. Traveling across the island, you will find enchanting villages filled with cobbled streets and beautiful whitewashed Cypriot houses. The coastal region of North Cypress is filled with clean, white sandy beaches while further inland are mountains covered with fragrant orange and olive groves.
The island of Cyprus is divided into north and south – the northern portion of the island (North Cyprus) is also known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. The capital of both the North and South Cyprus is Nicosia. “The green line”, or the buffer zone, which is controlled by the United Nations, divides Nicosia, separating the Turks of Northern Cyprus from the Greeks of Southern Cypress. Nicosia is made up of a combination of historic building and modern building and offices.
Have you been searching for the perfect getaway? Whether you are a nature lover or a history buff, North Cyprus has everything to meet your needs. Rich in the culture and architecture of days gone by, this enchanting island in the Mediterranean is the perfect place for people who like to explore archeological sites and ancient castles. For the nature lover, the island is the home to many endangered species; including sea turtles that nest on the Karpaz Peninsula and the island is located directly in the migration path of hundreds of species of birds.