ACTIVITIES IN NORTH CYPRUS
With over 300 restaurants and taverns visitors are spoilt for choice in North Cyprus. The local Cypriot food is rich and varied being heavily influenced by Lebanese, Syrian, Greek, and above all Turkish culinary art. In addition to the local food there are many excellent restaurants specialising in European and other international cuisine and eating out is relatively inexpensive.
There are just two seasons for spending holidays in Northern Cyprus: spring, begins in November, and Summer which starts in May. Cyprus is truly an island of contrasts. In the north a stony and rocky coastline is interspersed with quiet intimate beaches and there are also vast expanses of dunes and sandy beaches. Inland of the north coast is the fertile coastal plain where olives, carobs, citrus fruits and grapes are grown, rising steeply to the conifer forest upper slopes and the rugged skyline of the Kyrenia mountains.
Northern Cyprus is a heaven of natural beauty from the unspoilt unpolluted coastline across the central plain stretching between Famagusta and Nicosia, into the magnificent Kyrenia mountain range.
With the first substantial rains in November, spring awakes to produce ariot of colour with anemones, cyclamens, narcissus, hyacinths, iris and wild orchids - all coming to flower. These are followed by the blossoming fruit trees and then the sun loving mimosa, hibiscus, jasmine and roses. Cyprus boasts about 1800 species of plants and flowers, some are only Cyprus natives, and is home to millions of birds.
High in the mountains may be seen eagles, falcons, buzzards and the rare Cypriot mufflon, while some of the northern beaches are major nest sites for the protected loggerhead and green turtles.
Whatever time of year is, you can enjoy the unspoilt natural beauty while beeing on North Cyprus holidays.
HISTORY OF CYPRUS
North Cyprus region dates back centuries, keen explorers can find many archaeological sites to visit. The fairytale castle of St.Hilarion and Bellapais Abbey are not to be missed during holidays in North Cyprus. Kyrenia is an ancient fishing village with a horse shoe shaped harbour fringed by cafes, bars and restaurants. Enjoy your Northern Cyprus holidays - step back in time and experience stunning hideaways and warm hospitality, swim, walk, sail, scuba, eat and drink at low cost.
Cyprus has a history that can be traced back for over 9000 years. Sitting strategically astride the ancient trading routes between Asia, Egypt and Europe, it has throughout the centuries marked the frontier between Christianity and Islam.
It has been fought over and colonised by many great empires, the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Persians, Macedonians under Alexander the Great, the Romans, the Byzantine Empire, the Ottoman Turks and the British. The heritage and culture left behind by these civilisations is to be seen all over the North Cyprus.
FLIGHTS FROM UK
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Introduction to North Cyprus
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