Kyrenia Tour

Kyrenia Tour

Join our Famous Kyrenia Tour and Discover North Cyprus’s Beautiful City of Kyrenia, Once you arrive North Cyprus and if is your first time, I highly recommend you to join our tours, Once you book Our Representatives will meet you in the morning, they will confirm the pick up time for you, not to worry. They will pick everyone and first stop is Famous St.Hilarion Castle, Great Fantastic view from Top of the Castle, bear in mind, its bit difficult to claim to top of the Castle, however if you feel tired or not strong to claim top of the Castle, you can stop at the St.Hilarion Cafe and Enjoy Homemade Lemonade, or Cold beer, Once our Castle tour is completed, our bus will take us to Most beautiful village, Bellapais, we will visit Village, and Bellapais Mopnastery, after visiting, we will stop for Lunch at the Bellapais Village, and enjoy the bird view of Kyrenia.

Bellapais Abbey

After Relax time, our bus will take us to Kyrenia Castle, we will visit and discover Castle and Shipwreck Museum, after visiting castle we will have free time, to seat and enjoy our Drinks at the Old Harbour, you can smell the history, and relax at this old yatch Harbour. You can take a nice walk along the harbour, or you can do shopping, and around 16:00 our bus will take us back to hotel, hope to see you next trip.

Kyrenia Castle

Important places in this tour

Kyrenia Castle, Bellapais village, Bellapais Monastery, Kyrenia Harbour, Shipwreck Museum.

You can book your Tours when you book your holiday or you can book through our Local representatives.

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North Cyprus Summer 2015 Holidays

Why you should book North Cyprus Summer 2015 Holidays Now?

Most of people includes me, We go at least once a year holiday or more, so Holiday money isn’t easy to save, so you have to count each penny, and save more for your holiday, however how to book a holiday cheaper and how to save money?

Yes Here is the Answers, I will give you some tips, so you can book your holiday and Save money, Most of companies start to advertise, and also holiday makers start to book their holiday end of January, of February, a major of group, so why you shouldn’t beat them and book in December and Save more, December usually people focus for Christmas and don’t think about summer holiday, so time to get the best deal and best hotel room for summer holiday, Best Month is December, Holiday offers just got ready and not many people booked yet, and also holiday advisors not so busy in December, good idea to talk more and discuss more!

Pia Bella Hotel

Pia Bella Hotel Kyrenia

You have first tip, and now I will share with you my second tip, which day you should pick the Flight, weekend? No way! Friday? No way! Try to fly Monday or Tuesday so you can get best flight price. For North Cyprus Flights, you can check our Packages with Pegasus airlines from Stansted or Atlas Jet Airlines from Luton Packages, they both fly to Ercan Airport, or you can fly From Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Dublin to Ercan Airport with Turkish Airlines

And 3rd Tip, Where you should stay? Do I have to stay in town Centre? No way, you can stay bit further and pay less money, and you can reach your hotel with public buses or Taxi and it will cost you less money.

Tip 4

Most of Hotels and also A1cyprus does Early booking discounts, Free room upgrades, free car hires, for Summer period, so if you book early you will save and your money will stay in your pocket.
And will benefit of the free room upgrade!

Acapulco resort hotel

Acapulco Resort Hotel

 

Do I have to book my trip now or in Resort?
It’s better to book your car hire or trip before you arrive to Resort, it will save money for you.

For example, If we are talking about North Cyprus I suggest you to book your holiday now, because there is limited Hotel beds available, and also there is limited Flights available to North Cyprus, once the regulars, Villa owners, booked their flights, if you haven’t booked your holidays or flights, you will have to book Expensive class and visit North Cyprus.

So call 0203 150 0352 to book your North Cyprus summer 2015 holidays

 

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Istanbul Break

Istanbul City Break

One of the Great place in the World, History, authentic, mixture of the Cultures, here is the Istanbul, I call it City of the Dream, became home for Many of Kingdoms, Famous with Palaces, and bosphorus, Where the asia and Europa meet on same land thats Istanbul.

Istanbul

Flights to Istanbul

From Any UK airport to Istanbul takes approximately 3 hours flights, There are plenty Flights to Istanbul, Either you can fly to Asian Side, or European Side. There is 2 Airport available Istanbul Europan Side Ataturk Airport and Asian side Sabiha Gokcen Airport. You will able to find flights from £ 90 to Istanbul. Once you arrive to Magic City Istanbul, you can take taxi to your hotel, or you can use airport bus services to City centre, and than you can take taxi, both way is safe and secure.

Where to Stay in Istanbul

I can recommend to stay in Old City (Sultanahmet area) where all famous histroical attractions located. Such as Sultanahmet Mosque, sultanahmet Square, Topkapi Palace, Hagia Iren, Basilica Cistern, and Hippodrome, Those are the famous places for visiting, also Covered bazzar, Spice Market, are famous for Istanbul. My Favourite Istanbul hotel is Tria Hotel at the Sultanahmet area, small friendly boutique hotel, located heart of the Sultanahmet, just 2 minute walk to Sultanahmet square, and 300 meters to Sultanahmet Mosque and area, you will feel relax and cozy there, This Small boutique hotel offers friendly atmosphere and breakfast is good, also price is reasonable.

Tria Hotel

What to See in Istanbul?

Once you unpacked and ready to Discover the Istanbul don’t forget to take your Camera and City Map. You can start from Sultanahmet area, following Sultanahmet square, Mosque, Blue Mosque, Yere Batan Sarnici, Grand Bazzar and Spice Market,  And dont forget to do Bosphorus Boat Trip, this trip will allow you to see Luxury old Palaces looking to Boshorus, its a great Day out.

Bosphorus

What to Eat in Istanbul ? What is Special?

Once you are Hungry First of All I recommend to Try Historical Sultanahmet Koftecisi ( Traditional Meatballs with Beans) Don’t froget to try Ayran (Yoghurt Drink) and Turkish Tea, Delicious, following will be Turkish Baklava, I cannot miss that.
Next Day I suggest you to try Balik Ekmek ( Fresh Fish cooked on charcol actually you can see them while cooking on traditional boat, they serve from the boat) and Evening you can Try Doner Kebab with Rice, or Oberjin Kebab, Istanbul is Food of the City, Also Dont Forget to Try Turkish Pizza, Lahmacun, I can say They do great food in Istanbul, I can say, Once you are in Istanbul you will fell in love and want to visit once again once again.

eminonu balik ekmek

Its so Easy to Discover Istanbul Call and Discover the Magic City of Istanbul

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A Day in Merit Spa North Cyprus

A Day in Merit Spa North Cyprus

To ensure that you will have an excellent day fulfilled with relaxation, make sure to begin with a calming breakfast chosen from the great buffet set on a seaside venue with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea glistening with the morning sun. After enjoying the juiciest fruit and freshest vegetables & greens, along with many specialties of the Turkish breakfast cuisine do have a gentle stroll in the lush green gardens of the hotel premises where green meets blue in the most picturesque ways.

Merit Spa

Sunbathing is a must whether you choose to lie on a hammock among the green grass, on great big cushions and sun loungers on the seafront terrace or even on loungers set along the sandy seaside with the most refreshing freshly squeezed juices of your choice. Head into the lobby to find the most decedent bite size deserts along with a glass of champagne found at most hours during the day. Continue your experience with the most soothing scents of essential oils generating from the spa premises completed with a steam room, sauna, Turkish bath, indoor pool, lounge area and private massage room with en-suite hot tub and shower.

Turkish Bath Merit

To enhance your spa experience you can choose to have a one of many options from massage and skin care programs. You may also want to consider a Turkish Bath foam treatment and body scrub based on a tradition going back several hundreds of years applied by the specialists. You can enjoy a dip in the indoor pool and lay on the special centrally heated mosaic marble beds located on the pool side to boost your experience of relaxation.

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How to Book Holiday Online – Example for beginners

Every year Online Market getting bigger and bigger, more and more people search and book their holiday online. Because Faster, Simple and They can get more discount, than High Street Shops.

However, Still some people find a bit scary, or say difficult to book a holiday online, so we have written a guide step by step to show you how easy to book online holiday

Visit A1cyprus.com and Search

How to book online

When you put on your browser www.a1cyprus.com it will take you in to our website. Above you will the this page, Its give you option to book your holidays to North Cyprus with Flights or without Flights, if you are looking package holiday including flights, just search your Departure airport from Drop down Menu and next select your date, and Click “search” button

Searching best price option

How to book holidays online

Once you clicked Search button this page it will appear, and it will take around 10-15 Second to Load the Next page which Hotels, and flight details will show to you, the listing will be From most Famous Hotels to Down,

Browse Hotels and Flights

Online booking Course

Now you will see the Hotels and Flight Details, our Clever System, put together flights, transfers, hotel, and Check in luggage for you, so there is no any extra cost will appear on next page. if you don’t like the flight you can choose above different flights, on different date, all flight is live. Hotel Reviews taken from Trip Advisor, if you want to see hotel details, you can click on Hotel picture and it will take you details page, where you can see Hotel reviews, pictures, facilities, Room details, and Area on Map. When you decide which Hotel you can click “Book Now” and it will take you next page

Review your order and confirm

Book A Holiday online

book online

Now you are on Last Page

Just feel your Details and if you want you can add extra Car hire, and you can confirm your order,

Our website is fully secured by GeoTrust
See? it’s as simple as that, You can try and book your Holiday online at a1cyprus.com

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North Cyprus’s Best Beach Guide

North Cyprus’s Best Beach Guide

You may think North Cyprus is a small Island and it is. However there are plenty Sandy and Crystal Clear Water Beaches. Most of beaches you will find like private and undiscovered in North Cyprus.

There are plenty beach to choose, Windy Surf Beach, Sandy Beaches and Rocky Beaches for Snorkelling.

Here is our pick of the best beaches in North Cyprus I started my selection from Kyrenia Area, and it will follow Famagusta and Karpaz Area.

 

Escape Beach ( Yavuz Cikarma Plaji)

This is one of the private Sandy beach in Kyrenia area The bar and food is great and water is always calm, Locals and Tourist use the beach, there are Scuba, and water sports available at Yavuz Cikarma beach, Reaching the Escape beach is easy, you can take taxi or shared Dolmush, it will take you front of the Escape beach.

Escape Beach North Cyprus

Camelot Beach

This is around 3 miles away from Escape beach. Old Fishing harbour for Alsancak, Run by GAU university, sandy beach area and perfect for snorkelling and fishing, there is Beach bar and above Restaurant available when you compare with Escape beach is Less busy here, you can take again Dolmush or Taxi and small walk will take you to Camelot beach, they are itself is Old Lambusa Kingdom, you will see old Church and Stone building around the Area.

 

Camelot Beach Alsancak North Cyprus

Denizkizi Beach

This Sandy beach belongs to Denizkizi Hotel and run by them, used by Hotel customers, and also accept guest from outside, its second busy beach around the west of Kyrenia area. There is a Restaurant and bar. Food is excellent, run by Nazi’s Restaurants where famous Kebab Restaurant in Kyrenia, around 2 Miles away from Camelot beach located west of Kyrenia Alsancak village. Water sports and Scuba diving available at Denizkizi Beach

Denizkizi Beach Alsancak

Guzelyali beach

More Rural beach located very West of Kyrenia in Karsiyaka village opposite Guzelyali Hotel and also run by Mehmet Cuma owner of the Guzelyali beach, they don’t charge Entrance fee, they charge only Services such as Sun loungers, and beds, and Showers etc. There is a Beach Bar and Restaurant available, MEHMET Cuma’s Fresh Fish is Famous. The beach is half Sandy and Half pebbles, Les crowd, and less people here. Fantastic for honeymoon couples.

Guzelyali beach

Acapulco Hotel Beach

Are you looking for mile of Sandy beach, Great Sandy Beach however little busy and you will find lots of children and activates for them also, Beach Run Buy Acapulco Hotel itself Capacity around two thousand people, plus Local visitors from outside make Acapulco beach lively and busy, if you are looking quite day weekend is not suitable for you, best to go midweek, located Catalkoy area East of Kyrenia, All water Sports available, there is A Beach restaurant and Bar available there.

Acapulco Beach North Cyprus

Karpaz Golden Beach

Yes I Kept this one last because its important and private, not seen before like this beach, far away from cities, and people, Nature and beach together, miles and miles crystal water Mediterranean sandy beach, and backdrop Green mountain portrait, Water always calm and beach never Dirty, as not many people around, even Middle of the summer, you can feel private and separate there, there is two Small restaurant available at the Golden sand beach, I stop at Burhan Beach Restaurant, and have Fresh Fish with Efes Beer.

Golden Sandy Beach Karpas

 

 

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A Day in National Park Karpas – North Cyprus

A Day in National Park Karpas – North Cyprus

Life a Film, it will take you back to 1960th or 1970 years, Still Natural and Unspoilt, friendly, crystal Clear Sea Water, Miles of Sandy Beach, without Noise and Crowd, various tones of Green, Smell of the herbs, those words not enough to describe the Karpas National Park.

Wake up early and take your way to Karpaz I suggest you to use the Coastal road if you are going from Kyrenia Pass all the villages, and arrive to Esentepe keep going you will find Karpas Road, time for stop for coffee, and local olive bread, at Kandilli Local bakery at the Mehmetcik village, where they produce great great sweet, and wines during summer times, they do local bread, and Olive with Hallomi with Local green herbs. Its amazing taste. Just out from bakery. those breads will stay in your mind long time, look around and see the natural atmosphere, feel the cypriot people great welcome. Time to go to discover Karpas more, we are driving and passing the villages, Avtepe, Yenierenkoy, where small guest houses, and Fishing harbour, soon we will arrive Dipkarpaz village, We need break now, we are going to stop at Village centre to have our coffee’s at Greek Coffee Shop yes you didn’t hear wrong its greek coffee shop, so strange isn’t it, where on the island guns, and wars, however at the karpaz no war and no gun, no fight, Turkish and Greek people live together so many years, and Karpras is not divided, its united place In Cyprus.

After having our coffees, we leave our luggage at the Karpas Arch House where we will stay tonight, small friendly guest house, I love it, friendly atmosphere, Natural breakfast, quite atmosphere, no TV in the room, no traffic, no crowd, Cypriot houses turn to small guest houses.

After we checked in we carry our way to Golden beach and Apostolos Andreas Monastery, and natural park, wow what a amazing view of the Golden beach, yes its miles and miles, and any time its quite, doesn’t matter any month of the year still quite, and not many people around, not seen before like this natural beach before? One side Golden sand beach, one side Mountains with Green Cover.

We drive little bit more and reach the Monastery, While we are driving will able to see and feed the Local Donkey’s of Karpas, those are the locals and the Karpas, and will wait you to feed them, amazing Monastery still open you can visit Monastery’s Church. Looked after by Local prise. If you want you can leave your car there and take a walk around the Natural park or swim in Crystal Clear Mediterranean Water.

Take a walk to old City Ruins of Karpas where the Firstly City Found there, look around and feel the Cyprus. It will make you to understand real Cyprus, Rural Cyprus, Natural Cyprus.

Time for Eating Something, You will find plenty Small Friendly Restaurant where they serve Fresh Fish Caught Daily, with Local olive oil and Fresh bread, Fresh Salad. After Lunch and Relax time, we return to our small guest house, no traffic or crowd in the village, only Smiley Faces of village people and children play middle of the road, however nobody disturb them, when the dark arrive everybody moves to homes, and village stay alone, that is time, to watch the stars and listen the Karpas.

This is the Karpas and Real Cyprus.

Thank you.

Erkan Kilim

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Giant Tourism Project for Lapta

Giant Tourism Project for Lapta

Mr.Namsoy: UE will provide 471 943. Lapta Municipality 83 283 Euros to the project.

A press conference has been organised to give information about “Regional Development with Tourism and Lapta Region Capacity improvement Project” Which took effect with a contract signed by Lapta Municipality and EU Commission on 19th August 2014.

Lapta Mayor Fuat Namsoy, EU sipport office Programmes Supervisor Alessandra Vieezzer Project Manager Agustin Moya Colorada attended the conference where the aims of the Project have been described as making the town more attractive for tourist and contributing towards.

At the Conference organised by Municipalities Union, Project Detals have been Explained and Lapta Mayor Fuat Namsoy and EU Commission programme Team Leader Alessandra have made speeches.

Lapta Coastal walkway

The cost of project is 555 526 Euros. Lapta Mayor Fuat Namsoy stated that the Project will be supported financially by EU as part of living standards development amongst Rural Society programme.

Lapta Mayor Confirmed, The Area will be improved Such as new shops, new path ways, Cycle roads, Walking areas, and more public beach. and They  are targeting to get more tourist in to Lapta in 2015. Mr Namsoy added. Lapta is one of the most imprortant place for North Cyprus Tourism, We have almost 2000 Bed capacity in the area, and new famous brand of Hilton coming to Lapta Area also said Mr.Namsoy.

This year From Germany, Holland, Belgium, Turkey, Poland, Norway and many other country Travel agents visited Lapta region and they already started to promote Lapta, and Mr Namsoy added, Holiday in North Cyprus perfect for families with Children, there are lost of activites and area is safe said.

Mr Namsoy said they are planning new Tourism Festival and village days for 2015 season.

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Spend a Day in North Cyprus

 

 

Kyrenia Harbour

Morning
So you have 24 hours in the beautiful island of North Cyprus Never been and looking to discover the historical Kyrenia harbour, and more, drop the luggage to the hotel, and put yourself outside to discover the unspoilt North Cyprus, shops and Cafes opens around 09.00 am, so walk down to old Harbour, and have your breakfast opposite the Kyrenia Castle, Fresh Cypriot bread, Cyprus Cheese, and Olive. Freshly brewed coffee, or Turkish Tea, you are ready for day ? not yet, Have you had your Turkish Coffee? No sugar please, after the coffee you can drink water and you will feel the great taste. now you are ready for the day, Walk around 100 meter and visit most famous Kyrenia Harbour, and Shipwreck museum, walk around the castle, and ready to Discover the St.Hilarion Castle, wow don’t think its easy to reach! you are going to claim around 750m high so don’t forget your sport shoes, once you are on top of the castle don’t forget to take picture with “congratulation” sign, This great castle build by byzantines, and used by Lusignans, and veneditians, Don’t miss the great view from Queen’s Window. Definitely must seen place.

Bellapais abbey

Lunch
After St.Hilarion Castle I am sure you are hungry and ready to visit Laurence Duress’s Village Bellapais village and Bellapais Monastery, each year hundereds of peoples visiting Bellapais village and monastery. after visiting this magnificent building and village, you are ready for lunch. Stop at Kybele Restaurant next to Bellapais Monastery. and don’t forget to order your Fish and Wine, its to early to try Raki. chill out here. time to go back to Hotel, take a taxi or Dolmush(shared mini bus) and go to city Centre to your Hotel.

Afternoon
Relax around the pool or take a taxi to Escape beach around 7 Miles to Centre, Golden Sandy beach, swim in
Mediterranean blue water, relax, and don’t forget to try Famous Efes pilsen, with local peanut! like locals, you can swim in the sea almost 10 month.
After relax afternoon, back to hotel and you are ready for night.

Dinner

There are plenty restaurant around the old harbour and also west of Kyrenia and East of Kyrenia, around the harbour if you want to try memes, and Full kebab, we recommend niazis Kebab restaurant, or if you want to try fresh fish, there are plenty fish restaurants, around. If you are having fresh fish don’t forget to try Raki Drink with water. don’t drink too much, its strong drink. Made by aniseed

Nightlife.
After Dinner its to early to go bed, if you are not to tired! Kerne still live and not sleeping, You can enjoy around the old harbour Live Guitar or if you want bit more lively dance, there are plenty night clubs around the west of Kyrenia and East of Kyrenia, Bars and pubs, are open until early morning of hours.

 

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