Places to visit in North Cyprus

What can I do in North Cyprus ? Where to visit ?

Usually  all our clients, search and call to book their  Summer holidays during January time, so  you started search and Seen our Advert and don’t know about North Cyprus. never been, your Friend recommended for you, however you been to paphos, or limassol, and you think its same, however not same, Why? North Cyprus still unspoilt, unique, natural, and not so crowd.

Using Turkish Lira instead of Euro, There is no mcdonald, and no burger king! there is Fresh food, Fresh Fruit, and friendly people.

You called and booked your holiday so you are looking places and what to do while you are in North Cyprus.

So Today I will give you information about what you can do in North Cyprus, where you can go ? Which place you should visit.

Apostolos Monastery in Dipkarpaz

Located Dipkarpaz (Karpaz Peninsular) Most famous attraction in Cyprus

Apostolos Monastery in North Cyprus

Great Inn Nicosia

Located in Old Town Nicosia, there are Restaurants, cafe, and shopping available.

Great Inn Nicosia\

Kyrenia Harbour and Castle

Most Famous place for visit in North Cyprus, there is cafes, Restaurants, bars, Shops, children playground, Boat trips available from harbour

Kerne Harbour and Castle

Sinai Monastery Karsiyaka (old Name Vasilia)

Located West of Kyrenia, top of the Karsiyaka Village, left vacant early 1900, great view, perfect area for walking, and relax.

you can park your car hire, and walk through Karsiyaka village to Sinai Monastery

Sinai monastery


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Fly with Turkish Airlines to North Cyprus in 2015

New year new ideas, new Offers, new Flights

Fly with Turkish Airlines to North Cyprus this year!


First of All we wish All our customers Happy, Healthy, New year, You are so important for us, so this year we are offering Turkish Airlines online from our website, you can book your package holidays to Ercan airport with Turkish Airlines from our website with 1 click, Turkish Airlines flying from Birmingham, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh to Ercan Airport via Istanbul Ataturk Airport, We have best price guaranteed for Turkish Airlines Packages, If you find cheaper deal we are ready to refund you full for the same offer, Each year we have seat allocation agreement with Turkish Airlines, and this give us benefit to offer you lowest fares for your holidays.

Why you should fly to Ercan Airport with Turkish Airlines?

  • Quality
  • In-Flight Meals and Drinks
  • In-Flight Entertainment
  • Friendly and Professional Staff
  • 20 Kg Check in Luggage
  • 8 Kg hand Luggage
  • Business class option
  • Fly with Quality airline and pay less money
  • you can Stopover Istanbul and there is no extra cost
  • Free of charge Online Check in
  • Free of Charge Seat selection
  • Best Lounge Service at Istanbul Ataturk Airport ( for Business Class)
  • Ercan Airport only 30 Minutes away from Kyrenia you can collect your car hire from airport

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holiday in North Cyprus with Children

Where to stay with Children

Today I will give you information for Families with children, where to stay, Which Hotels best for Children, and what to do in North Cyprus holidays with Children. First of All North Cyprus is Safe for Children, and Cypriots Love Children.

family hotels

I can recommend Following hotels :-

Hotel Sempati : Small Family Run Hotel located west of Kyrenia, Bungalows best option for families with Children, there is Large Swimming pool with Children section, Children play Ground, and nearby to small public beach

sempati bungalows

Acapulco Ressort Hotel in Kyrenia. Hotel Has sandy beach, Children Park, Lunapark, Large Space, Animation during summer period. Swimming pool, Aqua Park

acapulco hotel lunapark

Oscar Resort Hotel : Located just outskirt of Kyrenia, there is Small Sandy Beach, Children park, Swimming pool, Aqua Park, Children playground

Oscar Resort Hotel

Kaya Artemis Hotel : Located in Bafra Tourism Area, There is fantastic Sandy BEach, Swimming pool, Aqua park, Children playground.

If you are looking All inclusive Hotels in North Cyprus, I can recommend Merit Crystal Cove and Merit Park Hotel, Both offer high Class Serice, Sandy Beach, Children playground, however there is no Aqua Park.


What to do in North Cyprus ? Where to Eat with Children ?

I belive this Post will be Perfect for Families with Children, If I plan to go holiday with My kids first of All I check Hotels, I check what we can do and Where to eat.

In Kyrenia Area, There is good Restaurants for Families with Children, Such as, Ezic Peanut Restaurant, Ezic Premier, Burger King, Also I can recommend Turkish Pizza Restaurants ( Lahmacun) Pizza with Mincemeat on it, its great food for Children. Chicken Run, Also you can find few Fish and Chip Shop around Kyrenia area.

In Kyrenia Harbour, you will find Children playground area, there is two, so if you take a walk to harbour you can’t miss it.

King Bowling is great play area, There is Bowling, And lots of Different Play machines, inclueding billard, table football, and more.

If children looking for Cake Shop, Cacao the best option I belive, they will love home made ice cream, waffle, and Chocolates.


Cacao Cake Shop and Restaurant.

located next to old Jasmine court hotel, If you drive to Lapta side from Kyrenia you will see left side
King Bowling Kyrenia

King Bowling Kyrenia

Located Kyrenia Lapta Road, around 2 Km West of Kyrenia

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Great Video of North Cyprus

Great Video of North Cyprus

Today I would like to share a great video for North Cyprus, pearl blue water of Mediterranean Sea, Five Finger Mountains, Kyrenia Harbour, There are lots of reasons for visiting North Cyprus This year, not just the price, not just a country, its special place on the earth, still unspoilt, unique and natural, call us and book a holiday in North Cyprus in 2015

Happy New year

North Cyprus Tourism Adverts from Turkish Londra on Vimeo.

The Kingdom of Harmony(North Cyprus) from О!ФИЛЬМ(О!FILM) on Vimeo.

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christmas in North cyprus

Trending now in Kyrenia

A1cyprus Says Thank you!

Today 24th December and Almost whole year (2014) Finished and new challenge waiting for us, We wish 2015 Brings everyone Health, Happines, and Lots of money so you can book your Holidays to North Cyprus with us again and again. We would like to Thanks for all our Clients who support us, and booked their holiday, flights, hotel, car with us. A1cyprus will continiue to provide best and quality service for all clients.

We have added new hotels in to our programme, Olive Tree Hotel, Le Chateau Lambusa, Merit Royal Hotels are our new Hotels, All of them,  high Class Quality Hotels.

I would like to give you some more infirmation for what’s

Trending now in Kyrenia

christmas in North cyprus

Hotel Sempati

Great Family run Hotel located West of Kyrenia, run by Cypriot family, they have 80 Rooms, Hotel rooms and Apartments, Hotel rooms have sea view and Apartments ( Superior rooms) have Garden and Sea view, This fantastic Family Run Hotel, Have Large Swimming pool, Garden, Restaurant, and Bar, only 100 meter to small public beach, Its perfect place for couples and Families.


Hotel Sempati

Hotel Sempati


Rocks Hotel Kyrenia

Great 5 Star Hotel Located in Kyrenia Harbour, offer exclusive service, Rocks Hotel have Sea view and Mountain Rooms, If you want to be heart of the Town perfect accommodation. Rocks Hotel have Swimming pool, Spa, Casino, Gym, Restaurant and Bar. It was one of the best Seller hotel in 2014

Rocks Hotel Kyrenia

Pia Bella Hotel

4 star hotel in Town Centre with perfect service, A1cyprus Family thanks for Pia bella hotel management and Staff,

This lovely place has two swimming pool, Restaurant and bar, Casino, and lovely Garden.

Merit Royal Hotel

Opened Summer 2014, Elegant Hotel, one of the Merit Hotels new member, offering high Class of 5 Start, All inclusive, Fantastic Service, Highly recommended for 5 star and quality lovers. you won’t be dissapointed with Merit Royal Hotel, They have all facilities which 5 star hotels offers in North Cyprus. Such as, Spa Centre, Gym, Restaurants, bars, Conference facilities, beach, and Casino

Merit Royal Hotel

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Christmas in North Cyprus

Why don’t you spend Christmas Holiday in Northern Cyprus?

If you are looking to holiday During Christmas holiday, North Cyprus is best destination to go, you will ask why you should go?  first is Weather even Middle of December you can have warm and Sunny day and you can do lots of walk, even Sunbathing, recent years alot of Expats moved to North Cyprus, and local Restaurants, hotels, even municapilities, started to organize Christmas Dinner, Chrismas Sing Songs, Chrismtas Charities, parties, Christmas Walks and more organizations, coming up, so you are not alone, during Chrismas period, Most of Hotels have Chrismas programme, 24th December, 25th December and you can go Home 26th or you can stay bit longer and can have New year eve party also,


Last Week Kyrenia Municapility organised Chsitmas day, in City Centre for British people, This year, Hotel Sempati, Pia Bella Hotel, Almond Hotel, Merit Christal Cove Hotel, Merit Park Hotel, Colony Hotel, have Christmas programme, also there are few more restaurant offering great programme. And if you the price comparison, Hotel prices, Drink and Restaurant prices will be much cheaper than UK and Also other European Countries, as North Cyprus currency is Turkish Lira, and this year British pound strong against to Turkish Lira, so when you change 1 Gbp you can get 3.60 Turkish Lira, That sound great isnt it?

Which Airline offering better value for North Cyprus?

I suggest Pegasus Airlines from stansted, Altas Airlines From Luton Airport, and Turkish Airlines from Manchester, Birmingham, to Ercan airport, also dont forget Liverpool to Larnaca with Easy Jet you can find good price also.
During Christmas period you can hire a car from £ 15 Gbp.  or if you fancy to cycling, Bike rentals available from £ 5 Daily, its great time for cycling.

Christmas in North Cyprus

During Boxing Day, you can take nice walking Lapta Coastal Walk, or you can go down Kyrenia harbour and you can have easy relaxing day,
North Cypus will give you nice relaxing cosy holiday, during Chrismas.

 What to Eat in North Cyprus During Chrismas?

Kleftigo, Tarhana Soup, Baklava, Full Kebab, meze, Pastirma Kebab.

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Recent Day out in North Cyprus

Recent Day out in North Cyprus

I have just returned from a lovely holiday in North Cyprus It was recommended to me by some friends, and what a beautiful part of the island it is.

I went on a couple of tours, but my favourite day out was in the Kyrenia area. We started our day with a few hours of free time to do shopping, visit the castle etc. I of course started with a little shopping for souvenirs and ‘original’ fakes such as bags, clothes, watches. I then went to Kyrenia Castle, which unlike most castles is within the town centre, at one end of the harbour. The castle was built in the 16th century by the Venetians and also houses the Shipwreck Museum. This exhibits one of the oldest recovered vessels and its cargo, a Greek merchant ship from the 4th century BC. There is plenty to see in the castle and can take you as little time or as long to look around as you have. The views from up there are lovely, as you are overlooking the harbour. The harbour itself is picturesque with quaint little gifts shops, restaurants, daily tour boats and of course local fisherman boats. The tour group then met and had lunch in one of the restaurants around the harbour. Knowing that we were eating out for dinner tonight, the tour group arranged a selection of ‘Turkish Meze’ for us. The meze is a selection of small dishes normally as a starter. With the great selection of different dishes, together with homemade bread, this was more than enough to satisfy our stomachs until later.

shipwreck museum

After lunch we made our way to St Hilarian Castle. I wasn’t worried about seeing two castles in one day, as they are totally different to walk around. St Hilarian is built on top of the Kyrenia Mountain Range. Even from the bottom of the castle grounds the view is amazing. It is one of three former strongholds in the Kyrenia Mountains. To see the whole of the castle, and reach the top, there are quite a few steps. So make sure you wear suitable shoes and take a drink with you. Having said this, the pathway is good with handrails in some places. As long as you take your time you will not have a problem reaching the top. Once there, you will be pleased that you made the effort, as the view from the top is stunning.

St.Hilarion Castle

From St Hilarian we went just 15 minutes away to the village of Bellapais. Again with free time to do your own thing, we wandered around this quiet little village looking in the gifts shops and buying a few handmade presents to take home. There is an abbey in the village which you can look around, but as we had already done the castles, we gave this a miss. We were told that they hold music concerts in the abbey in the summer and I can imagine this would be lovely to hear. The village is set in the mountain range, so again the views from up there are lovely. We had a look in a couple of the boutique hotels in the village, with a view to staying here on our next visit. We then relaxed and had a drink next to the abbey, overlooking Kyrenia and harbour.

Kyrenia Harbour

Our day ended with dinner in one of the Bellapais restaurants. Lovely food with a stunning view of the abbey. A great day out, which you can make as busy or as relaxing as you like with your free time. Who would have thought there was so much to see within such a short distance from each other! I will certainly be recommending North Cyprus to other people.

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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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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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Spend a Day in North Cyprus



Kyrenia Harbour

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

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.

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.


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

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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