CHRISTMAS IN NORTH CYPRUS
Forget the cold, wet days and nights. Try something different this Christmas. North Cyprus is a beautiful part of the island throughout the year, but at Christmas time wouldn't it be nice for a change, to be able to start your day by looking at a blue sky? The temperature is still warm enough that you should be able to walk around outside in short sleeves, instead of being wrapped up in clothes or having your heating on to keep warm. Although you will not get the 4 monthly Christmas hype, the hotels and some restaurants will put on a feast and entertainment, to cater for anyone wishing to celebrate Christmas. You will find that most places offer the traditional Christmas dinner, with a vegetarian option. After your meal you can either enjoy the live entertainment, or go for a leisurely stroll to burn off some of the dinner you've just eaten. Wouldn't it be different to tell your friends and family that you have been enjoying a sea or mountain view on Christmas Day, rather than the usual sight of bad weather or the traffic when driving to someone else's house. Some hotels are already offering a package for the Christmas period, or you could extend your stay to include New Year as well.
There are some beautiful places to visit in North Cyprus and this time of year is probably the best time to see them. The sky is blue, the weather dry and warm, but not too hot to make it unbearable to walk around and see the sights. There are numerous castles to visit and Bellapais Abbey is a must. The view over Kyrenia is spectacular, with the Abbey looking lovely, day and night. There are also some lovely restaurants in Bellapais Village if you want to enjoy a meal or just have a drink. You can wander around the beautiful Kyrenia harbour. With its small local shops, bars and restaurants, this is a lovely place to sit both day and night.
With driving on the same side of the road as the UK, and car hire prices being low in winter, you could hire a car and explore the north of the island in your own time. The beaches in the Karpaz area (or ‘panhandle' as it is widely known) are long, sandy and a lot of the time you will find that you are the only people on it. Another popular tourist attraction is Famagusta. The city and surrounding areas has plenty of history for you to see and learn about. Or maybe you like to explore Lefkosa/Nicosia. The city is split between the Turkish and Greek side and you will notice a difference just by walking a few feet across the border.
Maybe you like to explore the sea life. Diving can be a wonderful experience, not only seeing an assortment of fish, but you might also be lucky enough to see turtles, octopus, eels or stingrays. We can arrange for you to go diving even on Christmas Day. Every year a group will go out in the morning so that you are back in time to get ready for your Christmas Day dinner and entertainment. Weather permitting, and for the more experienced diver, you might also be able to dive to one of the local wrecks.
To have a different Christmas or New Year experience, please contact us either by our on-line contact form, or by telephone, and one of our experienced advisors will be happy to put a package together for you. With our winter sun holidays being discounted, now is the ideal time to book.
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