Kyrenia (Girne) is located on the North Coast and is one of the more popular tourist destinations. The Kyrenia area spans the villages from Catalkoy to Karsiyaka, and all villages can be accessed within 5-20 minutes due to the recently added infrastructure of a bypass.
With its many beaches, shopping, high end casinos, restaurants, City Center, Kyrenia Castle and famous Old Harbour, it attracts millions of tourists a year in the lengthy 7 month tourist season.
Guzelyurt is located on the West Coast Bay and literally means beautiful village. It is home to miles of citrus fields with lemons and orange trees abounding. The city has historically been one of the wealthiest due to its citrus exports. Tourists flock here particularly in the summer season for the monthly long Orange Festival, as well as the Saturday Farmers Market, and Kite Surf Season which can be enjoyed at several Surf Spots along Morphou Bay. The most popular destination for Surfers is at Aphrodite Beachfront Resort in Gaziveren, just 5 minutes from Guzelyurt. Click here for Properties in this area.
Bellapais is located just 5 minutes from Kyrenia, but deserves its own “write-up”! Considered the Bel Air of North Cyprus, Bellapais is a stunning mountainside village where the famous ruins of Bellapais Abbey is located. With a quaint village selling local crafts and goods, restaurants with magnificent views, and the ancient ruins, which hosts concerts and plays all year long, who wouldn’t want to be in Bellapais?
Furthermore, the World Class IB School, English School of Kyrenia, is located in Bellapais attracting families from around the world to educate their children here.
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Esentepe is a Mediterrean beach-goers dream come true! The North Coastline East of Kyrenia is considered the Esentepe Region, and home to the World Class 21 hold Golf Resort and Spa. Scattered with private bays and long sandy beaches, tourists and Golfers alike rapture in the sun in this perfect holiday destination.
Famagusta is an ancient town, that is now also a large university city on the East Coast of North Cyprus. It is rich with culture and ruins, including the Salamis ruins, as well as modern shopping and restaurants. Many new all inclusive developments are being built here, some off plan at excellent price points.
Nicosia is the capital of North Cyprus and where one of the 4 border crossing points to South Cyprus is. The Old Walled City is located in Nicosia and is a sight not to miss. Within the walls you will find the Grand Bizarre, the Grande Mosque, Museums, and more. Whether its history, food, or shopping you are after, Nicosia is a must see.