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Beach at Bahceli

Nestled in the eastern Mediterranean, the island of Cyprus is known for its stunning natural landscapes, warm weather, and friendly locals. It is split into two parts – the Greek Cypriot south and the Turkish Cypriot north. While the southern part of the island is more developed and touristy, the northern side has a more laid-back vibe, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

First of all, let’s talk about the weather. With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, North Cyprus is a sun-lover’s paradise. And even in the cooler months, you can still enjoy mild temperatures and plenty of outdoor activities. From hiking in the mountains to swimming in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean, there’s always something to do in North Cyprus.With rugged mountains, sandy beaches, and lush forests, this tiny country packs a big punch when it comes to scenery. Take a stroll through the charming villages of Bellapais or Karmi, and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Explore the ruins of ancient Salamis, where you can see sit in the remains of a Roman amphitheatre. And don’t forget to take a dip in the turquoise waters of the Karpaz Peninsula, where you may spot turtles and dolphins.

Kyrenia Castle

So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to North Cyprus, where life is full of surprises. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or a little bit of both, you’ll find it here. It often starts with a holiday – but like so many who return again and again, you might end up staying!

But North Cyprus is more than just a pretty face. The people here are warm, friendly, and always willing to lend a helping hand. Whether it’s the neighbour who gives you a bag of lemons from his tree or the stranger who fixes a scratch on your car, random acts of kindness are part of everyday life here. It’s that sense of community that makes North Cyprus feel like home.

Of course, no trip to North Cyprus would be complete without sampling some of the local cuisine. From meze (a selection of small dishes) to succulent kebabs, the food is a fusion of Turkish and Mediterranean flavours. And let’s not forget about the sweet treats – pastries such as baklava, lokma, and kunefe are just a few of the desserts you’ll want to try.

St Hilarion Castle

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