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Holidays in Kyrenia

The beautiful Cypriot city Kyrenia (Girne in Turkish) is located on the northwest coast of Northern Cyprus and it is especially known for its historic harbour and castle. Since the first settlement in Kyrenia began in 5800-3000 BC, the city is filled with numerous historical remains from Egyptians, Hittites, Romans, Ottomans and more. So if you are wondering where to go in Northern Cyprus, rest assured that Kyrenia should be the first option.

Kyrenia is now home to three universities and more than 10,000 students live in there. The city considered as the cultural and economical centre of Northern Cyprus, therefore receives thousands of tourist every year. Atlas Air, Pegasus Airlines and Turkish Airlines fly to North Cyprus Ercan Airport. Cheap tickets to Girne can be booked 3-4 months before or an all inclusive holiday deal in Cyprus can also lower the overall prices closer to holiday time.


Things to do in Girne

There is a lot to do in Girne but somethings are just a must. If you are wondering where to go in Girne, start with the Kyrenia Castle. Believed to have been built by the Byzantines in the 7th century, this castle provides beautiful scenery and makes you feel like you are living in another century. Another must-visit in Girne is the site of Bellapais. An early residence of the Bishops of Kyrenia, it was given to the Orthodox Church by Ottomans in 16th century.

On top of the incredible historical sites and nature, other things to do in Girne include:

• Golfing

• Scuba Diving

• Turtle bay dive

• Hiking

• Casino adrenaline

• Paragliding

• Turtle Watching

• Boat Tours

• Dancing the night away


Best Hotels in Northern Cyprus

Whether you are planning a casino trip, golf trip or a beach trip, you can choose Northern Cyprus as your destination. We listed some of the best hotels in Northern Cyprus with good locations below. Travellers can choose to book all inclusive holidays in Cyprus, which overall lowers the cost especially in summer.

Savoy Ottoman Palace

Korineum Golf & Beach Resort

Merit Royal Hotel & Casino

Sempati Hotel


Beaches near Girne
There are many beautiful beaches in Cyprus and Girne is close to a few of these. Located in the East of Cyprus, must see beaches in Kyrenia are:

Alagadi Beach: where you can happily watch cute turtles walking on the soft sand.
Acapulco Beach: for a less crowded beach experience
Catalkoy Beach: for those who don’t particularly like sandy beaches
Horseshoe Beach: for an adrenaline rush and water sports

Top Restaurants in Girne
Halil Ibrahim Sofrası for cheaper, bigger eats  
Corner Restaurant for great fish and seafood, loads of mezze choices
Ezic Peanuts for a beautiful view  
Hürdeniz Fish Restaurant for incredible fish

Nightlife near Girne
As it is a student city, the night club scene in Girne is very rich and full of choice. You can dance the night away, eat and drink with your friends until 2am or see live music or dance shows.

Go to Cage Club, Club Locca or Odyssey Club if you are in the mood to dance.
Go to Groggy Lounge to sing some karaoke.
Go to Whiskey Joe's Bar & Restaurant if you are missing that pub vibe.

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