All You Need to Know About Cyprus, Kyrenia
Did you know that North Cyprus was described by the United Nations as the “legally invalid” country? Now you do! North Cyprus hasn’t yet received the recognition it deserves, even from European countries. So don’t be surprised when you can’t find Cyprus, Kyrenia as one of the destinations among major airlines in Europe. Be that as it may, there is little doubt that this ancient and rugged city is one of the major tourist attractions outside the Eurozone. Lack of recognition notwithstanding, Cyprus is one of the best places to visit. Here is why!
How to get to and around Kyrenia
One can get into Cyprus by air or by sea. If you prefer to use airplanes to travel, especially if you are coming from far, you can fly to North Cyprus Ercan Airport or to Larnaca Airport from where you will have to cross the border and get to Kyrenia by land. You can use any plane that flies to these destinations from their home country or connect to countries that fly to the same destinations. You can also use a ferry to travel to Kyrenia. There are ferry operators who connect the town to Tasacu and Alanya.
Once in Cyprus, Kyrenia, you can choose to hire a car, use public transport or taxis.
Things to do
There is no shortage of activities for you to engage in once in Kyrenia. The rugged coastline which stretches over 100 miles provides a perfect spot for hikers. If you love walking, then the 143-mile coastal strip is more than you will ever need!
With the sun shining nearly the whole year, Kyrenia offers tourists a pleasant climate whenever they visit. The town also has a rich history and many tourists enjoy immersing themselves in it. Buildings such as the Kyrenia Castle, the Shipwreck Museum, Fresco Museum, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the Bandabulya and many other buildings are a perfect embodiment of the country’s historical past.
Whether you are into hiking, swimming, scuba diving, turtle watching or even boat tours, Cyprus, Kyrenia has it all!
Where to stay and eat
The LA Hotel and Resort, Hotel Sempati, Bare Hill Holiday Village, Manolya Hotel and The Colony Hotel are just some of the places where you can rest, relax and indulge in great meals and drinks. Make sure you try out the delicious Turkish cuisine like Turkish kebab, meze, flat breads and lahmacun. If you are into it, also make a point of visiting places like Sempati Bar, Roxanne, and Runch Bar for some drinks as you unwind and take in the beauty of Cyprus, Kyrenia.
The official currency in Kyrenia is the Turkish Lira. Don’t worry though if you have some other currency with you, there are plenty of places where you can exchange your money at decent rates, while some of the bigger shops and hotels even accept major currencies like the Euro, Sterling Pound and the Dollar.
- Photo of Kyrenia Castle by George M. Groutas
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