Top Must-Visit Places in North Cyprus

How to Visit North Cyprus?

Visa and Entry

All foreigners who wish to stay in the TRNC for more than 90 days, are required to obtain a residence permit. Entry to and departure from the TRNC is possible through designated ports and border crossings with a valid passport or travel document.

Is north Cyprus Open to Tourists?

Foreigners visiting the TRNC may be granted a visa up to 90 days, depending on its type, at the designated ports and border crossings, provided that they fulfil the conditions stipulated in the Aliens and Immigration Law and they are not deemed unfit to enter the country.

The length of stay granted at the designated ports and border crossings of the TRNC cannot exceed 90 days within a period of 180 days. All foreigners who wish to stay in the TRNC for more than 90 days, are required to obtain a residence permit.

Entry to and departure from the TRNC is possible through designated ports and border crossings with a valid passport or travel document.

Type and duration of the visa issued to the foreigners is stamped on the travel document by the Immigration Officers. Foreigners’ stay in the country cannot exceed the date stamped on their travel documents and they cannot use the visa for reasons other than its original purpose. For example, working with tourist or student visa is considered as visa violation.

Is North Cyprus Worth Visiting?

North Cyprus is really worth visiting. North Cyprus is also quiet, yet still enough for those who want to go out on the town in the evenings. Its people are nice and friendly.

Diverse Landscape

North Cyprus has an array of ever-changing terrains and colourful landscapes, so much so that you'd be forgiven for thinking you're not in the same country!

Diverse Landscape

Ideal Climate Conditions

North Cyprus vacations provide a Mediterranean climate with crystal clear sea, hot dry summers, and mild winters, making it an ideal vacation destination for couples, families, and single travellers. Because Cyprus has approximately 320 sunny days per year, it is a popular vacation destination for all sun lovers.

Rich History and Heritage

Turkish Cypriot culture is diverse and rich, with strong influences from Turkey and neighbouring Mediterranean countries.

It combines these elements with a distinct Cypriot approach and local traditions but also demonstrates influences from British and contemporary western cultures.

Turkish Cypriots are genuinely warm and helpful, and their language, Turkish, is a distinct Cypriot dialect. North Cyprus's communal life is vibrant, and its social values, traditions, customs, and natural beauty vary greatly in a diverse cultural context.

Museums and art galleries, as well as local festivals, are excellent places to learn about Cypriot culture firsthand.

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Rich History and Heritage

Top Places to Visit in North Cyprus

NICOSIA

Nicosia is ideal for getting away from the tourist-centric atmospheres of cities like Paphos or Larnaca, experiencing more of Cypriot culture and hospitality, and gaining a better understanding of this Mediterranean nation's divided nature.

NICOSIA

BELLAPAIS MONASTERY

Bellapais Abbey is the ruin of a monastery built in the 13th century by Canons Regular on the northern side of the small village of Bellapais, now in Northern Cyprus, about five kilometres from Kyrenia.

The ruin is located at an elevation of 220 meters above sea level and commands a panoramic view of Kyrenia and the Mediterranean Sea.

The location is also a museum with a restaurant and a cafe. The refectory of the Abbey is now used for concerts and lectures. It also serves as a venue for a local music festival in the early summer.

BELLAPAIS MONASTERY

FAMAGUSTA

Famagusta, also known as Gazimausa, is a city on Cyprus's east coast. It's famous for its well-preserved Venetian walls from the 15th and 16th centuries, which are surrounded by a now-dry moat.

The top of the moat provides panoramic views. The Porta Del Mare gate features an iron door and a winged lion statue. The massive, honey-coloured Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque was built in the 14th century as a Gothic cathedral.

KANTARA CASTLE

Kantara Castle is a fortified structure in Northern Cyprus. The precise date of its construction is unknown, with the Byzantine period being the most likely candidate. It combines Byzantine and Frankish architectural elements, fell into disuse in 1525, and was demolished in 1560. It was named after the nearby Kantara monastery.

KANTARA CASTLE

BUFFOVENTO CASTLE

Buffavento Castle is a fortified structure in Northern Cyprus. The precise date of its construction is unknown, with the Byzantine period being the most likely candidate. It combines elements of Byzantine and Frankish architecture. It became obsolete in the 14th century.

SALAMIS RUINS

Salamis is an ancient Greek city-state on Cyprus's east coast, at the mouth of the Pedieos River, 6 kilometres north of modern Famagusta. According to legend, Teucer, son of Telamon, king of the Greek island of Salamis, could not return home after the Trojan War because he failed to avenge his brother Ajax.

SALAMIS RUINS

KYRENIA MOUNTAINS

The Kyrenia Mountains are a long, narrow mountain range that runs for about 160 kilometres along Cyprus's northern coast. It is mostly made of hard crystalline limestone, with some marble thrown in for good measure. Mount Selvili, at 1,024 meters, is its highest point.

Visit North Cyprus with Safaraq Tourism

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Despite political tensions, an often-noticeable military presence and geographic proximity to troubled areas, North Cyprus is currently perfectly safe and a vast majority of visitors will experience no problems during their visit.

There are two ways to fly into Northern Cyprus. One option is to fly directly into Ercan Airport in Northern Cyprus, which means you will need to briefly touchdown at a Turkish airport on the way. Another option is to fly into Larnaca Airport in the southern part of Cyprus.

Edited by Safaraq Tourism

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