North Cyprus in Brief

Uncrowded and blessed with its pleasant climate, its untouched beaches, the legendary hospitality of the inhabitant Cypriots and a wealth of history and culture can transform a holiday to an unforgettable experience. The landscape of North Cyprus offers a feast to eyes with stunning sunny beaches and rocky coves to the wilderness and the immense beauty of mountains raising in the middle. North Cyprus is not exception as being a Mediterranean island with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. Here, the summer stretches from May to October and means high temperatures, normally with cloudless skies and cool breezes from the sea. In the height of summer, when it’s 33°C at the beaches and higher at inland, temperatures will be refreshingly cooler up in the mountains, making it the ideal place for hiking or a simple relax.

An advantage is also that English is widely and perfectly spoken. Prices are often quoted in british pounds, the traffic drives on the left and visitors appreciate cheap shops and restaurants.
If You take time to visit museums, churches and of course the magnificent Tombs of the Kings among many other archaeological sites, You can only benefit from it. It is also the perfect venue if you’re planning to get married overseas, as the legend says North Cyprus is the birthplace of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love!

Whatever is attracting you to visit this wonderful island and no matter how long you choose to stay, North Cyprus is a stunning holiday choice that is suitable for everyone.

Basic Facts about North Cyprus:

  • Population: 807,000 (combined) (UN, 2004)
  • Capital: Lefkosa
  • Area (combined): 9,251 sq km (3,572 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Turkish
  • Major religions: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 76 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Turkish lira
  • Main exports: Clothing, potatoes, cigarettes, pharmaceuticals
  • GNI per capita: US $16,510 (World Bank, 2006)
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  • International dialling code: +392