North Cyprus

About North Cyprus

About North Cyprus

About North Cyprus


The island of Cyprus is located in the Eastern Mediterranean and only a 4 hour flight away from central Europe.  Its neighbouring lands at the nearest coastal points are Turkey 40 miles north, Syria 60 miles east, Lebanon 108 miles south-east, Israel 180 miles south-east and Egypt 230 miles south.


Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean. It is smaller than Sicily and Sardinia and larger than Corsica and Crete. The area of the whole island is 3584 sq. miles. (9250 sq. kilometers)
Northern Cyprus has four major towns, the capital being Lefkosa (Nicosia), which serves as the main administration and business centre. The other main towns Magosa (Famagusta), the country's principal port; Girne (Kyrenia), the main tourist centre well known for its ancient harbour, and Guzelyurt the centre of the citrus fruit industry.
The British interest in the island dates back to the 12th century and has remained until the present day with many British ways being adopted by the government of Northern Cyprus. English is widely spoken and driving is on the left-hand side of the road.


Cyprus has a long vibrant history, with a perfect climate and great welcoming hospitality to the Mediterranean. It has been a British playground for many years for relaxation, water sports and the excitement of exploring its beautiful coastline. Northern Cyprus has a rich source of archaeological sites and medieval castles. It enjoys over 300 days of uninterrupted sunshine, crystal clear Mediterranean seas with the beauty of an unspoiled landscape and uncrowded beaches.






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