Stunning scenery, unspoilt sandy beaches, historic buildings, sunshine and shopping sum up holidays in Kyrenia on Cyprus’s northern coastline. Surrounded by sea to the north and the Besparmak mountains to the south, Kyrenia has the perfect compliment of old meets new – the Old Town with its whitewashed buildings and ancient walls and towers rubs shoulders with modern apartments, villas and hotels. Quiet and sleepy during the daytime, with most holidaymakers heading to the nearby beaches or relaxing by their hotel pools, Kyrenia really comes alive when the sun goes down when seafront restaurants and bars welcome their evening visitors. Shopping in Kyrenia Open Market and the streets behind the old harbour are tops for everything from souvenirs to jewellery, antiques and designer fashions. Culture fans will enjoy exploring Kyrenia Castle, the Old Harbour, The Shipwreck Museum and St Hilarion Castle. The nearby villages of Esentepe, Ozankoy, Lapta, Catalkoy and Karmi are all worth a visit too. With a mild climate year-round, it's easy to see why holidays in Kyrenia are popular with families, couples, solo travellers and groups of friends year-round.
Youll discover lots of things to see and do during a holiday in Kyrenia. With plenty of beaches to choose from around the resort, including Acapulco, Escape and Algadi beaches, you can sunbathe and swim to your hearts content or, for the more active, try the waterbased fun on offer. Quad biking, paintballing and paragliding are also available, together with boat trips and snorkelling. Golf is a popular yearround activity, especially at the new 18hole Korinium Esentepe Golf and Country Club. Enjoy a trip to historic Famagusta or the islands capita Nicosia.
When the sun goes down, Kyrenia boasts an excellent nighttime scene. Youll be spoilt for choice on where to choose from late night bars along the seafront, to bars with big screen TVs to watch a match, to quiet cafs to sit and relax and also lively venues to dance into the early hours.
There are plenty of restaurants to enjoy during your holiday in Kyrenia. Dine on local Cypriot fare such as kofte, kebabs, sigara borek and grilled halloumi cheese or go international with Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine. Strong Turkish coffee is a local favourite along with locally made Cypriot wines and beers.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct travel insurance and vaccinations and / or special medication for your destination. Please consult your GP for advice at least one month ahead of travel. It is essential that you meet the visa and passport requirements for your chosen destination. Visit the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (http://www.fco.gov.uk) website for up to date entry requirements listed by country.