About North Cyprus

"North Cyprus is the Med's best kept secret: Loved for its slow pace of life, value for money and delightful village-feel, it combines beautiful bays and enchanting sights with a sunny climate all year round, making it an ideal get-away for every season. Located at the crossroads of three continents and just 40 miles from Turkey, North Cyprus is bursting with intriguing antiquity and a rich cultural history. The North Cyprus coastline is astonishingly beautiful with its ancient harbours where you can dine al-fresco and beaches that stretch for miles, whilst the depths of the crystal-clear azure seas offers many of the region's best dive sites. A labyrinth of craft shops, ancient sites and family-owned restaurants await exploration in North Cyprus' vibrant towns, whilst idyllic scenery and ancient rustic villages gently dot the countryside. Read more on North Cyprus' $tit";} echo implode(', ',$s); ?>.


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How to Get to North Cyprus?

By Air

There are several airlines that fly to North Cyprus; Cyprus Turkish Airlines ,Turkish Airlines, Atlas Jet, Pegasus, Fly Air, Onur Air. These airlines provide regular daily flights via Turkey to Ercan in North Cyprus. North Cyprus has two international airports. The larger of the two is Ercan Airport near Lefkoşa, and the other is Geçitkale Airport near Gazimağusa. Due to international requirements, all flights into North Cyprus (Ercan Airport) have to touch down, in transit, at any airport in Turkey (Istanbul, Izmir, Antalya or Dalaman). The stop-over is about 30-45 minutes and there is usually no change of aircraft. Luggage will be checked in straight through to Ercan airport.

By Boat

There is a ferry boat linking between Tasucu and Girne (Kyrenia) during all seasons and a new boat link has been established during the peak season between Alanya, Antalya and Anamur to Girne (Kyrenia). You are advised to reserve your places before departure.

Passport & Visa Requirements

The citizens of European Union (EU) nations, Turkey, USA, Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, Australia, New Zealand do not require visa. All other nationals should check their position with regard to passports and visas with the nearest Embassy or Office of Representative of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Visitors who do not wish to have their passports stamped by the authorities on arrival in North Cyprus may request a stamped visa form which is loosely inserted into the passport and removed on departure. For further information about North Cyprus and regarding visa requirements, please contact the nearest North Cyprus Embassy or Representative Office abroad.

Climate

North Cyprus is blessed with seemingly endless sunshine and enjoys one of the healthiest climates in the world. The average annual temperature is about 20C /68F. Summers are hot with July and August averaging over 30C / 90F. The coldest months are January and February with a mean temperature of 10C / 50F. The sea temperature is the warmest in the Mediterranean, ranging from a mean average of about 16C / 61F in January, to 32C / 90F in August.

Traffic & Driving

Traffic in North Cyprus circulates on the left, as in Britain, and the traffic signs are international, with good dual carriageways connections between major towns.

Currency & Credit Cards

The unit of currency in North Cyprus is New Turkish Lira (YTL). The approximate exchange rate fluctuates daily, so it's best to check the rate at the many banks, exchange bureaus or at your hotel before you change your money. Most businesses will also happily accept payments in main foreign currencies such as Euro, Sterling Pound, US Dollars, and Cyprus Pounds. Most major international credit and charge cards are accepted by hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Shopping

Most of the shops are open Mondays to Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm during the summer months. In the winter, they keep the same hours, but do not close at lunchtime. For typical souvenirs of North Cyprus shop for embroidery, Lefkara lacework, rugs, and hand-painted pottery.

Telephone

North Cyprus has excellent telecommunications facilities and continually upgrades its systems. When calling from abroad the code is +90-392 plus the local dialing code plus the local number.The local dialling codes for the main towns are:

Electricity

240 Volts AC , 50 Hz throughout the country. Sockets are the British 3-pin variety.

Time

North Cyprus operates on Eastern European time, which is +2 hours ahead of GMT.