ABOUT NORTH CYPRUS
Those who have visited Northern Cyprus will remember an island of golden beaches, brilliant weather, mountain forest and ancient castles. But most remember the warm, friendly faces of the people of the Turkish Cypriot people.
Northern Cyprus is one of the few places in the Mediterranean that has not been spoilt by tourism, still unknown and under developed. It is a small country, only about 15 miles from north to south and 120 miles from east to west with a large mountain range running through the middle.
The seaside town of Girne (Kyrenia) with its surrounding mountain range is the most popular with tourist, with its beautiful harbor surrounded by cafes and bars, stunning beaches, ancient castles and fantastic shopping and restaurants.
St Hilarion Castle is on the way to our Paragliding take off site, and you can get wonderful views of the castle while fly with us.
is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sardinia and
Sicily. It lies 70 kms. from Turkey, 100 kms. from Syria and 320 kms.
climate, with long dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild
winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn
and spring seasons.
%99, Orthodox, Maronit and Catholic
Capital City: Lefkoşa
Other Cities: Gazimağusa
(Famagusta), Girne (Kyrenia), Güzelyurt, Lefke, Yeni İskele.
is Turkish but English is widely understood.
How To Get To North Cyprus: The Turkish
Republic of Northern Cyprus can be reached by both sea and air.
Passports and Visas: A valid passport is
necessary for entering and a visa is granted on entrance to Northern
beaches of Northern Cyprus are among the cleanest and safest in the
Mediterranean. The average water temperature is 24C between May and
October. The summer season sees the Hotel Beaches offering an excellent
service to its customers in terms of eating and drinking facilities, not
failing to mention the provision of beach umbrellas and beach loungers.
Some of these beaches will also offer activities such as water skiing,
banana rides, jet-ski, wind surfing and scuba diving.
Fire 177, Police 155, First Aid 112.
wide range of accommodation is offered, ranging from 1,2,3, and 4 star
Hotels, Hotel-Bungalows, Hotel-Apartments to camping and Self Catering
Apartments and Villas.
drive on the left. Traffic and road signs are International. Maximum
speed is 100km./hr. Vehicles entering Northern Cyprus must be insured
upon arrival. Seat belts must be worn.. Drivers are prohibited to drive
under the influence of alcohol. The limit is 50 mgr (As in Europe).
Car Rental: This service is available in
all main towns and some hotels. British or International Drivers License
is required. Rental cars have red number plates.
code for England is 00 44 followed by the local number but omitting the
first number (0). From England the code is 00 90 392 followed by the
local Cypriot number. Public telephone booths are available and
telephone cards can be purchased from the Telecommunications Office.
outgoing postal system is reliable. Incoming mail must be suffixed
“Mersin-10, Turkey” and not “Northern Cyprus”. The history of
the postal service in Northern Cyprus will definitely be of interest to
Volts A/. A standard three pin British plug is used.
Public Transport: A
good, inexpensive network of buses and mini-buses operates between all
the main towns, in addition there are Dolmuş (shared taxis)
operating on the same routes. Taxis are widely available but do not
carry a meter, however, there are standard journeys.
large selection of restaurants exist, ranging from the humble Çorbacı
(Soup House) where truly ethnic cuisine is served, to fashionable
French, Chinese and Indian Cuisine Restaurants. Prices vary accordingly.
There are also a number of excellent Cypriot Cuisine Restaurants which
offer very good value for money.
wide range to suit all tastes, serving, local beers, rakı and
brandy and of course imported alcohol.
Information: Tourist Information Offices are
available in all major towns. Tour guides, Hotel Receptionists, Taxi
drivers and the locals are also a good source of information.
Shops are open with some variations but generally
The Turkish Lira. Euro, Sterling, Dollars and other major
currencies may be used or exchanged in the larger towns. NB. While no
restrictions are placed on imports of foreign exchange, large amounts
should be declared to customs upon entry. Up to $10,000 may be exported.
There are also several Religious holidays or “Bayrams” which like the Christian festival of Easter, change every year.
• Periods in the History of Cyprus:
Phone: For English 0090 533 8709222 Turkish 0533 8709333 Highline Paragliding Office on Google Earth
Office Address: Old Harbour Girne/Kyrenia No:114 TRNC (via Mersin 10 Turkey)