North Cyprus is Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, TRNC

Cyprus is a paradise island of incomparable natural beauty, full of unique historical treasures.1

North Cyprus provides a most hospitable welcome, with its friendly people, and it’s beautiful natural attractions, unspoilt, unpolluted and uncrowded with miles of coastline and golden sands bathed in sunshine almost every day of the year. There is much of historical interest to reflect nine thousand years of history. Gothic churches rub shoulders with crusader castles, and ruined temples with British Colonial architecture in a fascinating blend of styles. The all-pervading sense of the past adds to the enchantment of the present to make an unforgettable holiday. Touched by myriad cultures, Cyprus is passionately aware of its identity.



Cyprus is the most easterly of the Mediterranean islands and the third largest in the area after Sicily and Sardinia in the Mediterranean. It lies in the clear blue waters of the Eastern Mediterranean. At the nearest coastal points it is 65 km from Turkey, 100 km from Syria, and 400 km from Egypt. North Cyprus is some 160 km long, 65 km across at its widest point and has a total area of 3475 square km, comprising nearly 36% of the island of Cyprus.



The main language spoken in Northern Cyprus is Turkish. However English is widely spoken as many Turkish Cypriots have at same time worked or lived in the UK.



The main currency in Northern Cyprus is Turkish Lira.

1 TL = 0,31 € = 0,35 $= 0.22 £ ( Aug. 2015)

Other main currency such as US dollars, British pounds or Euros are accepted in major urban areas and you can easily change to Lira in one of the many Exchange Offices.

Major credit cards are accepted in cities such as Nicosia, Famagusta and Kyrenia and ATMs are availableto withdraw cash.



The climate of North Cyprus is typical Mediterranean with very hot dry summers and cooler winters. The average temperature in July and August can reach up to 40 Celsius and in winter months the lowest temperature tends to be around 15 Celsius.


Capital: Nicosia (Lefkosa)

Flag of North Cyprus:





Cities and Towns

To the south of the Kyrenia range lies Nicosia (Lefkosa) (population 39,000), the capital of North Cyprus, through which runs the boundary, or as it is called ‘The Green Line’ separating the North from South Cyprus. The other major centres are the tourist resorts of Famagusta (Magusa) (population 30,000), Kyrenia (Girne) (population 22,000), and the citrus centre of Güzelyurt (Morphou) (population 15,000).


Northern Cyprus tourism.


There are daily scheduled flights from major European capitals and from the major cities ofTurkey to Ercan Airport in Northern Cyprus.6

Regular scheduled and charter flights to Northern Cyprus are provided by: Turkish Airlines, Atlas Jet, Onur Air, Pegasus


In general no visa is needed but you can check the visa regulation here :


Car Rental


Visitors to North Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving licence for an initial 12 month period. Car rental is relatively inexpensive and is widely available through tour operators, hotels or car hire companies across North Cyprus. Please note driving is on the left, and all North Cyprus rental cars carry a distinctive red licence plate. To rent a car you have to be 25 years with 2 years experience.



If you fall ill and need medical help Northern Cyprus is well equipped with three state hospitals andnumerous private hospitals and clinics. For a visitor attending the casualty department of the state hospitals you will first need to pay 30TL before you see a Doctor. English is widely spoken and all staff are fully trained in their line of work.



When you visit North Cyprus, your beloved pets do not have to stay behind.9

Dogs and cats must be micro chipped, vaccinated against rabies when they are at least 3 months old and must have a rabies blood test at least 30 days after the vaccination prior to entry into North Cyprus.

For more details check here:

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