If you like hiking and ruins, check the Buffavento Castle on the Kyrenia Range.
Kyrenia Castle is one of the main attractions of Kyrenia.
Definitely, plan to visit the impressive castle.
Kyrenia has nice beaches,
not only for people, but also for turtles. 🙂
Kyrenia name is adapted from Greek Kirínia,
but in Turkish the town is called Girne.
The Saint Hilarion Castle is lovely located.
It lies on the beautiful Kyrenia mountain range,
that makes it very scenic.
The Turkish Cypriots are mostly Sunni Muslims.
Tourism is very important in Northern Cyprus,
and many people live from tourism;
so that’s also a reason to not be afraid of visiting Northern Cyprus.
The other question that may come immediately to mind:
is it safe in Northern Cyprus?
-It is safe.
It’s not like e.g., North and South Korea.
Anyway, I still recommend to check the current situation before visiting Northern Cyprus,
things may change, rules may change.
Based on the political situation, someone may ask,
is it worth visiting Northern Cyprus?
-I think, it is! And, it’s also one of the reasons, I have a separate month on my blog about Northern Cyprus.
While visiting Northern Cyprus, you’ll see its flag in many places.
Moreover, you’ll see it also well from far while being in Cyprus.
Kind of “cold war” to “annoy your enemy”…
The rules how to enter Northern Cyprus may change,
so I won’t write how it is or how it was when I was there.
Just please check everything before your trip!
To continue my post from yesterday,
I’d say that status of Northern Cyprus is more complicated
and also affects tourists who want to visit this part of the island.
Is Northern Cyprus a country?
I wrote it already, officially Northern Cyprus is a part of Cyprus occupied by Turks.
And Turkey is the only country which recognises Northern Cyprus.
Hello June! 🙂
This month, I’ll show you Cyprus on my blog,
but only its northern part.
I showed you already the Republic of Cyprus in August 2018.
And this time, I’ll focus on occupied by Turks part of the Cyprus,
so-called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or just Northern Cyprus.