Cyprus is an island lying in the Mediterranean, south of Turkey, which was divided thirty years ago. The north eastern portion, known as the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is roughly one third of the island's area. A United Nations Buffer Zone lies between this area and the Greek Cypriot south, dividing Nicosia, the island's capital. The larger Greek portion is still the most popular choice for a Cyprus holiday but since the turn of the century there has been a steady increase in visitors to the north, year on year. The currency in the north is the Turkish lira.
One of the main appeals of cheap Northern Cyprus holidays are its beaches. With more than half of the island's beaches in the north, you can choose from miles of golden sands and sheltered bays. With warm, sparkling waters, soft sand and good facilities, they are the perfect choice for families, especially those with young children. Famagusta Bay has some of the best beaches and Kyrenia comes a close second. Those who enjoy snorkelling and diving can find many rocky coves. If you prefer more isolated beaches, head for the National Park in the Karpaz Peninsula. This is where hundreds of loggerhead turtles arrive to lay their eggs.
The foothills of the Besparmak Mountains are great for walkers as there are many marked trails with varying degrees of difficulty. The start of many of the walks is from Bellapais, a village that deserves to be visited in its own right. It is a charming village with an old abbey that is illuminated at night. Close to Famagusta are the archaeological remains of the ancient Roman city of Salamis, another popular tourist attraction.
Northern Cyprus holiday deals satisfy on many fronts. Whether you are seeking total relaxation or an active break, you will be equally satisfied. Standards of accommodation are high and restaurants provide for all tastes and pockets. Nightlife can be as lively or as peaceful as you wish, depending on your chosen resort. Those who enjoy shopping will have plenty of opportunites for purchasing gifts and souvenirs.
Low cost airlines fly to Northern Cyprus from many regional airports which makes your total journey time shorter and helps to keep costs down. You can check on the Cheeky Trip website to see if there is a service from your own local airport. Northern Cyprus has a long summer season of hot dry days. At the height of the season the mercury can soar into the mid thirties and beyond. Those who enjoy a more temperate climate should choose early or late season when they will also benefit from even lower prices.
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