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    Acapulco Beach and Spa Resort
    Kyrenia
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    Known as one of the finest beaches in all of Cyprus, the golden sands and clear waters at Acapulco Spa Resort combined with luxury accommodation and a variety of facilities are all you need for a relaxing holiday on the beach.

    Set in a private cove, the Acapulco Spa Resort offers the perfect setting for a relaxing beach holiday in North Cyprus. There are various accommodation choices on offer including hotel rooms or studio style bungalows, all set in 50 acres of mature gardens with lush green lawns and palm trees. The wealth of facilities offers plenty to entertain guests of all ages including swimming pools, the largest aqua park on the island and of course, the luxurious long sandy beach. If you need to relax and unwind, the Acapulco offers a prestigious Spa and Wellness Centre with many health and beauty treatments on offer including massages and facials.

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    If you can pry yourself away from the wealth of facilities and activities at the Acapulco Spa Resort, North Cyprus has an abundance of historical sites and natural wonders to explore. We recommend hiring a car to explore further afield, however there are sites to explore close to the hotel such as the ancient site of Avrysi which is located at the eastern end of Acapulco’s beach. These intriguing houses date back to 4000 and 3000BC and were built by ancient settlers from a district in Anatolia called Kilikya. They are slowly crumbling away now but you can still see some of the walls in the man made or naturally formed hollows.

    Also, definitely worth a visit is Alagadi Beach also known as Turtle Beach because of the loggerhead and green turtles which nest there. It is around 10 minutes’ drive from the hotel, just turn left out of the hotel and follow the road until you see the signs for Alagadi Turtle Beach Project. Pass St. Kathleen’s Restaurant and go over the small bridge. Follow the rough track past a farm and through the sand dunes to a large sandy bay. Speak to your representative at the hotel, as they may be able to book you onto one of the organised tours where you can spend a night watching the turtles lay their eggs or the young ones hatching and making their way to the sea. A truly unforgettable experience and one not to miss!

    If you are a golf lover, the prestigious Korineum Golf Club is only a 15 minute drive away from the hotel. A golfer’s paradise, the 18 hole championship golf course offers absolutely spectacular views of the mountain range and sea views from every hole. The course is suitable for golfers of all ages and levels and is sure to offer a breathtaking experience as well as challenging course.

    Ada Beach Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Perfect for those who like to soak up the sun or swim in the sea, the Ada Beach Hotel offers the ideal location to watch North Cyprus’ spectacular sunsets along the Mediterranean coastline.  

    This hotel offers comfortable hotel rooms with panoramic sea views, two beaches and spacious sunbathing terraces, just what you need for a laid-back beach holiday in North Cyprus. Unwind and relax and listen to the sound of the waves, or enjoy some pampering time in the newly refurbished spa. The seafront VIP Kabanas offers a place to unwind and enjoy the sunshine. If you are feeling more adventurous, try some of the water sports on offer at the sandy beach.

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    Due to its location, the Ada Beach Hotel is perfect for exploring the surrounding area - as long as you can drag yourself away from relaxing on the beach! Local buses are available close to the hotel on the main road, which can take you into Kyrenia or the vibrant Lapta strip, which offers many lively bars and restaurants. The popular Ice Club is not far away, offering young adults a place to dance the night away and enjoy themselves.

    If you are interested in sightseeing, then the Martyrs Monument and The Peace and Freedom museum are next to the hotel. North Cyprus offers historical sites to explore from both modern history and ancient history, including the fascinating Bronze Age cemetery in the serene mountain village of Karaman situated close by.

    Almond Holiday Village
    Kyrenia
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    Set against the tranquil mountain backdrop of the Kyrenia Mountain Range, the Almond Holiday Village is a fantastic traditional boutique hotel situated in the popular village of Alsancak.

    Set in lush Mediterranean gardens, the Almond Holiday Village is a traditional family-run establishment boasting artistic and stylish décor throughout. As soon as you enter the complex through the Ottoman doors, you will be amazed by the attention to detail in the decor and furnishings, inspired by traditional Cypriot culture. The holiday village offers something around every corner, with the beautiful gardens adorned with restored Cypriot antiques, whilst inside you will find traditional paintings, bespoke wooden furniture and hand embroidered cushions.

    The Almond Holiday Village is one of the few hotels in North Cyprus where you can still experience true Cypriot hospitality, coupled with traditional decoration and well furnished boutique-style accommodation. Offering a luxurious choice of wonderfully presented traditional Cypriot as well as world cuisine, the Almond Holiday Village provides guests with a real “home away from home” experience. The accommodation consists of spacious cottages, hotel rooms, traditional mezzanine villas and a disabled-friendly villa, all of which are traditionally decorated and provide modern comforts combined with picturesque views.

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    During your stay at the Almond Holiday Village, you will notice that the hotel features several home-made traditional artefacts, which the staff can actually make for you to take home, even personalising them for you with enough notice!

    The Almond Holiday Village is located in the popular village of Alsancak, which offers some of the best and most popular beaches in Northern Cyprus. The beaches around the area enjoy crystal clear water and some stunning sandy coves. One such beach is the popular Camelot Beach, which is just under a mile away from the holiday village. It is a well maintained, family-friendly beach with a variety of watersports on offer, including; water skiing, jet skiing, banana boat rides and scuba diving. In the evening, the beach has a restaurant and club, offering live music into the early hours of the morning.

    Recommended places to visit near the Almond Holiday Village include the ancient city of Lambousa – “The Kingdom of Heritage”, which is, a famous archaeological attractionfrom early Byzantium times. The historical foundations of a lighthouse, sea-water fishponds and a section of the city's wall still exist in the 6th century Byzantine town. Lambousa is within walking distance from the holiday village, as is the picturesque walk to the stunning Malatya Waterfall, situated in a small village in the mountains just above Alsancak, which also makes an ideal place for a picnic.  Other paths slightly further away, but definitely worth venturing are Karaman Bronze Age Tombs, Kozan Monastery & Valley, Karşiyaka Monastery, Geçitköy Reservoir and the Lapta Coastal Walk, where you will discover a newly  built seafront promenade enjoying 1.5km of stunning sea views.

    Altinkaya Holiday Resort
    Kyrenia
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    Offering a choice of accommodation, the Altinkaya Resort has friendly staff, great views and comfortable rooms along with a relaxed atmosphere.

    Located midway between the historic and picturesque village of Bellapais and the main town of Kyrenia, the Altinkaya Resort is set within the foothills of the Kyrenia mountain range. This resort is a popular choice for both couples and families as well as the ideal choice for visiting Kyrenia and all it has to offer. The bungalow complexes and main hotel building are surrounded by landscaped gardens which give this resort a relaxed and calm atmosphere. There are two swimming pools, one for each bungalow complex. The Residence bungalow complex is set over the road from the main hotel making it a quieter place to stay - children are not encouraged.

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    Due to its excellent location between Bellapais and Kyrenia, the Altinkaya Resort is perfect if you enjoy walking. There is an ancient Crusader Path from the village of Ozankoy to the beautiful village of Bellapais which can be accessed by heading east into Ozankoy Village as far as the bookshop - inside they can give you directions. It is well worth the walk up to Bellapais; once you get there the views are sensational. If you are visiting the Altinkaya in August then the Ozankoy Carob festival is well worth a visit providing a great insight into the culture and local traditions of North Cyprus.

    Arkin Colony Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Conveniently located in the centre of Kyrenia, the elegant Arkin Colony Hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking a luxury and sophisticated hotel with comfortable accommodation and friendly service.

    Alongside its fantastic location, the Arkin Colony Hotel offers an impressive decor and luxury accommodation. The absolutely stunning rooftop swimming pool is a perfect place to relax and soak up the Mediterranean sunshine, whilst enjoying a cold beverage from the pool bar. If you deserve some pampering, the hotel offers a spa and wellness centre, complete with gym facilities. The comfortable rooms are spacious and well-appointed with neutral decor, and all rooms can be accessed via a lift. Guests can choose from three restaurants in which to enjoy the local cuisine. Being located in central Kyrenia, there are a lot of popular attractions and sites to see within easy walking distance. The hotel also offers a free shuttle bus service for those who wish to relax on the sandy beach.

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    Kyrenia is a wonderful place to spend your holiday in North Cyprus, from its famous harbour to the historical castle, there is always something to do for all ages and interests. There are so many local shops, restaurants and bars in Kyrenia to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice if you decide to be tempted away from the Arkin Colony Hotel’s fantastic rooftop pool.

    Kyrenia Castle should definitely be on your list of places to visit during your holiday in North Cyprus. Featuring one of the world’s oldest shipwrecks, the castle dates from the time of the Byzantines and subsequently enlarged and strengthened by the Lusignans and then the Venetians, the castle is now home to many historical artefacts.

    Arkin Palm Beach Hotel
    Famagusta
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    The Arkin Palm Beach Hotel is a delightful five star boutique hotel that sits on the golden sands of Famagusta Bay, offering guests a blend of contemporary architecture and stylish cellar-like bars with a nod to the area’s ancient history.  

    The Arkin Palm Beach Hotel is a luxurious beachfront retreat for discerning guests to relax and chill out. Attentive service and well-appointed rooms and suites with sea views offer a one-of-a-kind experience in what has become one of the finest five star boutique hotel in North Cyprus. This renovated gem blends charming features of local Cypriot architecture with modern bespoke design to create an interesting haven that exudes comfort and serenity.

    Days can be spent relaxing on the golden sandy beach enjoying surreal Mediterranean sea views or enjoying some of the excellent facilities that the Arkin Palm Beach Hotel is known for. The pristine swimming pool is surrounded by shady trees and greenery while the spa offers a range of relaxing health and beauty treatments designed to restore and reinvigorate. Sunset is the time to relax at the bar and sip sunset-inspired cocktails while chatting with new friends.

    The ultimate choice is the hotel suites which offer panoramic views you will definitely want to wake up to each morning.

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    Guests looking for a totally relaxing holiday may be tempted to spend the whole holiday enjoying the ambience and tranquillity of the Arkin Palm Beach Hotel and Spa. However, North Cyprus has plenty more memorable experiences to offer. 

    Famagusta is just a 15 minute walk from this well-located hotel. Explore the Old City with its ancient walls which date back to the medieval times. Imagine the manual labour required to build these defences which are 60 feet high and 30 feet thick! Other highlights are Othello’s Tower, the Namik Kemal Dungeon and Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (St Nicholas Cathedral). It is the largest medieval building in Famagusta and the Gothic architecture makes the cathedral resemble the world-famous cathedral in Rheims, France.

    Enjoy sampling local delicacies in the Petek Patisserie and find time to dine in the splendid Aspaya Restaurant. Both these local havens are just a 15 minute stroll form the Arkin Palm Beach Hotel and Spa and are sure to provide an enriching experience.

    This well located hotel is just 5 minutes’ drive from the main road where there are ample shops, cafes and bars for browsing and frequenting.

    Bella View Art Boutique Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Awe inspiring views over the Mediterranean Sea and Kyrenia coastline, coupled with a relaxed atmosphere makes the Bella View an idyllic retreat.

    The Bella View Boutique Hotel offers high standards coupled with elegant decor. Situated not far from the historical village of Bellapais near Kyrenia, the hotel offers excellent accommodation with a traditional Cypriot country house feel.  Relaxing on the sunbathing terraces by the saltwater swimming pool, you can enjoy the wonderful views of the stunning coastline and town below. The popular Sofa Restaurant also offers the same amazing views to admire whilst enjoying both local and international cuisine. This is an child-free hotel, which does not cater for children under 10. The hotel is also a non-smoking residence.

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    Around a 10 minute uphill walk from the hotel is the historical and picturesque village of Bellapais, home to the famous Bellapais Abbey. Bellapais is definitely a place to visit whilst on your holiday in North Cyprus, with traditional little shops, exquisite cuisine and a few local bars to enjoy. The hotel is also only 2 miles from the centre of Kyrenia, where you should visit the bustling Kyrenia Harbour, Kyrenia Castle and have a wander through the narrow streets to pick up a few souvenirs.

    Bellapais Gardens Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Bellapais Garden is a luxury boutique hotel in North Cyprus, enviably located right next to the well-preserved Gothic Bellapais Abbey. Set in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains, it has stunning sea and mountain views from the balconies, well-tended gardens and pool terrace. The setting is complemented by sumptuous furnishings and attentive service for a fabulous luxury holiday experience.

    Bellapais Gardens oozes rustic charm and unsurpassed hospitality in this historic haven. Set on a hillside surrounded by mature gardens of exotic flowering bushes and citrus trees, this luxury hotel is a rare gem. Discerning guests will appreciate what this luxury hotel has to offer, from the bespoke furnishings and elegant décor to the state-of-the-art facilities and gorgeous blue waters of the freshwater pool. Accommodation is in garden studios, balcony studios or cottages which combine modern facilities with historic features such as beamed ceilings and bespoke antique furnishings.

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    Located right next to the imposing walls of historic Bellapais Abbey, Bellapais Gardens enjoys a truly privileged position with stunning sea views. The village of Bellapais is known for its charm and unspoilt beauty with delightful cafes, restaurants and shops for browsing. If you can bear to tear yourself away from the hotel restaurant, the village offers a choice of bars and eateries just a short stroll away.  

    Kyrenia’s bustling town and harbour are just 10 minutes away by car, allowing guests to enjoy the best of both worlds. St Hilarion Castle and Kyrenia Castle are also nearby and are well worth a visit as part of your luxury North Cyprus holiday escape.

    The nearest beach is the sandy cove at Diana Beach, about 15 minutes’ drive from the Bellapais Garden Hotel. There is a small fee for access and for renting sun loungers and jet skis. The beach restaurant offers refreshments overlooking this lovely beach. Other options in the area include Catalkoy Beach and Alagadi Beach.

    Bellapais Monastery Village
    Kyrenia
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    Set in an unrivalled position in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains in North Cyprus, Bellapais Monastery Village enjoys panoramic views overlooking the town and harbour at Kyrenia. This adult’s only (12 years+) hotel offers a serene atmosphere and elegant furnishings inspired by the nearby 12th century Bellapais Abbey.  

    Guests to this exclusive luxury hotel will appreciate its character, elegant interiors, panoramic views and beautifully landscaped gardens which engender relaxation. Accommodation is in one of the well-appointed hotel rooms, mini villas or luxury suites which all demonstrate great attention to detail. The superb service, delicious cuisine and adults-only environment make this the perfect hotel for romantic breaks and luxury holidays exploring the idyllic surroundings and ancient historic sites nearby.

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    Bellapais Monastery Village is a delightful adults-only place for relaxation and enduring local history and culture. The 12th century Abbey was once the home of British writer Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990). Set in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains with stunning views of Kyrenia harbour and town, it is a place of inspiration and relaxation.

    Bellapais village is famous for its natural beauty and is a gentle 15-20 minute stroll from this luxury hotel. Quaint streets are lined with local shops, traditional restaurants and cafes and festivals are frequently held here. Walkers will find plenty of wild flower meadows and walking trails right on their doorstep.

    Just two miles from Bellapais Monastery Village is the ancient port town of Kyrenia. It has bustling streets, shops and cafés in former warehouse buildings which add an element of history and charm to the waterfront area. Other must-see attractions include Kyrenia Castle and Shipwreck Museum, The Carob and Cyprus Life Museum and The Icon Museum located in the former Greek Orthodox Arkhangelos Church. The remains of the Byzantine Catacombs are worth a visit, topped with a local restaurant!  

    Beach lovers can enjoy some of the best beaches in North Cyprus just 15 minutes’ drive away. Karakum Beach, also known as Diana Beach, is a private sandy cove with some rocks and a small restaurant. There is a small fee for access to the beach, and for the use of sun loungers and jet skis. Other popular beaches nearby include Catalkoy Beach, Escape Beach and Alagadi Beach.

    Club Simena Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Club Simena Hotel offers both the chance to relax in comfort within the newly refurbished accommodation, whilst admiring the awe inspiring views or to get active whilst enjoying some waterslide fun in the hotel’s very own aqua park!

    Located approximately twelve miles to the west of Kyrenia, this attractively designed hotel can be found nestled in an idyllic hidden spot, with unhindered views of the breath taking  mountain range beyond. When it comes to hotel accommodation, guests can choose between the newly appointed contemporary hotel rooms or the more traditionally designed whitewashed bungalows, all of which are set amongst vibrant gardens with two large, freshwater pools in their midst. The Terrace Restaurant is situated overlooking the grounds. Should you wish to sit back and relax, then the Club Simena Hotel offers plentiful sun terraces on which to do so, whilst the separate Aquapark guarantees hours of fun with its exciting waterslides.

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    For those who wish to take in some sightseeing, then the Lapta coastal walk is only a few minutes’ drive from the hotel. Be sure to remember your camera and marvel at the scenery as you amble along what is unquestionably the most breathtaking coast line that Kyrenia has to offer. When you reach the end of your coastal walk, you’ll come across Sardunya Bay. Here you’ll be able to relax on the soft sands of its pristine beach, enjoy a little boat ride and a grab a bite to eat in the beach front restaurant.

    Getting out and about couldn’t be easier as the bus stop is situated right outside the hotel. Plenty of bars and restaurants can be found along the main road and the lively town centre with its historical harbour and castle can be reached in about half an hour.

    When it comes to dining, The Silver Rocks restaurant is one of our top choices and is only a 3 minute drive away. With views overlooking the coast, it’s the ideal location to take in the stunning scenery whilst sampling their fabulous cuisine, or to simply grab a coffee or a drink at the bar. The restaurant even boasts its own pool, should the heat of the day get too much! Another popular choice and just a 2 minute drive from the hotel en-route to Kyrenia, is The Wild Duck. An ideal choice for lunch, it’s also perfect for children with its little park and animals to enjoy. 

    As night time beckons, there’s plenty of entertainment to be found. JK’s bar is just a few minutes drive away along the road towards Kyrenia, (take the left turning signposted the Sempati Hotel and just keep going). Carry on the main road for a further 5 minutes and you’ll come across The Fly Inn & The Lodge on the popular Lapta Strip.  

    For the keen bowlers among you, be sure to enquire at Reception about The Olive Press Bowling Club. Located just behind the hotel, this small, friendly club even hosts fun competitions!

    Cratos Premium Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    From the moment you arrive at the five star Cratos Premium Hotel, you know you are in good hands! Pampering service, beautiful seafront accommodation and a host of facilities will deliver a fabulous North Cyprus experience without even leaving the hotel grounds!

    Majestically situated right on the seafront in beautiful gardens, the Cratos Premium Hotel enjoys the best views. Luxuriously appointed rooms are available from standard rooms to king suites with Jacuzzis, so there’s something to suit every budget and occasion.

    Enviable located right on the seafront, the Cratos Premium Hotel has a fabulous 1350m² pool where guests can cool off while enjoying views of the sea and bustling port nearby. Relax on plump cushioned sun loungers on the terraces, try out some exciting new watersports or dive into the clear sea from the jetty.

    If you prefer to chill out, a visit to the hotel spa will deliver a range of relaxing treatments, from massages and authentic Turkish baths to the latest health and beauty treatments. Dining is another treat for guests staying at this fabulous resort. terraces and a jetty, from which guests can swim in the sea, with exciting water sports available in high season. To experience their real creature comforts visit the stylishly designed spa, that promotes a wide range of latest health and beauty treatments.  This glamorous retreat provides an excellent balance of quality, style, relaxation and pleasure.

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    Guests visiting North Cyprus will find there are many wonderful sites and archaeological treasures to explore as part of their holiday. Some must-see attractions include:

    The Buffavento Castle which has breathtaking views.  It is reached via a steep path so wear comfortable shoes and take a bottle of water. It is the highest of Kyrenia’s trio of castles and has a rich history that dates back for many centuries.

    The Bellapais Abbey is just a 210-minute drive away in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains. Once the home of British writer, Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990), it is close to the pretty village of Bellapais which has many traditional restaurants, cafes and shops along its quaint streets. The village frequently hosts cultural festivals which are a must-see.

    The Kyrenia Mountains also offer miles of scenic hiking trails through wild flower meadows as part of the untouched, natural beauty of the island.

    Kyrenia Harbour is about 15 minutes’ drive away, home of historic museums and Kyrenia Castle as well as a large variety of shops, cafes and bars. Browse for souvenirs and enjoy refreshments in a rooftop café overlooking the harbour.

    Those wanting to explore North Cyprus on horseback can enquire with the hotel reception about the nearby stables in Çatalköy. Riding is a great way to explore the scenic Kyrenia mountain range and some of the historical sites with a guide! 

    Finally, see baby turtles at the local hatchery on Alagadi Beach, east of Kyrenia. Guests can see new-born hatchlings and may be able to release them into the sea!

    Denizkizi Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Offering fantastic views of the mountains and Mediterranean Sea, The Denizkizi Hotel is located above a sandy beach cove and provides good quality accommodation and service

    Ideally located for a serene beach holiday, the hotel is surrounded by mature, verdant gardens bursting with fruit trees, indigenous flowers and Mediterranean shrubs.  The Denizkizi Hotel also boasts a large freshwater swimming pool with stunning views over the sea, set alongside sweeping golden sands and the chance to try some water sports. If, after a day soaking up the sun, the steep walk back proves a little too much, a golf buggy is ready and waiting to transport you back to the hotel!

    The Denizkizi is owned by well-regarded local restaurateurs and the food served in the hotel’s indoor and outdoor restaurants is prepared to extremely high standards. A complimentary shuttle service is also available to ferry diners to Niazi’s, the owner’s restaurant in Kyrenia’s city centre.

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    Over the summer months we highly recommend you try the hotel’s ‘Lamb in the Well’ on Sundays. This succulent speciality dish is cooked underground with fragrant herbs and topped with crispy, golden skin. Visitors come from far and wide to taste this traditional slow cooked lamb dish, also known as “Thieves Kebab”. Not only will you have the opportunity to appreciate this mouth-watering delicacy but the history of this authentic Cypriot dish will also be revealed. It is said that thieves, having stolen meat from neighbouring farms would cook the meat underground, so as not have their stolen goods spotted! This really is a distinct and memorable dining experience!

    Should you wish to venture out and explore Kyrenia, the local buses run a regular service from the main road, just a few minutes’ walk away. Make sure to try and spot the Green Heights Botanical Gardens, en-route to Ilgaz village, just a stone’s throw from the hotel. These beautifully presented exotic gardens complete with its own tranquil pool will surely offer an alternative way to spend the afternoon.

    Evening entertainment can be found a mere 6 or 7 minute drive away at the vibrant Lapta Strip, where popular bars The Fly Inn & The Lodge provide karaoke and music.  There is a complimentary taxi service to Niazi’s, the hotel’s restaurant at Kyrenia Harbour - why not combine a night visiting the lively bars in Kyrenia after a quality dining experience!

    Denizkizi Royal Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Overlooking a picturesque sandy bay with panoramic views of the mountains and ocean, The Denizkizi Royal Hotel offers superior service with five star accommodation.

    Boasting breath-taking views of the ocean and set amongst lush, mature gardens, the hotel is perfectly situated for a relaxing beach holiday with its never ending golden sands. For those looking to be slightly more active, the beach offers various watersports to enjoy.  The Denizkizi Royal Hotel also boasts a large freshwater swimming pool with sea views. Golf buggies are available for those guests who prefer not to walk back to the hotel after a day spent soaking up the sun.

    The hotel has both indoor and al-fresco dining on offer and every meal is prepared to an exceedingly high standard by the owners, who are well-known local restaurateurs. A complimentary shuttle service to the owner’s restaurant in Kyrenia city centre is also available.

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    Over the summer months we highly recommend you try the hotel’s ‘Lamb in the Well’ on Sundays. This succulent speciality dish is cooked underground with fragrant herbs and topped with crispy, golden skin. Visitors come from far and wide to taste this traditional slow cooked lamb dish, also known as “Thieves Kebab”. Not only will you have the opportunity to appreciate this mouth-watering delicacy but the history of this authentic Cypriot dish will also be revealed. It is said that thieves, having stolen meat from neighbouring farms would cook the meat underground, so as not have their stolen goods spotted! This really is a distinct and memorable dining experience!

    Should you like to do some local sightseeing, then a local bus service runs regularly from the main road, just a few minutes’ walk away. Keep an eye out for St. Fanourios Church overlooking the sea, in the village of Karaoglanoglu. En-route to Kyrenia, take the road towards The Mountain View Hotel. After you’ve passed the football ground the well-preserved church will be right in front of you. Dedicated to St. George, unlike most of the Orthodox churches in North Cyprus, this is an active place of worship and a candle can usually be seen burning on the small alter.

    Night time entertainment can be found at the vibrant Lapta Strip which is just a few minutes’ drive away. Popular for their live music and karaoke nights are The Fly Inn & The Lodge.  With a free taxi ride to the hotel’s restaurant in Kyrenia Harbour (Niazi’s), it’s an idea to combine a quality dining experience with a night visiting the lively bars in Kyrenia to follow!

    Dome Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    With spectacular views over the seafront and occupying a central location , The Dome Hotel provides its guests with the opportunity to take in a spot of sightseeing, visit the shops or to dine out, all with ease. Evenings are perfectly finished off watching the sunset, over the azure blue waters from the privacy of your private balcony.

    Situated next to Kryenia’s historic harbour in a prime spot, the Dome is a charming hotel, with comfortably furnished bedrooms. Boasting both a large outdoor freshwater and seawater rock pools the hotel also has terraces from which to admire the seafront.  When it comes to cuisine, the fresh fish Anchor Restaurant, on its little water encased prominent, provides an unforgettable dining experience. Lifts will take its guests to every floor of the hotel.

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    Set out onto the ocean from the nearby harbour, or take the chance to enjoy its tempting array of local bars, cafes, shops and restaurants, The pretty harbour is not only historic but a place of beauty. The buildings that now line the harbour are mostly restaurants, with outdoor tables and chairs to make the most of the stunning sea views but were once filled with countryside fruits awaiting exportation.  The spectacular castle at the east end of the harbour is popular with locals and tourists alike and definitely worth a visit. Within its walls is a 12th century chapel and a shipwreck museum.

    Situated within the former Greek Orthodox Arkhangelos Church The Icon Museum provides the perfect opportunity to appreciate both art and history. Take in the fascinating exhibits and icons as you meander around three levels. The museum houses the remains of some of the 70 remaining Byzantine catacombs and even boasts a rooftop restaurant.

    Elexus Resort and Spa
    Kyrenia
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    The 5* Elexus Hotel wows its guests with its stunning beachfront location, stylish rooms, exquisite decor and top-notch service. With six pools, a children’s club, Aqua park, spa, casino and nightly entertainment, it has everything you could wish for in a luxury resort in North Cyprus.

    Located right on the golden sandy beach, the Elexus Hotel is surrounded by beautiful views. This modern hotel also boasts exceptional amenities to suit both couples and families of all ages. Take your pick from six pools and an Aqua Park with water slides and more, it’s the perfect place to relax in the sun. Those looking for a relaxing holiday will find the spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments in the hands of experienced therapists. Rooms offer every comfort in the deluxe and family rooms. After dark, the hotel puts on an extravagant display of local entertainment with local dance shows, live music events and a casinos. For families, the Alexis Wonderland will ensure younger guests have a truly unforgettable holiday. 

    Beach lovers will appreciate the location of the Elexus Hotel, right on the golden sandy beach. The exclusive Beach Club provides ample sun loungers and watersports for guests to enjoy from parasailing to pedaloes.

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    If you can tear yourself away from all that the Elexus Hotel has to offer, North Cyprus has plenty of shopping and sightseeing opportunities. The best places for shopping are around Kyrenia harbour, Nicosia and Famagusta. These areas are also rich in ancient historical sites. Kyrenia Castle, the walled city of Nicosia and the ancient ruins of Salamis, Famagusta are all top attractions in North Cyprus.

    Closer to the Elexus Hotel, the historical buildings around Esentepe are worth a visit, particularly the 12th century domed Antiphonitis Church. Once a monastery, this church was a famous Byzantine monument tucked away in the Kyrenia hills. 

    Nearby Alagadi Beach is a popular place for seeing nesting loggerhead and It’s a fascinating natural experience. Ask the hotel Tour Manager about the best time to visit.

    Esentepe is a top area for golf and horse riding. You hotel concierge will help you book a horseback ride with a professional guide into the mountains from the Catalkoy Riding Club.  Golfers will appreciate the chance to tee off in the sunshine at the Korineum Golf Club, the first 18 hole international green golf in Northern Cyprus! Their scenic course is the beautiful area of Esentepe has breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coastline, and provides some interesting challenges for golfers of all handicaps.

    Fairmont Cyprus Holiday Village
    Kyrenia
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    The Fairmont Holiday Village combines great value and service with modern well-designed accommodation in a beautiful unspoilt location near Kyrenia. 

    This modern resort is situated in Edremit, near the stunning mountain village of Karaman near Kyrenia. It is just 1km (or a 10-minute walk) from the popular Escape Beach Club and about 4km from the bustling harbour and town at Kyrenia city centre. Whether you want a peaceful retreat, gorgeous sandy beaches or shopping and nightlife, the Fairmont Holiday Village has it all!

    Accommodation is in stylish modern bungalows in this modern terraced complex, all overlooking the central swimming pool and sun terrace. Curving arches and white domed roofs make a surprisingly modern statement. Inside, guests can spread out in the spacious rooms which are well-appointed with contemporary furniture. Private terraces provide a quiet place to relax and soak up the mountain and sea views. The focal point is the sweeping curved pool surrounded by sun loungers on the sun terrace. It's a delightful place to relax in the sun as part of your North Cyprus holiday.

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    The pretty mountain village of Karmi is just a few minutes from your Fairmont Holiday Village accommodation and is well worth a visit. If you are walking, follow the road up the mountain through the village of Edremit, past the quaint basket shop and the Treasure Restaurant to reach this fascinating village. Don’t miss the tombs dating back to the Middle Bronze Age which were excavated nearby.

    Walkers will appreciate the scenic nature trail in the area. In spring it is particularly beautiful with fields of wild flowers in a palette of bright colours. Other local highlights to look out for are the historic Greek Cypriot Orthodox church and a local art gallery with traditional paintings. Places to eat nearby include a small pub called The Crow’s Nest, the Halfway House Restaurant and theSpot Bar which offers stunning views across to St Hilarion.

    You might like to visit St. Hilarion Castle, which is the most preserved ruin of the three preserved castles in Kyrenia. The other two are Buffavento Castle and Kantara Castle. St Hilarion Castle is perched on a rocky crag and is easy to spot with its fairy-tale turrets, towers and windows. Once connected to the Crusades, this castle is said to have inspired the romantic Bavarian castles of King Ludwig and Walt Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle in Disneyland, California..

    Escape Beach Club, also known as Landing Beach, is the closest beach to the resort and is around a  10 minute walk away. It was where the Turkish Navy landed during the peace intervention in 1974.  The historic Peace and Freedom Museum near the beach is a popular local attraction. Escape Beach is well known for its watersports, beach parties and restaurants. Another popular local beach is at Kervansaray, a similar short walk from the Fairmont Holiday Village.

    Those wanting to hop on a bus and explore the sights and shops of Kyrenia should ask the hotel staff for directions to the lower road. From there, wave down a local bus which will deliver you into the heart of Kyrenia's bustling shops, restaurants and harbour attractions. Boat trips, Kyrenia Castle and several museums make this a top place to visit with plenty of bars, restaurants and nightlife.

    Grand Pasha Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Grand Pasha Hotel offers the ultimate in pampering and luxury that you would expect from any top five star hotel. With the excellent amenities to the opulent décor, this hotel sets out to impress! From spacious standard rooms to upscale corner suites, this hotel offers plush furnishings and marble bathrooms to ensure a comfortable stay. The Grand Deluxe Spa offers a sensational experience of sublime beauty treatments to relax and rejuvenate. When it comes to dining, the hotel truly excels with gourmet cuisine prepared by a team of chefs using the freshest ingredients.

    Conveniently located in the heart of Kyrenia, this stunning luxury hotel is just 150 metres from the waterfront. It occupies a prime spot, surrounded by delightful cafés, restaurants, shops and bars in this lively town. With its extensive facilities, the Grand Pasha Hotel is ideal for holidays in all seasons. As well as having arguably the most sophisticated spa in North Cyprus, it also boasts a fabulous rooftop bar with breath-taking views. It regularly hosts concerts, conferences and events in the Grand Ballroom and is widely recognised as a top luxury hotel on the island.      

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    Just a short distance from the Grand Pasha Hotel is Kyrenia Harbour, home to the historic castle and offering many delightful boat rides along the scenic coastline. The famous Kyrenia Castle is well worth visiting, along with the nearby Shipwreck Museum and the fascinating Icon Museum. Located in the former Greek Orthodox Arkhangelos Church, this museum is the perfect choice for those who enjoy art and history. Exhibits of these religious icons are on three levels and date back to the 17th Century. Opposite the Icon Museum are the remains of Byzantine catacombs, currently with a restaurant situated on top! Around 70 of these tombs still exist in Kyrenia, although most have been lost to development.

    The nearest public beach to the Grand Pasha Hotel is Diana Beach, about 5 minutes' drive away and east of Kyrenia. The small cove has sand and some rocks. There is a modest seasonal entrance fee and you can rent sun loungers, jet skis and other watersports equipment. The small beach restaurant provides snacks and drinks. Other nearby beaches to visit include Catalkoy Beach and Alagadi Beach, slightly further away. The private beach of Vuni Palace Hotel is a 2 minute drive from the Grand Pasha Hotel and makes a perfect day on the beach for those who don’t mind paying for premium facilities.

    High Life Holiday Village
    Kyrenia
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    The High Life Hotel is a Mediterranean gem with beautiful sea views, comfortable rooms, attentive service and excellent à la carte dining.

    This four star hotel is the perfect choice for adults wanting a place to relax and enjoy a sunny seafront holiday in a peaceful location. It provides a delightful pool in exotic gardens, yet is just a couple of miles from shops, bars and nightlife in the centre of Kyrenia. Family owned hotel has been developed into a desirable boutique hotel under the experienced eye of Huseyin, who returned from the USA to take up the position of Manager at the High Life Hotel alongside his two sisters. As a passionate and enthusiastic team, they have transformed this well-located hotel into the pleasant boutique hotel it is today. As keen gardeners, the family has created beautiful gardens filled with colourful flora surrounding the pool. 

    One of the main features of the High Life Hotel is the seafront terrace where you can relax and admire the beautiful Mediterranean views. From the lower terrace guests can take a cooling dip in the sea or relax on the lawn area.

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    A short walk from the High Life Hotel is the sandy Karakum beach. This free local beach is in a delightful sandy bay with clear water for snorkelling and great rock formations. Other nearby options to visit include Catalkoy beach and Alagadi beach, which are slightly further away, but more popular. In turtle nesting season you may even see baby turtles hatch and head for the water on pristine Alagadi beach. Your tour rep or hotel reception staff will give you more details.

    The High Life Hotel is 2.5km form Kyrenia town. Take a 5-10 minute taxi ride, or wave your hand when you see the local bus which stops anywhere along the main road. This lively town has plenty of  shops, rooftop restaurants, bars and local cafés around Kyrenia Harbour. This famous attraction is the place to find boat trips and the castle at the east end of the harbour. Within its walls there is a 12th century chapel showing re-used late Roman capitals. There is also a fascinating Shipwreck Museum with many exhibits including one of the oldest shipwrecks in the world. It's a great place for evening entertainment. Occasionally there are summer concerts at the Kyrenia Amphitheatre and your hotel receptionist will have information about this and other musical and theatrical productions in Kyrenia.

    Other highly recommended places to visit for those with a car include the Church of Antiphontis and Bellapais Abbey. Many traditional festivals are hosted in charming Bellapais Village. Another nearby attraction close  to the High Life Hotel is the new harbour/marina. This quiet spot has plenty of boats to admire and is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy views of the harbour and Kyrenia Mountains.

    Kaya Artemis Resort and Casino
    Famagusta
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    The unique Hotel Artemis Resort and Casino is the largest luxury hotel on the island with 739 rooms and fabulous facilities set majestically overlooking a private sandy beach. It’s a dream destination for those wanting to enjoy sun, sand and sea with plenty of activities for couples and families, both night and day.

    Set in a scenic coastal location, the Kaya Artemis Resort and Casino is an unforgettable resort with buildings styled like the ancient temple at Ephesus, complete with columns and statues. Inside, each ultra-modern room and suite has sumptuous décor, comfortable high-end furnishings and ample space. With its beachfront location and stunning landscapes, the Kaya Artemis Resort and Casino delivers a totally five star experience to all its guests.

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    The Kaya Artemis Resort and Casino is the perfect place for relaxing and enjoying a break in the North Cyprus sunshine. However, exploring the area’s highlights will make every visit even more memorable..

    Famagusta is a popular place for souvenir shopping. Enjoy mingling with the cosmopolitan crowd or people-watching while enjoying a Turkish coffee at a local bar. The ancient walls of the Old City date back to mediaeval times – a reminder of the ancient history of this area. Other highlights include Othello’s Tower, the Namik Kemal Dungeon and the Gothic-style St Nicholas Cathedral, the largest medieval building in Famagusta and now used as the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. 

    The Karpas Peninsula is a delightful area for hikes and scenic drives. It is also the location of The Golden Beach, the longest sandy beach in Cyprus which is a haven for wildlife and nesting turtles. The chance to see the eggs hatch as part of a tour is an unforgettable sight.

    Other interesting cultural and historical places in North Cyprus include traditional villages such as Buyukkonuk, Bogaz and Kumyali. They preserve a traditional way of life with fishing and cultural festivals.

    Kemerli Konak Boutique Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Newly built, with exceptional attention to detail and a service that is second to none, the Kemerli Konak Boutique Hotel is a true work of art that has been designed with the most discerning of guest in mind.

    This small but elegant, boutique hotel is set within an enviable location of the heart of Zeytinlik, a traditional Cypriot village adjacent to Kyrenia Town.  Its uniquely designed rooms are adorned with first class, traditional décor and bespoke furnishings of intricately patterned dark wooden dressers and authentic Cypriot beds.  Each room is individually named after its design adding a charming, personal touch to the hotel.

    The exterior of the Hotel is also immaculate in its design with an authentic structure and intriguing stone work.  The pristine swimming pool and bar area offers a haven of tranquil privacy, while the ever popular, À la Carte Restaurant with its warm hospitality and night time floodlit views of St Hilarion castle, combine to ensure an unprecedented dining experience.

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    When it comes to sightseeing, you need look no further than the village of Zeytinlik itself. Formerly known as Templos, due to the Templar Knights rumoured to have lived there during the Middle Ages, Zeytinlik is one of the oldest villages in Cyprus. Further proof of the Templary Knights residence here in this region of natural beauty, can be found in the fact that Zeytinlik village leads to one of the three exits of St.Hilarion Castle. To this day, the majestic St. Hilarion Castle is still an attraction worth visiting. 

    Situated a mere ten minute drive away and boasting breathtaking views due to its rocky crag location, St Hilarion castle, complete with its fascinating ruined turrets, towers and windows, remains to this day, one of the most complete in Kyrenia. Rumour has it, that the castle provided the inspiration for both the fairy-tale castle of King Ludwig in Bavaria and Walt Disney’s Snow White. Should you be lucky enough to enjoy a holiday during Cyprus’ glorious spring days, the surrounding landscape is adorned with a beautiful array of wild, exotic flowers.

    Every amenity you could wish for, whether you’re after shops, restaurants, cafes or bars, then Kyrenia town can provide all of the above in just a five minute drive. The historic harbour offers a more traditional variety with its breath-taking views, traditional boat rides and museums and can be located a mere 5 minutes further away.  When lunchtime comes around, the harbour offers a plethora of places with a view, in which to enjoy lunch. Carob is definitely one of our favourites.  Should you have hired a car, two further restaurants both situated in the mountains and well worth frequenting are Ezic and the Archway. A firm family favourite with holiday makers and the locals of Kyrenia alike, The Archway also provides a children’s play area to entertain the children whilst you eat. A little further down the same main road, a state of the art gym called MPower as well as Kings, a fantastic bowling centre, can also be found.  Downstairs is an amusement area designed just for the children

    Just 5 minutes east of Kyrenia, lies the small sandy beach named Diana. A nominal entrance fee is charged during the summer season, with the added option of renting sun loungers and jet skis available. Snacks and drinks are also obtainable during the summer months from the little restaurant. The beaches of Catalkoy and Alagadi, where, during season, it’s possible to witness sea turtles hatching are popular choices if slightly further away. Should you happen to be spending a day on the harbour and fancy a quick dip, then The Dome Hotel, unique in being the only harbourside hotel boasting its own private beach is right at your feet (entrance fee required).  For further details and help with directions, simply ask your friendly hotel receptionist or knowledgeable Tour Rep.

    Korineum Golf and Beach Resort
    Kyrenia
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    Ideal for golf holidays all year round, the Korineum Golf and Beach Resort is a Trip Advisor Top Choice Award-Winning Resort with international appeal.

    Enviably located in beautiful countryside with spectacular sea and mountain views, this luxury resort in North Cyprus is set in 65 hectares. It has its own championship golf course and has plenty to offer non-golfers too. Beautifully appointed rooms, a relaxing spa, first class restaurant, outdoor pool and private beach club are just some of the delights in store for guests. The resort also has four clay tennis courts and a fully-equipped fitness centre. It's the ideal destination for golfing holidays at any time of year.

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    This prestigious 6,232 metre, 72 par championship golf course has plenty of challenging bunkers and water hazards as well as magnificent coastal views. There are impressive practice facilities, driving range and golf pro lessons within the Golf and Tennis Academy.

    Golfers can hire one of the 44 silent battery golf carts as well as golf clubs and other accessories available from the Golf Shop.

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    The Korineum Golf and Beach Resort also boasts 4 clay tennis courts along with a professional UK tennis coach for lessons at the Tennis Academy. The courts are floodlit for cooler evening matches and there is a bar for refreshments. Guests can hire equipment including tennis racquets and ball machines.

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    Although golf is the main attraction, those wanting to see more of North Cyprus will enjoy a trip to Esentepe and Tatlisu. Known for their sandy beaches, they also offer great shopping, local restaurants and attractive sights. Esentepe is a great centre for horse riding and paragliding in the mountains.

    Walkers will find an abundance of hiking trails in some of North Cyprus’s unspoilt scenery.  The 12th century Antiphonitis Church, a noteworthy Byzantine monument in the Kyrenia Hills, is well worth a visit. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting Alagadi which is less than 4 miles away, where loggerhead and green turtles come ashore to lay their eggs. Tours include the opportunity to see the eggs hatch – an unforgettable experience!

    Other noteworthy destinations to visit from the Korineum Golf and Beach Resort include Kyrenia harbour, Nicosia and Famagusta.  The impressive castles, the Bandabulya indoor market and Famagusta’s famous Venetian City Walls all add to the pleasure of any holiday in this area.

    Korineum Spa and Beach Resort
    Kyrenia
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    Enjoying panoramic views, the Korineum Spa and Beach Resort is the place to find absolute tranquillity and relaxation in a luxurious ambience with a host of leisure amenitites and pampering spa treatments.  

    The stunning setting of the Korineum Spa and Beach Resort is complemented by the first-class standards in comfort and luxury throughout the resort's accommodation and facilities. The 86 luxurious rooms and suites are tucked away in the shady pine forest, providing a sense of privacy and serenity. Enjoy spectacular views of the sea, mountains and golf course from your private balcony or French balcony. It's the perfect place to enjoy sunset views before heading out for a gourmet dinner and some night-time entertainment. Every room has ample space, upscale furnishings, tasteful décor, central heating and air-conditioning to ensure guests enjoy complete comfort during their stay at any time of the year.

    The resort boasts a magnificent outdoor pool, fabulous spa for relaxing massages and beauty treatments and a private beach club. Those wanting to stay in shape can make use of the state-of-the-art fitness room, floodlit tennis courts and 18-hole championship golf course that make up the resort's unrivalled sports and leisure facilities.

    Delicious cuisine is another essential part of any luxury holiday at the five star Korineum Spa and Beach Resort. Enjoy the international fusion menu in the elegant Carob Island Restaurant or dine al la carte at the Valley Restaurant. Both restaurants use fresh seasonal ingredients grown in the resort's gardens and orchards. The Sunday Brunch is highly recommended!

    From fine cognac and cigars in the Clubbers Lounge to snacks and special dining events on the beach, dining at the Korineum Spa and Beach Resort is among the best in North Cyprus.

    With enviable gourmet cuisine, country club service and luxury sports and spa amenitites in a stunning Mediterranean setting, this luxury resort has everything you need for a truly memorable holiday. It's the perfect place to relax in the sun and be treated like royalty!

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    Located in Esentepe in North Cyprus, the Korineum Spa and Beach Resort is surrounded by beautiful sandy beaches, excellent local restaurants and stunning natural beauty. Guests will want to get out and explore this scenic area with its charming villages, mountain trails and historic attractions.

    Alagadi Beach is a long, sandy beach just 5 miles from the hotel. It is famous as the nesting site for endangered loggerhead and green turtles. Trips are available from the hotel to watch the baby turtles hatch and make a dash for the sea, as it’s a place where they come to nest each year. More details are available from your tour representative or hotel receptionist.

    History lovers will want to see Esentepe’s historical buildings, including the 12th century Antiphoniti Church with its dome, once the heart of an influential monastery, and a famous Byzantine monument in the Kyrenian hills.

    As well as hiking, the area offers horse riding and paragliding.The Catalkoy Riding Club offers exciting rides in the Kyrenia Mountains led by professional staff. 

    There are plenty of places to visit for shopping, dining and cultural sightseeing. Kyrenia Harbour, Nicosia and Famagusta all combine wonderful shopping with an abundance of historic museums and interesting sites. Kyrenia is known for its castle, churches and waterfront museums while Nicosia is the place to experience authentic Turkish Baths at “Buyuk Hamam” and haggle for bargains at the Bandabulya indoor market. Famagusta has many fascinating sites to see including its famous Venetian City Walls.

    LA Hotel and Resort
    Kyrenia
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    The LA Hotel really is all about the beach. The fine textured, golden sand ensure it is recognised as one of the best in the region.  Add to this the warm local hospitality and comfortable attractive accommodation, it’s not difficult to see the why its loyal guests keep coming back year after year.

    Nestled between the mountains and the sea and adorned with soft sands, this is an ideal spot for both family and couples’ holiday alike. The beach area can be accessed through a brightly-painted tunnel running under the coastal road, and during the summer months,  benefits from a beach restaurant and bar. A freshwater pool and Jacuzzi are also available for guests to enjoy along the seafront.

    The main hotel building and restaurant are positioned around a central courtyard with the hotel’s large freshwater pool in the middle. Situated in the charming village of Lapta, within easy walking distance of the local shops and restaurants.

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    The area of Lapta is a well-known tourist spot and boasts an array of first class hotels and choice of restaurants. Our top three recommendations would be, The Fly Inn, Calamari and Silver Rocks. A taste of Turkish Cypriot cuisine and live music can be sampled along the popular Lapta strip.  The perfect spot for an early morning jog, peaceful evening walk or to take in the sunset, can all be found just a 5 minute drive from the hotel on the Lapta coastal walk or in the Old Town.

    Should you decide to take some time away from the beach, there are a number of stunning sites to behold!  Famous for its fresh water mountain springs, one of the very few perennial springs to be found on the island, issues from a rock with an altitude, of 280m. The spring can be reached along the road which continues on above the town, beyond the Bespinar Restaurant.

    With a simple wave of your hand, the dolmus busses will stop anywhere on the main road, meaning that in just 20 minutes, you’ll find yourself in the centre of town!  The famous Kyrenia Castle and bustling historic harbour and are the most popular tourist sites. The traditional village of Bellapais set amidst the mountains near Kyrenia is another favoured attraction and is the perfect place to unwind, drink in hand and take in the breathtaking views and remarkable history.

    Lapida Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Lapida Garden Hotel offers a relaxing stay near Lapta, sandwiched between the mountains and the beautiful coast of North Cyprus. The garden is a haven of tranquility for relaxing by the pool and enjoying the hotel's excellent amenities.

    Lapida Garden Hotel is open all year round with all the personal attention and service you would expect from a boutique hotel. Fethi, his family and staff ensure that every guest feels pampered and enjoys their stay with comfortable rooms, beautiful pool terrace, colourful Mediterranean gardens and scenic mountain views. Your comfort is assured with air-conditioning and central heating, TV, Wi-Fi and wrought iron balconies providing private outdoor space.

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    Enjoy a pleasant stroll with stunning coastal views from the nearby Lapta Coastal Walk, which is just a few minutes' drive from the Lapida Garden Hotel. At the far end of the promenade is the beautiful Sardunya Bay where you can enjoy sunbathing, boat trips and a casual lunch at the popular waterfront restaurant.

    Other great places to eat include the Silver Rocks Restaurant on the main road, just a short drive from the hotel. This is the perfect place for enjoying coffee, a cool drink from the bar or a delicious meal with stunning coastal views. The restaurant even has a pool for visitors to enjoy a cool dip! The Wild Duck is another well-known local restaurant, just a 2-minute drive away. Perfect for lunch, it has a small park and animals to pet, making it popular with families.

    After dark, head to JK’s Bar for a lively evening of entertainment. Take a taxi or drive along the main road, take the right turning for the Sempati Hotel and follow the road. Also on the main road, the Fly Inn and The Lodge are about 5 minutes away on the popular Lapta Strip. It is a vibrant place with many restaurants and bars, some with sea views.

    Just 30 minutes by local dolmus bus is Kyrenia. This lively town has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants as well as the old castle and Shipwreck Museum in the harbour.

    The friendly hotel owner and staff will be happy to provide more ideas on places to visit, and directions for reaching some of the hidden gems in North Cyprus.

     

    Le Chateau Lambousa Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Le Chateau Lambousa Hotel has added a unique landmark to this picturesque coastal region of the Mediterranean, following its complete renovation in 2014.  Overflowing with style class and culture, it has become one of the most hotels in Kyrenia. 

    Set amongst the stunning, tranquil area of Lapta, known as the pearl of the Mediterranean due to its incredible beauty, Le Chateau Lambousa is nestled between the mountains and the sea. It prides itself on being “The Kingdom of Hospitality” offering first class hospitality within a warm and charming atmosphere.  Adorned with antique furniture, medieval statues and ornaments, and furnished with sumptuous fabrics, this luxurious and unique hotel’s appeal just continues to grow and grow.

    Guests can choose from a varied choice of spacious and comfortable accommodation, ranging from traditional bungalows, luxurious hotel rooms and swanky suites, all beautifully furnished to echo the medieval aesthetic. Pampering sessions are readily available in the hotel spa, or if you simply prefer to kick back and feel the sun on your skin, then the beach is but a few steps away.

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    In addition to the stunning architecture of The Chateau Lambousa Hotel, the area of Lambousa itself possess a rich and fascinating history to discover. Fish tanks from the Roman an era constructed by cutting large rectangular pools into the rock can be viewed, along with the remains of the Roman harbour wall.

    On leaving through the hotel’s back gates you’ll find yourself situated right in the centre of the popular Lapta Strip, where a wide variety of sea view restaurants are on offer, including The Calamari which serves up fantastic sea food and Mediterranean dishes.  The Fly Inn and The Lodge are great for evening entertainment and an evening snack and for a relaxing coffee or a light lunch the popular Blue Song is the perfect choice. Should you wish to find some extra outdoor fun for the kids, just at reception for directions to Lapithos Water Park and The Wild Duck, both of which are just a five minute drive away!

    The dolmus busses stop anywhere on this main road with a simple wave of your hand and you’ll find yourself in the centre of town within 20 minutes!

    Long Beach Resort
    Famagusta
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    Located on arguably one of Northern Cyprus’ most tranquil and idyllic beaches in the famous Salamis Bay, the Long Beach Resort comprises a mixture of villas and semi-detached bungalows.

    Located to the north of Famagusta, the resort is a popular beach front choice, due to its Eastern Mediterranean coastal location. With the majority of the hotels enjoying a beachfront location, the warm waters of the Mediterranean are literally at your feet. With its lengthy, pristine stretch of beach and gradual incline into the waters, the soft sands of the Long Beach Resort are widely considered to be some of the safest that Northern Cyprus has to offer, guaranteeing enjoyment by the old and young alike. There really is no better location in which to while away the days, feeling the heat of the sun on your skin and the soft sand between your toes. 

    Accommodation comes in the form of well appointed, one or two bedroomed bungalows, beautifully decorated and designed with a home from home feel in exotic landscaped gardens. Perfectly located with the sea’s edge just 20 metres from the resort, guests can enjoy the resort’s large swimming pool with swim up bar one minute and the warm waters of the Mediterranean the next!  Long Beach boasts an impressive number of on-site facilities, and with historic sites such as the famous ruins of Salamis a mere two miles away, there’s never a dull moment!

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    When you finally decide to leave the beach behind and get out and about, then you will not be disappointed. Located as it is, at the gateway to the Karpas Peninsula, Long Beach Resort provides a perfect base for discovering the outstanding natural beauty and unspoiled countryside of this quite remarkable region.

    Just next door to the resort is a protected beach area where sea turtles lay their eggs and if you hit the right season, you can watch the mother turtle burying her eggs, or the cute little hatchlings scrabbling down to the sea – an amazing site, which children also enjoy.  Please check with your Rep for information on organised turtle watching sessions.  Just down the road, is also the ancient Roman ruins of Salamis, once a mighty Roman port and now ideal for a day out exploring ancient gymnasiums, temples - another great attraction for children.  Further historical and natural delights await you the more you wander. For those seeking more activity, the “bright lights” of Famagusta town are less than 10 miles away and offer a variety of cafes, bistros, bars and restaurants as well as an opportunity to see Othello’s Tower and Citadel, mentioned in Shakespeare’s play of the same name.

    Lords Palace Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Lord’s Palace Hotel earns every one of its five stars with its prime waterfront location, stunning design and elegant decor. This is the only lifestyle hotel in North Cyprus with all the personal touches of a boutique hotel yet amenities to outshine even the best luxury hotels.

    Situated within easy strolling distance of Kyrenia’s historic castle, harbours, shops and restaurants, The Lord’s Palace Hotel has everything on the doorstep.

    The British architectural style is complemented by upscale design and chic décor featuring soft shades of cream, brown and gold. Marble floors, glittering chandeliers and sumptuous furnishings can be found throughout this swanky palace. You’ll feel yourself start to relax from the moment you arrive! Rooms, restaurants and amenities offer stunning sea and mountain views, not least from the rooftop pool. Spend time reading in the gardens, sunbathing by the pool, relaxing on the private sandy beach or being thoroughly pampered in the divine spa.

    Bars and restaurants offer a fantastic choice of options that will take you from tasty buffet breakfasts and light snacks to sunset cocktails in the rooftop Sky Bar and gourmet à la carte dining in the Kömür Ocakbasi restaurant.

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    The Lord's Palace Hotel is right on the new marina in Kyrenia, in a quiet and beautiful spot with plenty of boats nearby. In keeping with the boating theme, there is an old Shipwreck Museum just a few minutes’ stroll from the hotel. The historic old harbour is a short walk away and offers quaint cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The imposing Kyrenia Castle is definitely worth a visit along with the less well-known Carob and Cyprus Life Museum. Housed in one of the old carob warehouses, this cultural attraction is packed with fascinating local history.

    The nearby Kyrenia Amphitheatre often hosts fantastic musical and theatrical productions in the open air, so check with the hotel’s concierge to see what’s coming up to add to the enjoyment of your holiday. The Korineum Golf Course is only 20 minutes away by car or taxi.

    Just five minutes’ drive from Kyrenia is the picturesque mountain village of Bellapais with its scenic views and quaint little shops for browsing. The nearby Gothic Bellapais Monastery (also known as Bellapais Abbey) is well worth exploring and has a long and fabled history. A car rental will also provide access to St Hilarion Castle and Buffavento Castle, each less than 30 minutes scenic drive from the hotel. The Great Inn and Ledra Street Crossing capture the atmosphere of North Cyprus history and culture.

    Apart from the exquisite restaurants at the Lord’s Palace Hotel, you will find many tempting local restaurants and bars nearby offering authentic North Cyprus cuisine served in a delightful friendly atmosphere. One of the best is Naizi’s Restaurant or try the Archway Restaurant which offers al fresco dining with stunning views.

    Malpas Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Malpas Hotel and Casino is the ultimate choice for couples and families looking to chill out in the sun. The hotel has an impressive location as well as first-class spa, casino and beach club facilities.

    Beautifully designed, the contemporary Malpas Hotel and Casino is set among lush gardens with sea and mountain views. The lagoon swimming pool lures guests with its comfortable sun loungers and shades for relaxing and enjoying a quiet read, refreshing dips and cool tropical drinks from the nearby pool bar. Treat yourself to some serious relaxation in the Spa and end each beautiful day in the Cotton Jazz Bar which has foot-tapping live music and an endless menu of wines and cocktails.

    Choose one of the beautifully appointed hotel rooms spread throughout the main building and Diamond Court, or opt for a family-sized villa in the grounds.

    The Malpas Hotel and Casino provides convenient shuttle services into Kyrenia for shopping and sightseeing, or to the private Beach Club at Cornaro Beach, where cushioned sun beds and stunning sea views await you!

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    Beyond Malpas Hotel and Casino, North Cyprus has a wealth of fascinating attractions and activities to enjoy. Walk up the steep path to the landmark Buffavento Castle and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding area including Kyrenia, Famagusta, Nicosia and on a good day, the Troodos Mountains. It is the highest of the three imposing castles in the area and represents centuries of history, making it a must-see!

    Get out and explore the countryside from the riding stables at Çatalköy. Guided horse rides are the best way to see the scenic Kyrenia mountain range and many remote historical sites!  The rides are suitable for all levels with instruction for beginners. Book with the receptionist at the Malpas Hotel and Casino who will also provide detailed directions and answer any questions.

    Historians and those who appreciate architecture will enjoy a trip to nearby Bellapais Abbey, home of British writer Lawrence Durrell (1912-1990) for a time. Set in the foothills of the Five-Finger Mountains in Kyrenia, this is a North Cyprus historical highlight not to be missed!  The pretty village of Bellapais grew up to service the castle and offers a delightful architectural history. It is a 15-20 minute walk up the hill from the Abbey, and visitors will be rewarded with refreshments and scenic views form the traditional restaurants, cafes and shops lining the quaint streets. Bellapais village hosts many cultural festivals, making it a popular place to see local Cypriot dancing, music and dress. Walkers will enjoy hikes along pretty mountain trails dotted with wild flowers and herbs that are a feature of the natural unspoilt beauty of Northern Cyprus.

    Merit Crystal Cove Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino is undoubtedly one of the top resorts in North Cyprus with 5-star standards throughout. Opulently furnished rooms and spacious suites enjoy views of the beautiful pool, landscaping and crystal clear blue sea. 

    Backed by mountain and sea views, the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino overlooks a breathtakingly beautiful cove with a private golden sandy beach. The hotel features immaculate interior décor relieved with splashes of greenery and huge windows offering panoramic views of the glittering Mediterranean Sea. Soft cushions and luxurious velvets feature high in the luxurious guest rooms and suites while bathrooms are a temple of Italian marble with modern fixtures.

    The hotel is particularly suitable for families with entertainment to suit all ages. Choose from three restaurants, enjoy state-of-the-art equipment in the fitness centre or try out the unique shower and snow chamber!  Adults can enjoy a host of live entertainment after dark along with the chance to win at the casino, if you’re feeling lucky!

    Along with first-class facilities and a serene spa, this exceptional hotel prides itself on the highest levels of customer service. All you have to do is relax and enjoy it all!

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    You may be tempted to spend every waking moment enjoying the luxurious facilities of the Merit Crystal Cove Hotel and Casino, but there are some fabulous shops, markets, lively bars, historic attractions and places to visit in nearby Kyrenia. Hop aboard the hotel’s courtesy bus service which operates at set times. In approx.15 minutes you will be in the heart of the town and its historical centre around the scenic harbour and impressive castle.

    The Peace and Freedom Museum is a short drive away and includes a war memorial monument. Walkers will enjoy the fresh air on a visit to the neighbouring town of Lapta, about 10 minutes’ drive west of Kyrenia. It has a pleasant 1.5km promenade for strolling beside the Mediterranean Sea with sensational views and unmissable photo ops!

    Even closer to the hotel is Lambousa, which has a rich history and fascinating structures, including Roman-era fish tanks. These large rectangular pools were cut by hand out of the rock. The remains of the Roman harbour wall are worth visiting along with two local churches which can be admired from the outside.

    If you decide to explore independently with a hire car, the fascinating Bronze Age cemetery in the beautiful mountain village of Karaman is worth the drive. Ask the hotel’s concierge or Tour Rep for directions, according to your method of transport.

    Merit Cyprus Gardens Holiday Village
    Famagusta
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    Merit Cyprus Gardens offers a relaxing Mediterranean beach holiday in peaceful unspoilt surroundings. This family-friendly holiday village is run by a trusted brand and offer superb sea views, a lovely sandy beach and good facilities. 

    Relax on the beautiful sandy beach, swim in the gorgeous blue Mediterranean or relax and chill out in the 40 hectare gardens of the Merit Cyprus Hotel in a swinging hammock. This is a top choice for those who value seclusion and tranquillity with beautifully landscaped grounds surrounding a large pool. It’s hard to believe that just 15 minutes away is the bustling port at Famagusta. The hotel is the perfect base for exploring historic attractions, famous ancient ruins and shops in the lively town centre nearby.

    Accommodation is in pretty whitewashed villas or comfortable hotel rooms which all have excellent facilities. Guests have full use of the generously sized outdoor pool, tennis courts, kids club, riding club and a casino. Ideally located right on the beach for families and couples looking for sun, sea and sand, this family-friendly luxury hotel is in a particularly picturesque setting.

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    Those looking for a quieter escape will love the Merit Cyprus Gardens on the east coast of North Cyprus near Famagusta. Known for its unspoilt natural environment and tranquillity, this area if packed with deserted sandy beaches, ancient archaeological ruins, quaint fishing villages and all the delights of the famous historical walled city of Famagusta nearby.

    The ancient Roman ruins of Salamis are just 7.5 miles away. Once a major Roman port, it is now a preserved site of temples and ancient gymnasiums and temples which even children will enjoy exploring.

    The nearby port town of Famagusta is a vibrant place to enjoy shopping and people watching from a local pavement café or authentic Turkish restaurant. Beyond the port, look out for the historical Othello’s Tower and Citadel (mentioned in Shakespeare’s famous play of the same name).

    The best way to get the most from your holiday in Northern Cyprus is by hiring a car. Visit remote ancient sites as you head to the rugged Karpaz Peninsula, famous for its wild surroundings. Explore traditional villages, discover Cypriot culture and spend the day at Golden Beach, the longest sandy beach on the island!

    Merit Park Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Inspired by the nearby Girne Castle, the Merit Park Hotel combines luxurious comforts with a beautiful beach location, exquisite dining and ample entertainment for a superb family holiday in the sun.

    Part of the upscale Merit Hotels Group, this prestigious hotel is known for its excellent service in the luxury tourism sector. Set on a clifftop above a beautiful golden sandy cove, Merit Park is in the popular coastal village of Alsancak, just a 15 minute drive from nearby Kyrenia with its historic castle and shops. The hotel’s design was inspired by the famous Kyrenia Castle, and sits in unspoilt natural surroundings.

    The hotel is surrounded by extensive gardens in a contemporary layout of green lawns and flowering shrubs. Relax with a book or doze in one of the shady cabanas, swing in your own hammocks or relax on a plush sun lounger surrounded by nature. The hotel has a choice of freshwater swimming pools for  cooling off. Mealtimes offer the chance to sample delicious cuisine from a choice of restaurants, dining indoors or al fresco and enjoying the delightful Mediterranean views. 

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    The Merit Park Hotel is in a prime position for exploring the nearby historic town of Kyrenia just 15 minutes’ drive away. There are plenty of local shops for browsing and cafes for enjoying a coffee break while watching the world go by, as well as the famous castle and harbour.

    Heading towards Lapta, you will find The Martyrs Monument and The Peace and Freedom Museum on your right hand side. Lapta also has a pleasant 1.5km coastal walk along the purpose built promenade which borders one of the most picturesque bays in North Cyprus. The walk starts near the Hotel Sempati and ends at Sardunya Bay, the perfect place to enjoy a paddle in this delightful sandy cove.

    The scenic mountain village of Karaman is situated close by and is a great place to capture some memorable photos. It is also the site of a historic Bronze Age cemetery.

    Those who have a hire car can enjoy dining out in the evening, perhaps at the famous Ambiance Restaurant which is run by two of North Cyprus’s most experienced restaurateurs. It has an extensive menu featuring delicious cuisine from freshly sourced local ingredients.  Located in the neighbouring village of Karaoglanoglu, this lovely restaurant has superb views, attentive service and a wonderful atmosphere. Booking in advance is essential.

    Merit Royal Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Merit Royal Hotel and Casino is a prestigious “green” resort right on the beautiful sandy beach with amazing views. Close to the charming village of Alsancak, it combines Cypriot culture with high-end amenities that will deliver a first-class holiday experience in North Cyprus.

    The Merit Royal Hotel and Casino is situated near Zephyrus Cove, which takes its name from Zephyros, the god of wind according to Greek mythology. With a beautiful Mediterranean climate, warm turquoise water and a gorgeous sandy bay, this hotel is the perfect place for relaxing and working on your sun tan.

    The hotel is stunningly appointed with beautiful architecture, luxurious fabrics and bespoke furnishings. From the moment you set foot in the lobby, you will be surrounded by smiling staff eager to make your holiday absolutely perfect.

    Amenities include a beautifully designed outdoor pool and a spa-like indoor pool with superb views through the glass wall. The sumptuous spa offers a host of beauty treatments and massages to soothe away stress.

    Being an adults-only hotel, the Merit Royal Hotel and Casino offers a range of romantic restaurants for enjoying exquisite gourmet dining in serene surroundings. Start the evening in one of the upscale bars with a sophisticated cocktail or chilled glass of wine. After dark, the popular casino attracts guests to try their luck at one of the gaming tables for an evening of fun.

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    The Merit Royal Hotel and Casino is enviably located right on the private sandy beach near the local village of Alsancak. The area occupies the site of the historic ruins of Lambousa, now a top historic attraction for tourists exploring some of the incredible historical sites around Kyrenia. 

    The Peace and Freedom Open Air Museum is just a few minutes from the hotel and has a famous war memorial monument. Hikers will enjoy strolling along the Lapta Coastal Walk, a 1.5km seafront promenade in the neighbouring town about a 10 minute drive west of Kyrenia. It has superb sea views and refreshing breezes making it perfect for a sunset stroll.

    Beyond Lambousa, you can discover many more amazing attractions in North Cyprus which include some fascinating structures, ancient rock tombs carved into the rock, Roman era fish tanks and the remains of the Roman harbour wall.

    The Merit Royal Hotel and Casino offers a regular courtesy shuttle service for guests, connecting the hotel with Kyrenia via a 15-minute journey. This old harbour town has an abundance of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes as well as many interesting sites in the centre of Kyrenia. Stroll along the ancient harbour walls and admire the impressive Byzantine castle. 

    If you want to explore independently, a hire car is the best way to visit some of the mountain villages such as Karaman, which offers picturesque photo ops. Visit the remarkable Bronze Age cemetery, with its ancient tombs and a human effigy symbolising the Goddess of Fertility. The hotel receptionists or your Cyprus Premier Representative will be happy to provide more information about places to visit from the Merit Royal Hotel and Casino.

    Merit Royal Premium Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Merit Royal Premium Hotel is the obvious choice for those who enjoy the very best things in life. Families, couples, honeymooners, business travellers and VIPs are all welcome to enjoy the hotel’s wonderful seafront location, excellent amenities and outstanding hospitality. The resort showcases the very best in luxury accommodation with casino entertainment, first class service and a heavenly Spa and Wellness Centre.  

    Overlooking a stunning sandy cove, the Merit Royal Premium Hotel is an opulent five star resort in the charming village of Alsancak, just five miles west of Kyrenia. Guests will be wowed by the incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea and the backdrop of the nearby Five-Finger Mountains. Spacious rooms with plush furnishings boast large terraces and breathtaking views. The exceptional five star facilities and personalised service make this a top choice for the ultimate luxury holiday experience.

    Families staying at the Merit Royal Premium Hotel will find a host of family-friendly amenities including the popular kids’ pool and supervised Kids Club. As well as the onsite spa, restaurants, pools and casino, guests are invited to use all the additional facilities at the adjoining sister hotel, The Merit Royal. They also have access to the stunning Zephyrus Beach Cove at the neighbouring Merit Crystal Cove Hotel on one of the most beautiful bays of North Cyprus. Booking a stay at the Merit Royal Premium offers three times the facilities!

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    The five star Merit Royal Premium Hotel is in the village of Alsancak, close to the popular local ruins of Lambousa. “The Kingdom of Heritage” is an awesome archaeological attraction nearby. Guests looking for some local culture and history will enjoy visiting the historical sights of Kyrenia or shopping in the town thanks to the hotel’s courtesy shuttle service. Visit the famous Byzantine castle, explore the picturesque harbour and spend time in the local museums, shops, cafes and bars.

    Walkers will enjoy a pleasant stroll to the spectacular Malatya Waterfall, located in the mountains above Alsancak. Explore some of the charming mountain villages such as Karaman, with its fascinating Bronze Age Cemetery, tombs and effigy symbolizing the Goddess of Fertility. Nature lovers will not want to miss the Gecitkoy Reservoir walk, where crakes, eagles and herons are frequent visitors. For pleasant sea views, the popular Lapta Coastal Walk is a 1.5km promenade with stunning coastal vistas.

    Hiring a car opens up more North Cyprus attractions. The hotel reception staff will be happy to suggest places to visit nearby and explain how to get there.

    Noahs Ark Deluxe Hotel and Spa
    Famagusta
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    Noah’s Ark Deluxe Hotel and Spa is a surprisingly large holiday complex right on the sandy beach with its own beautiful luxury spa. It welcomes families and couples to enjoy the impressive amenities, sports facilities and lively entertainment. It’s the perfect choice for those wanting to stay in Famagusta within easy reach of the scenic Karpaz Peninsula.

    Boldly designed as a magnificent ship run aground on one of North Cyprus’s most beautiful beaches, the Noah's Ark Deluxe Hotel & Spa boasts a long stretch of soft golden sand and clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean sea. Guests can relax in the sun beside the beautiful outdoor lagoon pool surrounded by peaceful natural surroundings. This five star hotel has everything you need to relax in the sun, including a serene spa with indoor pool, nightly entertainment, family activities and a host of sports facilities that are hard to beat.

    Noah’s Ark Deluxe Hotel and Spa makes sure that guests of all ages are taken care of. It has a Kids Club, playground, onsite shop, laundry and more making it a great choice for family holidays in North Cyprus. Spacious, well-appointed rooms with stunning sea views from the balcony are complemented by water sports and a choice of bars and restaurants for gourmet dining. Whether you want a relaxing massage or the chance to watch a film beneath the stars, this resort has it all!

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    Situated near the unspoilt Karpaz Peninsula with stunning scenery and wildlife on the doorstep, the Noah’s Ark Deluxe Hotel and Spa is in a prime location on the longest sandy beach on the island. Guests have the unrivalled experiences of seeing wild donkeys or watching baby sea turtles hatch from their nests on the beach!  Adventurous visitors can explore a traditional mountain village, enjoy tasting cultural delights and seeing historical churches. You can even taste the legendary holy water from a natural spring!

    For those who want a more vibrant place to chill out, Famagusta is nearby with plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes for mingling with locals and international tourists. Don’t miss photographing the ancient walls of the Old City, which date back to medieval times. Other must-see highlights include Othello’s Tower, Namik Kemal Dungeon and the impressive Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (St Nicholas Cathedral). 

    Oscar Resort Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Overlooking the breath-taking Mediterranean coastline on its own stretch of golden sands, and with numerous activities on offer, Oscar Resort provides everything for both a traditional family holiday or couples’ beach getaway.

    Guests return time and time again to this seasoned holiday resort and it’s not difficult to see why.  Situated amidst verdant manicured lawns interspersed with exotic palm trees and boasting three individually designed swimming pools, children have the fun and exciting wave pool and water slides to keep them entertained, whilst adults have the opportunity to take it easy in the outdoor Jacuzzi. If you’re feeling energetic, then there are plenty of water sports to engage in.  For those who like to keep fit and health whilst on holiday, Oscar Resort Hotel has a large indoor heated swimming pool where water aerobic sessions take place, plus a spa centre and little gym. With a resident masseuse on hand, how better to unwind after a few games of tennis on the hotel’s courts, than with a relaxing massage.

    The Oscar Resort Hotel offers a choice of attractively furbished well-appointed, modern hotel rooms, elevated Pink Court studios, Mediterranean style mezzanine Mini Villas or the hotel’s latest accommodation addition, in the form of luxury Poolside Suites.  Whichever you choose, you’ll be met with stunning views of either the harbour, the town or the blue waters of the Mediterranean from your private balcony. When it comes to wining and dining, the hotel is well equipped with several bars and even boasts two pool side restaurants providing a choice of delicious lunchtime meals, as well as daytime drinks and snacks.

    Conveniently situated next to Kyrenia’s town centre with its famous historic harbour, guests are within easy reach of all that this vibrant location has to offer and with a free road train operating to and from the centre 3 times a day, 6 days a week, it couldn’t be easier to make the most of the shops, bars, cafes and famous attractions. Boat rides across the calm waters can be enjoyed from the harbour.

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    Oscar Resort Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring Kyrenia’s attractive Venetian Harbour and castle, lively bars, clubs and al fresco restaurants and abundance of shops, all of which are less than a 20 minute walk away. Or for something a little more relaxing, why not take a boat trip to really appreciate the azure waters of the Mediterranean? Over the summer months, the hotel provides a little yellow road train to ferry guests in and out of Kyrenia town centre. Should you wish to take in some al fresco entertainment, then a trip to the Amphitheatre in Kyrenia is a holiday must. It hosts some incredible concerts as well as theatrical and musical productions, so do ask at the hotel reception for details.

    Travel is easy by making the most of the local dolmus buses. With just the wave of your hand, they will stop almost anywhere! The main bus station can be found en route to the harbour, located next to the Colony Hotel.  Car hire is advantageous should you wish to venture further afield in order to appreciate the numerous delights that Northern Cyprus has to offer, such as the pretty villages of Bellapais and Karmi, Antiphontis historic 7th century church, the breathtaking castles of Kantara and St Hilarion or Kyrenia’s stunning Alagadi, Escape and Camelot beaches.

    Pia Bella Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    With its convenient town center location and a reputation for impeccable service, it’s not difficult to see why this friendly, family run hotel proves to be so popular.

    Having won the Certificates Of Excellence for 6 consecutive years, The Pia Bella has been added to the exclusive group of Hall Of Fame winners. Only those Hotels & Restaurants demonstrating excellence in hospitality and who consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on Trip Advisor, have been awarded this coveted award honours.

    Set in tranquil, attractive gardens and with a choice of two freshwater swimming pools, the Pia Bella offers tastefully decorated accommodation of the highest standards.  A highly regarded a la carte restaurant offers both seafood and classic Cypriot cuisine.

    Ideally situated within walking distance of Kyrenia’s picturesque harbour with its plentiful attractions, stunning sea views and all major amenities, the Pia Bella guarantees an exceptional town holiday in a sunny Mediterranean location.

    We would like to inform all guests that the restaurant has been relocated to the front of the Hotel, due to a renovation project. We have been informed that the interior refurbishment will continue until mid-Dec’17.

    Please note that the hotel will accept 3 guests in one room, on the understanding that the additional bed supplied is a temporary bed.

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    It’s easy to forget that the captivating medieval streets of Kyrenia are just a 2 minute bus ride away whilst taking it easy amongst the Pia Bella Hotel’s s peaceful gardens. You only have to step food outside the hotel to discover the local supermarket, shops, bars and cafes. Take a stroll to the charming harbour and you’ll find a variety of boats and yachts waiting to sail you across the crystal clear waters. Also well worth a visit, is the famous Kyrenia castle. Set between the stunning jagged mountains and the azure Mediterranean sea, the harbour provides the perfect opportunity to take some great holiday photos.

    If you’ve opted for the B&B basis at the hotel, Niazi’s restaurant on the harbour is an upmarket and popular choice in which to try a variety of authentic Turkish mezes for your evening meal.  The harbour is also home to a number of rooftop restaurants, all with stunning views. A particularly lovely dining experience can be discovered at ‘Peanuts’ restaurant which is just a short drive away. Your Tour Rep or the Pia Bella Hotel reception will be happy to help you with directions.

    Just a short walk away too, is the public beach, as is the fashionable and up and coming area of Karakum. Slightly further afield, are the more popular beaches of Catalkoy and Alagadi.

    Remember to enquire at reception as to whether the Kyrenia Amphitheatre is hosting any concerts. This stunning venue also holds some fantastic musical and theatrical productions.

    Riverside Garden Resort
    Kyrenia
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    Set amongst a vast array of fragrant flowers and fruit trees,  this charming hotel offers a haven of tranquillity amongst the citrus groves.

    The Riverside Garden Resort is located within the Kyrenia mountain range, and provides a host of facilities amidst sweet smelling gardens, sprawling over eight acres. Throughout the year, the resort is bursting with summer colours of white, red, purple and green from the numerous plants, bougainvillea and jasmine. Even during the winter months, oranges and lemons provide a splash of colour from trees on the private terraces.

    One of our most frequently visited hotels in Kyrenia, the Riverside Garden Resort provides first class accommodation with the beautiful decorated bedrooms. Incredible views, bungalows with Jacuzzi showers and terraced private gardens combine to provide an atmosphere which will make you feel truly at home.  The resort boasts three pools from which to choose, depending on whether to wish to relax and soak up the sun, or to have some fun experiencing the water slides. Why not indulge in a massage or enjoy a game of tennis for something a little more active, then finish off the evening with a drink in the Ranch Bar, or with some live music in the restaurant. The Riverside Resort appeals to holiday makers of all ages, set within its Mediterranean mountain retreat.

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    Car hire is advisable although not essential, at the Riverside Garden Resort, as during high season, there is a reliable and regular courtesy bus into Kyrenia Town and the beach.  Should you fancy a walk, then Northern Cyprus’ only waterfall, is situated in the village of Malatia. The Lapta coastal walk is another favourite, so should you fancy taking an evening stroll along the promenade, one of the most stunning coastlines of Kyrenia can be found, just a 15 minute drive away. Make sure you take a camera, as the views are simply unmissable! Simply the Hotel receptionist or Tour Rep for directions. At the end of the walk, is the beautiful Sardunya Bay, where guests can partake of a refreshing drink and light snack whilst sitting on the soft golden sands.

    For those who have hired a car, do find time to stop off en route to Kyrenia to enjoy some water sports at Escape beach. The nearby Peace and Freedom Museum, with its historical war memorial monument provides a great place in which to take a quick holiday snap!

    There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from in the surrounding area and just a 15 minute walk away, is the popular Acmenya which boasts a delicious menu as well as a large children’s play area for the kids to enjoy.  Should you fancy a spot of high tea, then they also serve fancy cakes and coffee.  On venturing a little further down the Lapta Strip, The Riverside’s sister restaurant called Calamari, offers a fantastic seafood menu, alongside a selection of tasty alternatives and stunning coastal.  The Riverside Garden Resort is also able to arrange free transport to the Calamari via the hotel reception.  In addition, The Fly Inn and The Lodge are also located along the Strip, both of which offer great evening entertainment and host regular karaoke and popular live music events.

    Rocks Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Perfectly located overlooking the harbour and seafront, the renovated Rocks Hotel and Casino continues its 25-year reputation as a luxury hotel with first-class service and amenities.

    The Rocks Hotel and Casino has a beautiful lagoon-style pool with sun loungers on a terrace which provides direct access into the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea. It’s the perfect area for sunbathing or indulging in sweet treats and refreshments from the poolside café. The hotel boasts a lavish spa with holistic beauty treatments and night-time entertainment in the casino. Plush accommodation and attentive service ensures guests will feel pampered from the moment they arrive.

    Situated in the heart of Kyrenia’s Old Town, guests will find a choice of seafront dining, shops, boat trips and historic attractions just steps from this luxury five star hotel.

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    The Rocks Hotel and Casino is in the heart of Kyrenia’s Old Harbour and just steps from the vibrant shops and bars in this historic area. Once lined with old warehouses which now house atmospheric restaurants and bars, the harbour is a place of history and scenic beauty. 

    Complementing the excellent restaurant options within the Rocks Hotel and Casino are plenty of local seafood restaurants such as the nearby Niazi's Restaurant which serves excellent Turkish dishes and delicious authentic mezes. Many boats in the harbour offer a romantic dining experience at sunset for a memorable treat.

    The imposing Kyrenia Castle at the east end of the harbour is a  spectacular landmark with a 12th century chapel within its walls which include Roman columns from earlier times. The fascinating Shipwreck Museum is well worth a visit.  

    For exploring the island, the main bus station is about 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Those who opt to hire a car and explore North Cyprus independently can make use of the free hotel car park. It is the best way to reach the traditional villages of Bellapais and Karmi, the sandy beaches of Kyrenia (such as Alagadi, Escape and Camelot), the fascinating castles of St Hilarion and Kantara. There are many traditional mosques, churches and museums dotted around the surrounding areas that are all worth visiting while staying in Kyrenia.

    Rose Gardens Holiday Village
    Kyrenia
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    The Rose Gardens Holiday Village promises an array of hotel services and a great choice of on-site facilities set against a backdrop of beauty and tranquillity.

    The Rose Gardens Holiday Village was named after the rose covered gardens, awash with perfumed blooms in which it sits. Enjoying outstanding views of both the stunning Five Finger Mountain Range and the azure waters of the Mediterranean, The Rose Gardens can be found nestled within the idyllic village of Lapta. A family run establishment, Turgay, your host, adopts a very informal attitude to guarantee that home from home ambiance. As a personal touch, he also likes to remember his guests by name. During the summer season, a number of quiz and karaoke evenings are organised for guests’ enjoyment, with Turgay and his staff often joining in!

    The Rose Gardens Holiday Village boasts incredible onsite facilities including a fully equipped, hi-tech fitness club and 2 new swimming pools.  Accommodation ranges from the brand new rooms situated within the main hotel, complete with either private sun terrace or balcony, to the more traditional feel of the galleried bungalows. Whichever you choose, you’ll be sure of receiving all the warmth and hospitality that this Mediterranean treat has to offer.  

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    The hotel is proud to offer a shuttle to the nearby Incirli Beach which runs three times a day. The villages of Lapta and Alsancak boast a selection of the best beaches that Northern Cyprus is blessed with, combing hidden sandy coves and crystal azure waters. For those looking for a little excitement from their beach visit, then Escape Beach offers the chance to try your hand at a variety of water sports including snorkelling and scuba diving. However, for those who simply want to take it easy and soak up sun, then the beaches of Kervansaray, Mare Monte, Oris and Camelot are all popular destinations.

    Once the sun goes down and you’re wondering how best to spend the warm, summer evenings, the Lapta strip is no more than 10 minutes by car. However, should you decide to stay within grounds of the Rose Gardens, then a fantastic choice of evening entertainment is there for the taking within the hotel itself. If an evening meal overlooking the bay is what you’re after, then The Fly Inn provides the perfect setting in which to dine alfresco to the sound of live music. For the party lovers who want to keep going through the night, the Escape Beach Club and Ice Club are both no more than five minutes away by car and are open right the way through the summer months.  When the partying finishes, sit back and greet the new dawn as the sun rises over the Mediterranean Sea.

    Adjacent to the Ada Hotel and a two minute drive from Escape Beach Club, modern and ancient history combine in the form of the Martyrs Monument and an open air Peace and Freedom Museum.  This spot also provides the perfect opportunity to take some of those all-important holiday photos.

    Salamis Bay Conti Resort
    Famagusta
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    Taking its name from the ancient city of Salamis, The Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel is one of the top beachfront resorts in North Cyprus. Recently receiving a Top Choice Award from Holiday Check, this exclusive five star resort has stunningly pools and an exciting aqua park within the hotel grounds.  Friendly and accommodating staff and beautifully appointed rooms ensure that every guest has a wonderful relaxing stay, whether on holiday, attending a conference or on business.

    Beautifully located on the eastern coast of North Cyprus, the Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel stretches along the golden sands and Mediterranean coastline near historic Famagusta. Guests will find this is a place to relax and be pampered in a peaceful upmarket ambience. The resort has plenty of space for every guest to chill out on the beach or in the gardens. Accommodation is in modern comfortable hotel rooms and beach bungalows with beautiful beach and sea views from private balconies and terraces. The spa is a haven of delights with a Turkish Bath, sauna and a host of relaxing beauty treatments on offer.

    Couples and families will enjoy all that the Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel has to offer, from a wide range of watersports to superb fitness centre and spa. Lively entertainment and gourmet dining complete the first class experience offered by this exclusive resort.

    Beyond the beach, guests may want to explore the nearby area, including the ancient Roman city of Salamis and the walled city of Famagusta. Castles, churches, mountain villages, shops and natural areas offer something for every taste along with shops and bars.

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    The Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel is in a prime location for enjoying both the beach and famous historical attractions and archaeological sites nearby. The ruins of ancient Salamis are within strolling distance. Once a thriving Roman port and believed to have been the capital of Cyprus as far back as 1100 B.C. it has accommodated Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians and even the Romans during its long history.  It has a vast Roman gymnasium, baths, theatre and large arched tombs and columns which are fascinating to see. These well-preserved remains are a reminder of the magnificent cities and civilisations that existed long ago in North Cyprus.

    Famagusta’s remarkable walled city is a must-see and is easy to reach via the hotel’s free shuttle bus that goes into Famagusta twice a day. It takes about 10 minutes to reach the old city of Famagusta with its shops, bars and historic sights. The massive defensive city walls are around 60 feet high and 30 feet thick, dating back to the medieval times. Even youngsters will enjoy exploring the site of the Othello Tower, an interior castle that forms part of the old city walls.

    Other North Cyprus attractions include several museums, famous churches and monasteries, such as St. Barnabas and the Icon Museum. Beyond the town, scenic drives will take you to nature reserves with wild donkeys and birds. Mountain trails are suitable for walking or biking with stunning views. Those who want to experience the unspoilt rural, cultural and traditional area of the Karpaz Peninsula will need to hire a car to explore this definite must-see!

    Sammys Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    This intimate, family-run hotel never fails to achieve optimum scores for its excellent service and warm welcome. Sammy’s Hotel provides an affordable North Cyprus break, whilst ensuring a homely feel.  

    The hotel offers its guests the opportunity to relax in peace due to its quiet location, whilst still being within reach of the harbour's plentiful historic attractions, as well as Kyrenia’s restaurants, shops, cafes and bars. Sammy’s Hotel refurbished interior with its high end bathrooms, offers light and airy rooms with a homely, classic feel.  The beautiful outdoor pool is flanked by a mix of lawned and terraced areas, perfect for relaxing on beneath the heat of the Mediterranean sunshine. Cyprus Premier would definitely regard Sammy’s Hotel as one of its top recommendations for a great value for money holiday in North Cyprus.

    We would like to inform all guests the hotel will be closed in Nov'17 and between 01 Feb’18 – 30 Apr’18 due to a renovation project.

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    One of Northern Cyprus’ most popular places of interest is Kyrenia Harbour, where you can surround yourself with the hustle and bustle of the numerous cafes, bars and roof top restaurants. At the east end of the harbour and well worth exploring, lies Kyrenia’s castle. It houses not only a 12th century Roman chapel but also one of the world’s oldest shipwrecks within is very own Shipwreck Museum. Situated less than 20 minutes from Sammy’s Hotel, a visit to this area of history and natural beauty is a real holiday must.

    Just a 5 minute walk from Sammy’s Hotel lies Kyrenia’s open air Amphitheatre. During the summer months, it hosts a fantastic variety of concerts, musical and theatrical productions, so be sure to speak with the hotel receptionist to find out details. The New Harbour is another idyllic little place in which to sit back, relax and take in the views of the stunning Kyrenia Mountain Range.

    Sempati Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    Hotel Sempati provides great value with its comfortable accommodation, panoramic sea views and relaxed atmosphere just a short stroll from the sandy beach and jetty.

    This welcoming family-run hotel has a high standard of accommodation, including superior mountain view rooms, suites, and poolside traditional villas with private terraces. Set in pretty landscaped gardens, the lagoon pool is surrounded by extensive sun-bathing terraces and attractive gardens. It's the perfect area for lounging in the sun with a book, working on your suntan and enjoying refreshing drinks brought right to your sunbed by smiling bar staff.  

    The Sempati Hotel is ideal for those who want a relatively peaceful and secluded area while enjoying the hotel amenities, friendly bar and evening entertainment during the summer months. There are a few more bars in the vicinity that are popular with the local ex-pat community. One big plus is the popular 1.5km Lapta Coastal Promenade which offers a pleasant walk with stunning coastal views and the chance for people-watching. It all adds up to a comfortable stay in North Cyprus, close to beach and providing excellent value for money.

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    Hotel Sempati is right on the Lapta Coastal Walk, wonderful for sunset walks with superb views of the stunning coastline of Kyrenia. Other attractions include; local boat rides from Sardunya Bay at the far end of the coastal walk and the 10-pin Bowling Club nearby.

    The local bus stop is conveniently located for trips into Kyrenia. It is located on your right hand side as soon as you hit the main road. For dining, the Silver Rocks Restaurant is a 2-minute bus or taxi ride away (towards Kyrenia) is a popular place for tourists and locals to dine, sip a mid-morning coffee or enjoy drinks at the bar with coastal views.  Another recommended restaurant is the Wild Duck which is a great choice for lunch about a 10-minute walk from the hotel towards Karsiyaka. This family-friendly restaurant has a small park with local animals to pet. After dark, JK’s Bar is an easy 2-minute walk from the hotel or The Fly Inn and The Cabin on the popular Lapta Strip are no more than a 5-minute taxi ride away.

    The Hideaway Club
    Kyrenia
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    The Hideaway Club Hotel is an intimate, adult-only hotel in summer (April to October) making it popular for honeymoons and romantic couples' holidays in a tranquil and beautiful location. Operated by a friendly Cypriot family, guests will appreciate the personal service and extra thoughtful touches that make this hotel stand out above the rest.

    This delightful boutique hotel has a wonderful relaxed atmosphere and offers an upscale retreat for couples looking to escape modern-day stress. From April to October, the Hideaway Club Hotel operates a child-free policy with no guests under the age of 12. This ensures the ultimate peaceful haven for those wanting a romantic break in a serene and quiet ambience. Days start by having a cooked breakfast delivered to your whitewashed cottage or club room if you wish. Dine privately on your own private balcony or terrace overlooking the gardens, blue Mediterranean Sea and the North Cyprus mountains nearby.

    Communal areas of the hotel are decorated in a modern contemporary style with soft muted colours and clean lines complementing the wrought iron and wood features. The large freshwater swimming pool is surrounded by private cabanas and sun loungers for sunbathing, enjoying cold drinks and relaxing. After dark, the elegant rooftop restaurant offers a romantic dining experience beneath the starry sky with wonderful cuisine served by attentive and professional staff. The Hideaway Club Hotel is an upscale haven where guests are happy to return to year after year.

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    The Hideaway Club Hotel is located in the charming North Cyprus village of Edremit, with a few small shops within easy strolling distance. The harbour town of Kyrenia is about 10 minutes away by car or local dolmus bus which can be waved down on the nearby main road of Karaoglanoglu. The historic harbour town of Kyrenia has plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions along its winding streets. The harbour is the place to explore the Byzantine castle and Shipwreck Museum as well as people-watching from the popular seafront cafés.

    Just up the hill from the Hideaway Club Hotel is the delightful village of Karmi and the famous St. Hilarion Castle. Recent archaeological excavations close to the village have uncovered room-shaped tombs dating back to the Middle Bronze Age. This picturesque village with its charming streets, local pub, bistros, gardens and craft shop is a must-see!  

    There are many beautiful sandy beaches just down the hill from the hotel, around Karaglonolu. One of the loveliest beaches in North Cyprus is Kervansaray Beach. Neighbouring Escape Beach boasts plenty of watersports and is a livelier resort. Alternatively try the upmarket Ambiance Beach Club. Hotel staff will be happy to help you rent a car for exploring further afield including the unspoilt natural area of the Karpaz Peninsula and the ancient ruins at Famagusta.

    The Olive Tree Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The Olive Tree Hotel offers a little bit of paradise, oozing charm and sophistication.  Take time to relax in abject luxury within the stunning surroundings of this 4* hotel.

    Recently refurbished and set within the pretty hillside village of Catalkoy, The Olive Tree Hotel oozes opulence and charm, from the chandelier clad foyer and impressive marble walls, to the modern art and colourful mix of painted furniture. The bedrooms boast comfort and elegance in abundance, and are blessed with breath taking views over the ocean and the mountains in equal measures.

    The Olive Tree Hotel has a wealth of superb facilities, including; a spacious outdoor pool, a revitilising indoor pool, tennis courts, a gym, sauna, kid’s club, and a traditional English themed pub. The vibrant gardens and spacious sun terraces and provide plenty of areas in which to soak up the heat of the Mediterranean sun.

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    Commonly regarded as one of the most beautiful in Kyrenia, the tranquil and welcoming neighbouring village of Ozankoy, famous for its olive, carob, and lemon trees, is home to the most important flora and fauna species in Northern Cyprus.  Due to its location at the foot of the mountains, Ozankoy is the perfect place from which to start out on a walking trip and take in some of the finest views of the famous Bellapais Abbey. The Abbey is particularly spectacular at night when it is beautifully lit. The traditional mosque and medieval church are also worth exploring.

    The village is also worth visiting for its excellent restaurants, bars, supermarkets, casino and a sandy beach. The Fez Restaurant and Bar comes highly recommended restaurant and bar offering fantastic evening entertainment.  The hotel also operates a 5pm shuttle bus during certain months of the year, which proves an ideal form of transport for an alfresco rooftop meal under the stars, an evening out in Kyrenia or a boat cruise as the sun goes down. 

    For something a little different, Çatalköy has its own riding school, providing the opportunity to explore the Kyrenian mountain range on horseback.  Led by an experienced team, visitors will be shown how to ride and walk with a horse. Just speak with the friendly receptionist at the hotel for details of opening times and directions to the riding school.

    The Savoy Ottoman Palace
    Kyrenia
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    Prepare to be wowed by the decadent Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino, from the gleaming marble floors to the glittering chandeliers and gold mouldings. Ornate furnishings, beautiful public spaces and fabulous amenities make this a place where even a Sultan would feel right at home!

    Luxuriously decorated rooms are matched by attentive service at the Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino, which prides itself on being one of the most sumptuous luxury hotels in North Cyprus. The gleaming accommodation and Turkish hospitality are matched by the privileged location of this hotel, just a short stroll from Kyrenia Harbour and its famous historic sites.

    With its showy Ottoman décor, gourmet restaurants, beautiful bars and extensive guest services including free shuttles to the beach, the Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino will exceed all expectations and welcomes international guests visiting on business or for pleasure.  

    The grand hotel has an elegant pool and sun terrace with spectacular views. There is a prestigious spa and a fabulous casino so guests will find plenty to entertain them night and day. Add in the premium Turkish and Cypriot hospitality, superior comforts and a memorable blend of Ottoman and International cuisine and guests can anticipate a truly royal experience at the Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino.

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    The luxury Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino is in the heart of Kyrenia’s shopping area around the historic harbour. Rest weary feet at one of the breezy roof top bars or enjoy refreshments and people watching at the local coffee shops. The harbour and waterfront are the place to find scenic boat trips or book yourself a place for a romantic sunset dinner cruise, sailing on the Mediterranean Sea.

    Two main attractions near the hotel are the historic Kyrenia Castle and the Shipwreck Museum at the east end of the harbour. Within the castle walls, this museum even has the wreckage of an ancient ship! Don’t miss the interesting Carob and Cyprus Life Museum which is packed with fascinating local history. The unique Icon Museum is located in the former Greek Orthodox Arkhangelos Church and combines history with religious artworks. Just opposite the museum are Byzantine catacombs, currently with a restaurant on the top!

    If you want to see more of North Cyprus, hiring a car is easy. The Savoy Ottoman Palace and Casino offers a free car park and there are many natural and historic sights to enjoy for those with a car. The delightful mountain villages of Bellapais and Karmi, the golden beaches of Kyrenia (including Alagadi, Escape and Camelot) and the splendid mountain castles of Buffavento, Kantara and St. Hilarion are just some of the cultural and historic sights along with traditional mosques and churches. The rural beauty of the Karpaz Peninsula and the beautiful coastal town of Kyrenia are all worth the drive.

    The Ship Inn
    Kyrenia
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    A hotel full of individual character and charm, located just 1 mile from the historic and lively town of Kyrenia with stunning views of the mountains.

    The Ship Inn is a warm and welcoming bijou hotel, with a home from home ambience ensuring that guests never visit just the once. Located against stunning mountain scenery, and set amongst an olive grove brimming with exotic flora and fauna, the hotel occupies an ideal position, with Kyrenia town centre just a 2 minute bus ride away.

    The complex offers a choice of hotel rooms, garden rooms or villas, furnished with either a patio or balcony and all positioned around the large swimming pool.  Much of the hotel’s accommodation offers stunning views of the Kyrenia hills, home to the famous St. Hilarion Castle. With its unwavering hospitality, The Ship Inn ensures the total satisfaction both its loyal guests who return year on year and that of its new visitors.

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    The Ship Inn is ideally placed within walking distance of a number of local restaurants, where all culinary tastes are catered for. For fish lovers, the ‘Hurdeniz' is renowned for its fresh seafood dishes, while traditional cuisine can be found in ‘The Meyhane’ and ‘The Archway’.  The Indian restaurant ‘Jashan’s’,  ‘The Chinese House’ and ‘Ambiance’ are all equally popular coastal dining options.

    Should you wish to do some sightseeing, then look no further than the adjoining village Zeytinlik, one of the oldest in Cyprus . Legend has it that  the Templar Knights lived in this beautiful area during the Middle Ages as it leads to one of the three exits of  the majestic attraction that is St.Hilarion Castle. Perched atop of a rocky crag, and less than a 15 minute drive away, the ruined turrets, towers and windows of St Hilarion Castle boast an incredible vista. It is also rumoured to have been the inspiration for the fairy-tale castles of King Ludwig in Bavaria and Walt Disney’s Snow White, and during springtime, the surrounding terrain is awash with the prettiest exotic and wild flowers.

    Located just a five minute drive from the hotel, Kyrenia’s town and harbour is bursting with shops, restaurants, cafes, bars and all the local amenities you could wish for. Kyrenia’s historic harbour is more traditional with its boat rides and museums.

    Kyrenia is home to several beautiful beaches depending on personal choice. Kervansaray Beach, in Karaoglanoglu is one of the most popular public beaches in Kyrenia, with the bigger, trendy Escape beach offering the chance to try a wide variety of water sports. Another popular choice is The Ambiance Beach Club.  Further information and directions can be obtained by talking to your well informed Cyprus Premier Representative or the Hotel Receptionist .

     

    Vuni Palace Hotel
    Kyrenia
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    The award-winning Vuni Palace Hotel and Casino offers a breathtaking five star beach holiday experience, conveniently close to the centre of Kyrenia. Its immaculate landscaping, extensive outdoor pools, exceptional facilities and outstanding entertainment programs combine to provide an unforgettable holiday experience in North Cyprus. 

    This modern hotel has contemporary decor throughout the plush and spacious rooms and suites. Balconies offer superb views of the gorgeous sandy beach and brilliant blue Mediterranean Sea. The hotel is surrounded by tropical gardens with walkways through the exotic plants and foliage. The unusual swimming pool provides an attractive focal point. A stone jetty leads to an attractive circular terrace in this modern luxury hotel. Guests can look forward to pampering treatments in the serene spa or spend the day relaxing beneath a shady parasol on the golden sandy beach.

    The hotel’s superior amenities are matched by the highest levels of Turkish hospitality as staff provide guests with everything they need to ensure a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. The elegant and spacious rooms have all the latest facilities for maximum comfort and attention to detail, including modern luxury bathrooms.

    When it comes to fun and entertainment, the Vuni Palace Hotel and Casino pulls out all the stops with a full program of outdoor shows in their fantastic amphitheatre. Guests can also join in the karaoke nights, bingo and music quizzes as well as challenging sports activities and the Kids Club activities arranged by hotel staff. There’s something for everyone to look forward to at this top hotel in Kyrenia.  

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    The Vuni Palace Hotel and Casino is conveniently located close to the centre of Kyrenia and just a five-minute drive to the harbour. This is a popular area for shopping, exploring the historic castle and Shipwreck Museum or sipping an authentic Turkish coffee at a local café. The local mini buses are called a dolmus and they run frequently along the main road for getting around the area. Alternatively, hop aboard the  hotel's 'Noddy' road train that runs to and from Kyrenia town centre at scheduled times.

    Around the harbour is the Carob and Cyprus Life Museum which is often overlooked. Located in one of the old Carob warehouses, it is packed with interesting local exhibits. The first floor explains carob and olive production, whilst the second and third floors have an informative films and displays of local handicrafts.

    The mountain village of Bellapais is highly recommended with its ancient Abbey, charming shops and panoramic views. It is just two miles away from the centre of Kyrenia. There is plenty to enjoy in this delightful village including exploring the monastery and taking in the Gothic art and architecture. The neighbouring church is also a fascinating place to explore.

    Those wanting to explore the scenic area on horseback can arrange guided rides from the Catalkoy Riding Stables east of Kyrenia. It’s a great opportunity to explore the Kyrenia Mountain Range and see some remarkable historical sites!  Fully guided rides for beginners include learning how to mount and ride a horse. Your hotel receptionist will have more details about places to visit from the Vuni Palace Hotel and Casino.

    

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