Traveller Tips

WELCOME TO UNSPOILT BEAUTY MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND CYPRUS….We’ve got plenty of advice and tips to help you on your way

When to go:The best time to go to Cyprus depends on the kind of experience you wish to have. With its intense Mediterranean climate, the island’s weather is easy to predict. The summer months of June to September are hot and action-packed.August in particular is the peak of Cyprus’ tourist season, when locals squeeze up next to tourists on beaches and restaurant benches.Accommodation prices go up quite a lot during these months so if you’re on a budget, avoid the height of summer and go for the shoulder seasons - April/May and September/October - instead.

Want adventure and excitement? North Cyprus offers the adrenaline-seeker the thrills of action watersports on the warm waters of the Mediterranean, challenging diving amongst wreaks and rocks, and the unmissable experience of paragliding from the mountains to the coast, soaring with the eagles.Where else can you play golf in the mountains in the morning, sail in the afternoon and race pro go karts by night?Northern Cyprus, of course!

The culture-lover has plenty to explore in Northern Cyprus too, from fascinating Neolithic sites to Roman remains complexes lapped by the sea,Crusader Castles perched high in the mountains to monasteries covered in priceless frescoes.

North Cyprus Language:Although, Turkish is the official language, English is also widely used and understood. Many hotels employ German speaking personnel. Some of the hotels have Arabic or French speaking personnel, too.

DON’T MISS

-Golden Beach - one of the finest and longest sandy beaches in the world where Green and Loggerhead turtles land to make their nests;
-Playing Golf at the new 18-hole professional and eco-friendly Korineum golf course in Esentepe near Girne;
-The Bellapais Music Festival lights up the Abbey with music in May-June, bringing together international musicians from around the world;
-The Eastern Mediterranean Yacht Rally, an exciting sporting event in the North Cyprus sailing calendar, with over 100 yachts taking part on the route from Istanbul to Kemer and Alanya in Turkey, before crossing to Girne in North Cyprus - the boats arrive in May to a big party on the island before crossing back to Turkey and onto the Middle East for the final leg.
-Eco-Village Tourism in Büyükkonuk, the pilot village for eco-tourism in North Cyprus where you can learn to make local arts and crafts, as well as enjoying the incredibly peaceful and rustic village life and friendly Turkish Cypriot hospitality.
-Mountain Walks on the Five Finger Mountains with nothing to disturb you but the gentle flutter of birds and butterflies mingled with the fragrance of wild flowers floating through the air;
-Scuba Diving to explore one of the world’s oldest shipwrecks, dating from Alexander the Great’s time 2,300 years ago
-Orchids are plentiful on the island, including many endemic species.
-?eftali Kebab, a Turkish Cypriot speciality made with minced meat, chopped onion and spices, wrapped in lamb fat and grilled;
-Brandy Sour Cocktail: Regarded by many as the national drink, this deliciously refreshing long drink is made from a blend of local brandy, bitters, lemon squash and soda;
-Delicious locally produced wine, Chateau St. Hilarion (Cabernet Sauvignon), available at all good restaurants in North Cyprus;

SPECIAL INTEREST HOLIDAYS

Bird Watching:North Cyprus is still relatively undiscovered so wildlife flourishes,with some 220 species of birds touching down on the island every year on their migratory passage,and 347 different species in Cyprus.Migrant birds are even more plentiful than native birds such as the Cyprus warbler (seven of which are unique to Cyprus), which include birds such as swallows, swifts, hoopoe, masked shrike and little ringed plovers.Indeed,during the migratory period (heading northwards during March to May and southwards between August and October), birds flock from Turkey in particular, - hence, the best times for bird watching are in the spring and autumn. There is also an abundance of butterflies in North Cyprus, including species which are unique to the region, such as the strangely-shaped festoon and Cleopatra butterflies adorned with the colours of sunshine.Bird Watching Sites:One of the best places to watch both resident and migrant birds such as the blue rock thrush,spectacled warbler and black-headed bunting birds in North Cyprus is in the Five Finger Mountains,where pine and cypress trees abound with them.Picturesque spots include the hill-top castles such as the Kantara Castle, where you may be able to spot the griffon vulture traversing the winds on its 2m wingspan,as well as buzzards and falcons.Or, you may prefer to venture further afield to the Karpaz Panhandle, a major migratory passage-point for many birds such as the golden orioles and bee-eaters, as well as two game birds, the francolin and chikor partridges.The Klidhes Islands, located off the tip of the Karpaz, are also a fascinating bird-watching haven for marine birds such as the Audouin’s Gulls, cormorants and shags, as well as falcons in March and April. Other good bird watching areas include Bo?az (near Gazima?usa), the area surrounding Arapköy, in particular the Çamlibel shore road,Kormacit Burnu,the Kalkanli region and the Yedidalga-Gemikona?i area. http://www.kibrisbirds.net Paphos Birdpark Situated 15km from Paphos and 6km past Coral Bay.Tel: 26 831852. This unique experience will acquaint you with one of the largest bird collections including exotic parrots and eagles as well as an interesting variety of animals such as deer and giant tortoises. The park is committed to the breeding and conservation of birds, animals and plant life of Cyprus.

North Cyprus Orchids:The orchids are a fascination to all that visit North Cyprus for their rarity and beauty.The wild orchid flora comprises 32 confirmed species and subspecies, some which bear similarity to the European varieties such as pyramidal and autumn lady tresses orchids - but there are also many more exotic species including the naked man orchid, tongue-flowered serapias and the violet limodore, which can be found anywhere from rocky mountainsides to shady tree roots.Familiar lowland species include the monkey orchid, holy orchid and bug orchid.The smallest are the bee orchids, which look akin to, and even smell like, female wasps. Male wasps are attracted to the orchid, believing it is a female, so when they fly off after having realised their error, they carry the flower’s pollen away with them.Two species, the Cyprus bee orchid and the Lapithos bee orchid are endemic to Cyprus.The best place to see bee orchids is at the herbarium at the Alevkaya forest station in North Cyprus.The other plant you should not miss is the Golden Drop, a species unique to the island, whose golden bells pop out from furry green pods.

North Cyprus Eco-System:With an average of only 51 people per square kilometre, North Cyprus has the enviable reputation of being relatively free of pollution, industry or high concentrations of population.Northern Cyprus has 387 km of coastline and pine, cypress and maquis covered hillsides and is a haven for wildlife. Northern Cyprus plays host to over 1600 plant species 350 species of birds, and 26 different species of reptile and amphibian. The two main reasons for this amazing diversity are, that Cyprus was not affected by the last ice-age, and secondly, that Cyprus forms a resting, and nesting, station for birds migrating between Africa & Eastern Europe.

Flora:As Cyprus enjoys the Mediterranean climate the natural flora of the Island is rich and interesting to the botanist, as well as to the uninitiated.The Summer visitors to the Island will be struck by the apparent barrenness of the plains and foothills which are frequently bare of trees for miles. This seeming infertility derives from the fact that the greater part of the lowland flora consist of winter annuals.The Island, being in the Eastern part of the Mediterranean, does not get enough rainfall in Summer.But the animals to be found in the island have a wide-spread origin. Some can also be found in North West Europe, while others can be found in South Africa

Wildflower Walks in North Cyprus:Several tour companies offer dedicated walking holidays in North Cyprus during the cooler spring and winter months (the summer is too hot and dry). Some of the companies are listed below, but there are also many more informal walking groups who meet regularly and are happy to welcome new guests – just ask your hotel or your tour operator for information.Walks and Wild Orchids provide guided tours, and also publish a guidebook of 30 walks taking in the best of the wild flowers – and some local sites as well http://www.walksnorchidsnorthcyprus.com Yucel Asan, owner of the Follow Me restaurant in Edremit, offers expert guided walks, based on 23 years experience of working in the Forestry Department http://www.kyrenia-range-walks.com

Scuba Diving in North Cyprus:North Cyprus offers you one of the longest scuba diving seasons in the Mediterranean so why not take advantage during your holiday or vacation to keep those skills sharp.Crystal-clear, unpolluted water where the marine life is still undisturbed and underwater visibility can be more than 30 meters. In the deep and warm blue you will meet sting rays, amber jacks, scorpions, bream, grouper, cuckoo, wrasse, and now and then a sea turtle.The under water terrain is an ideal place for octopus and moray eel, colorful sponges and corals, as well as treasures from ancient times.You can choose from about twenty scuba diving sites east and west of Kyrenia as well as safaris to scuba dive other places along the coast.There are sites that will give the experienced diver thrills and the warm, crystal-clear water and limited depth provide perfect learning conditions for beginners.You can experience wreck diving including the site where in the 1960’s one of the oldest shipwrecks was found - 2,300 years old, dating from the time of Alexander the Great.The excavated hull of the ship, together with its cargo is housed in a special museum in Kyrenia Castle.Scuba Diving along the coast of North Cyprus is not allowed on your own.And it is illegal to move or touch any historical artifacts.http://www.amphoradiving.com

Wild Donkeys of North Cyprus:The “wild donkeys” of North Cyprus are, strangely enough, descendants of domestic donkeys that were left to roam over the Karpaz Peninsula after the 1970s. Donkeys were once important for the island’s agriculture,carrying olives from the groves and cereals to the mills, and most families would have at least one donkey.Then, during the Second World War, the British Army even used them for transport, as they were so suited to the uneven landscape.Today, these wild donkeys are protected by the state and around 500 Karpaz donkeys remain on the remotest parts of the Karpaz panhandle,a truly wonderful sight to behold.

Mountain Goats:As autumn sets in and the colours of the landscape begir to change, you may wish to take a walk in the hills and low mountains of the island. On such walks there is a strong possibility that you will come across the friendly ightly obstinate but smart wild mountain goat. Th get close to iem one has to keep very quiet. If you wish to feed&hem, you gain have to be very careful, as this legendary creature is very articular in it feeding habits.Along with the wild donkey, the mountain goat is one of the most mportant features of Northern Cypriot wildlife. They are most ~revalent in the Esentepe and Alevkayasi regions, as well as at the ip of the Karpaz peninsula. In these areas they can be seen roamir free, although they are sometimes tamed by local shepherds who entice them into the fold with food. They tend to be more irritable than the domestic variety and their colouring is also different from that of the domestic goat, which tends to be brown as opposed to the white, black and grey of the mountain goat.

Turtles of North Cyprus:Offshore, the famous sea turtles of North Cyprus mingle with a fantastic range of fish that draw divers from around the world. These splendid creatures come ashore on the golden beaches in May to lay their eggs, about 40 cm down, before carefully re-covering them with sand and heading back out to sea. Then, two months later, in July, baby turtles hatch through their leathery eggs and dig their way to the surface before scuttling out to sea to meet their parents.Modern developments have driven the turtles from all but a few of their nesting sites in the rest of the Mediterranean, but the quieter bays of North Cyprus and the Turkish shoreline offer breeding sanctuaries for the 300 green turtles and around a thousand loggerhead and caretta caretta turtles that live in the region. It is impossible not to be in awe of these fantastic creatures and the beauty of their natural habitat.Turtle Watching on Alagadi Beach Indeed, as well as nesting on approximately 88 sandy beaches around Girne, on the Karpaz Peninsula and Gazima?usa Bay, Alagadi Turtle Beach, east of Girne, is dedicated a specially protected area for these endangered Green and Loggerhead Turtles. The Ministry of Environment of North Cyprus works together with The Centre for Ecology and Conservation at The University of Exeter in Cornwall to monitor these creatures and work for their survival. The Society for the Protection of Turtles (SPOT) also works with teams from British universities to study nesting sites and release baby turtles securely into the sea at this “Turtle HQ”. You too can watch and help the turtles at Alagadi beach, join the SPOT team on their nightly surveys of hatching activity.

Fishing/Boating Trips:Fishing trips, private charter & daily sailings can be organized from the harbor in Kyrenia.Sailings are available for groups and families wishing to explore the coastline or just relax on the open sea.The season lasts from mid March until the end of November.Fishing trips are provided by a day ticket, with the experience and technical equipment to give anglers the chance to fish at great deep sea. A holiday in North Cyprus would simply not be complete without enjoying the sea breeze onboard one of the many available vessels from the historic Kyrenia harbour.Whether to scuba dive, sight see or to simply relax at sea these trips are well worth the modest cost.If you happen to walk along the Old Harbor in Kyrenia, you will be amazed by a panorama of fishing boats making a long wavy line all along. Fishing has traditionally been a feature of this area and the eastern part of the harbor has remained the area for local and foreign residents to moor their boats there.

Caving in Northern Cyprus:There are several caves in Northern Cyprus that you are free to explore.One known as the Hot Cave,north of A??rda? village on the southern slopes of the Kyrenia mountains, is a partially collapsed natural formation. Warm air emanates from the cave, hence the name.Do not attept to enter the cave.Another natural cave in the Kyrenia area is Güvercinlik cave near Alevkayas?.Access to the cave involves some fairly difficult climbing. Proceed with caution.There are three more caves in the Famagusta area.Probably the most beautiful is ?ncirli cave, a hundered metre long passage which contains an amazing collection stalatites and stalagmites.The cave is open on Sundays (or by special arrangement from the village muhtar).There is a small entrance fee.Gastro cave between Kuruova and Kaleburnu villages is a man-made cave containing three rooms. Finally, the ominously named Execution Cave, near Kaleburnu.There is said to be a golden earthenware jar hidden somewhere in the cave.

COSTLINE:The coastline consists of enchanting coves, rocky coast and long golden sandy beaches.The beaches of Northern Cyprus are among the cleanest and safest in the Mediterranean.The average water temperature is 24C between May and October.The summer season sees the Hotel Beaches offering an excellent service to its customers in terms of eating and drinking facilities, not failing to mention the provision of beach umbrellas and beach loungers.Some of the beaches of Norhern Cyprus will also offer activities such as water skiing, banana rides, jet-ski, wind surfing and scuba diving.

MOUNTAINS:The most prominent feature of North Cyprus is the northern range of mountains, known as the Kyrenia Mountains, or Five Finger Mountains. It is a narrow range, approximately 130 km long, running parallel to the coastline. Occupying an area of about 260 sq km, it is composed predominately of limestone, dolomite, and marble. The highest point is Mount Selvili, near village of Lapta, at 1,023 m. The largest spring in the North Cyprus is in this range near Five Finger Mountains. The fertile north coast is chiefly covered with olive and carob trees. http://www.kyreniamountaintrail.org

Walking/Hiking/Trekking:Hiking tours for people from all ages and physical disposition are organised by a number of centres in the Girne area and are generally conducted in the Girne mountain range.One particular tour party, organised by “Mountain Climbing Sport Association”, meets every Sunday between October and the end of April, and twice a month (again on Sundays) between the summer months from May to the end of September. During the winter the tour programme is published at the beginning of every month, explaining the route and where to meet etc. All walks, as well as being good exercise, endeavour to show walkers interesting natural and historical features.The tours generally start at 7:30 a.m. and finish between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. It is essential that you wear proper grooved walking shoes.You must also take your own water, and a hiking stick is advisable. Tel:(+90 542) 851 18 00 (Mustafa Cemal-Chief of the association) www.northcypruswalks.com

Recommendations
1. A good pair of walking shoes or mountain shoes.
2. Wear a hat and T-shirt to avoid the sun during the summer months.
3. Always carry at least 1lt of drinking water per person.
4. Many shepherd paths crisscross the mountainside follow the appropriate colored sign, if in doubt backtrack and search for the colored markings.
5. For you own safety trails should not be used in the dark.
6. The trails have been marked out by a keen walker not a professional so take them at your own risk.

Camping:There are several offical camping sites in the Girne and Gazi Magusa areas which offer services such as washrooms, toilets, restaurants and bars. However the more intrepid visitor may wish to venture out into the wild, where there are no such facilities.There are no restrictions on such activities except that lighting fires in forest areas is an offence.

Biking Tours in North Cyprus: http://www.dailycyclingtours.com

Paragliding:Your North Cyprus paragliding company will usually collect you from Kyrenia and take you to the main take-off site just to the west of St Hilarion Castle, and return you to Kyrenia from the landing point. Highline offer three flying sites, “Paradise” at 2500 feet looking over the coast a Kyrenia, “Baba” at 2530 feet, which flies through a valley and over the village of Ilgaz, and one on the Karpaz Peninsula, which takes off from a sand dune 100 metres high and lands you on a sandy beach.

Horse Riding:Situated in Karaoglanoglu, Kyrenia.With 42 horses it gives certificated courses to both locals and tourists. During these courses, one can learn how to ride a horse (paddock) and to wander around with horse.The club also arranges guided tours with picnic. To wear a helmet is obligatory during the courses.If walking in the mountains seems like hard work, why not try horse riding instead! The Catalköy Riding Club offer lessons and treks through the Kyrenia Mountains, on trips that include picnic stops and visits to the historical sights. All rides are led by trained, professional instructors, and hard hats must be worn. If you’re not used to horse riding, it might be an idea to have a lesson or two before leaving home, to remind your riding muscles what’s involved.

Jeep Safari:This off road adventure takes you over the mountain tops to savour the view below. The track takes us through a natural landscape of limestone mountains and green valleys with eagles hunting their prey. Experience the terrain as you have never before. Jeep is open sided for fabulous photo opportunites.

Mountain Bike,SUV Tours:Located in Alsancak 5 minutes walking distance from our hotel.4×4 Suzuki Jimnies soft tops so you can go off-roading.We must emphasise that we have special permission to go off-road and proper insurance, which is not the case with most of the self-drive operators, whose vehicles often leave something to be desired! The 4×4 off roading is particularly suitable for groups and clubs.They organise wild camps in the Karpaz and other interesting events.http://www.cyprusactive.com

Rocket Bungee South Cyprus, Ayia Napa. Even more adrenalin-rush-inducing is the Rocket Bungee.Designed by hard-nut Aussies, this is a super ride in which you are strapped into an open ‘cage’ tethered to two huge bungee bands. The cords are tightened and you are spent spinning into space at enormous speed.The Rocket Bungee is open 3pm to 3am daily.

Paintball:North Cyprus is a great place to experience the thrill of paintball for the first time, amongst stunning scenery and greenery. Paintball involves two teams pitted against each other, each trying to capture the other’s flag while defending their own.North Cyprus paintball companies will also provide you with specially designed safety goggles and masks, and protective clothing. Now you’re ready for action!If you want to combine beach, food and paintball, then the Sunset Club in Lapta, Kyrenia offers the lot, including two swimming pools to cool off in afterwards!

Shooting in Kyrenia:TRNC Shooting Federation was first born in 1974 under the name of Hunting and Shooting Federation.In 1996 Hunting and Shooting was divided into two different federations, Hunting Federation and Shooting Federation,which is the Federation standing now. According to the ambargo which is held against TRNC, we are not able to participate in any international competitions, which we have been struggling for many years. Considering all these negativity, we are still continuing to stand on our own feet. Shooting in TRNC is done with the rules of ISSF and International norms with international, modern and high technology ranges.Gonyeli Shooting Range has Trap Range, Trap-Skeet Range, Compaq Sporting Range, Skeet Range and Magosa Shooting Range has Trap Range and Skeet Range.For more information please call 090 392 223 3852 www.girnegunclub.com

Go Karting:Feel the need, the need for speed! North Cyprus offers one of the best go-karting circuits in the Mediterranean.Go-karting is for young and old, ages 7 to 70, and gives you the thrills of motor-racing without the need for Formula 1 major sponsorship deals! The single engine karts zip around at speeds of up to 90kmh, and being close to the ground, hug the corners far more effectively than a normal car.

Golf Holidays:If you prefer the cooling sea breezes on the coast to accompany your golfing in North Cyprus, then Cengiz Topel Golf Course near Guzelyurt is for you. The course features two loops of nine holes, with a total par of 70 and a total distance of 5,233 yards. There are enough features to challenge the experienced golfer as well as the novice, especially on the seaside holes. In places, greens are replaced with browns, a mixture of sand and oil that provides a good surface for putting.The new Korineum Golf Course is the first 18 hole international standard golf course in North Cyprus, and boasts the usual range of features, including greens, sand bunkers and water hazards.The 6,600 yards-long course is set amongst natural greenery and scenery, including mature trees and shrubs, so it feels like a long-established golf course in North Cyprus, not a new and soulless one. http://www.korineumgolf.com

CYPRIOT CUISINE:Unsurprisingly most of the traditional food and drink in North Cyprus nowadays is very similar to mainland Turkish cuisine though more modern European influences are now beginning to become apparent as are Asian influences and you can find traces of tradition from as far away as the Balkans to Northern Africa in the food and drink of Northern Cyprus today.

Soups A soup is generally served to start a meal rather than being the centre of the meal: though some of the heavier, richer and more substantial soups are a meal in themselves! The most common and best loved soup is lentil but expect to see offered tarhana soup, tarhana is a mixture of crushed wheat and yoghurt, rice, noodle or humus soup, and even chicken soup on menus in Northern Cyprus.Pilaf Pilaf is rice or cracked wheat carefully cooked so as not to become sticky, sometimes mixed with vegetables like peas or aubergine and either served alone as part of a many-course menu, or served in small potions as an accompaniment to meat dishes.Mezes A selection of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres often served with drinks before a meal to entice the appetite, or they can form the main part of a meal when served with bread and salad.Dishes are generally plentiful and they tend to keep on coming! Don’t eat everything put in front of you because you will quickly be too full to keep sampling the tasty dishes that will likely include cacik (a yoghurt dish), chakistes (a green olive dish), humus, tahin, fried hellim, various salads and pickles, calamari and fried aubergines to name but a very few.KebabsThere are so many different kebab specialities that you have to keep trying them to find your favourite! Kebabs are dishes of meat which are either grilled or stewed, the meat is either plain or marinated and it’s either served on skewers, in bread or sliced.Sis kebab is probably the most well know dish and it is made of chunks of lamb and vegetables all skewered together and then cooked over charcoal.Kebabs are mainly made of lamb but expect to also find vegetable, chicken, beef and fish kebabs available.Main Dishes Other than kebabs there are a myriad of main dish available offering something for everyone and these include the likes of Kofte (meatballs), Dolma (stuffed vegetables, meat or fish), Bumbar, beans and vegetable dishes.Turkish Coffee:The Turkish coffee has been introduced to the West by the Ottoman Turks in the fifteenth century. It is very popular all over the world today and is preferred as a delicacy in most fashionable circles. The secret of making Turkish coffee is that the coffee beans are ground into a fine powder and then it is cooked together with sugar producing a thick cream on top. Turkish coffee is served in small coffee cups, and in three ways, called sade , which is unsweetened, orta , which is moderately sweet, and sekerli , which is very sweet. One is always asked before the coffee is brewed which of the three one would like.Hellim:Hellim cheese, or Halloumi, as it is also known, is the most unique of the Cypriot delicacies. It is full fat soft cheese made of whole goat’s milk, salt and a hint of mint.You can buy packaged halloumi at a local Middle Eastern grocery. Dice into small cubes for salads or serve with biscuits, cucumber or melon. It also makes a superb side dish, as well as fried or grilled topping.
SHOPPING IN NORTH CYPRUS:If you’re on holiday and what to treat yourself or your family and friends back home there are plenty of gift items to choose from,especially in Kyrenia and some of the tourist hotspots like Bellapais.You can choose from very attractively priced gold and jewellery items for sale in Kyrenia and where you can actually get your own designs for jewellery made up or buy excellent copies of some designer items for way beneath the normal designer prices.You can also get a lot of what I call ‘genuine fake’ items of jewellery,clothing and accessories.From Louis Vuitton bags to Rolex watches, it’s all available at the ‘right price’ in North Cyprus.Dizayn’74 Pottery:Located just on the outskirts of Girne lies this working pottery studio where all wares are hand crafted and decorated on site.These make great gifts and personal momentos of Northern Cyprus.

BANKS AND CURRENCY:In TRNC, numerous Turkish and Turkish Cypriot operate and they are open from Monday to Friday (except public holidays) between 08.00-12.00/14.00-16.00 hours. Turkish lira is used as the local currency. There is no restriction for the import of foreign currency into Northern Cyprus, however, the export of currency is restricted to US-dollars 3000, or the equivalent in other currencies. Exchanging all the currencies in banks, exchange offices and in hotels, is possible. Visa card, credit card, master and euro cards, checks etc. can be used in place of cash

TAX FREE SHOPPING IN NORTH CYPRUS:Luxury items such as the gold and jewellery that North Cyprus is famous for as well as designer clothing, textiles and electrical goods will all fall within the sphere of the scheme meaning that North Cyprus is likely to become a great value destination and according to the government the ultimate aim of the legislation change is to make TRNC the cheapest country for shopping in the whole region.Those who wish to make use of tax free shopping in North Cyprus will have to keep their receipts and when they leave the country via Ercan airport or from a ferry port they can apply to the tax offices that are to be set up at such locations for cash or credit card refunds.There will be a minimum amount on which tax can be reclaimed and this will amount to about half of the minimum monthly wage in TRNC which is currently seven hundred and eighty new Turkish Lira or three hundred and thirty pounds.Because KDV (VAT) will be refunded on everything from clothes,computers,shoes,sunglasses,perfumes,cosmetics, toys and mobile phones it’s going to be quite easy for the majority of people to quickly accrue receipts to the value of around one hundred and sixty five pounds - which means that tax free shopping in North Cyprus is going to become one of the most popular things to do for holiday makers in the very near future and may well boost the number and quality of the retail outlets currently in TRNC.This will benefit residents as well as non-residents, push up the appeal of the island and boost the economy of the North a win-win situation…well done the government.Each adult is permitted to bring 400 cigarettes, 500gr tobacco or 50 cigars,1 litre of wine or spirits and up to 100cl of perfume.

Telecommunication in Northern Cyprus:International telecommunication facilities are a rapidly growing sector of the economy in Northern Cyprus. The company responsible for all telecommunication also provides telex, fax, telegram transmission and ISDN/e-mail facilities.When making international calls the cheap rates are from 20:00 to 08:00 hrs. Monday -Friday and all hours over the weekend. To dial from Northern Cyprus to UK dial 00 44 and omit the first 0 of the UK code. To dial from UK to Northern Cyprus dial 00 90 392 then the area code, followed by the number required. (Northern Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of GMT).

Mobile Phones and GSM Card in North Cyprus:You can use your mobile phone in North Cyprus.There are currently two GSM operators in Northern Cyprus.These are TELSIM and KKTCELL. Both companies are based in Turkey and as long as you have roaming facilities on your mobile phone you will be able to use your mobile phone whilst staying in Northern Cyprus.GSM coverage in North Cyprus operates on GSM 900 and GSM 1800.GSM 900 has greater penetration. Please be sure to check with your local phone company which GSM band your mobile supports because if your mobile does not support these two GSM bands, you will not be able to use your mobile phone in North Cyprus.If you have a quad band phone you will be fine. If your mobile phone is tri band you will need to make sure that the Northern Cyprus GSM band is one of your combinations.GSM 900 is the band that has the greatest coverage. As roaming charges can be quite costly, you do have another alternative.You can buy a local sim card to use in your mobile phone while you are in Northern Cyprus. This will allow you to use your phone locally without having to pay roaming charges.The downside to this however, is that you will also have a new mobile number. In order to use this alternative, you will need to ensure that your mobile phone is not locked.Another option for those who do not possess mobile phones is phone cards. There are phone booths situated all over Northern Cyprus.Phone cards can be purchased from the Telecommunications Office (PTT) which is situated opposite the post office in Kyrenia.They are similar to the ones you can buy at home and all calls are charged at a fixed rate. These can be much cheaper than using your mobile phones roaming charges.
Internet in Northern Cyprus:Internet access is increasingly available in tourist centres in the guise of internet cafes and side rooms equipped with monitors.There are many intrenet cafes available in Kyrenia and Alsancak with very reasonable prices.Most hotels and resorts now offer internet access to their guests under various arrangements.

Newspapers/Magazines:There are several English and Turkish newspapers printed daily.Most English newspapers are on sale at the hotels and in the major supermarkets. Printed in Greece and Turkey they normally arrive one date after being printed.‘Cyprus Today’ is published every Saturday and available from most receptions and restaurants. A lively weekly newspaper which will inform you of any special events happening whilst you are here.

Pets in Northern Cyprus:Pets can be brought into the country from Europe with little hassle.The Ministry of Agriculture requires a certificate from a European vet stating that your animal is free of major diseases.Quarantine is approximately 4 weeks at the Lefkosa kennels. Contact Margaret Ray Chairperson of KAR Kyrenia Animal Rescue for any questions relating to your pets.http://www.kyreniaanimalrescue.org

NORTH CYPRUS NIGHTLIFE:From season to season the physical and economic landscape of Northern Cyprus changes as companies are established, houses are constructed and more people move to enjoy the fantastic quality of life in North Cyprus.But because the landscape has changed it’s time to update you on North Cyprus night life again.The latest addition to the evening entertainment scene is Neo Bar which is located in the old NightJar premises and which is already heating up to become the ultimate destination of distinction in the whole of Northern Cyprus.Located in the heart of Kyrenia North Cyprus.Neo Bar has to be seen to be believed – the bar has been completely transformed into a modern and stylish haven for those seeking the ultimate fusion of sophisticated company, a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere, stunning surroundings and fantastic entertainment.The bar is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Mike Armstrong and he has left his indelible and inimitable style on Neo Bar meaning that the bar will become the centre of North Cyprus night life without a doubt.Seeking to entertain a broad range of clientele Mike will be brining a great entertainment line up to Neo Bar every night of the week apart from Sundays, his line up will include international DJs, comedians, solo singers and bands as well as showcasing brand new local talent.An old favourite that has recently seen an increase in attention is Escape beach club where party goers are to be found every weekend dancing late into the night at the beach club and enjoying the stunning sunrises over the Mediterranean cove around which Escape curves invitingly! New additions to the club scene include BarCode, 5 Mile and Ice all of which are located to the West of Kyrenia near Bare Hill Holiday Village and around the town of Alsancak. For those in search of a more sedate evening why not try the brand new restaurant at the Vaha Spa and Healt Club in Karsiyaka which has a fantastic menu, enjoys an exceptionally beautiful setting and offers diners a good wine list unlike many of the restaurants in Northern Cyprus! Or more centrally located there’s The Old Grapevine in Kyrenia which has been refurbished and which is now under new management.The Old Grapevine offers diners a relaxed and romantic setting for dinner and it affords those who would prefer a pre-club drink a great selection of beer, wine and cocktails. http://www.cyprusnightlife.net

WEDDING IN CYPRUS:Cyprus as a perfect wedding destination.Is there a better place for wedding than the island where the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite,was made out of the foam?Cyprus has got everything to make your wedding unique and unforgettable. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, the weather for your wedding day is certainly something you do not need to worry about Sunshine, picturesque scenery of lush vegetation, and the beauty of the island on the whole make truly favorable conditions for getting married in Cyprus.For the foreigners all wedding ceremonies in Cyprus are conducted in English, as Cyprus Law is based on the English system, and so are the wedding certificates.It is possible to get married in all districts of Cyprus.http://www.northcyprusweddings.net http://www.cyprusworkshop.com

Documents required:As a first step, the couple has to fill in, sign and submit a joint application called “Notice of Marriage” indicating their will marry each other. This application of marriage is made to the Marriage Officer at the local Town Hall and you will need the following legal documents all in original format:

Valid passport
Birth Certificates for both the Bride and Groom
Affidavit or Certificate signed by a notary public indicating your marital status i.e. divorced, widowed or single and that you are free to marry. This document must be dated, signed and stamped. Legal documents are only valid for 6 months so make sure that it is dated to be in this time period by the time the wedding is due to take place. For Scottish residents a certificate of No Impediment is acceptable - this is available from your local registrar.
Death Certificate (in case of widow or widower)
Decree Absolute (in case of divorce)
Adoption Certificate (in case of adoption)
Deed pole certificate (in case of a change of name)
If under the age of 18 a letter of consent from parents or guardian which must be stamped by a lawyer.

CITIZENSHIP:When you arrive in North Cyprus, your passport will be stamped with a three month visa.During that time, you must register with the police department in order to apply for a temporary residency.Once all this has been done, you must have a medical examination for TB and Aids.If your tests prove negative, you will be able to reside here for one year.You must renew your residency every year, after 5 years, you may then apply for permanent residency; however, laws are subject to change.

MEDICAL HEALTHCARE:There are a number of high quality health facilities here in Northern Cyprus. The costs of treatments are low compared to the UK depending on what type of treatments you require. There are many GP’s whom have had UK experience. There are also a number of private hospitals, which are a little bit more expensive than the government hospitals.Dental treatment is of high standard and charges are less compared to UK prices.

CASINOS IN NORTHERN CYPRUS:There are well over 25 superior casinos in North Cyprus and some play host to established cabaret acts and singers from Turkey and Europe to add to the glamour and entertainment on offer already.Every major hotel has realised that adding a sophisticated but subtlety located casino adds an extra layer of exclusivity and also provides a tempting and fun environment for guests who are looking for something more out of their holiday in North Cyprus. And it’s not just the gambling savvy who are to be found in the likes of Liman Casino or the Colony’s casino; anyone who fancies a quick turn around the slot machines or even those who want to place a bet on the outcome of international sporting events are welcome.All the casinos have placed great focus and attention to detail on creating a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere conducive of concentration.Considerable time and effort has also been placed on developing attractive havens for those simply looking to soak up the atmosphere, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine without actually playing or gambling.

GYMS AND SPA’S:In fact,North Cyprus is home to a surprisingly high number of gyms, spas,and sporting facilities for such a small nation and if you’re thinking of moving to live here or you’re just an active person coming on holiday to the island and hoping to keep fit during your stay, this is our guide to gyms, spas and keeping fit in North Cyprus.The best hotels such as The Rocks,The Colony, Malpas and Mercure all have their own in house gyms and fitness suites.Non-residents can of course join the leisure clubs at such hotels and prices are fairly reasonable when you consider you’re becoming a member of a gym at a five star establishment! You can also use these hotel’s pools and where available their saunas and sunbeds as well.If you fancy something a little less high grade and high price where the emphasis is not so much on what you wear to work out and who you chat to in the bar (the juice bar of course) afterwards, then we would recommend either the MegaSportsGym in Kyrenia which is just down the road from the main school and just up the narrow road opposite ReMax estate agency, or the Lifezone Fitness Centre which is Kervansaray.Both MegaSports and Lifezone are run by friendly staff, there is always someone on hand to show you how the machines work or to help you devise a program most suited to your age,fitness ability and ultimate reason for joining a gym and both men and women work out side by side so girls, there’s no excuse! There is also a program of aerobics at both facilities and you can call Lifezone on 0392 822 2957 and Mega Sports on 0542 851 2609 to find out more.

NORTH CYPRUS VILLAGES:The people of Cyprus refrained from establishing civil facilities next to the sea because of terrorizing pirate raids. North Cyprus villages were located on hills or in fertile valleys in the mountains. It was a wise decision to take shelter on higher ground where the people easily observed approaching vessels. The higher altitude also meant cooler weather, better landscape, proximity to firewood and abundance of potable water. The few mud-brick houses of such villages in North Cyprus have changed into modern residences of today, as in Karmi,Ilgaz, Lapta, Çatalköy,Kar??yaka.Please take a look at the map of North Cyprus and you will see these pearls strung along the Kyrenia range.Click here for more information

BEACHES IN KYRENIA:Kyrenia has many beautiful natural beaches where you can enjoy your day in the hot weather during your holiday in North Cyprus.Some of these beaches are Alagadi beach,Sunset beach,La Hotel beach,Merit Beach,Karakum Escape,Denizkizi,Camelot,Mosquito,Guzelyali,Kervansaray,Mare Monte,Vogue Beach Club,Acapulco and many other rocky beaches.If you drive all the way along the coast until the road bends left up into the hills towards Guzelyurt with a right hand turn towards Kayalar, take the right turning to Kayalar and drive out along a slightly rough road and you’ll be rewarded by more private views and access to the Mediterranean.Keep heading towards the far end of the island for perfect sunsets and totally deserted beaches.Heading out east from Kyrenia in search of the beaches of Northern Cyprus you will again not be disappointed.Firstly you’ll come to Catalkoy Beach (sign posted down past Seamus O’Flynn’s bar).This beach has recently been cleaned up and is now home to lots of organized water sports.It’s a very popular weekend family destination.Beach Safety in Northern Cyprus:Do not expect to find lifeguards or any form of flag warning system on North Cyprus beaches.Never leave children unattended. Do not swim on your own and keep check of the tides,currents and strong winds.Swimmers should not get out of their depth and caution should be taken with all inflatable.Never drink and swim.Click here for North Cyprus Beaches

KARPAZ PENINSULA BEACHES:If you would like to get away from the crowd and have your own privacy,then Karpaz Peninsula beaches are ideal for you With their miles of golden sands you will be amazed.You need a car hire to go there. Don’t forget to take an umbrella with you, and your refreshments if you are planning to spend your day there on the beach.Golden Sandy beach,Malibu Beach.

BIKING AND HIKING TOURS:This is the mountain chain that dominates the landscape in stunning Northern Cyprus and which spans the entire north coastline from east to west – and for the first time ever the Kyrenia Mountain Trail Association is organizing specialist biking and hiking tours and holidays which will be a welcome and unique boost to the tourism market in North Cyprus. As stated the 220 km long Bespamark and Kyrenia mountain chain spans from the east to the west of the Northern third of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus – the chain begins at the Zafer Cape on the easternmost tip of the island near to Kantara Castle and reaches across to Cape Korucam on the westernmost edge – and all along the range there are exceptional views, stunning craggy castles, hidden monasteries and churches, ancient relics and sites of interest, amazing precipices, beautiful natural scenery and some exciting hiking and biking challenges to be had as well.Kyrenia Mountain Trail Association is a non-profit making organization that is made up of international individuals, local companies, the North Cyprus Tourism Ministry and various hotel associations as well. They have joined forces to promote the delights of this unique natural attribute that is the crowning glory of North Cyprus.Please visit following web sites for more info:http://www.sunseeker-tours.com http://www.northcyprustrails.org http://www.kozan.co.nr http://www.cyprusactive.com http://www.cyprus-activities.com

ECO-TOURISM IN BUYUKKONUK:Buyukkonuk is accessible from Girne (Kyrenia) along the scenic north coast road. Parts of this road are currently under construction and roadworks may be found between Tatlisu and Buyukkonuk. It can take 90 minutes to 2 hours. You will enter the village of Buyukkonuk from the north, coming down from the hills.Go to the “T” junction where the mosque is and turn left. You will pass between the village school on the left and a large church on your right.At the next fork in the road keep left again, going towards Yedikonuk.Delcraft is visible on your right before you get to the second church.Originally started in 2000 as a craft shop for locally made handicrafts,Delcraft has expanded to B&B accommodation and an activity centre, which is a meeting place and a start for tours.Lois and Ismail Cemal, the founders of this enterprise, have as their aim to help save traditional Cypriot village life as part of the cultural heritage of this island.They have devised village activity tours and use the local traditions of food and crafts to encourage sustainable development. In this way the visitor is given a unique insight into Cypriot village life while traditional culture is reinforced and maintained. http://www.ecotourismcyprus.com

CHURCES IN NORTH CYPRUS:The Anglican Church of St. Andrew’s, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus is conveniently located near the town centre and services are held on Sundays and Thursdays. All Christian communities are welcome. The Roman Catholic Church is also based in the centre of Kyrenia with mass being celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Other Christian churches are located in Famagusta and Nicosia.

EDUCATION IN NORTH CYPRUS:In Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus there is an English run kindergarten. There are two English language primary schools attached to local universities and two independent primary schools.For English language secondary education there is Turk Maarif College of Nicosia, International American College of Girne, English language schools attached to the Near East University in Nicosia, Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta and Girne American University (American Future College).The universities of Northern Cyprus are renowned for their inexpensive but quality education. In addition, to the high standards of education offered to the students, the fact that the island is only at arms length from the Middle East and the Gulf region encourages hundreds of students from these regions to study in this exceptionally beautiful Muslim country in the heart of the Mediterranean.There are five internationally recognised universities in Northern Cyprus, in all of which the medium of instruction is English. They are the Eastern Mediterranean University, The Near East University, The Girne American University, The European University of Lefke and The Cyprus International University all of which have long proved themselves as primary centres for higher education in the Mediterranean. There are more than 20,000 students from about 67 countries including the Middle East countries, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Iran and the Gulf countries. All of these five universities offer a wide range of programmes through the faculties of Engineering, Economics, Administrative Sciences, Fine Arts, Agricultural Sciences and Technologies, Communications, Law, Education, Tourism and Hotel Management, and Computer Sciences leading to BA, B.Sc.,MBA and PHD degrees in various fields have English preparatory schools for those students who do not have sufficient English.

NATURE AND COUNTRYSIDE OF NORTH CYPRUS:Touched By Heaven Wandering along the narrow roads of old Nicosia, buying an enormous bunch of grapes, drinking Raki in the shade of a fig -tree, or else when the night falls, nibbling at mezes, contemplating swinging yachts in the small venetian port of Kyrenia, visiting Salamis Ruins on the traces of king Evagoras before diving in the warm waters of the sea nearby, or climbing the five finger mountains under forests of pine trees up to the most beautiful frank fortress of the middle east. You can find all this pleasure, within arms reach, in Northern Cyprus throughout the year. A generous nature and a past with secrets to reveal. “If you intend to try and work, do not sit under the tree of idleness… its shadow incapacitates one for serious work. By tradition the inhabitants of Bellapais are regarded as the laziest in the island. They are all landed men, coffee-drinkers and card players. That is why they live to such ages.” By Lawrence DURELL “Bitter lemons” . Home for millions of birds every year, Cyprus is a benediction for all nature lovers, and anybody who appreciates colour and fragrance. The island, birthplace of Aphrodite, has succeeded in preserving an unpolluted coastline and landscape in the heart of the Mediterranean region. Nobody can be indifferent towards the beauty of Northern Cyprus. The landscape changes enchantingly within short distances from pinnacled mountains to fertile plains. In Northern Cyprus three main types of landscape follow one another in long horizontal bands.The Mesaoria is the central plain which lies between Famagusta and Nicosia. Fields of cereal spread out interminably in this fertile region, shades of green transforming into gold as seasons go by. It disappears in the west of Nicosia, between the foothills of Trodos (South Cyprus) and those of the Finger Mountains, reappearing around Güzelyurt (Morphou) the kingdom of citrus fruits in the west of the island.The Five Finger Mountains, with scattered vegetation on the northern side, stretch out from the cape Korucam to the cape Zafer (Andreas), the very end of the Karpas peninsula. Magnificent forests of conifer, cedar and pine groves, especially around Kantara, offer some unforgettable excursions. The coastal plain is the part which perfectly deserves to be called the “Garden Cyprus”. Olive, carob and almond groves dominate the countryside up to the foothills of the mountain leaving their place to lemon and orange trees around Bellapais and Lapta. Pink and red bunches of bougainvillea, hibiscus and oleander flowers characterise most villages….

HERBARIUM IN NORTH CYPRUS:Northern Cyprus luckily has more to offer than its sun and sea, natural beauties and historic sites. One surprising attraction is the Northern Cyprus herbarium, which charms lovers of our wild flowers as well as providing a research centre for botanists. Most people can confidently name the more showy blooms in the countryside; shepherds and foresters know dozens more. But how many of those seventeen North Cyprus “endemics”, found nowhere else in the world, would you recognise? It was to fill this need that the collection of pressed and labelled plants originally made by the resident English botanist Deryck Viney in the course of writing his illustrated Flora of the country was adopted by The Forestry Department and formally opened to the public, on 9.11.1989. Since then it has expanded to include examples of nearly all the 1,250 native plants species. And for the guidance of visitors it has special displays of flower photographs, specimens of all those seventeen “endemics”, photographs of the oldest and biggest trees, and a separate collections of bulky fruits. The herbarium is housed in the ALEVKAYA Forest Station on the mountain ridge between Esentepe and Degirmenlik. It can be approached either by mountain road or by a lower tarmac road or by coastal road through Karaagaç or Esentepe. Via the mountain road coming from Girne, drive past the Besparmak mountain and on top of the hill make a left turn to ALEVKAYA past the quarry. This is a roughly 9 km. drive along a narrow road but the views make this route well worthwhile. The other route takes the road, further down the hill, signposted to ALEVKAYA. You can also reach the Herbarium via the northern coastal road by turning south either at Karaagaç or Esentepe.

NORTH CYPRUS CULTURE:Cypriot culture is also reflected in the rich folk art of the island. Age-old crafts, handed down from one generation to another, are faithfully carried on to this day by skilful hands and nimble fingers, fashioning handicrafts, both decorative and useful, that would grace any home.Carnival is one of the best known Cypriot and throughout the year there are also exhibitions, concerts, drama and folk festivals.Whatever the present-day situation may be, Cyprus is littered with reminders of the island’s history. Many villages specialize in a particular art form, and as you travel around Cyprus you’ll see pottery, silver and copperware, basket weaving, tapestry and Lefkara’s famous lacework.

Hamams:Ottoman Turks built many public baths in major towns on the island.There are separate baths for men and women. After entering the hamam wrapped in a towel you go to a large heated headstone in the middle where one perspires and is rubbed down by a bath attendant.This method of bathing is supposed to be refreshing and many of the old marble baths are architecturally interesting.

Folk Dancing:Folk is an old tradition in North Cyprus. The Turkish Cypriot people do their folk-dances at the ceremonious occassions such as marriages, kina nights, harvest days, etc. These dances are generally performed in the following sequence : meeting dances, henkerchief dances, “zeybek” dance, women dances, dramatic dances, and butcher dances. Meeting dances consist of men and women gathering. The women’s dances are generally slower in tempo.

Traditional Hand Crafts:The lace industry of Cyprus should need no further advertisement than a simple statement of the fact that Leonardo Da Vinci visited the island to purchase lace for the Milan Cathedral.However, lace is only one aspect of the many-faceted tradition in local craftsmanship which includes colourful homespun linen, thatched chairs, painted gourds, worked silverware, pottery and intricate crochet.A centre has now been established in Nicosia to act as a showpiece for the Handicrafts Authority and provide training. At the same time, incentives have been provided to village communities to build up cottage industries. Especially successful has been the revival of lace in Athienou, Kornos and Kilani, and pottery in Kornos, Phini and Ayios Dimitrios.The Authority has also trained refugee craftswomen to ensure that their inherited skills - such as the weaving of Lefkoniko linens - do not become extinct.

Art:Throughout the centuries both the history and culture of Cyprus have been formed by its location at the crossroads of cultural exchange between Europe, Asia and Africa . Antiquities excavated on Cyprus bear witness to a culture influenced from abroad, due to its geographic location between the great cultures of the ancient world, but which developed from these influences its own unique tradition. Though less well known than the art of Ancient Greece and Rome , it has a charm all its own. The Kyrenia Museum of Folk Art situated on the Kyrenia Harbour road was opened in 1974. It is a fine example of pre XVII Century buildings which have traditionally housed Cypriots. These buildings consisting of a ground floor and an upper floor have their main entrances opening to the harbour. These typical Cypriot houses contain many traditional Cypriot items. On the ground floor, there are items such as oil-mill, plough, agricultural instruments, large earthenware fan, and workbenches which were used until recently, but are not known by the younger generation. There is a room for a watchman on the stairway leading to the upper floor. In the first room of the upper floor there are examples of especially chosen works and handy works (crochet work, materials embroidered with colorful threads or silver threads, bedspreads, tables covers, head scarves, pillow cases, woolen socks and bowls etc…) from various areas of Cyprus,displayed in glass cabinets.The second room used as a kitchen contains water jugs, wooden mortars, wine bowls, and ceramic bowls.

NORTH CYPRUS FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:North Cyprus is becoming a generous host to many cultural events.The island has started to host many cultural events over the past few years.They are generally held at historical sites such as Bellapais abbey,Kyrenia castle, Salamis Ampitheatre and Othello’s Tower, such events have always attracted wide interest and you can come across cultural activities almost every weekend making it possible for visitors to experience such culture.During the spring months of April and May Bellapais Abbey plays host to an array of celebrated musicians all over the world.Another city beginning to make a name for hosting music activities in Famagusta.It is possible to listen to many mucisians courtesy of Famagusta municipality’s annual music festival.Apart from the packed festival programme there are individual events to entertain music lovers.

Kyrenia International Olive Festival: One of the most precious products of the Mediterranean is the olive.The benefits of olive and olive oil to our health have been emphasized in the recent years.In order to encourage olive production and to promote its side products worldwide, various countries in the Mediterranean region such as Portugal, Spain, Turkey, Italy, Greece and France undertake various activities.Since 2001, the Municipality of Kyrenia have been organizing the Olive Festival in the village of Zeytinlik, in order to promote and encourage olive production and also increase tourism potential of Girne.The 6th Olive Fest will take place between 5th and 10th of October, 2007.Many local and international artists and dance groups are invited to the fest. This year’s participants are as follows;The Municipality of Bursa,Municipality of Izmir-Karsiyaka, Italy, Slovakia, Russia, Romania, Russia,Romania, Germany, members from the Turkish Cypriot Folklor Dance Federation. In addition to the traditional folklore dance teams, the local music bands will also take place at the festival. The main theme of the festival is the promotion of olive and protection of olive trees.For the last 4 years, we have been trying to increase the artistic dimension of the festival.In addition to the music, folklore dance shows, painting-sculpture exhibitions, we also incorporated a puppet-making workshop, Puppet Shows from Turkey & Russia.The City Theatre of the Municipality of Bursa will perform two different plays.http://www.zeytinfest.com

Bellapais International Music Festival: http://www.bellapaisfestival.com

North Cyprus Rally Organisations:http://www.kktok.com South Cyprus Rally: Limassol This is a popular annual event which takes place on the last weekend in September as part of the European Championship. The cars race along winding mountain roads and dirt tracks across the entire island, but the rally is based in Limassol itself. Here, the old town seafront is transformed into a ‘Rally Village’ for the competitors.World-famous teams like Ford, Hyundai,Subaru,Seat,Mitsubishi and Peugeot all set up caravans and mobile homes, filling the town with a great buzz and excitement.

Zoo In the Municipal Gardens,(South Cyprus): 28 Aktouvriou Street you can find a wonderful zoo (albeit small) with the following species - lions, tigers, leopards, bears, moufflons, langur, different kinds of birds, donkeys, baboons, porcupines and tortoises, turtles, monkeys, ponies, zebras, ostriches etc. This is a great excursion for the kids and there is even a children’s playground in the gardens. Open daily: 9-1, 2.30-6.30.

Limassol Luna Parks (South Cyprus) Bring the kids here to enjoy the funfair rides. Due to their long opening hours you can easily fit in a few tumbles after a day at the beach. The times are approximately 9.30am-8pm, but do check as hours vary from day to day. Find them adjacent to the Roussos Beach Hotel and Christaki Kranou Street, Potamos Germasogeia area.

Waterworld (South Cyprus) The top choice has got to be Waterworld Waterpark, Agia Napa. PO Box 30605, CY 5345 Agia Napa. Tel: 23 724 444, Located 5km outside town, on Agia Thekla Road, Waterworld is an excellent waterpark fully equipped with water chutes, twisting slides, log rolling, lazy river tips, spouting geysers and spray columns. It is quite pricey, but you can spend a whole day here and children do seem to love it. There are good changing facilities and an ice cream parlour for extra treats! Open from March-November, 10am-6pm daily.

Fasouri Watermania(South Cyprus) P.O Box 5958, 3311 Limassol. Located on the way from Limassol New Port to Pafos via Trahoni village. Tel: 25 714 235 Fax: 25 714 237. Both kids and adults will have a fantastic trip here in the leafy area of Fasouri about 10 kilometres west of Limassol. Enjoy the 3000m2 wave pool, the body slides and Lazy River. Take the young ones to splash about in the Children’s Pool and, for the most daring amongst you, brace yourselves for the Free Fall Kamikaze which will get the adrenalin pumping and leave you wanting to do it again and again! The 42acre complex also has gift shops, the Canal Restaurant and Burger Mania to top up those energy levels. Open from May to October from 10-18.00h daily.

AQUA PARKS IN KYRENIA: Lapethos Aqua Park:(5 minute driving from hotel.) Acapulco and Octopus Aqua Parks:(25 minutes driving from hotel.)

North Cyprus Public Holidays:

1 January, New Year’s Day
23 April, Children’s Day
1 May, Labour Day
19 May, Youth and Sports Day
20 July, Peace and Freedom Day
30 August, Victory Day
29 October, Turkish Republic Day
15 November, Northern Cyprus Republic Day

**There are also several Religious holidays or “Bayrams” which like the Christian festival of Easter, change every year.

Working hours in Northern Cyprus:

Shops are open with some variations but generally
Summer: 8:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00
Winter: 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00
Banks (Mon-Fri)
Summer: 8:00-12:00
Winter: 8:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00

Public Services
Summer:
Monday, 07:30-14:00 and 15:30-18:00
Tuesday-Friday, 07:30-14:00

Winter :
Monday-Friday, 08:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

CAR DRIVING IN NORTH CYPRUS:Driving in Northern Cyprus is the most advisable form of transport as there are infrequent bus services to many of the more remote areas of the country; and bus services cease to operate after 5:00 p.m.Road surfaces between major towns and villages are reasonably good, but some mountain and village roads are still unsurfaced, so care should be taken especially in wet weather. Visitors wishing to bring their own car to Northern Cyprus from abroad may do so for a period of up to 3 months provided the vehicle has a valid registration license from its country of origin.Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving license or a valid driving license from their country of origin. Visitors bringing their own cars from abroad will need to purchase insurance upon entry to Northern Cyprus. Most petrol stations are open from 7:00 a.m. and close around 8:00 a.m. Some however, stay open later and there is an increasing number of stations which operate 24 hours a day. Free municipal parking is available in all major towns.In Northern Cyprus, drive on the left.Traffic and road signs are International. Maximum speed is 100km./hr. Drivers are prohibited to drive under the influence of alcohol. The limit is 50 mgr (As in Europe).

BORDER CROSSING FROM SOUTH CYPRUS TO NORTH CYPRUS:Since 2004, when the Republic of Cyprus joined the EU, it has become much easier to cross the border between Northern Cyprus and the south. The locals cross the Cyprus border daily to shop, do business or just visit either half of Nicosia If you are a tourist visiting North Cyprus, all you need to do is present your passport (and visa, if you need one for South Cyprus) at the Turkish Cypriot passport control, who will give you a white slip to fill out with your name, passport number and nationality. It is this white visa form that will be stamped by the Northern Cyprus border authorities, NOT your passport. Once over the North Cyprus border, your passport will be checked again by the Greek Cypriot authorities. You can cross the Northern Cyprus border as many times as you like, and stay as long as you want. The border crossings are open 24 hours a day.Crossing the Cyprus Border by Car:You are not permitted to take a Northern Cyprus hire car into south Cyprus. However, you can take a south Cyprus hire car into North Cyprus, but you will need to purchase additional insurance at the border crossing. This is because there is no insurance company in the south that covers accidents in the north. To cross the border at the Metehan crossing, simply drive into Nicosia and follow the signs for Keryneia (Kyrenia-Girne).You will only need to present your passport and complete a white visa slip once you arrive at the Northern Cyprus border authorities’ checkpoint. This is where you will buy your car insurance.

Border crossing points:There are currently 5 active checkpoints for crossing the green line in Cyprus. The last crossing point that was established was the Zohdia crossing that is located in Morphou.Current active Green Line Crossing Checkpoints:

Agios Dometios (Nicosia)
Which is also known as Metehan is considered the main crossing point between the two sides of Cyprus due to sheer volume of people that cross at this checkpoint. It is located in Nicosia and it is a checkpoint that handles the crossing of, pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles, and goods.

Black Knight (British Eastern Sovereign Base Area)
Or also known as the Azios Nikolaos, Strovilia, or Akyar crossing is one of the two crossings points that are located in the British Eastern Sovereign Base Area. This crossing point allows for the movement of pedestrians, vehicles, and goods across the border in either direction.

Ledra Palace (Nicosia)
This crossing point is strictly for pedestrians and cyclists. However, it is also used as a crossing point for diplomatic vehicles. This checkpoint is also known as the Ledra Palas crossing.

Pergamos (British Eastern Sovereign Base Area)
This is one of the two checkpoints located in the British Eastern Sovereign Base Area. It is also known as, Beyarmudu, or Dhekelia. It can be used for the crossing of pedestrians, vehicles, and goods.

Zohdia (Güzelyurt)
This crossing point may also be known as, Astromeritis, Morpho, Morfu, Güzelyurt, Omorfo, or Morfou. This was the last checkpoint to be opened, as it is located to the west of Nicosia. This checkpoint allows for the crossing of pedestrians, vehicles, and goods.

NORTH CYPRUS DRIVING TIPS

Make a plan about where you are going. Ask for a road map when you rent a car. More detailed maps of the island and its main cities are sold in bookshops and at local kiosks or you can get some at the tourist agencies.
Always make sure you have sufficient fuel as petrol stations can be few and far between especially in North Cyprus villages.
If you are the driver, remember to carry your driving licence and car rental documents with you at all times. You may be asked to show your documents on the spot by a police officer.
Make sure that you follow the instructions on your rental agreement and inform your car rental company in case of accident.
Do not leave your camera in your car in summer as the heat inside may have ruined your film. Although crime rate in North Cyprus is minimal, do not leave valuables, jackets, maps and other belongings in the car also.
Rush hours in the towns are generally between 7.30 and 8.00 am, 13.00 and 13.30 pm and between 17.00 and 18.00 pm. Try to avoid the traffic at the time as you can get sometimes trapped in a jam. If possible, avoid driving west in the late afternoon during summer, as the glare of setting sun right into your face may seem dangerous

USEFUL INFORMATION ON CAR HIRE:Rental cars in Northern Cyprus have distinctive red number plates,and are known as “Z” cars, usually with the logo of the company placed on the car. Please note that you are not allowed to cross the border to Southern Cyprus once your car was rented from the North. If you still wish to cross to the South you can drive up to the check point and park your car at the border. From there you can walk across.

NORTH CYPRUS RENTAL CAR SERVICES:In North Cyprus you will find several car hire companies operating a large car fleet. At competitive prices, they match good quality services and customer care. Both manual and automatic cars are available with air-conditioning especially useful during hot summer days when temperature rises above 30 degrees. Majority of the cars are right hand drive, since traffic on the island moves on the left. Left hand drive cars are to get too, although little in number. Car rates vary according to the rental and season period. In Northern Cyprus payment for car rental services can be done with currencies like US Dollar, British Pound, Euro, Cyprus Pound or North Cyprus currency which is Turkish Lira. Customers can also pay with credit cards and traveller’s cheques, depending on the agency.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM LARNACA AIRPORT TO NORTHERN CYPRUS KYRENIA:When you hire a car in the South you may be advised that you are not permitted to drive it across the Green Line in Nicosia into Northern Cyprus.This isn’t actually true! What is true is that you cannot take a car hired in the North into the South - but you can take one hired in the South into the North. The next confusing thing to get past is the mixture of names all for one destination. You have the names Lefkosia, Lefkosa and Nicosia for the capital of Cyprus and you have Girne, Kyrenia and Keryneia for the main harbour and tourist town in North Cyprus…bear this in mind as you will see all used in your journey from South to North. Okay, so you’ve landed, got your car and you’re ready to go…check the fuel gauge and if you’ve arrived in the early morning or late evening/night make sure you avail yourself of the first petrol station you find that’s open as you have a 100km drive or so to the North (depending on your final destination). As you leave the airport reset your car’s distance gauge…as you leave the airport you come to a roundabout that directs you to take either left or right to Lefkosia - this is just to get you in the mood for the drive and confuse you from the outset!!! Take the first exit (left) to Lefkosia…the signpost reads ‘Lefkosia 59km’.Proceed and you will see salt flats on either side of the road which have flamingos on them in the spring.You come to a small roundabout, go straight on signposted ‘Lefkosia‘.You come to a large roundabout with an overpass above it, go three quarters of the way round this one and take the route marked ‘Lefkosia 56km’ this is the A3…you are on a dual carriageway. Stay on this road and you will see signposts to both Lefkosia and Nicosia pointing straight on…just whatever you do DON’T go to Lemesos!!! After you’ve gone about 12km from the airport the road forks and you take the left hand fork signposted ‘Larnaka’ and ‘Lefkosia A2’.You quickly approach a roundabout and before you get onto it you take the filter lane left to ‘Lefkosia’.You are on dual carriageway, proceed straight ahead on the A2 to Lefkosia and after you’ve gone a good few kilometres from the airport you suddenly merge onto the A1…just keep following the signs to ‘Nicosia’ or ‘Lefkosia’ (remember, they are the same place!). After you’re about 44km away from the airport you will spot a huge football stadium on your left and start to see signs for the ‘General Hospital’, ‘Troodos’ and ‘Strovolos’ as well as a small sign for ‘Kioneli’ and ‘Keryneia’ and the road numbers ‘B22’ and ‘A9’, this is junction 3, it is straight after the football stadium on your left and this is the junction you need to take! You then come to a large roundabout which has coloured balls on it (!!) - take the filter lane left which says Keryneia is 38km, it also is signposted ‘Strovolos and Troodos’.You are in a fairly industrial part of Lefkosia now.Proceed straight on, at the first set of traffic lights you’ll see a large shopping centre on your left where there are toilets, a Macdonalds, cash point etc., in case you need a break…otherwise go straight on at the traffic lights in the direction of ‘Lakatameia and Troodos’.Go straight on at the next lights which are on the brow of a hill and proceed to the next roundabout where you go straight on in the direction of ‘Troodos and Lakatameia’.Go straight on again at the next roundabout where you have a big Metro on your left. Straight on is signposted as ‘Keryneia and Troodos’.You may also notice some white road signs directing you forward to the ‘Makareio Stadium’. You proceed up a hill to the next roundabout and go straight on again signposted ‘Makedonitissa and Keryneia’.Go down the hill and straight on across a couple of sets of small lights until you come back up hill to a T junction with a large Greek church on your right.Go right signposted ‘Kioneli 12km’ and ‘Keryneia 31km’. Proceed forward through a number of sets of small traffic lights (pedestrian crossings mainly) until you come to a roundabout with large yellow hoops on it.You will have gone about 57km from the airport by now. At this roundabout go straight on again and then start looking out for the Coca Cola factory on your right. Just after it there is a set of traffic lights and you need to go left at the traffic lights. There is a sign saying ‘Kioneli 8km’ and ‘Keryneia 12km’ but it’s confusingly posted on the right hand side of the road and not easy to spot! Proceed forward over the next set of traffic lights where there is a shop called ‘4 Seasons’ on your left.You will now be approaching the border…slow right down.Ahead of you you should notice the road bends to the right, there is a slip road to the left marked off with bollards and if you look up you will see Greek, South Cyrus, EU, North Cyprus and Turkish flags flying…this is the border.So, do NOT go round the corner to the right, take the left slip road and proceed to the portacabins ahead of you and stop.You will need your passports, car documents, driving license and some money (Cyprus pounds, English pounds or Turkish lira are accepted). Go to the insurance office and get car insurance for the duration of your stay (it’s not expensive but changes often so I won’t publish a price as it’ll be out of date by next week!), then go to the passport office, fill in the white slips of paper they have there which are visas and which require your name, passport number and nationality.Present the visa, passport and car insurance papers to the passport controller and then when you have your stamp (they stamp the white bit of paper not your passport) you can leave the border and drive straight on into North Cyprus.Proceed ahead to a roundabout with traffic lights, go straight on to Girne…at next roundabout take the first left signposted ‘Girne, Kyrenia, Gonyali, Guzelyurt’ etc., etc! Watch out for lots of speed bumps on this road! You’ll soon come to a roundabout with traffic lights and depending on which way you want to go, the directions change at this point:Going to Girne(KYRENIA) - get in the right hand lane and go three quarters of the way round this roundabout. Proceed straight ahead until you come to a huge roundabout where you take the first left signposted ‘Girne’.Stay on this dual carriage way all the way through the plains and over the mountains and down into Kyrenia or Girne.You will then arrive at a roundabout known locally as the Lefkosa roundabout and you can take the first left for Karaoglanoglu, Alsancak and Lapta, you can go straight ahead for Girne centre or you can go three quarters of the way round for Karakum, Bellapais, Ozankoy, Catalkoy or Esentepe.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM ERCAN AIRPORT TO KYRENIA

Leave the airport via the main exit.
At the first roundabout, continue straight ahead
You will see a petrol station on your right hand side (useful for topping up your tank when you return your North Cyprus hire car, by the way!)
Just beyond the petrol station is a roundabout. Take the LEFT exit towards Kyrenia (Girne)
Continue along this road for approximately 15 minutes, passing through various sets of traffic lights.
You will now come into a part of town full of car dealerships! You will pass an Opel showroom on your left and a Hyundai showroom on your right.
Continue on past the football stadium on your right.
At the next roundabout, (which has a VW showroom by it!), take the RIGHT hand exit towards the north and the mountains.
Continue along this road as it winds through the countryside, and you will come into Kyrenia itself.
This road will take you into the heart of the old city and the harbour area. If you accommodation is not in the centre of town, make sure you get directions from the main roundabout just outside of Kyrenia itself.
TRAFFIC INFORMATION:Driving is on the left and traffic and road signs are international.Maximum speed is 100 km/hr.Vehicles entering North Cyprus must be insured upon arrival. Seat-belts must be worn at all times.Drinking and driving is illegal, as is using a mobile phone whilst driving.Car Rentals:Visitors to North Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving license or a valid British driving license for an initial 12 month period.Car rental is relatively inexpensive and is widely available through tour operators, hotels or car hire companies across North Cyprus. Visitors are advised to check when booking as both left and right hand drive cars are available for hire.Please note driving is on the left, as in the UK, and all North Cyprus rental cars carry a distinctive red license plate.If you arrive at Larnaca airport in South Cyprus, you can hire a car and drive across the border, but you will need to purchase small extra insurance at the border.Visitors wishing to bring their own car from abroad may do so for a period of up to 3 months provided the vehicle has a valid registration license from its country of origin. Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid international driving license or a valid driving license from their country of origin. Most petrol stations are open from 7:00 a.m. and close around 8:00 a.m. Some however, stay open later and there is an increasing number of stations, which operate 24 hours a day.Free municipal parking is available in all major towns.

NORTH CYPRUS BY SEA — Kyrenia:There are scheduled sea-bus and ferry services from Tasucu (a port city in Turkey, near Silifke) to Kyrenia, and back. The sea-busses operate on a daily basis – the duration of the voyage is about two and a half hours. Ferry boats between Tasucu and Kyrenia go every week – the trip on a ferry boat takes about four hours.Famagusta:You may also choose a ferry-boat operating between Mersin (a port city in the south of Turkey) and Famagusta – three times a week to get to North Cyprus By Sea. Ferry-boats also connect Tasucu and Famagusta, but this voyage is longer lasting for eight hours. Besides, there are sea trips between Latakia (a port in Syria) and Famagusta.During the summer time sea trips are organised from Alanya, Antalya and Anamur (Turkey) to Kyrenia.There are two main companies providing sea trips between the TRNC and Turkey:

Akgunler Shipping
Address: Ramadan Cemil Meydani, No:1; P.O. Box: 130 Kyrenia
Tel.: +90 392 815 3510 /11
Fax: +90 392 815 3870

Fergun Shipping
Address 1: Yeni Liman Yolu Kyrenia, TRNC (headquarter)
Tel.: +90 392 815 1770 / 815 1870
Fax: +90 392 815 1989
Address 2: Mustafa Cagatay Cad. 6/2C Kyrenia, TRNC (branch)
Tel.: +90 392 815 2344 / 815 3377
Fax: +90 392 815 3866
Address 3: Ataturk Cad. Vakiflar Ishani, No:76, Tasucu - Turkey (branch)
Tel.: +90 324 741 2323 / 741 3711
Fax: +90 324 741 2802
Formalities for Private Yacht Owners:You can enter Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Yacht port if you get preliminary permission or when you enter Kyrenia water. You can get alimation through VCH16 radio channel. Kyrenia marina address: Kordon Boyu Cad. Vakiflar Ishani Kyrenia Marina Tel: 90392 8153587
Fax:903928152316
Radio VCH16
Horbour Master: Numan Ormanci - Gokhan Guler
Key Master : Hamit Topal

Entering formalities to Kyrenia Marina for yacht owners:
-Getting in touch before entering marine
-After casting anchor passengers have to go on the immigration and customs procedure.
-If there is any animal or a pet in the Yacht, Veterinary office personnel has to be called in order to start quarantine procedure.

The facilities given at Kyrenia Marine:
-Electricity & water is given
-Laundry washing & drying
-Leaving luggage office
-Captaincy services
-Ship washing services
-Ship technical service

WEATHER IN CYPRUS:Air Temperatures:TRNC has a hot summer and mild winter but this generalization must be modified by consideration of altitude, which lowers temperatures by about 5 degrees C per 1,000 metres, and of marine influences which give cooler summers and warmer winters near most of the coastline and especially on the west coast.The seasonal difference between mid-summer and mid-winter temperatures is quite large at 18 degrees C in the inland areas and about 14 degrees C on the coasts.Differences between day maximum and night minimum temperatures are also quite large especially in the inland areas in summer.These differences are in winter 8 degrees C to 10 degrees C on the lowlands and 5 degrees C to 6 degrees C on the mountains increasing in summer to 16 degrees C in the central plain and 9 degrees C to 12 degrees C elsewhere.In July and August the mean daily temperature ranges between 29 degrees C on the central plain and 24 degrees C on the costal range, while the average maximum temperature for these months ranges between 36 degrees C and 31 degrees C respectively. In January the mean daily temperature is 10 degrees C on the central plain and 12 degrees C on the costal range with an average minimum temperature of 5 degrees C and 9 degrees C respectively. Frosts are rarely severe but are frequent in winter and spring inland and sometimes affect the economically important production of early vegetable crops and main citrus.Sea Temperatures:In the open sea, temperatures rise to 27 degrees C in August and are above 22 degrees C during the six months from June to November. During the three coolest months, January to March, average sea temperature falls only to 16 degrees C or 17 degrees C. Near all coasts, in water three or four metres deep, temperatures are very similar to those of the open sea and lie within the range 15 degrees C to 17 degrees C in February and 23 degrees C to 28 degrees C in August.There is no significant daily change of sea water temperature except on the coast in very shallow waters of less than one metre depth.Rainfall and Snow:The average rainfall of 402 mm, however, is below Mediterranean average, conforms more to the climate pattern of the eastern Mediterranean.Although snowfall is not typical of Cyprus, it can remain on the Troodos massif in the southern part.The coastal plains get a low rainfall, on average from 340 to 500 mm, falling predominately in the winter.Nicosia town is characterized by low average rainfall (324 mm) as it is situated in the outback of the island. In the hilly areas the average rainfall varies between 500 and 750 mm, falling particularly in winter, rarely in the summer.Due to the altitude, the highest number of rainfall is bound to the Kyrenia Mountain range, where it ranges between 750 and 1110 mm. It is the Kyrenia Mountains that create a climatic barrier and make Kyrenia town a sunny destination with very little rainfall all year round.

Weather and ClothingAs the weather in Cyprus is changing during the year, here are some suggestions for what to wear during the seasons:
• December - January: Although it is the winter time for Cypriots, the sunshine is not absent. During this period you should be prepared for all the kinds of weather that a European spring may bring. The evenings and nights are cold. Recommended are winter clothes but definitely not heavy coats.
• February - March: A period with occasional rain, sometimes chilly evenings however, there is plenty of warm and sunny days. March is a spring period in Cyprus. Light winter clothes with medium-weight wear.
• April - May: Pleasantly warm days, though temperatures may decrease at night. Recommended is medium-weight and summer apparel with woollies for the evenings.
• June - July - August: Be prepared for heat, hot summer days with the cloudless sky and temperatures reaching up to 40° C. Recommended is very light summer clothing and make sure you wear sunglasses and a hat and have plenty of sun cream. Take a bottle of water with you everywhere.
• September - October: Hot or warm days with chilly October evenings. Light-weight clothing for the day and medium-weight, like light jacket for the evenings in October.
• November: Pleasantly warm and sunny days. Recommended is medium-weight clothing supplied with light woollies.

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TOURIST INFORMATION OFFICES IN NORTH CYPRUS

Nicosia:227 5051 Famagusta:366 2864 Kyrenia:815 2145 Ercan Airport:231 4737

Ledra Palace:228 87 65 Yeni Erenköy:374 49 84 **(Put 0090 392 from outside of North Cyprus)

Northern Cyprus Hoteliers Association (KITOB):There is a wide range of lodging for the visitors arriving in North Cyprus. It may be a hotel near the sea or in the centre of the city, a holiday village or a rented villa - tourists are welcomed to choose accommodation that suits them better.According to the Northern Cyprus Hoteliers Association (KITOB) all the hotels that are members of this organisation are divided in several categories by the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Tourism Board. According to the local standards tourist accommodation includes boutique hotels, holiday bungalows, holiday complexes, holiday villages, hotels, hotel apartments, and special class accommodation.

Kordonboyu Ave. Kordon Apt.
Floor:3 D:308-309
Girne-Kyrenia Mersin 10 Turkey
PHONE
0 392 815 8758
FAX
0 392 815 8052
E-MAIL
mail@northcyprus.net
NORTH CYPRUS TOURISM OFFICES

LONDON
29, Bedford Square London WCIB 3 EG United Kingdom
Tel: 0044-2076311930
Fax: 0044-2076311873

ANTALYA TURKEY
6/1 Kaleici, Yat Limani, Antalya Turkey
Tel: 0242-2433956-57
Fax: 0242- 2433958

GERMANY
Baseler Str. 35-37, OTO HOF 60329 Frankfurt Germany
Tel: 0049-6924007946-47
Fax: 0049-6924007948

SCANDINAVIA
2082 S-403 12 Goteborg Sweden
Tel: +46(0)31136310
Fax: +46(0)31137310

IZMIR TURKEY
Ataturk Cad. 1. Kordon 312/B Alsancak, Izmir Turkey
Tel: 090 232 4645893
Fax: 090 232 4645923

REPRESENTATIVE OFFICES

Ankara Embassy Rabat Sokak No:20 Gaziosmanpasa 06700 Ankara-Turkey
Tel: (0312) 437 6031/437 9538
Fax: (0312) 446 5238

Washington Representative Office 1667, K.Street, Suite:690, USA.
Tel: (00-1-202) 887 6198
Fax: (00-1-202) 467 0685
E-mail: kktc@erols.com

USA New York Representative Office 821, United Nation Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017, USA.
Tel: (00-1-212) 687 2350
Fax: (00-1-212) 949 6872
E-mail: trncny@aol.com

Germany Honorary Representative Office Auf Dem Platz 3, 53577 Neschen, Deutschland.
Tel: 00-49 (0) 2683 32748
Fax: 00-49 (0) 2683 31723

Germany Honorary Atache Hauptstr 12 A, 92369 Buchberg/Sergenthal, Germany.
Tel: (0049) 9181/907343
Fax: (0049) 9181/296376

Austria Honorary Representative Office A 3291 Kienberg BEI Gaming, Heinrichweg 9, Austria.
Tel./Fax: 00-43-7485 97218
Australia Honorary Representative Office 295 Clyde Street, Granville South, N.S.W. 2142, Australia.
Tel: 02 897 3114
Fax: 02 682 4164

Istanbul Consulate General Yeni Gelin Sokak, No: B24/1 Balmumcu, Besiktas-Istanbul-Turkey.
Tel: (0212) 227 3490/ 3491 / 3492
Fax: (0212) 227 3493

Izmir Student Inspectorship Ziya Gokalp Bulvar? , No:11/2 Alsancak, Izmir-Turkiye.
Tel: (0232) 421 7704/ 1340

Azerbaycan Baku Representative Office Fuzuli Kuc. No:69, Kat.5, Baku.
Tel./Fax: 0099412 959351
Belgium Bruxelle Representative Office 284/286 Avenue Louise, BTE-10, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium.
Tel: (00-32) 26484870/ 26484756
Fax: (00-32) 26487088
E-mail: trnc.brusells@evronet.be

B.A.E. Abu-Dhabi Representative Office Khal?fa B?n Zayet Street, The Blue Tower-Suite 704-A, (Pox.Box 45061), Abu-Dhabi
Tel: (00-971-2) 272977 / 274544
Fax: (00-971-2) 270844
E-mail: kktcabud@emirates.net.ae

Chinese Honorary Representative Office RM 701, A International Trade Building, No Longkum Rd. , Haikou, Hainan, 570125, People’s Republic of China.
Tel: 86-898-677-9481
Fax: 86-898-679-5625
Canadia P.O.Box 60168, fraser Postal Outlet, Vancouver, B.C., Canada V5W 4B5
Fax:604-322-0111

France Honorary Cultural Atache 18 Rue Laffitte, 75009 Paris, France.

France Honorary Representative Office 4, Rue Andre’Colledebousuf-75016 Paris, France.
Tel: (33) 0140500177
Mobil: 0608407729
Fax: (33) 0146476868

Mersin Consultate Ataturk caddesi, No: 72/3 Mersin 33016, Turkey.
Tel: (0324)237 2482
Fax: (0324)237 2520

Italy Honorary Representative Office 14 Viale Gorizia, 00198 Rome, Italy.
Tel: 00-39-6-8412353
Fax: 00-39-6-8412354

Canada Honorary Representative Office 328 Highway 7 East, suite 308, Richmond Hill, Ortario, L4B 3P7, Canada.
Tel: 00-1-905-7314000
Fax: 00-1-905-7311458

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