North Cyprus Articles

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25 October, 2009

The Mevlevi Tekke (Whirling Dervish Museum)

The Mevlevi Tekke (Whirling Dervish Museum) | Nicosia Entering the city through the Girne Kapisi (Kyrenia Gate), the Mevlevi tekke museum is fifty metres on the left. A tekke is a religious base, and this 17th C building was the […]
26 October, 2009

History of Northern Cyprus

Cyprus is an island that has been inhabited for over 9,000 years, from the Neolithic Stone Age to the civilised 21st century, mankind has walked this fertile land. Early settlers most probably came from nearby countries, with Turkey only 40  […]
27 November, 2009

Tempo Café

The Tempo Café is part of the Tempo supermarket chain. Located behind the supermarket in Karaoglanoglu this modern, new building is light and airy and has a large decked garden area with comfortable chairs and plenty of shade at the […]
25 October, 2009

Aphendrika

Aphendrika | Karpaz Clearly signposted, and about four miles from Ayios Philon along the coast road eastwards, is the group of three churches collectively called Aphendrika. This was the site of a major city in the 2nd C BC, rock cut […]
22 November, 2009
Kantara Castle

The Mountain Castles

North Cyprus is blessed with three castles built high upon the ridge of the Kyrenia mountains, each has something different to offer, and two of them involve steep climbs. St. Hilarion, high above Kyrenia, and Buffavento, some six miles east […]
27 November, 2009

Guido’s Restaurant

Guido’s restaurant  is situated on the main road in Alsancak, set back in a small parade of shops. The restaurant provides a small outdoor seating area, however this is located in the car park so it is preferable to dine […]
27 November, 2009

Patina Restaurant

Patina is situated just off the main road going towards Catalkoy, opposite the Lemar supermarket. Open for snacks between 11.30am and 16.30pm, and dinner between 19.30pm and 23.00 in the summertime and for dinner between 18.30 and 21.00 in the […]
22 November, 2009
Sourp Monastery

Sourp Magar Monastery

Access to this ruined monastery is from the same mountain road that leads from The Five Finger Mountain to Alevkaya. After driving for about 4 miles (6.5km) slow down and keep looking down into the valley below. The monastery buildings […]
30 November, 2009

Alesta Kebab

Located on the main Catalkoy road heading into Kyrenia harbor this is one of the best kebab houses on the island and is a “must visit” whilst in North Cyprus. This bright and fresh restaurant offers a lovely indoor restaurant […]
26 November, 2009

Burger City

Burger City is a chain of fast food restaurants with branches located in Dereboyu (Nicosia), Famagusta, Kyrenia, Karakum and Guzelyurt, normally inside Lemar supermarkets. The restaurants are typical fast food outlets, with plastic tables and chairs and most have both […]