Information About Living In Northern Cyprus

24 November, 2009
weather north cyprus

Weather and Climate in North Cyprus

Cyprus has a hot and dry summer, and during the hottest months of July and August the coastal areas have relatively high humidity, making the day time temperature seem much hotter than it really is. Temperatures start to rise towards […]
18 February, 2010
Market Day

North Cyprus Life – Market Days

All the major towns, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Iskele and Guzelyurt have their open markets on different days of the week. The big covered market in Nicosia is open every day except Sunday and sells the same variety of produce with a […]
4 November, 2009

Banking and Currency Exchange

Northern Cyprus uses the Turkish Lira (TL) currency. There are many currency exchange offices in all of the major towns, all of which will change Sterling to Turkish Lira. You can also exchange money at one of the many banks […]
5 November, 2009
Turkish Cypriot Children

Turkish Cypriot People

The Turkish Cypriot people are well known for their hospitality and are very friendly and  welcoming. The people are warm natured and will be happy to invite you into their homes for a cup of tea or Turkish coffee and […]
4 November, 2009

Residency Permits

Residency in North Cyprus When you arrive in Northern Cyprus you will normally be issued with a 90 day tourist visa. Thereafter you must apply for either a work permit or a residency permit to legally remain in the country. […]
5 November, 2009
turkish language

Turkish Language

Turkish is spoken by over 63 million people worldwide, and originates from Ottoman Turkish, which dates back nearly 1,200 years. The Ottoman Turkish language was based mainly on Arabic and Persian, but was replaced under one of Ataturk’s reforms in 1928, […]
22 November, 2009
religion

Religion

The religion of North Cyprus is predominantly Muslim though the Turkish Cypriots are not particularly zealous in the pursuit of their religion. There are very few covered women here and those that are will usually be from Turkey. On an […]
26 October, 2009
Cyprus Terrain Map

Welcome to North Cyprus

“You are welcome Sir, to Cyprus”  – Othello, William Shakespeare. Cyprus is an island that has inspired writers throughout the ages. From William Shakespeare who set “Othello” at a sea port in Cyprus, through to the eighteenth and nineteenth century […]
5 November, 2009

Crossing the Border

Crossing the border from North Cyprus to South Cyprus and vice versa is very easy due to the opening up of the numerous border points in 2003. People from both sides cross the border on a daily basis for shopping, […]
15 February, 2010
almond blossom

North Cyprus Life – Spring-time !

It is self-evident that Spring-time has come very early this year. A wet and warm December gave a false message that the cold weather was over. As January began, so little shoots of green started to appear on the trees […]