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 […]

View some of the articles about Northern Cyprus below, or choose from one of the categories on the right. You can also perform a search about North Cyprus on the right hand side.

25 October, 2009

The Selimiye Mosque (Cathedral of St. Sophia)

The Selimiye Mosque (Cathedral of St. Sophia) | Famagusta The name Sophia means “divine wisdom” and this great Gothic building erected during the Lusignan period was to be the most important church on the island. The foundation stone was laid […]
26 October, 2009

Ayios Epiphanios Basilica

Ayios Epiphanios Basilica There is tarmac road leading from the rear of the theatre that forks left and right. Take the left fork and follow the road passing a villa with visible bath and furnace area on the left, until […]
3 December, 2009
Soli Theatre

Soli

About 2 kilometres west of Lefke is the ancient city of Soli. It is not difficult to find as the white roof that covers the basilica floor can be seen from the road, but the turning is well hidden and […]
3 December, 2009
Guzelyurt Artifacts

Guzelyurt Museum of Archaeology and Natural History

The Guzelyurt museum is situated in the former ecclesiastical residence adjacent to the Church of St. Mamas. There is a small car park and it is within walking distance of the town centre. The Natural History section is on the […]
22 November, 2009
poppies

Pighades

This picturesque site dating from the Bronze Age (C1600 – 1050 BC) is to be found on the right side of the road between Camlibel and Yilmazkoy. Set back about 100 metres from the main road, the site is surrounded […]
26 October, 2009
armenian quarter

The Armenian Quarter

From the Dervish Pasha Konak, turn right from the front door and you will be in the thoroughfare that was once called Victoria Street (Salahi Sevket Sokak). This was the main road through the predominantly Armenian quarter until 1964, when […]
26 October, 2009
Bath houses

Roman Road and Additional Bath Houses

Close to the theatre is an area that has been excavated during the last few years by a team from Ankara University and students from the Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta. They have re-excavated the bath house and revealed a […]
30 November, 2009

Salamis

The partially excavated site of the ancient city of Salamis, has fascinated archaeologists for hundreds of years and it is the most important archaeological site on the whole of Cyprus. Nestling on the shoreline of Famagusta Bay, the remains of […]
25 October, 2009

Church of the Franciscans

On the north side of the palace lie the remains of the Franciscan church dating from early to mid 13th Century. There is little left intact, but it is an interesting example of ecclesiastical architecture. There is a very old, […]
31 March, 2010
Carmelite Church

North Cyprus – Destination Famagusta!

Of the two main holiday destinations in North Cyprus, Famagusta and the surrounding area come second in popularity to Kyrenia. But it was not always so. Prior to the partition of the island in 1974, Famagusta was one of the […]