Northern Cyprus

The most interesting places in Northern Cyprus

Less visited part of the island full of monuments

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The most interesting places in Northern Cyprus
Inserted: 30.12.2021
Author: Martin Javorský © gigaplaces.com

After the partition of Cyprus, tourism in the north controlled by Turkey almost disappeared. Although it has started to develop more strongly in recent years, there are still plenty of deserted places in the increasingly popular Northern Cyprus. Long, mostly sandy beaches are also attractive. The island has a number of important ancient and ancient monuments.

1.
Famagusta

A rich old town surrounded by massive walls with Otel Castle

Altitude: 10 m / 33 ft

The old town of Famagusta will appeal to almost everyone with its architecture, monuments and, above all, the… continue reading

2.
Salamis

One of the most impressive archeological sites in the world

Altitude: 6 m / 20 ft

About 7 km north of the center of Famagusta is an extensive archeological site. It is a complex of ancient… continue reading

3.
Trip to the Karpas peninsula

The most deserted part of Northern Cyprus

Altitude: 104 m / 341 ft

After the violent partition of Cyprus in 1974, tourism in the north controlled by Turkey almost disappeared.… continue reading

4.
Kantara Castle

The ruins of a crusader castle with stunning views

Altitude: 583 m / 1 913 ft

About 60 km northeast of Nicosia, at the beginning of the Karpaz Peninsula, is one of the three crusader… continue reading

5.
Monastery of St. Barnabas

Preserved monastery and tomb of St. Barnabas

Altitude: 12 m / 39 ft

Just a few kilometers north of Famagusta, on the southernmost edge of the Salamis archeological site, in the… continue reading

6.
Kyrenie (Girne)

An important port with a medieval castle

Altitude: 17 m / 56 ft

The city of Girne (Greek: Kyrenia) is located in the middle of the northern coast of Cyprus. In ancient times… continue reading

7.
Othell Castle

The scene of Shakespeare's famous tragedy

Altitude: 3 m / 10 ft

On the coast of Famagusta, a beautifully restored fortress, called the Othello Citadel, rises above the… continue reading

8.
Nicosia (Lefkosia)

The capital divided between the two states

Altitude: 149 m / 489 ft

Nicosia (Turkish Lefkoşa) is located approximately in the center of the island and is the capital and largest… continue reading

9.
Varosha - a ghost town

A stately resort transformed into a ghost town

Altitude: 15 m / 49 ft

Famagusta is a well-known and very popular tourist area. In addition to the historic city, there are a number… continue reading

10.
Golden beach

The most beautiful beach in Cyprus

Altitude: 1 m / 3 ft

Almost at the tip of the Karpaz Peninsula, on the southern coast, there is a deserted two-kilometer-long… continue reading

11.
Dipkarpaz (Rizokarpaso)

A typical peaceful town with a large Greek minority

Altitude: 165 m / 541 ft

The town of Dipkarpaz (Greek Rizokaprpaso) is the northernmost town in Cyprus and the gateway to the Karpaz… continue reading

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