North Cyprus Infographic
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- North Cyprus is 2 hours ahead of the UK.
- Cyprus is divided into two separate regions, North Cyprus and the Republic of Cyprus in the south. A border runs across the island between the two.
- North Cyprus is Turkish and uses Turkish Lira. South Cyprus is Greek and uses the Euro.
- North Cyprus gets 340 days of sunshine per year. Average temperatures are between 20-30 degrees Celsius, with July and August being the hottest months.
- Turkish holidaymakers are the #1 nationality visiting North Cyprus. This is followed by holidaymakers from the UK, Germany, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Austria, Belgium and Italy.
North Cyprus can be accessed by 2 airports:
- Ercan Airport (ECN) is located in North Cyprus, just 25 minutes drive from Kyrenia.
- Larnaca Airport (LCA) is located in south Cyprus, with quick and easy border crossings via motorways to the North.
Prices in North Cyprus are cheap and holidaymakers from Europe especially get better value for their Pounds and Euros.
Turkish coffee costs £1.50, whereas a local beer Efes costs £2.
Kebab served in pita is £4 on average.
Car hire can be arranged online for as low as £10 per day, averaging at £15 per day.
Holiday homes in Northern Cyprus can be bought for £90,000.
North Cyprus has over 30 unspoilt sandy beaches.
The most famous is the Golden Turtle Beach located in the Karpas Peninsula.
- North Cyprus is famous for wild donkeys and rare sea turtles who return every year to lay their eggs on the beaches.
- The top 3 must-visit sights are the Kyrenia harbour, the St Hilarion Castle and the Bellapais Monastery.
- There is an amazing 18-hole golf course in North Cyprus, set amongst olive trees with stunning mountain and sea views. Golf can be played all year round thanks to warm Cyprus climate.