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Northern Cyprus is the third largest island in Mediterranean Sea.

Location

Cyprus is situated at the cross point of 35°N latitude and 33°E longitude.

Entry Requirements

A valid passport is required for entry to Northern Cyprus.

How to Come to North Cyprus

There are frequent scheduled and charter flights out of England and other European Countries to the island. More than 60 flights per week arrive at Ercan Airport during the summer. There are 15 flights from three airports of London: Stansted, Gatwick and Heathrow. Most of them arrive in the evening. Northern Cyprus has direct air links only with Turkey, where all planes from Europe must first touch down.
From Turkey, you can choose from a number of scheduled flights from Istanbul, Izmir, Ankara, Adana and Antalya.

Telephone

To call Northern Cyprus from outside the island:
00 90 392 followed by your number here.

Climate

Climate of Northern Cyprus is typical Mediterranean. It has dry, long summers, and warm, short, light rainy winters.

Currency

The Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency used in North Cyprus. Foreign currencies and travellers' cheques are accepted in banks and exchange offices. Most credit cards are valid in many places, but bank charges may apply in some places.

Language

The official language is Turkish. English language is widely spoken with full of grammar mistakes! :)

Real Estate

Cyprus Real Estate Agents is a network of 17 estate agents, involves every property in North Cyprus.

Car Rental

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Prices are excellent for the travellers who wish to act freely. You can hire a car with your driving licenses. We drive on the left in North Cyprus just like in England, so you will not confuse. Wearing seatbelt is compulsory. All signposts are international.

Hotels

Cyprus accomodates the largest number of tourists despite the small size of the island. There are around 60 hotels in North Cyprus, ranging from 5-star luxury ones to family-run hotels. You may find a good list of hotels at Cyprus Hotels Directory.

Museums

During the summer period (May-October), opening times vary. In winter times opening hours are as follows: 9am-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm. Museums are closed on National holidays. For more information you can contact with the Museums and Antiquities Department.

Town Codes

Brief information links:
Girne (Kyrenia) : 81
Gazi Magusa (Famagusta) : 36
Lefkosia (Nicosia) : 22
Kyrenia | Famagusta | Nicosia, North

Electricity

240 Volts. Plugs are in English standards.

Transportation

Taxis are in reasonable prices. Ask for a price before you depart. There is also a collective taxi system mainly using minibuses known as Dolmus. Bus departures are frequent between big and smaller towns during the day. Public transport services are less frequent after 5pm and during the weekends.

Population

The approximate population of the whole island is 900.000 of which 215.000 live in TRNC.

Shopping

Popular souvenirs include: potteries, wicker baskets, copper, silver, bronze, and onyx objects, Turkish dolls, meerschaum pipes and tavla boards (backgammon), jewellery, leather cloths and the textiles can be purchased at low prices. You can find many kinds of Turkish Cypriot craft work in many places. Shop opening times are 8am-1pm and 3pm-7am. Export of antiquities is illegal.