Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sardinia and Sicily. It lies 65 km from Turkey’s southern coast.
The total area of the island is approximately 9,252 sq km, but North Cyprus covers a total area of 3,515 sq. km or nearly one third of the whole island. It is some 242 km wide and 64 km deep approximately at its extreme points
Since the division of Cyprus in 1974 the Turkish Cypriots have lived in the northern part of the island while Greek Cypriots live in the south.
The main income in North Cyprus is from tourism although Citrus fruits, olives and other crops are widely exported.
North Cyprus useful contacts:
Kyrenia: 815 2266 / 815 2254
Nicosia: 228 5441
Famagusta: 366 2876 / 366 5328
Kyrenia is a cultural and economical centre, described as the tourism capital of Northern Cyprus. It is home to numerous hotels, Restaurants, nightlife and a port. It hosts an annual culture and arts festival with hundreds of participating artists and performers.
Known as the “walled City “Famagusta is home to the biggest University on the North of the Island. A major port city, it is also enriched in history. Together with its surrounding areas it has the best historical ruins on the Island.