Quick Guide to Northern Cyprus
The Turkish half of the island, Northern Cyprus is a beautiful destination brimming with attractive mosques like the Selimiye, amazing wildlife at Turtle Beach and delicious indigenous cuisine. Characterised by a rugged coastline and where miles of golden sand stretch into the distance, this country has scenic walks, watersports and a vast history to share with its visitors. Many choose to spend their time at popular resorts like Kyrenia and Famagusta, both of which boast an array of cheap Northern Cyprus hotels.
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How to Get to Northern Cyprus
It's easy to gain entry to Northern Cyprus, and EU citizens don't need a visa beforehand. You can fly there direct from London, and indirect from other UK airports like Birmingham. The more relaxed border controls between the two halves of the island now mean that you can fly to Cyprus and cross the border to the North. While you need to ensure you have the right paperwork sorted out ahead of time (you will need Northern Cypriot car insurance if you are driving for example), you should breeze across the border with little trouble.
Where to Stay in Northern Cyprus
Most of the hotels in Nicosia, the capital of Northern Cyprus, are either end of the price spectrum, and are either cheap B&Bs and hostels of luxurious hotels. The pick of the cheaper options is the Antalya Pansiyonu, which offers comfortable rooms at extremely competitive rates, while if you want to splash out, the Golden Tulip, Merit and Gonyeli Kent are great options. In the rural areas, there are plenty of small B&Bs and guesthouses, while the coastal resorts offer a range of hotel options, so whatever you are after, you will find it in Northern Cyprus.