The old walled city of Famagusta is a must for every visitor to the island. With its rambling alleyways and arcades, it feels as though time has stood still. Famagusta is also the gateway to the beautiful Karpaz peninsula and boasts the islands’ top beaches along its stunning coastline. Famagusta has witnessed a sensational makeover during recent years and is fast becoming one of the most desirable areas for investment, both commercial and private.
At the heart of the North Cyprus coast, the medieval harbour of Kyrenia is one of the most beautiful in the Mediterranean. To the north you have the sea and to south, the Beşparmak (Five Finger) mountains – giving Kyrenia the most magnificent scenery on the island.
The harbour is framed by the majestic Kyrenia Castle which houses the remains of one of the oldest ancient ships salvaged from the sea. A visit to Bellapais Abbey is also a must.
Lefkoşa is the capital city of North Cyprus and also the centre of the administrative district. In the old city, beautiful examples of Gothic and Ottoman architecture abound – Selimiye Mosque, The Dervish Pasha Mansion and the Museum of Whirling Dervishes to name but a few.
One of the largest villages in the North, İskele is fast building a name for itself as an up and coming area, with wonderful golden beaches and lovely restaurants in close proximity. It is also fairly central to Famagusta, Karpaz, Kyrenia, Lefkoşa and the airport.
İskele is also home to the recently opened Anfora Shopping Centre. Over 1 million sqft, making it the largest single retail unit in Northern Cyprus that includes a hypermarket, cinema and bowling alley as well as cafes and restaurants.
Further, since the opening of the new road from İskele, the championship Korineum Golf & Country Club is now only 45 minutes away.
The Karpaz Peninsula is a land where time stands still. There are numerous unspoilt beaches along the coastline like the famous Turtle Beach at the tip of the ‘panhandle’. Undisturbed nature in all its beautiful glory with ancient towns, basilicas, ruins and tombs – Karpaz is a wonderful experience.
Karpaz Gate Marina, an exclusive new development that will open up the stunning, undiscovered Karpaz peninsula of Northern Cyprus, is progressing well. Currently under construction and project managed by Sea-Alliance Group Ltd, a maritime services operation specialising in marina developments, Karpaz Gate’s offering is to be enhanced significantly to provide the very best repair and refit facilities in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC).