Kyrenia has long been a beautiful and serene region of North Cyprus with an iconic ancient harbour and a sprawl of small towns and villages and each has a unique and charming character. The relaxed and unhurried pace of life compliments the beauty of the region and offers visitors the chance to experience North Cyprus as it was meant to be. Many rare and colourful animals call Kyrenia home from rare turtles to birds and chameleons as well as a plentiful stock of fruit trees that scent the air and create a beautiful landscape that is perfect for driving. The natural wonder of Kyrenia is furthered by the parallel forces of the clear turquoise sea and the colossal mountains that rise high above the towns that populate this stunning region.
Amongst the mountains running past Kyrenia one can witness two of three mountain castles in North Cyprus, St Hilarion and Buffavento, historic fortresses that once defended the northern coast from invaders, but have now fallen romantically into ruins, now providing the perfect view points from which to understand just how marvellous this part of the world is. And with Bellapais Abbey as well as multiple churches and mosques also bearing witness to the rich history that has passed through Kyrenia, there is no doubting that those looking for a window to the past will certainly find one here.
Although undeniably beautiful and simply full of rich history, Kyrenia is more than just a museum of ancient wonders. The miles of sun kissed sandy beaches as well as shops, bazaars, restaurants and bars create the perfect atmosphere for a modern holiday with every amenity you could wish for - including casinos!