You’re planning your upcoming honeymoon or yearly vacation, but cannot decide where to go. You know you want to enjoy yourself at the seaside, surrounded by blue skies and sunshine…but what should your destination be? The answer is simple: Northern Cyprus.
Towns like Girne, Lefkoşa and Magosa combine rich histories with luxurious hotels. The excitement of Northern Cyprus has made it a vacation hotspot for all age groups; particularly honeymooning Turkish couples that don't require visas or passports to travel there. It is an ideal destination for travel outside the country and includes a stop for great duty free shopping.
Hoping to lure more vacationers to the island, the prestigious hotels of Northern Cyprus give their guests a dream-like vacation and treat them all as VIPs. The hotels are spread out around the beaches, allowing guests to enjoy the peace and quiet. For those looking to mix fun-filled nights with relaxing days, Northern Cyprus' favorite hotels organize art events and night activities. Hotel guests can attend some of these events free of charge.
In the summer months, the beaches are as hot as Turkey's southern coast and they remain warm through the winter months too. However, during all four seasons the air is clean and light.
Girne is a major center in Northern Cyprus, with a number of restaurants and bars dotting the Girne Port. Shops are packed with visitors in the summer months, so best to head over in winter if you prefer the quiet.
It is impossible not to mention the shopping opportunities; one can find all the European and local brands alongside local handicrafts native to the island. No one should return home without picking up a nargile (water pipe) or tavla (backgammon) set. Gold jewelry, leather goods and silk are also sold at reasonable prices. There are generally set prices and shopkeepers are not open to haggling. The silk and confections, in particular, are of a high quality.
If you want to take a journey to the past and acquaint yourself with the island's rich history, there are cultural tours designed especially for history buffs. Pick up a guide book and discover the beauty and culture the island has to offer.
If you want to have an unparalleled vacation without breaking the bank, you may want to make an early reservation where you can score a discount of up to 35 percent.