Kyrenia, North Cyprus

More than just a harbour fronted city, Kyrenia is home to many historical buildings and lovely beaches.

Kyrenia

Kyrenia is situated on the northern coastline of North Cyprus around 35km from Nicosia.

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Kyrenia Hotels (33)

Manolya Hotel Photograph of Manolya Hotel
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The Manolya hotel offers a warm and relaxing atmosphere ideal for families and couples alike....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

The Arkin Colony Hotel Photograph of The Arkin Colony Hotel
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A superb 5 star hotel offering guests a relaxing atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby busy town and harbour....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Life Hotel Photograph of Life Hotel
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A family run hotel offering guests a warm and friendly atmosphere....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Sempati Hotel Photograph of Sempati Hotel
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A family run hotel offering guests a warm and friendly service and atmosphere. An ideal choice for families and couples seeking a fun and relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Jasmine Court Hotel & Casino Photograph of Jasmine Court Hotel & Casino
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A modern and luxurious hotel offering an extensive range of facilities and services in a superb location....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Merit Crystal Cove Hotel Photograph of Merit Crystal Cove Hotel
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A beach front hotel offering a good range of facilities and services in a ideal location for families and beach lovers....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Vuni Palace Hotel Photograph of Vuni Palace Hotel
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Vuni Palace Hotel is a popular choice for families and couples seeking a fun and relaxing holiday in a good location....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Rocks Hotel & Casino Photograph of Rocks Hotel & Casino
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An elegant hotel with attentive staff providing guests with everything needed for a relaxing and enjoyable holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Dome Hotel Photograph of Dome Hotel
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The dome hotel is set in a good beach front location close to local amenities. Ideal for guest seeking a relaxing holiday....

4 / 5 from 3 reviews

Bellapais Monastery Village Hotel Photograph of Bellapais Monastery Village Hotel
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Bellapais Monastery Village Hotel offers excellent service and facilities with a warm and friendly atmosphere. An ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday. Please note, the hotel does not...

4.6 / 5 from 8 reviews

Altinkaya Resort Hotel Photograph of Altinkaya Resort Hotel
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The family-owned Altinkaya Resort Hotel offers a friendly and homely atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing holiday....

2 / 5 from 1 reviews

Denizkizi Royal Hotel Photograph of Denizkizi Royal Hotel
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An elegant hotel offering a good selection of services and facilities. An ideal choice for those seeking a relaxing holiday close to the beach....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Malpas Hotel Photograph of Malpas Hotel
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An exclusive 5 star resort offers modern amenities and luxurious accommodation. Whether travelling on business, with family or a as a couple, this hotel has something for everyone....

3.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Club Simena Holiday Village Hotel Photograph of Club Simena Holiday Village Hotel
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The Club Simena Holiday Village Hotel is built in a typical Mediterranean style and offers an ideal base for guests wanting to explore the surrounding area....

3.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Ada Beach Hotel Photograph of Ada Beach Hotel
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The Ada Beach Hotel enjoys a beautiful setting on the beach and has a great range of facilities to enjoy....

3.8 / 5 from 5 reviews

Oscar Resort Hotel Photograph of Oscar Resort Hotel
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A large complex with a good range of facilities, catering for all guests needs and requirements....

4 / 5 from 6 reviews

Riverside Hotel Photograph of Riverside Hotel
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The Riverside Hotel is a four star family run hotel which offers guests a variety of services and facilities in a warm and friendly atmosphere. An ideal choice for families and couples alike....

2.8 / 5 from 4 reviews

Acapulco Beach Club And Resort Hotel Photograph of Acapulco Beach Club And Resort Hotel
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A luxurious hotel set in a good beach side location and offering a variety of services and facilities for guests of all ages....

Bare Hill Holiday Village Hotel Photograph of Bare Hill Holiday Village Hotel
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Whether guests are seeking rest and relaxation or fun and active holiday, then the Bare Hill Holiday Village Hotel offers it all. There are pretty and quite gardens, plenty of activities and play gro...

Bella View Hotel Photograph of Bella View Hotel
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This luxury boutique hotel offers first class service and some fantastic views overlooking the city of Kyrenia....

British Hotel Photograph of British Hotel
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There are not many facilities at the British Hotel but it is close to local amenities and provides comfortable accommodation....

Chateau Lambousa Hotel Photograph of Chateau Lambousa Hotel
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Chateau Lambousa Hotel has a private beach club and distinctive architecture, successfully combining regal and contemporary style furnishings....

Cratos Premium Hotel Photograph of Cratos Premium Hotel
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The Cratos Premium Hotel is a luxury hotel which offers so much in the way of relaxation and entertainment with a touch of Las Vegas about it....

Denizkizi Hotel Photograph of Denizkizi Hotel
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The popular Denizkizi Hotel shares it's grounds with it's sister hotel, Denizkizi Royal Hotel and offers some amazing sea views. ...

Grand Center Boutique Hotel Photograph of Grand Center Boutique Hotel
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The Grand Center Boutique Hotel offers a central location and comfortable accommodation, great for those who want to be close to all the city centre has to offer....

Korineum Golf Resort Photograph of Korineum Golf Resort
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Sandwiched between the Mediterranean and the breathtaking Five Finger Montains, Korineum Residence Hotel offers some fantastic views....

LA Resort Hotel Photograph of LA Resort Hotel
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The hotel offers comfortable accommodation and good range of facilities in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With its own private sandy beach this hotel is an ideal choice for beach lovers and famil...

Lapida Hotel Photograph of Lapida Hotel
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A small and friendly family run hotel which offers excellent value for money. An ideal choice for a relaxing family holiday....

Merit Park Hotel and Casino Photograph of Merit Park Hotel and Casino
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A 5 star hotel offering guests a high standard of accommodation and facilities in a great location. An ideal choice for guests of all ages....

Mosquito Beach Club Hotel Photograph of Mosquito Beach Club Hotel
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The beach hotel is an ideal choice for beach lovers and those seeking a relaxing holiday. The hotel offers half board or full board accommodation....

Olive Tree Hotel Photograph of Olive Tree Hotel
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A modern complex offering a good range of facilities and services, ideal for couples and families alike....

Onar Holiday Village Hotel Photograph of Onar Holiday Village Hotel
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Onar Holiday Village Hotel offers comfort and relaxation for those wanting a holiday abroad....

Savoy Ottoman Palace Hotel Photograph of Savoy Ottoman Palace Hotel
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A modern hotel offering guests elegant accommodation and superb facilities ideal for couples and families alike....

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Kyrenia Reviews

Mr R Renton, Paphos

Holiday Date:21st Sep 2017
Accommodation:Manolya Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

It has everything.

Mr N Erey, Sydney

Holiday Date:13th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Ada Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Little seaside town with beautiful beaches. Many hotels to choose from which are not expensive, many of them also have Casinos.

Mr L Peers, Mirfield

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Bellapais Monastery Village Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(4 suns)

Although you need a car to access a beach, the cost is worth it, there are some great beaches within 20 minutes drive.

Mr R Hugill, Chessington

Holiday Date:31st Aug 2017
Accommodation:Dome Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Sea View
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Lovely harbour.

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Beaches

Beaches line the coast to the east and west of Kyrenia, although there are none in the town itself. For a lively atmosphere, summer beach parties and a variety of watersports (such as canoes, pedal boats, jet skis and scuba diving) head for Five Mile Beach or the family friendly Mermaid Beach which has windsurfing and water-skiing facilities. Also popular are the long sands of Mare Monte Beach.

Quieter beaches tend to lie to the east of Kyrenia and these include Catalkoy Beach where you can go horse-riding, Vakiflar Beach and Turtle Beach. Whilst not the best swimming waters, the long sands of Acapulco Beach are backed by the sports and leisure facilities of the Acapulco Hotel.

Things to Do

Stroll around the attractive old harbour, filled with fishing boats and sailing craft, surrounded by bars and restaurants offering fabulous sea views by day and a buzzing holiday atmosphere in the evenings. Boat trips are available from the harbour for scenic coastal cruises.

Overlooking the harbour, the Kyrenia Castle dates back to the 7th century and houses plenty to explore including a church, dungeons and the Shipwreck Museum. Also next to the harbour, the Folk Arts Museum provides an interesting look at traditional Cypriot living.

Relax in a hammock under the shade of a tree, take a dip in the pool, stop for lunch and stroll around the beautiful landscaped botanical gardens at the nearby Green Heights Park.

Out and About

Kyrenia has a good choice of bars, including sports bars and late night bars, as well as a full range of dining options. There are many cafes and restaurants in the old town and around the harbour with menus ranging from delicious Turkish cuisine to traditional English fare, Eastern and Mediterranean choices to fast food takeaways.

The high street is packed with shops for souvenirs, clothing and everyday needs and the Kyrenia Open Market, with over 100 stalls, is held on Wednesdays.

Nearby Attractions

On a clear day, take a trip into the mountain countryside to the historic St Hilarion Castle, which sits above the town of Kyrenia. The steps inside the castle are quite steep but the views from the top are breathtaking. The climb is in stages with ruins, a cafe and a museum to enjoy on the way.

Other historic attractions offering peaceful locations and panoramic views include the Buffavento Castle and the Bellapais Monastery.

The city of Nicosia is approx half an hour drive away and the unspoiled countryside and secluded beaches of the Karpaz Peninsula are approx an hour and half drive.

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