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girne-limaniCyprus is a paradise island of incomparable natural beauty and full of unique historical treasures. Those who have visited North Cyprus is going to remember an island of golden beaches, brilliant weather, mountain forests, ancient castles and sun-bleached villages. But most memorable ones are 350 days of sunshine, beautiful scenery, colourful spring wild flowers, sparkling blue sea, historical sites, crusader castles, warm and friendly people, delicious Mediterranean cuisine, low crime rate, this country is a must for the discerning traveller. Whatever your interest there is always something here for you.

The local Turkish Cypriot is a talented, creative person and this is reflected by the many exhibitions of art, handicrafts, concerts and musical recitals throughout the year, many of them are held in the magical surroundings of Kyrenia Castle, the ancient amphitheatre of Salamis or Bellapais Monastery and these activities are often free.

The winters are very short and starts at he middle of December, but still it is sunny by day and only a bit cooler once the sun goes down, a perfect time for walkers and for those interested in escaping the bitter climate of Western Europe. This espaciality of climate is the main reason for those who wants to travel in winter season. Middle of February is welcome of a long spring season which lasts until the beginning of May. At this time the most beautiful wild flowers give a blaze of colour over the mountainsides, along the footpaths and roadsides, wild orchids hide in the undergrowth. By mid May temperatures start to rise and the golden beaches call the visitor who likes to relax and soak up guaranteed sunshine. Water sports are most popular in the summer months of June to the end of September although scuba diving is an all year round activity.

October and November are perfect months for the serious walker with so many mountain trails and unspoilt areas to discover. The temperature is around 20 degrees celcius to help travellers wishing to have a happy, sunny, hassle free. Christmas can enjoy as much or as little of the Christmas spirit as they choose. Christmas celebration generally takes place at different places especially in restaurants and hotels.

There is much of historical interests to reflect nine thousand years of history. Gothic churches rub shoulders with crusader castles, and ruined temples with British Colonial architecture in a fascinating blend of styles. The all-pervading sense of the past adds to the enchantment of the present to make an unforgettable holiday in North Cyprus.