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Holiday information in Northen Cyprus

Posted by DEBRA HAMMOND on October 23, 2011 at 9:35 AM

To the south of the Kyrenia range lies Nicosia (Lefkoşa) the capital of North Cyprus, through which runs the boundary, or as it is called `The Green Line' separating the Northfrom South Cyprus.

The other major centers are the tourist resorts of Famagusta(Mağusa)  Kyrenia (Girne)(population, and the citrus center of Güzelyurt (Morphou).

North Cyprus is blessed with seemingly endless sunshine and enjoys one of the healthiest climates in the world. The average annual temperature is about 20C /68F. Summers are very hot with July and August averaging over 40C / 110F. The coldest months are January and  February with a mean temperature of 10C / 50F.The sea temperature is the warmest in the Mediterranean, ranging from a mean average of about 16C / 61F in January, to 32C / 90F in August.


 

Health services are extremely good in North Cyprus and there are good hospitals and medical facilities. Visitors to Northern Cyprus do not require any medical treatments prior to entry.


Taxi Taxis are to be found at taxi stands only. The charges are reasonable, although there are no meters to display the fares. It is advisable to agree upon the fare with the driver before setting off.


Bus/ Dolmus There are frequent bus services between the major towns during the day. Public transport becomes less scarce after 7pm and at weekends the services are less regular.


Car Rental in North Cyprus is easy and cheap (between UK £15 to £25 per day. Car rental services are widely available in the main towns, and petrol is slightly cheaper. A current driving licence [with your passport] is all that is needed. Traffic drives on the left, as in Britain. The speed limit in urban areas is 30 mph but you will have to be careful the cameras are very sensitive.

Traffic in North Cyprus circulates on the left, as in Britain, and the traffic signs are international, with good dual carriageways connections between major towns.

Currency & Credit Cards   The unit of currency in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira (TL). The approximate exchange rate fluctuates daily, so it's best to check the rate at the many banks, exchange bureaus or at your hotel before you change your money.  Most businesses will also happily accept payments in main foreign currencies such as Euro, Sterling Pound,  US Dollars,

Currency & Credit Cards   The unit of currency in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira (TL). The approximate exchange rate fluctuates daily, so it's best to check the rate at the many banks, exchange bureaus or at your hotel before you change your money.  Most businesses will also happily accept payments in main foreign currencies such as Euro, Sterling Pound,  US Dollars, and Cyprus Pounds.

Most major international credit and charge cards are accepted by hotels, restaurants, and shops. But before you go on any Holiday check with your banks about charges .....

North Cyprus operates on Eastern European time, which is +2 hours ahead of GMT.




 


 


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