Almost dwarfed by the dramatic range known as the Five Finger Mountains, Kyrenia is surrounded by impressive scenic beauty in an area steeped in compelling history.
Kyrenia basks in the glorious summer sunshine waiting to welcome you to a jewel of a harbour town that has everything a traveller could possibly want.
The picturesque horseshoe-shaped harbour is dominated by the Venetian castle where you can visit the world’s oldest recovered shipwreck. The enchanting harbour is the place for an evening promenade. In times gone by these harbour side premises were carob warehouses, now they are charming seafront restaurants, cafes and bars. Relax with a long, cold brandy sour - the local speciality - admire the views and soak up an environment that is of yesteryear.
The foothills of the mountains are the natural habitat for a vast variety of flora and fauna. Spring is the time to spot the rare orchids, which grow wild here. It is also a popular time of year with keen ramblers.
Nestling in the foothills are sleepy villages, where life continues today in the same rhythms as it has done for centuries. The Castle of St. Hilarion perches high above the town, surveying the coastline below, its fairytale towers appearing to rise from the sheer rock, affording stunning views of the glittering coastline below.
The coastline around Kyrenia with its clear, warm waters is blessed with fine sandy bays and rocky coves, so the beach-lover will not be disappointed.
Transfers & Distances
Ercan Airport 45km; approximately 30 minutes by drive
Larnaka Airport approximately 80 km and 1 hour 20 minutes by car
Famagusta 80km; Bellapais 5km; Nicosia 25km.