5 must-see places in Northern Cyprus
This summer, on the one hand, you will find traces on the other hand, and on the other hand, what would you do if you head towards Northern Cyprus, which gives the atmosphere of a typical Mediterranean island? For example, if you trace a very familiar and completely different culture…
Cyprus, which opens the door to spectacular views in four seasons, is worth seeing in every way. However, there are some legacies that must be added to the list of places to see in Cyprus. Here are 5 beauty of Northern Cyprus that will envy other islands of the Mediterranean…
1. Girne Castle
Many points in Kyrenia city center are within walking distance. Girne Castle, right next to Girne Yacht Harbor, is one of these points. If you are going to Northern Cyprus for the first time, you can place a visit to the castle in the first place of things to do in Kyrenia. The castle, which gives great clues about the history of Northern Cyprus, includes rooms used for dungeon belonging to the Lusignan period, a tower belonging to the Byzantine period, a water cistern and the Sunken Ship Museum.
2. St. Hilarion Castle
One of the 3 castles on the Five Finger Mountains, St. Hilarion Castle is one of the first addresses you should see in North Cyprus. The castle, built on steep slopes in response to possible attacks on the island, is known to have taken its name from a monk who came from Jerusalem and retreated in Cyprus. If you want to watch the deepest blues of the Mediterranean while traveling in the history of Cyprus, we recommend you to go up to the summit of St Hilarion.
3. Bellapais Monastery
Bellapais Monastery, which you can see from many points of Northern Cyprus, is one of the beauties hidden by Beşparmak Mountains. It is known that the stunning frescoes of the monastery, which is one of the most beautiful examples of Gothic architecture, belongs to the 15th century. If you want to take a small role in the magnificent history stage of Cyprus, we would not return without visiting the Bellapais Monastery.
4. Selimiye Mosque
It was once the scene of the coronation ceremonies of the Lusignan kings. Sophia Cathedral was converted into a mosque in 1571 when the island came under Ottoman protection. The building, which was built as a similar to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, has effects of gothic architecture. Selimiye Mosque, which is one of the most important heritages of Cyprus to be seen, is still converted into a mosque during the Ottoman period, but still reflects the traces of gothic architecture.
5. Karpaz Beach
Are you ready to follow the footsteps of sea turtles on the untouched beach of Cyprus? To be a part of natural life among golden sands, all you have to do is stop by Karpaz Beach. Many local agencies make observation tours for the coast, which is the transition point of sea turtles. You can join one of these tours if you want to return from the island with great memories on the return of the North Cyprus holiday.