Fascinating about North Cyprus?
Between the years 7000 and 6500 BC, the early people of North Cyprus are believed to have migrated to the island from the territories that are today known as Anatolia, Syria, and Palestine. On clear days, the mountains of several nations can be seen from the island.
The rich copper mines that were originally utilised in the Bronze period gave Cyprus its name. It is the most significant island in the Eastern Mediterranean. North Cyprus became a highly significant commercial center due to its location and natural resources such as olives, cereals, and grapes. Many ancient civilizations attempted to conquer it as a result of these factors, and those who succeeded left behind a portion of their own valuable cultural history and turned the island into a tourist destination.
The most notable ancient civilizations that governed the island were the Egyptians, Assyrians, Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignans, Venetians, and Ottomans. North Cyprus, with its natural wonders and historical significance, continues to be a popular tourist destination.
North Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean. Turkey is 40 miles north of the nearest coastline point, Syria is 60 miles east, Lebanon is 108 miles south-east, Israel is 180 miles south-east, and Egypt is 230 miles south. North Cyprus is the Mediterranean’s third biggest island. Sicily and Sardinia are smaller, whereas Corsica and Crete are bigger. The island’s total size is 3584 square miles (9250 square kilometers).
Local time is two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), however, it is three hours ahead of GMT from April to September. The time difference is two hours for the remainder of the year.
North Cyprus is roughly 100 miles long, 40 miles across at its widest point and has a total size of 1357 sq. miles or nearly one-third of the entire island. North Cyprus’ topography is distinguished by a unique mix of mountains, plains, and beaches. The Kyrenia Range, with its spectacular jagged limestone peaks, the tallest of which is Mount Selvili at 3357 ft. extends along most of the north shore to make a stunning background. The mountain range loses height to the east of the island as it stretches down the narrow peninsula known as Karpas or ‘The Panhandle.’
Along with it, the greatest beaches in North Cyprus may be found. There are miles and miles of deserted bays with pristine white sand. The Mesaoria lowlands are to the south of the Kyrenia mountains. The split capital of Nicosia (Lefkosa). Other notable cities are Guzelyurt in the west of North Cyprus, which produces the majority of the citrus, Kyrenia (Girne) on the northern coast, and Famagusta (Gazimausa) in the east.
North Cyprus shares its God-given riches of beauty with you. The fertile soils, which are covered with Mediterranean vegetation, remain as virgin as the day they were created. The most precious benefits that North Cyprus has to give were basking and resting on the quiet beaches to the sound of the cicadas and bathing in the cleanest seas of the Mediterranean. When you take a break from studying, the green Gulf of Guzelyurt in the east greets you, with the Soli and Vouni cultural heritage in the background, and you may sip your coffee beneath the shade of venerable antique olive trees. You may explore the medieval, mystical Ottoman and Gothic cloisters and learn about the kings’ churches with Ottoman minarets.
Under Kyrenia’s old harbour, in the shade of the Besparmak mountains, you can tread in the footsteps of the Lusignans and Venetians. As you go south, the beautiful plains of Meserya will enchant you, and the Venetian city walls of Famagusta and the Othello Tower will welcome you, accompanied by Shakespeare’s sonnets. You set off towards the pristine and unexplored Karpas Peninsula, the island’s virgin country, greeted by the charm and mystery of Famagusta. Karpas’ island donkeys will welcome you as you enter this terrain, which is known for its distinctive ornithology and is home to the Medos tulip.
The beaches of North Cyprus are popular not just with inhabitants, students, and tourists, but also with the endangered green and loggerhead sea turtles. Thousands of sea turtles flock to the golden beaches of North Cyprus each year to lay their eggs, and these endangered species are closely guarded throughout the mating season. At a number of protected spots around the North Cyprus coastline, you may see newborn turtles hatch and scamper to the frothy sea at night, before returning to your dorm room with great images and lovely memories.
If you enjoy hot and humid weather, the weather in North Cyprus is ideal; thus, forget about the grey skies, rain, and cold, and think about sunshine and lovely beaches instead. Summer in North Cyprus is meant to be spent outside. By mid-June-July, temperatures had risen to the mid to late thirties (Celcius). Cypriots are known for their love of nature and the outdoors. Nature awakens in North Cyprus throughout the winter, donning its most gorgeous colors in the spring to create a landscape of unsurpassed beauty, with temperatures seldom falling below 3-4 degrees (Celcius). The island enters a time of peace and relaxation in the fall and spring, with mild temperatures.
Lifestyle & culture
Family life is extremely important to Turkish Cypriots, and they spend a significant amount of their leisure time at family gatherings. They are quite gregarious and enjoy going out. Festivals are held in all towns and villages, generally in the early summer. Festivals in North Cyprus have grown in popularity in recent years, generally involving a variety of cultural events. The Salamis Amphitheatre, Kyrenia Castle, Othello’s Tower, Bellapais Abbey, and the Salamis Castle all host cultural events in North Cyprus. Many of these social events will occur throughout your study in North Cyprus; make sure to get your tickets in advance and enjoy some amazing entertainment in lovely settings.