North Cyprus, known as the small pearl of the Mediterranean, is an island with a rich history, diverse culture, and natural beauty. North Cyprus has six districts; Nicosia, Kyrenia, Famagusta, Morphou, İskele, and Lefke.
Cyprus International University, founded in 1997 in Nicosia, the capital of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), is a symbol of the contemporary facade of Cyprus, one of the most cultural and historical centers in the Mediterranean. Cyprus lies at the crossroads of countless ancient civilizations over thousands of years.
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus-the northern part of the island has a reputation as one of the safest countries in the world, with year-round beautiful Mediterranean weather and the luxury of being rich in natural and cultural beauty. TRNC is an ideal destination for higher education where students from 106 different nationalities call the island their home. With its untouched natural beauty and endemic flora as well as golden sandy beaches, the students’ academic journey turns into a unique experience.
An attractive spot in the Mediterranean Sea:
North Cyprus enjoys picturesque nature, beautiful beaches, and monuments standing in testimony of many different civilizations and cultures that have inhabited the island throughout history.
North Cyprus offers the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday life. Enjoying more than half of the island’s 480 miles of spectacular coastline, North Cyprus boasts a myriad of picturesque coves and beautiful broad bays backed by historical harbors and citrus groves. Whether it’s swimming on secluded stretches of sandy beaches in the Karpaz, enjoying the excellent facilities and activities of private hotel beaches or scuba-diving in one of the region’s spectacular dive sites, there’s a great choice for beach-lovers. Indeed, it’s no surprise that according to legend, Julius Caesar gave the island to Cleopatra as a token of his love.
World-famous Golden Beach:
Further along the East Coast, at the foot of the Karpaz peninsula in the Yeni Iskele district is Boğaz, a sleepy fishing village in an utterly tranquil location. Here, you are within easy reach of the Karpaz itself which boasts some of the island’s most deserted sandy beaches. The highlight of this area is the Golden Beach, one of the world’s finest and longest beaches, with magnificent sands that stretch for more than 3 kilometers. The beach is fringed with magnificent sand dunes and it is here that turtles roam and make their nurseries.
With flights to Ercan and Larnaca airports most of the year, travel to Northern Cyprus has never been easier or more convenient. Departures are now available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted and Luton, Manchester and Newcastle. Basically, from almost anywhere in the UK there is now a suitable flight for you.
From a traditional Cyprus night, through live music, to great nightlife. Something to suit everyone! Many hotels offer a Cyprus night, which will be likely to include a full meal and entertainment, often with local musicians and a belly-dancer. There are a number of really excellent casinos, clubs, and discos, all well-equipped and expertly managed. For those who prefer a more relaxing evening, plenty of restaurants and venues have live music from local performers on many nights.
Cyprus is an island with weather largely controlled by its geographic position and the two mountain masses of the Troodos and the Kyrenia or Beshparmak mountains. In general, winters are wet and mild with the first rains usually falling in October and hopefully continuing into April. The daytime temperatures range between 6C on a cloudy day to 18C when the sun shines and it does almost every day. April May and June are the greenest months with bright displays of wildflowers. July, August is hot and humid with high temperatures of 40C plus and little relief at night. The humidity starts to drop in September and the days are still hot. October brings cool breezes and clouds start to settle on the horizon with terrific lightning displays over the sea. Visitors still swim in the sea right up until Christmas with the water temperature being pleasantly invigorating.
Cyprus Food and Culture
Cyprus cuisine is influenced by Mediterranean dishes that encourage people to eat healthy with fresh and seasonal products all year round. Affordable produce can be purchased directly from farmers at Sunday markets, as well as in supermarkets. You will find it surprisingly easy to communicate and make friends with friendly and hospitable local people. Welcoming and hosting guests is a valued tradition and you will likely be invited for local food and drinks. With one of the highest literacy rates in the world and the English language widely spoken.
Traffic & Public Transportation
In North Cyprus, traffic flows from the left lane. Students who hold an international driving license or valid license for the related vehicle class from their home country can drive in North Cyprus.
Language: Official language is Turkish. However, the language spoken by the public has a Turkish Cypriot dialect.
Time: UTC +3 in the summer and UTC +2 in the winter are used in the TRNC.
Currency Unit: The currency in circulation is the Turkish Lira.
Telephone: TRNC phone codes are +90 or 0090. For landlines, the code is +392.
Public Transportation: One of the public transportation methods you can use for daily transportation is buses. You can find these transportations in each city at the bus terminals in your area or from the points on the itinerary.
Postal Code: Postal code '99010' must be added at the end of the address for international mail. For example: "Telephone Number, Name-Surname, street name, gate number, region name, Nicosia, TRNC, 99010".