Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. It lies 65 km from Turkey’s southern coast.
Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus or North Cyprus is a small country, only about 120 miles from east to west and about 15 miles from north to south. However, the location of North Cyprus in the Eastern Mediterranean makes it a strategic crossroads among Europe, Asia and Africa continents and has been used by travelers in their various journeys throughout history of Cyprus. Northern Cyprus is at the cross-road of Europe, the Mid-East, Asia and Africa, with a coastal line of 396 km laden with pristine beaches, plains and mountains, creating a unique experience. Due to its history and location, Northern Cyprus is an amazing synthesis of the Western and the Eastern cultures. Diverse cultural heritage is comprised of ancient monuments and archeological sites all around the country, dating back to more than 11,000 years.
Northern Cyprus presents an extraordinary environment and flavors to the visitors every season. Cyprus that is the third biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea with its strategic location as well as political, commercial and religious reasons, has been the center of attention and never lost its attraction in all periods of history.
In addition to its beautiful nature and history, Northern Cyprus has become a brand in tourism, reaching 50.000 beds, thanks to high-end hotels opening recently. Northern Cyprus started to claim a share in alternative tourism such as International MICE, Wedding Tourism, scuba diving, trekking, para-gliding, surfing, golf courses and football fields. These amenities definitely render Northern Cyprus as a brand-new center of attraction in the Mediterranean Sea. One of the most impressive element in the island is the local cuisine.