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Beautiful landscapes, clear beaches, brilliant weather, hospitable and friendly people, and a history that spans over 9,000 years awaits to welcome you. Located at the crossroads of three continents, the island of Cyprus is situated in the Eastern Mediterranean with nearest neighbour Turkey about 65 km to the north. It has an area of 3,355 km sq., with 387 km of coastline. With a population of only about 240,000, North Cyprus has a reputation of being free of pollution and industry.

North Cyprus has five distinct areas offering unique experiences. In the west is the most fertile market-garden region famous for its abundant citrus groves. The long northern coastline is backed by the Five Finger Mountains with dramatic wooded slopes and craggy summits. Castles, ruins and religious relics adorn the mountains, whilst the lower hills and lowlands are alive with lush greenery, rare species of birds and butterflies, and a natural diversity of flowers that is unmatched in the Mediterranean.

Climate

North Cyrus enjoys a very pleasant climate, with an average of six hours dialy and 300 days a year of brilliant sunshine, making it an ideal year-round destination. The average annual temperature is 20°C. Summers, from June to September, are hot and dry with average temperature of about 30ºC. Winters, from November to March, are moderately rainy and mildly cold, with average temperature of about 10ºC. Spring and autumn are warm and pleasant.

Flora & Fauna

North Cyprus has more to offer than just sandy beaches and warming sunshine. There are more than 1950 species of flowering plants in Cyprus, 140 of which are found nowhere else in the world. Orchids hold a special fascination for all naturalists because of their rarity and beauty, and Cyprus is home to 20 rare species of orchids. The North Cyprus Herbarium displays the rich and varied flora of the island. The Karpas peninsula is a rich botanical area with abundance of citrus cultivation and a National Park.

North Cyprus is a wild life haven. As many as 370 species of birds can be seen on the island, most of which are migratory birds seen mostly during spring and autumn. 260 species of fish circle the warm Mediterranean waters and it is the only place in the world where Green Turtles & Loggerhead Turtles nest.

Adventure

With an abundance of sandy beaches and a spectular coastline that stretches for hundreds of miles, North Cyprus is the perfect year-round playground for those who love the sea.

Swimming is safe and exhilarating. Shimmering waters that rarely drop below 17ºC make snorkelling a pleasure. With one of the longest diving seasons from April through to the end of December, North Cyprus is a premier diving destination in the Mediterranean, with exceptional visibility of upto 30 metres underwater. Top dive centres offer a variety of dive packs and courses ranging from shallow calm reefs to the more exciting caverns, walls, drop offs and caves. It is suitable for children, amateur adults as well as professionals as you are guided by trained staff and given quality equipment.

For those who prefer to be on the water than in it, sailing, windsurfing and water-skiing are widely available, along with parasailing and jet-skiing.

Following an active day in the sea, you can enjoy a relaxing Turkish bath in any of the various local spas found along the coast. In the spring you can enjoy watching local yatch races.