What to visit
Lefke Beautiful Nature
The palace was built by king Marion around 500BC during continuous wars among kingdoms in Cyprus. The kingdoms were politically polarised, ones supporting Greeks and the others Persians. Marion, a pro Persian king, built the palace, as a watchtower in case the Greeks from Soli would start military actions against them. After a series of battles, Greeks proved their power, defeated Persians and then took Vouni. They made some changes as to their architectural taste and culture such as a Temple of Athens. Another twist happened and in 391BC Evagoras seized the kingdom of Salamis, moreover, wanted to take under control the whole island. As a solution, Soli united with other kingdoms in Cyprus and asked Persians for help. Soli’s power was restored. In 400BC Persians regained control over Vouni but it was destroyed by fire.
The first Golf course was found in Cyprus in 1962, not many people know about CMC golf club, which is located in Yasilyurt village in Lefke area. This golf club has more than 900 members including the international ones.
Akdeniz Cafe Lefke, Lefke Baraj Restaurant, Liman Restaurant, Ambeli Village Boutique Restaurant
Sheikh Dervish Lodge and Tomb
Sheikh Nazim was a Turkish Cypriot Sufi Muslim sheikh and spiritual leader of the Naqshbandi tariqa. He was studying Classical Arabic and Islamic Jurisprudence under Jamal al-Din al-Alsuni in Istanbul, Turkey. Later he went to continue his studies in Syria. Nazim was a spiritual successor of Abdullah Fa'izi ad-Daghestani. He was recognized among the world's fifty most influential Muslims by “The 500 Most Influential Muslims”. He has followers from Europe, Asia and America.
Hiking, Walking, Trekking
What can be better than the fresh and sweet aroma of forest in the early hour of the sunrise, sun rays are already seen jumping behind the great mountains. Birds are starting to chirp their songs, flowers are opening their petals to greet you. Inhale slowly, you can feel life… You can feel that you live… Have you imagined the picture; in North Cyprus, it is a reality! Locals, visitors all worked so hard for years they were searching and sharing the best destinations for walking, hiking, and trekking. As a result of their findings, we have more than 733 trails, some are one-way some are circled into a loop. Different landscapes, various flora and fauna won’t leave you indifferent even if you are amateur and just on the beginning of your path to the appreciation of these outdoor activities. Don’t forget to take a camera with you, you wouldn’t want to miss a chance to take a photo. The routes vary from easy to really hard ones where you will need hiking equipment. Moreover, you don’t have to go alone (unless you enjoy solitude and want to unite with nature on your own), you can join a group with a professional English speaking licensed guide.
Where to stay
ERSON HOCANIN ORGANİK ÇİFTLİĞİ, Velmer Hotel, Lefke Gardens Hotel
Mardinli, Yedidalga Belediyesi Plajı, Çukurgalif