What to visit
Kyrenia a colorful city of History
Mavi köşk/ Blue House
It is a famous villa of not less famous Byron Pavlides, Greek Cypriot from origins, a lawyer who was born in Italy. The house is accessible for the public but located in a military controlled area, that’s why you will need a passport or ID with you to be allowed to pass. Common beliefs are that Byron was a gun smuggler, involved to Italian mafia (what later caused his death), he also was a lawyer of Archbishop Makarios. Mavi Kosk is a two-story building and was built in 1957 Every room, guest rooms, had a dedicated colour as well as the table cloths in the dining room, so the guests knew where they would sit. Furthermore, the house has several secret tunnels leading from it; earthquakes proved rooms; a system of air conditioning, which is a big exception during that time. Mavi Kosk is not a common historical sight or tourist destination but it doesn’t make it less valuable orless interesting.
Because of its favourable wind coming from the sea side to the island, North Cyprus is an ideal place for Surfing and, especially, Kitesurfing. ‘Heaven Surf House’ is the 1st Kitesirfing located in Guzelyurt Bey. The qualified instructors teach beginners as well as advanced surfers.
Street Cafe & Bar A Bar
Tumba Tu Skuru
Tumba Tu Skuru is the remains of another ancient city in North Cyprus; the city was built in the Bronze Age. Before the war of 1974, Tumba Tu Skuru was under several excavations, however, because of thepolitical situation, everything was stopped. Some of the findings are exhibited in the Archaeological museum in Guzelyurt.
You have this unique opportunity to see little adorable sea turtles. Why would you like it? Waiting by the sea at some evening hour with a crowd of strangers. Well, you don’t want to miss your lifetime opportunity to look at babies of two endangered species of sea turtles green and loggerhead; they come to the island to lay their eggs after a mating period. In July baby turtles start to dig and crawl out of the nests, mostly with help of volunteers SPOT (the Society for the Protection of Turtles in North Cyprus), unhatched eggs are going to incubators for extra care and later will be released to the Mediterranean waters. Turtles’ nests on sandy beaches in Karshiyaka, Alagadi, Turtle beach. Any willing person can be part of this miraculous event you even might have a chance to hold a baby turtle gently on your palm; and of course, support is gladly accepted by the organization but not a must.
Gökkuşağı Restaurant Lara Restaurant Kalkanlı Gondara's Restaurant Konya Mufağı Çiftlik Evi Restaurant
Caretta Turtles Egging Beach Aphrodite Beachfront Resort