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Kyrenia - a picturesque Venetian Harbour Town

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Kyrenia - a Venetian Harbour Town

One of the region’s many highlights is the picturesque port town of Girne which is famous for its historic and perfectly crescent-shaped harbour set against the dramatic backdrop of the Five Finger Mountains.

You will enjoy exploring the Venetian castle and facades, cobbled medieval streets, as well as the ancient stone-built warehouses, today transformed into a labyrinth of fascinating craft shops. The town forms the hub of activity in North Cyprus, as visitors and locals alike are drawn to its unhurried pace of life combined with a fantastic array of water-facing restaurants, cafes,bars and shops, including the newly-restored Bandabulya – a collection of craft shops, juice bars and cafes, complete with a Wireless Hotspot. Museums are plentiful in Kyrenia (Girne), including the museum of folk art and public arts.

Fresh Local Cuisine

The harbour is home to many local fishing boats - you will relish a mouth-watering feast overlooking the harbour, with an abundance of fresh seafood, grilled meat and kebab dishes or traditional cuisine which makes fine use of the delicious local fresh fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices.

Golf in North Cyprus

Now is also an exciting time to visit the Girne region as facilities are being developed to add variety to life, such as the 2007 opening of Korineum, the first professional 18-hole golf course in North Cyprus - as well as an array of new boutique and luxury hotels.

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