Kyrenia (Girne)


Kyrenia (Girne) is situated on the northern coast of the island at the foot of Kyrenia mountain range.

Over the past decade, a small town turned into a megapolis, and ranked the first in the Turkish part of the island by tourists visiting.

Thanks to the mild climate and beautiful mountain view, Kyrenia is a popular holiday destination throughout a year. You can walk around the whole city in a few hours. The historic center of Kyrenia and its famous harbour have become one of the visiting cards of Cyprus and remain a perfect place for relaxing walks at any time of the day.

Well-known Kyrenia castle is also situated here, which was built in VII century. In Kyrenia mosques, orthodox and catholic churches peacefully coexist side by side.

In and around the city Gothic Bellapais Abbey and numerous buildings of Venetian style have preserved to the present day, as well as the ruins of the three castles built on the tops of the Kyrenia mountains: St Hilarion, Buffavento and Kantara.

Numerous and hospitable cafes, coffee shops, bars and shops open in Kyrnia. In 1985 Girne American University was founded in Kyrenia. Today the university is one of the largest and most popular educational institutions in Northern Cyprus.

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