Northern Cyprus Facts
The island of Cyprus was a gift bestowed upon Queen Cleopatra by Julius Caesar as a token of his love. No more fitting a gift could be found for this sun-drenched jewel in the eastern Mediterranean, which is covered with the relics of ancient civilizations in a setting of incomparable beauty. Northern Cyprus is one of the few places in the world yet to be discovered by mass tourism when you step onto its shores it seems as if you have gone back in time. Uncrowned sandy beaches, picturesque villages, quayside restaurants and cafes are but a few of the attractions of this enchanting island.
Historically, the location of this island has always tempted conquerors, from the Persians to the Romans and the Byzantine, each leaving their own indelible mark. One of the most remarkable sights is the Salamis Ruins near Famagusta. These exceptionally preserved ruins were founded by Teucer on his return from the Trojan wars. Other unique sites include an array of museums, notably the Abbey at Bellapais, and the magnificent St. Hilarion castle on Mount St. Hilarion near Kyrenia. This was one of the inspirations for Walt Disney's fairytale castle and is also the place where Richard the Lionheart is reputed to have been married. The key to a holiday in Northern Cyprus is relaxation, for this is a country to which time does not apply.
The climate and friendly people of the north, with the combination of its historical and environmental harmony, offers a holiday and consecutive holidays to remember. With an average winter temperature of 16 to 18 °
C and an average summer temperature of 30 to 36 °
C, you can enjoy Cyprus for twelve months or every single day of the year. The arts and the culinary aspects of the island have seduced many and will most likely seduce you too!
At Scuba Cyprus, we value and care the environment and count on you to help keep North Cyprus clean, in a sustainable way.
We are happy to invite you to the following webpage links that will help you learn more about the North part of Cyprus