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greenskin

Original Poster:

40 posts

65 months

Friday 5th October 2012
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Greeting,

I am going to Northern Cyprus on Monday for a week and I was wondering what is essential to see and do whilst there? We are staying in Karpaz which I believe is very rural and quiet, and we are hiring a car whilst out there for getting about.

Thanks,

The Greenskin

Tophatron

337 posts

129 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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I would go have a look at the abandoned city of Varosha - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varosha,_Famagusta

A bizarre place, you can't get too close but you're allowed to see it from the Beach.

I'd also go for a walk in the centre of Nicosia, where you should be able to cross into "South" Cyprus easily.

The_Burg

4,777 posts

122 months

Saturday 6th October 2012
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You can get into Famagusta from the Turk side.
Signs everywhere saying no photos. We managed to take lots.
A truly bizarre experience. Sit on the beach and seawards it's all normal, do a 180 and it's crumbling hotels.



After 38 years that crane has got to collapse one day!

g3org3y

10,728 posts

99 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Tophatron said:
I would go have a look at the abandoned city of Varosha - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Varosha,_Famagusta
frown That's where my dad is from. He has not returned since the invasion.

twosocks

64 posts

54 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Kyrenia castle and the harbour, there are some great restaurants on the waterfront. St Hilarion castle in the mountains is definitely worth a walk & climb around, fantastic views and great for watching the Turkish army exercises.
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greenskin

Original Poster:

40 posts

65 months

Sunday 7th October 2012
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Thanks for the advice, Varosha certainly looks interesting and I will be sure to visit st Helarion castle.