Elite Sinerji-Blog-Kyrenia

Kyrenia is the port city and one of the most touristic areas of Northern Cyprus. The city, that has many historical monuments of Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires, is especially famous for its castle and harbor.

Being a port city has made Kyrenia one of the most vibrant and popular places in Cyprus with its rich options in food, drink and entertainment.

Climate / Weather

The Mediterranean climate with hot and humid summers, when temperatures can reach 40 degrees, is observed in Kyrenia. The winter months are generally mild, with occasional rain, and snowless, making the tourism season last very long - you can take a swim in Kyrenia until November or even December. Temperatures are also high in the spring months, with an average temperature of 25 degrees, therefore May and June are ideal for sightseeing.

How to get there

There is only one airport in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ercan Airport in Nicosia. To reach the airport, you can use the shuttle buses called KIBHAS, or rent a car and take a taxi. The distance from Ercan Airport to Kyrenia is 37 km.

Flights to Nicosia are operated not only from Istanbul but also from Ankara, Izmir, Antalya, Adana, Hatay and other cities. There are also ferry services from Alanya and 2-hours Mersin Taşucu. Turkish citizens can go to Cyprus with their identity cards.

Important Places / Places to Visit

Kyrenia Castle, St. Hilarion Castle, Hz.Ömer Tomb and Masjid, Sunken Ship Museum, Bellapalis Monastery, Boğaz Martyrdom, Cyprus Cafer Aga Mosque, Folk Art Museum, Sourp Magar Monastery

Festival / Fair

Kyrenia holds many festivals throughout the year. Some important festivals are listed as follows:

Kyrenia Tourism and Culture Festival

Bellapais Music Festival

Kyrenia Culture and Art Festival


You will not have any problems with transportation in Kyrenia, as the castle, harbor, entertainment venues and shopping places are always side by side. So you can easily walk around the center of Kyrenia on foot. Air transportation to Kyrenia is made from Ercan Airport in Nicosia.

Minibuses and taxis provide easy transportation to everywhere.