Make the most of 14 days in North Cyprus continued...

Day 10

A drive along the Karpaz Peninsular takes a number of hours, but is a journey well worth it if you want a couple of kilometers of sandy beach to yourself! As well as the exclusivity, the quality of beach would put some in the Caribbean to shame. If you fancy driving to the tip of Cyprus, the much celebrated Monastery of Apostolos Andreas lies on the sea front at the North Eastern tip of the island. Well worth a visit if you are in the Karpaz area.

Stopping at Golden Beach in summer, will also offer the opportunity for you to witness the endangered and protected Caretta Caretta turtles laying their eggs in the beach. If you are really lucky, you may catch the moment when the baby turtles hatch from the carefully monitored eggs.

The peninsula is ideal for cyclists and lovers of wild flowers. Untouched by development, if raw beauty is what you are looking for this is the place for you.

Day 11

A number of organised boat trips leave from Kyrenia old harbour, and provide the opportunity for you to view the island from the sea. These trips provide the opportunity to view the island coast, not possible by car alone. Ample opportunity is provided to swim in the depths of the Mediterranean, and taking a snorkel is advisable.. The world's oldest shipwreck was found off the shores of Cyprus. All day trips serve a BBQ fish lunch

Day 12

The old walled city of Famagusta, the inspiration for Shakespeare's Othello known as the Citadel still stands. During the 13th century, the city was the wealthiest on earth. Within the city walls lies the the Lala Mustafa Pasa Camii, which was formally St Nicholas Cathedral. This is one of the most spectacular Lusignan monuments in the town. Now a thriving university town, there are many shops and restaurants in the area which serve a variety of goods that you will not find back at home.

The Glapsides beach, a 10 minute drive from the city is ideal for children & non swimmers. The sand is fine, and the crystal clear water calm and shallow for a considerable distance out. In the summer, Jet skis and pedaloes are also available for hire and the Glapsides bar hosts a disco each evening.

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Climate

The climate of Cyprus is typically Mediterranean. Summers (June to September) are hot and dry; winters (November to March) are moderately rainy, with a mild temperature. Spring and autumn are warm and pleasant. The average annual temperature is 20°C (68°F). Summer temperatures average 30°C (90°F) with the coldest months of January and February 10°C (50°F).

Uncrowded Sandy Beach

Uncrowded Sandy Beache

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