4th place - Kyrenia
The most remote must-visit tourist attraction on my list - Kyrenia (or Girne in Turkish) - is often called “the jewel in the crown” of North Cyprus.
This city's history dates back to the 10th century BC, and its beautiful horseshoe-shaped harbor once played an important role in the trade of Cyprus with the rest of the world - Kyrenia benefited greatly from its proximity to the Turkish mainland (~65 km).
Unfortunately, this proximity to the Turkish coast also meant that this part of the island was the most vulnerable, and, indeed, that is where the Turkish troops started their intervasion from in 1974.
The narrow streets of the Old Town, fortifications of the Byzantine castle, and ancient port ooze history - so rest assured, if you visit Kyrenia, the experience will be unforgettable. Just make sure you allocate the whole day for this trip, because not only you will have to cross the border to get to the Northern part of the island, but also the road from the border to Kyrenia will take you 45 to 90 minutes, depending on which post you intend to enter from.
Citizens of most of the countries can go to the Northern part of the island with just a passport, but the regulations may change, so it is better if you double-check this information with us before you go. And, of course, if you don’t want to worry about passing through the border, driving there yourself, and just want to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride, you can always book an experienced local driver through us. In any case, just go to TakeAround.me
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