North Cyprus History

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A home fit for the gods, North Cyprus has been a jewel in the crown of civilizations from the Egyptians and Romans to the Ottomans and the British Empire. It only takes a 3.5 hour flight to North Cyprus to discover the fascinating sights of this ancient land for yourself.

History of Cyprus (brief)
Phoenicians, Archaeans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Byzantine Empire, Venetians, Ottomans, British colonies, United Nations, Turkey, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. See how all these are related together under one island - Cyprus!

Museums are listed by region.
Northern Cyprus
Brief information about the island.
Historical Places Kyrenia Castle, The St. Hilarion Castle, Shipwreck Museum, The Buffavento Castle, The Bellapais Monastry, The Folk Arts Museum, The Sourpmager Monastry, The Anthipanitis Church, The Icon Museum, Lambousa, Lapta (Lapithos), Vrysi (Catalkoy), The Hz. Omer Tomb, Kirsokava, Karmi Necropolis
Museums The Museum of Sunk Ship, The Kyrenia Museum of Folk Art, The Museum of Public Arts
Hotels Riverside Holiday Village, Hotel Club Z, Acapulco Resort Hotel, Club Tropicana, Dome Hotel, Pine Bay Club
Historical Places

Greek St. George Church, Sinan Pasha Mosque, The Sea Gate, Royal Tombs, The Panaya Kanakaria Church, The Othello Castle, Nitovikla Castle, Nestorian Church, Latin St. George Church, The Land Gate (Ravelin), Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, The St. Barnabas Monastery, Kantara Castle, The Nikokreon Monument, Cellarga Mass (Graves), The Ayios Philon Church, The Aya Trias Bazilica, Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Salamis, Famagusta City Walls, Enkomi (Alasia), Arsenal (Martinengo Bastion), Aphendrika, Kertikli Bath, St. Francis Church, The Twin Churches, Venetian Palace, Namik Kemal Dungeon

Museums The Canbulat Tomb & Museum, The Dungeon and Museum of Namik Kemal, St. Barnabas Icon & Archaelogy Museum
Hotels Will be added soon.
Historical Places

Turunclu Mosque, The Haydarpasha Mosque, Bedesten, The Dervis Pasha Mension, Nicosia City Walls, The Arap Ahmet Mosque, The Selimiye Mosque, The Gambler's Inn, Yenicami Mosque, The Great Inn, The Venetian Column & Ataturk Square, Iplik Pazari Mosque, The Kyrenia Gate, The Lapidary Museum, The Mevlevi Tekke Museum, The Sarayonu Mosque, The Sultan Mahmut Library, The Grand Bath

Museums The Stone Works Museum, The Lapidary Museum, The Mevlevi Tekke Museum
Hotels Will be added soon.

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  Bella Road Holiday Village

Ref. No. NCP-001
Location Bellapais, Kyrenia
Title Freehold
Price £ 450,000


Cyprus has been settled since around 8500BC, when it was famous for its copper mines. During ancient times, every major power wanted Cyprus, from the Phoenicians to the Romans, who built magnificent cities in North Cyprus that you can visit today. Crusaders such as Richard the Lionheart stopped on North Cyprus as well, building huge castles in the mountains. The French Lusignan kings made Cyprus grand, the Venetians made it elegant, and the Ottomans brought art and order to the island for five hundred years.

The British couldn’t resist Cyprus either, and the island played an important part in both World Wars. In 1974, the problems between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots came to a head, and Cyprus was divided by the famous Green Line. Nowadays the border is open for free traffic between North Cyprus and the south, and ensures everyone can enjoy this island’s treasures for themselves.

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