Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean, situated 60km south of Turkey and 300km north of Egypt. It has two mountain ranges - the Pentadaktylos range along the north coast and the Troodos massif in the central and south-western parts of the island. Between the 2 ranges lies the plain of Messaoria. Climate is Mediterranean - hot, dry summers and changeable winters.
The area of the country is about 9,250 sq km (3,572 sq miles) and the population is just 754,064.Nicosia (Lefkosia/Lefkosa) is the Capital city. The composition of population is: Greek Cypriot (78%), Turkish Cypriot (18%), Maronites, Latins (4%) and Greek, Turkish and English are the major languages spoken here.
Composition of religions: Greek Orthodox (78%), Muslim (18%), Maronite, Armenian Apostolic, and others (4%). Currency of Cyprus is Euro (Turkish Lira in the northern part of Cyprus).
North Cyprus is one of the most beautiful and popular island holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Cyprus Holidays provide beautiful natural attractions of the Mediterranean, unspoilt, unpolluted and uncrowned ones with miles of coastline and golden sands bathed in sunshine almost every day of the year. Cypriot people are cheerful, calm and hospitable. Cyprus has the best beaches in the Mediterranean.
The natural beauty of the island, the lovely climate, the warmth and generosity of the Turkish Cypriot people and the abundant selection of fresh foods make Northern Cyprus an unspoilt and non-commercialized haven. There is virtually no crime to speak of, and this country is reminiscent of UK standards long lost, where hospitality, politeness and the general enjoyment of life are the daily norm. Northern Cyprus enjoys a typical Eastern Mediterranean climate with long hot summers and short mild winters.
In Northern Cyprus visitors will find a friendly population that still welcomes British visitors. Prices and payment is often quoted in British pounds, traffic drives on the left and Northern Cyprus has a lovely climate enabling you to enjoy the sandy beaches, historical sites, and mountains. Visitors to Northern Cyprus will also appreciate the inexpensive shops and restaurants in Kyrenia.
The old harbor in Kyrenia is a wonderful place for holiday makers in to Cyprus. This harbor is replete with many pleasure crafts, tourist excursion and yachts. At the entrance of the harbor lies the Kyrenia Castle. The original castle was thought to have been built around the seventh century by Byzantines.
There are several tour operators that offer best services for comfortable holiday program to North Cyprus. The Direct Traveller is one such best tourist guide. The Direct Traveler has over five years experience as the Northern Cyprus You can well rely on this tour agency for your safe and pleasant holiday in Northern Cyprus. The Tour Operator is also a voluntary member of ABTA. To know various holiday packages offered by The Direct Traveler contact them right now. It is advisable to book your accommodation, air tickets, etc well before your scheduled departure.