What are the restaurants like in North Cyprus?
North Cyprus is becoming renowned for its fantastic array of restaurants. Local cuisine is delicious, fresh local produce cooked in a traditional Cypriot style with some dishes that will be familiar and some that might be new to you – but you must try!
It was once famously written by Shakespeare, "If music be the food of love, play on." Cypriots would tell you, "Food is the food of love, so eat on." The Cypriot love of food is well known amongst Cypriots and all those that have visited this beautiful, historical island. They take their cuisine very seriously, not just through their thoughtful preparations but more so their passion for entertaining friends and family. Most Cypriot homes will possess a large dinner table, laid to the brim with at least twenty dishes or more lo tantalise guests long into the night. These key elements go hand in hand to make a Cypriot supper a feast to behold. Located between Greece, Turkey, the Middle East and Africa, Cyprus is an island well placed on the map for its cuisine to have absorbed the flavours from a cross section of these fascinating cultures. In fact, many have claimed the hand of Cyprus over thousands of years, leaving behind their town stamp or mark, including the Venetians, Romans, Greeks and Turks. This is what makes the Cypriot cuisine what it is today. A marriage of flavours culminating in to a rich, vast cuisine.
In addition, you can find just about any other restaurant you desire – be it sushi, Indian, Chinese, Pizza or something else!
What’s it like driving a car in Northern Cyprus?
Just like the UK, we drive on the left. Traffic and road signs are international. The maximum speed is 100km per hour (around 50mph). Drivers are prohibited to drive under the influence of alcohol.
Can I rent a car in North Cyprus?
This service is available in all main towns and some hotels in Northern Cyprus. A British or International Drivers Licence is required. Rental cars have red number plates. If you are using a British driving licence, please be aware of the rule changes now that the counterpart has been abolished. You will need to go to this address to get a ‘check code’ to give to your chosen rental company: https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence.
Are there functioning churches in Northern Cyprus?
The Anglican Church of St. Andrew's, Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus is conveniently located near the town centre and services are held on Sundays and Thursdays. All Christian communities are welcome. The Roman Catholic Church is also based in the centre of Kyrenia with mass being celebrated on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Other Christian churches are located in Famagusta and Nicosia.
Is there a synagogue in North Cyprus?
There is a synagogue in Kyrenia, along with an ever-growing Jewish cultural community.
What is the climate like in Cyprus?
Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate, with long hot and dry summers from mid-May to mid-October and with mild winters from December to February, which are separated by short autumn and spring seasons.
Annually the hottest month in Northern Cyprus is July. The temperatures during this month are generally between 37C and 40C. The coldest month of the year is January when daytime temperatures fluctuate between 9C to 12C. The coldest nights of the year in Northern Cyprus are mostly experienced through this month.
What currency is used in North Cyprus?
The Turkish Lira. As North Cyprus has evolved into a cosmopolitan country, Sterling, Dollars, Euros and other major currencies may be used or exchanged in the larger towns.
What is the education like in Northern Cyprus?
The Northern Cyprus educational system aims to develop fully the abilities of all individuals, young and old, both for their personal benefit as well as that of the society as a whole. In addition to the local, government run, schools, there are also a number of private English schools operating, which work on similar schemes to the National Curriculum in the UK.
Can I use my electrical appliances as normal in North Cyprus, or will I need a travel adaptor?
In Northern Cyprus, power is supplied at 220/240v AC 50HZ 240 and wall fittings are generally the U.K. three-pin type plug.
What language is spoken in Northern Cyprus?
The official language in Northern Cyprus is Turkish but English is widely spoken and understood in official and commercial circles.
What happens if I need medical attention in North Cyprus?
The cost of medical treatment in the local hospitals is lower than comparative care in the UK depending of course on the type of treatment required. There are also a number of private hospitals which you are able to use if you so wish.
What are the crime rates like in North Cyprus?
Crime levels are relatively low in Northern Cyprus and police are always willing to assist if you need them.
What are the postal services like in Northern Cyprus?
The outgoing postal system is reliable. Incoming mail must be suffixed “Mersin-10, Turkey”.
What is the main religion in Northern Cyprus?
The religion in Northern Cyprus is Islam, with Muslims making up 99% of the population. (%1 Orthodox, Maronite and Catholic)
How about the universities in Northern Cyprus?
The universities of Northern Cyprus are renowned for their inexpensive but quality education. Students from all over the world come to study in North Cyprus.