Introduction to North Cyprus

Introduction to paradise

Beautiful landscapes, clear beaches, brilliant all year round weather, hospitable and friendly people, and a history that spans over 9,00 years awaits to welcome you. Located at the crossroads of three continents, the island of Cyprus is situated in the Eastern Mediterranean with nearest neighbour Turkey about 65 km to the north. It has an area of 3,355 km sq, with 387 km of coastline. With a population of only about 240,000, North Cyprus has a reputation of being free of pollution and industry.

North Cyprus has five distinct areas offering unique experiences. In the west is the most fertile market-garden region famous for its abundant citrus groves. The long northern coastline is backed by the Five Finger Mountains with dramatic wooded slopes and craggy summits. Castles, ruins and religious relics adorn the mountains, whilst the lower hills and lowlands are alive with lush greenery, rare species of birds and butterflies, natural diversity of flowers that is unmatched in the Mediterranean.

Climate

North Cyprus enjoys a very pleasant climate, with an average of six hours daily and 300 days a year of brilliant sunshine, making it an idea year-round destination. The average annual temperature is 20ºC. summers, from May to September are hot and dry with an average temperature of about 30ºC. winters, from November to March, are moderately rainy and mildly cold, with average temperature of about 10ºC. Spring and Autumn are warm and pleasant.

Flora & Fauna
North Cyprus has more to offer than just sandy beaches and warm sunshine. There are more than 1950 species of flowering plants in Cyprus, 140 of which are found nowhere else in the world. Orchids hold a special fascination for all naturalists because of there rarity and beauty, Northern Cyprus is also home to 20 rare species of orchids. The north Cyprus Herbarium displays the rich and varied flora of the island. The Karpaz peninsula is a rich botanical area with abundance of citrus cultivation and a National Park.

Northern Cyprus is also a wild life haven with as many as 370 species of birds can be seen on the island, most of which are migratory birds seen mostly during spring and autumn. 260 species of fish circle the warm Mediterranean waters and it is the only place in the world where green Turtles and Loggerhead Turtles nest.

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