Allan Langdale's guide to the archaeology and historical architecture of northern Cyprus surveys the remarkable history of one of the most culturally rich regions in the world. Given the area's isolation, especially since 1974, such a book is a welcome resource as more people discover this virtually lost quarter of the Mediterranean. One can explore the ruins of ancient towns dating back 6000 years, descend into monumental tombs from the Bronze Age, and investigate centuries-old churches and...
Cyprus has been divided since 1974, but a community centre is bringing Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots together in the buffer zone between the two sides. Cyprus has been a divided island since 1974, with Turkish Cypriots living in the north and Greek Cypriots in the south. The two communities have been able to cross the island at police checkpoints since 2003, but memories of past conflict have held many back. However, one unique community centre is bringing people together right in the...

In the interest of civil conversations and some interesting contemplation, perhaps whilst on holiday or for those who live in Cyprus or who have made Cyprus their home. This article isn’t exactly an article for a holiday blog post but I currently don’t have an alternative platform to try and discuss these issues. Perhaps you may be interested in some civil conversation, perhaps not.
I have really enjoyed following the historical art conservation guys over the years that I have lived in North Cyprus. I have had the pleasure of meeting Werner Schmid, the art conservator, and Michael Walsh, Art Historian and Professor, and Dan Frodsham, camera man and film maker. They have on many occasions needed somewhere to stay and have found our properties a comfortable respite from their long and painstakingly arduous task of restoring these historical works of art. So lovely to see the...

Located along the busy shipping lanes of the eastern Mediterranean, Famagusta rose to prominence after a large number of Christians resettled in the city following the fall of the Levantine city of Acre to Saladin’s Muslim armies in 1291 during the Third Crusade. A port that once rivaled Constantinople and Venice, Famagusta was ruled by a succession of conquerors over several centuries, and the visible remains of these powers still dot the city today.

Most visitors that come to North Cyprus come for rest and relaxation and a bit of pampering. The local beaches on the coast of Famagusta will certainly not disappoint, with the fantastic scenery and warm Mediterranean waters. Here are some activities to consider, some to help you relax and unwind others to get your heart beating with some retail therapy thrown in for good measure.
I have lived in North Cyprus now for 12 years and during my time I have been involved with the tourist industry in some way or another. Tourism is a way of life here and I love meeting and greeting all our visitors who come from all over the world. I was a holiday representative for 8 years before setting up in the rental management market and have put together some tips to help you enjoy your time here ...

Don't miss a visit to The Canbulet Museum.
It all started with a small group of people from the village of Büyükkonuk promoting Eco-Tourism to attract ecologically and socially conscious travelers. Today it focuses on showcasing and teaching traditional cypriot skills and customs in order to enhance the local population's cultural integrity and protect the fragile environment. The Eco Day itself has grown over the years and is now an established event, twice a year, on the islands festival.

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