Category Archive: Tourism

Skala – Larnaka’s Turkish Cypriot quarter

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Living near Iskele you become very aware of the town’s close links with Larnaka. There is a monument to Turkish Cypriots from there who died in inter-communal clashes, the town’s football team is… Continue reading

North Cyprus at the World Travel Show, London

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By Chris Elliott…….. Facebook is a wonderful media for maintaining contact with friends and family but also it is a window of the world and in this review I am looking at the… Continue reading

Cyprusscene reader asks about Ozanköy church

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By Chris Elliott……..   Our reader Susan Gilbert asks: “I live in Ozanköy. There is a small Greek church next to the Ozanköy Sport Club…is there a source of information about this church… Continue reading

The Gamblers Inn or Kumarcılar Han, Lefkosa is opening

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By Chris Elliott…. With so much news and memories arriving on the publishing desk of cyprusscene.com we were delighted to hear from our good friend, John Aziz Kent about the progress of the… Continue reading

Looking back at “That Esentepe Camper Van”

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Following Steven Roberts article click here about the deserted camper van on the seashore at Esentepe, many people through social media where we had shared the article have told us that they could… Continue reading

My Travel Report Cappadocia – Journey to a strange Planet

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My Travel Report Cappadocia – Journey to a strange Planet By Ralph Kratzer There are some bizarre landscapes on our beautiful planet. One of the most peculiar ones is certainly Cappadocia in Central… Continue reading

Crowds flock to Eco Day at Buyukkonuk 2016

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By Steven Roberts…….   The normally quiet village of Buyukkonuk (or to use its original Arabic name – Kobi Kebir) attracted thousands of people to its ‘Eco Day’ on Sunday 9th October 2016. The… Continue reading

Karpaz / Karpasia day trip on 27 September 2016

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Karpaz / Karpasia day trip on 27 September 2016 By Kathy Martin… My great friend Suzee Moore, invited me to join her parents and a group of her friends on 27th September 2016 for a… Continue reading

Return to the Celebrity Hotel beach in Lapta

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By Chris Elliott……. Over the past few years I have visited the Chateau Lambousa Hotel many times along with the Celebrity Hotel in Lapta which were built by John Aziz Kent and written… Continue reading

Gizemli Kıbrıs by Zekai Altan – Book launch at The Merit Hotel, Lefkosa

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By Margaret Sheard….. We met Zekai Altan some 2 years ago and have had the pleasure of staying at his lovely eco friendly Nitovikla Hotel in Kumyali, it was only for a weekend… Continue reading

Doğanköy Dolmuş (village minibus)

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Doğanköy Dolmuş (village minibus) By Kathy Martin… A few months ago, our village of Doğanköy got our own Dolmuş (village minibus)!

Leisure Time and Tourism – Activities in Northern Cyprus

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Leisure Time and Tourism Activities in Northern Cyprus Introduction by Ralph Kratzer There are many ways to pass the time in Northern Cyprus, either as a tourist or as a resident. Of course… Continue reading

My beloved Alsancak – A Village in Transition – Part 2

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My beloved Alsancak A Village in Transition – Part 2 By Ralph Kratzer In the years before I have written some articles about my adopted homeland, the village – or nowadays better said… Continue reading

Altinkaya Fish Restaurant, Alsancak on 18th June 2016

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Altinkaya Fish Restaurant, Alsancak 18th June 2016 By Kathy Martin… Saturday 18th June 2016 I invited my friend Cathy Lund to join me at the Altinkaya Fish Restaurant, Alsancak on the recommendation of… Continue reading

Alesta Restaurant, Girne/Kyrenia

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Alesta Restaurant, Girne/Kyrenia By Kathy Martin… After Alistair and I arrived here in May 2006, it didn’t take us long to spot “Alistair’s Restaurant aka ALESTA” and we said to ourselves “One day… Continue reading

Kervan Restaurant, Karaoğlanoğlu on 14th June 2016

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Kervan Restaurant, Karaoğlanoğlu By Kathy Martin… Tuesday 14th June 2016 as I was over on the other (west) side of Girne/Kyrenia, for the NCCT coffee morning, not somewhere I frequent as usual, I… Continue reading

North Cyprus – One Man in a Bus by Robert Wingfield – Review

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By Margaret Sheard …… Book Review  “One Man in a Bus” by Robert Wingfield We were told of this travel book by Kyrenia Animal Rescue (KAR) and the fact that the author, Robert Wingfield,… Continue reading

Museum of Cypriot Ethnicity aka Etnografya Muzesi in Taşkent

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Museum of Cypriot Ethnicity aka Etnografya Muzesi in Taşkent Aynur Rigby had arranged with Levent Osman, her cousin, for a few of the Frozen Cypriots group to visit Taşkent, in Northern Cyprus, on… Continue reading