Category Archive: Tourism

North Cyprus : the Canakkale POW Cave

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By Chris and Fred (alias Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern) The Canakkale POW Cave.  Or:  How to get fooled by the Ministry of Tourism I had heard some rumours about a POW cave… Continue reading

7th Hisarkoy Orchid Festival Update

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By Margaret Sheard … The 7th Hisarkoy Orchid Festival is taking place on the 4th and 5th March and we have now been provided with the programme for this 2-day event by Dervise… Continue reading

The First North Cyprus Festival in London

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By Chris Elliott…….. Living in Northern Cyprus as an expat is idyllic with good weather most of the year and great shopping centres with most that you would find in the European high… Continue reading

The new face of North Cyprus: Ercan Airport says Hürriyet

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By Chris Elliott…… You have to see it to believe it! Yes, since those days many years ago when I first arrived in North Cyprus at Ercan airport despite the ongoing international embargoes,… Continue reading

North Cyprus Mountain Memorial Tank

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By Chris and Fred (Kuzey Kibris and Nord Zypern) …. Hard Luck!  Or: How to find a Memorial Tank by accident!  Fred, who has been travelling to North Cyprus since 1981, told me… Continue reading

Cyprus Veteran Richard Gofton and his Calypso for the Dome Hotel

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard ….. I love writing about the Cyprus Veterans who did their National Service in Cyprus, they have so many wonderful memories of those days of their youth and the… Continue reading

North Cyprus – Lefke 7th Annual Orchid and Nature Walk

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By Margaret Sheard …. Lefke and the surrounding area is always a nice part of North Cyprus to visit and what nicer than springtime when you can take part in the annual Nature/Orchid… Continue reading

13th Tepebaşı Tulip Festival 18th/19th March 2017

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By Margaret Sheard ….. Spring is just around the corner and the time when the flora and fauna of North Cyprus is at its best. This is Festival time and we can look… Continue reading

North Cyprus : 7th Hisarkoy Orchid Festival

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By Margaret Sheard ….. There are many festivals in North Cyprus and one of the first is to welcome the arrival of the orchid throughout the countryside.. There will be a traditional Orchid… Continue reading

Cyprus Veterans visit to North Cyprus November 2016 – Part 2

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By Derek Chilvers …… Derek and Terry’s Cyprus Holiday – Part 2 with some nostalgic trips. We made our way to Catalkoy and we soon arrived at a smart looking building which was… Continue reading

Karpaz Gate Marina : 2017 International Marina of the Year

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By Margaret Sheard …..  We have visited the Karpaz Gate Marina, Yeni Erenkoy, on many occasions when travelling east and it is a really impressive place with the many yachts and cruisers berthed… Continue reading

Almond Hotel, Alsancak : 2017 tripadvisor Awards

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We have received good news from our friends, the Aşık Family, that the Almond Hotel and Restaurant in Alsancak, has received 3 tripadvisor awards for 2017. Following is a comment by Almond Hotel… Continue reading

Friday lunch at Panta Restaurant on 6th January 2017

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After my Sunday lunch at Panta Restaurant, Çatalköy (Ayios Epiktitos) on 13 November 2016 have wanted to return for their Sushi.

Cyprus Veterans visit to North Cyprus November 2016

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By Derek Chilvers……….. Part 1 – Terry and Derek’s holiday including the 2016 Remembrance Service in Kyrenia and a trip to Wayne’s Keep in the Buffer Zone. Our bags were packed and we… Continue reading

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