By Chris Elliott…….

It’s good to see that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are attending the 2017 ITB Berlin Fair which is the world’s largest tourism trade fair. The companies represented at the fair include hotels, tourist boards, tour operators, system providers, airlines and car rental companies.

The fair runs from Wednesday 8th March until Sunday 12th March when the TRNC team of people, including a number of familiar faces, will be telling Europe and the world about the delights to be found and enjoyed in Northern Cyprus as a holiday destination.

North Cyprus is blessed with many fine sandy beaches and quiet rocky coves where you can just be at one with nature. For tourists there are very nice 4 and 5 star hotels which cater for all needs and again if you want something different there are smaller family run hotels and holiday centres where you can have fun and be part of the family to return again and again we hope.

If it’s pleasure and excitement you want, you will find that all here in Northern Cyprus with a vast array of historical centres like Salamis, Famagusta, Lefkosa and of course Kyrenia with its famous castle and harbour. For those who like to shop until they drop, there are great shopping centres here with just about every branded article you would buy in your own home town.

Restaurants and bars are plentiful for the explorers with both local and international cuisine and getting away from the slower pace of life in TRNC  it’s easy, as you can hire a car, bike or perhaps just take a coach trip into the wilds.  At this time of year the mountains are very lush,  with orchids of so many different types in abundance.

With thanks to Mustafa Koprulu for the pictures that he has shared from Berlin and we wish the team representing the TRNC every success in promoting what we feel is the Jewel in the Mediterranean and should be on everyone’s to do list for a future holiday.