Cyprus Cities and Towns
Kyrenia Cyprus / Famagusta Cyprus / Güzelyurt Cyprus / Smaller Towns in Cyprus
Apart from the capital city - Nicosia - the island has three main towns: resort towns of Gazimagusa (Famagusta Cyprus) on the eastern coast, and Girne (Kyrenia) in the north, and Guzelyurt (Morphou) - the centre of the citrus industry.
Kyrenia Cyprus is considered to be the tourist capital of Turkish Cyprus. It is one of the best resorts in the Mediterranean offering sea recreation, night entertainment, shopping and a large variety of restaurants. Anyone will surely enjoy a splendid view of Kyrenia Cyprus (Girne) revealing on the way down from the Kyrenia Mountains. Kyrenia Cyprus is famous for its horseshoe shaped harbour headed by Girne Castle and antique warehouses which have been converted into cafes. This is one of the most popular places to spend the evening at. Kyrenia Cyprus is the ideal holiday town.
Famagusta Cyprus, the historical capital of TRNC, represents a walled town built on the ruins of the ancient city of Arseon, which itself was built to replace the city of Salamis. The city and the areas around it are covered with ruins of ancient and medieval civilisations. Famagusta, as well as Kyrenia, represents a sea-side resort with numerous beaches of Cyprus.
Moving to the west we get to Güzelyurt. The town is surrounded by large citrus gardens, which makes this area the biggest fruit supplier of the island. Guzelyurt was founded by Spartans who brought with them the worship of Aphrodite.
Iskele and Dipkarpaz also deserve your attention. The region of Iskele, situated in the north east part of the island, is one of the most beautiful parts of Northern Cyprus. The most popular destination of Iskele region is Karpass peninsula. Dipkarpaz is the biggest town on the Karpass Peninsula. Soil near the town is very fertile. Local crops include carob, cotton, tobacco, and grain. A tobacco factory operates in the town.