Kyrenia is situated on the north coast of North Cyprus. Unique remains of countless civilisations, miles of natural beaches, calm sea, and mild climate make this an idyllic Mediterranean town. Kyrenia's charming and tiny harbour, full of yachts and fishing boats, is framed by the colossal hulk of its Crusader castle. With the backdrop of the jagged mountains behind and the calm sparkling sea in front, the harbour has an intoxicatingly serene atmosphere. See map of Kyrenia.
The Besparmak (Fivefinger) Mountain range offers the most magnificent scenery on the Island. Besparmak is situated between Korucam Cape in the west and Zafer Cape in the east. Its length is approximately 160 km. Besparmak mountains stretch from Kayalar village in the west to Yedikonuk in the east. The highest peak of these mountains is Selvili Tepe which is mainly of limestone and rises up to 1,024 metres. It is in this beautiful mountain range that the three famous castles of St. Hilarion, Buffavento and Kantara are found.
Kyrenia has shops, markets and local cafes. Enjoy a relaxing coffee stop in late morning, strolling in the narrow cobbled alleys behind the harbour in the afternoon, or stepping out for a brisk walk along the promenade and sea wall in the evening. There are lots of bars and clubs to entertain you until morning. You can find live music at bars to enjoy during your night.
Kyrenia has night clubs and some pubs. Most popular discos are Night Park, Escape, Ice Lounge, Vogue, Base and Barcode. The Kyrenia Harbour cafes have an interesting history, being housed in old carob storage warehouses. Carob beans were a major export for Cyprus, sold all over the world as a substitute for chocolate. Kyrenia harbour is a place where you should sit, relax, savour, and enjoy.