One of the most established holiday villages in Northern Cyprus, La Siesta is a family run complex just eight miles from Kyrenia and less than five minutes walk from the sea, The resort consists of twenty spacious villa's, positioned amongst beautiful, well established gardens with a large swimming pool and terrace.
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Island History - Northern Cyprus is absolutely crammed full of history, Far from the big noise of the City, you could not be positioned more perfectly to soak in the sun the sand and the local historic landmarks, below is a short description of the local historic places if you want to read more please use the link at the end of the description.
Kyrenia Harbour - (8 miles)

The beguiling beauty of Kyrenia is epitomised by its tiny horseshoe shaped harbour, where quaint whitewashed buildings nestle beneath the grandeur of a massive Byzantine castle and where colourful fishing boats lie motionless in the glassy azure blue waters. You can spend your mornings in Kyrenia, strolling leisurely along the harbour, browsing around the shops and exploring the back streets, or enjoying an early lunch at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants that line the promenade. click here for more info
St. Hilarion Castle - (9 miles)

In the mountains above Kyrenia, nestles the castle of St Hilarion; named after a hermit who once inhabited the summit. Its highest point is just under 2,400 feet (732m) and because so much of its buildings remain remarkably intact, it is acknowledged as one of the most impressive of the Crusader castles.
Originally the site of a seventh century lookout to give warning of Arab raiders, the castle was enhanced into a well-defended fort during Byzantine rule. The French added apartments for the knights, cisterns to collect water and chapels for worship. The Byzantine church in the castle's middle ward still displays traces of tenth century here for more info

Bellapais Abbey 

The beauty of Bellapais is legendary. Set in the mountains, just ten minutes above Kyrenia, a visit to this 14th century Lusignan abbey with its fabulous location and pervasive atmosphere of calm is a must. 
When Lawrence Durrell, famous British author, bought a house in the village of Bellapais, he felt 'guilty of an act of fearful temerity in trying to settle in so fantastic a place'. click here for more info

This is just a small sample of the many Historic places to visit in and around Kyrenia, please look round this website for more detailed information on everything that North cyprus's history has to offer.

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