Noted for its historic harbour and castle on the northern coast of Cyprus, the photogenic port of Kyrenia is the main feature of Northern Cyprus’ postcard industry and popular with seekers of a villa in Cyprus. Framed by rugged mountains, dominated by a crusader castle and fringed by turquoise seas, Kyrenia and the surrounding region is a must for a visitor to Cyprus.
The ancient harbour (dating back six thousand years) has escaped excessive development and the waterfront is a fascinating jumble of old and characterful buildings. Most visitors in search of a villa in Cyprus stay in one of the nearby resort complexes, but if you want a villa in Cyprus with a bit more character, then see if you can find an apartment in the town itself, to give you a real flavour of Kyrenian life. Aside from the harbour, the crusader castle is well worth a visit, with an impressive fortress. From Kyrenia you can take a boat trip along the coast, and if you are a diving enthusiast, there are lots of local dive sites which boast a number of wrecks and reefs. Besides serving as an inspiring backdrop, the Kyrenian mountain range provides endless days out and the odd villa in Cyprus. Make sure you visit visit St Hilarion Castle and Bellapais. St Hilarion Castle is almost too picturesque for its own good; perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking Kyrenia, it is excellently preserved. Bellapais village is a charming sprawl of old farmhouses and villas dominated by a ruined abbey. For a true taste of Cypriot life, why not try a village house, farmhouse or villa in Cyprus for your holiday rental?