Northern Cyprus, officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), is located at the northeastern side of the island of Cyprus.
A buffer zone under the control of the United Nations stretches between Northern Cyprus and the rest of the island and divides Nicosia, the island’s largest city, into two capitals – one on each side.
With its lovely old harbour and historical artefacts Kyrenia should not be missed if you are temporary on the island. Would you decide to relocate or stay longer, it will become your evening out destination for years.
Take an opportunity to see the mountain castles – St Hilarion and Buffavento, historic fortresses that once defended the northern coast from invaders, but have now fallen romantically into ruins. Bellapais Abbey along with local churches and mosques reminds of the rich history that has passed through this ancient city, and there is no doubt that those interested in history will be enjoying discovering Kyrenia.
Of course, Kyrenia is more than just a museum of ancient wonders. There are miles of sandy beaches as well as shops, bazaars, restaurants and bars for a perfect holiday with every amenity you could wish for – including casinos!
Other popular resort locations in North Cyprus are Famagusta and Guzelyurt, whilst most distant getaway is Karpaz.
The language spoken in North Cyprus is Turkish, however vast majority of Cypriots speaks English.
In general, winters are relatively wet and mild with rains between October and April. The temperatures range between 8C to 18C during the day. May April and May are getting mostly green and bright due to lots of wildflowers. June, July, August and almost all of September are hot with top temperatures of around 38C plus coming down to 30-32C at night. The sea stays comfortably warm till mid October with water temperatures being very pleasant while the new season opens in late April-May.
The currency in North Cyprus is Turkish Lira. Most local businesses including supermarkets will happily accept their bills to be paid in UK Sterling, Euros and Dollars. There are many exchange offices and it makes no problem to exchange the money. International and UK Credit and Debit cards are widely accepted and used in most cases. Please to avoid blockage of your card do inform your bank that you are planning to travel.
There is an option to fly into North Cyprus Airport called Ercan (ECN) or land in South Cyprus Larnaca (LCA) airport and cross the borded between two communities on taxi. Both options are equally good. Whether you choose to arrive on a flight to Larnaca airport or Ercan airport, you can let us know in advance and we will book a taxi transfer directly to your property. In either case your taxi driver will be waiting in the airport arrivals hall, with a quick crossing the border with North Cyprus if you prefer to fly into Larnaca airport (no charge, not extra time, in most cases no leaving the car few minute standard passport control procedure at the border). The taxi driver is going to help you with the brief passport formalities required by customs officers.
If you arrive at Larnaca airport, it is possible to hire a car and drive into North Cyprus. However, you must advise your car rental firm that you intend to drive the car in North Cyprus, and you must also buy additional insurance at the border. The disadvantage of this insurance is that it is only third party. Let us know if you like to book a timely and friendly airport- to- villa private taxi transfer!
How to purchase a property in Northern Cyprus, how to transfer Title deeds, how much are the taxes and how many properties one can have?
We have been asked these questions hundred times. But best idea is always to rely on a professional opinion.
With our friends and colleagues from PropertyNC.com we came to discuss these matters with Naomi Mehmet, a director in Naomi Mehmet and Partners – legal firm in Kyrenia.
If you have any questions regarding purchasing procedures in TRNC please do not hesitate to ask!
Driving in North Cyprus is on the left-hand side of the road. Please bring both parts of your full UK licence with you to be able to hire a car, remember, to hire and drive a rented car the age limit is set to 25 years old. When driving a rent-a-car all valid documents (driving licence, insurance, rental agreement) should be present at all times. When stopped by the police, everyone is treated kindly and friendly but dangerous driving and driving under the influence of drink and/or drugs, will not be accepted, resulting in significant fines. Regarding parking there are plenty of car parks with minor charge implied, especially, in central locations. Other than that, most park places will be free.
We recommend to book a taxi transfer from Larnaca airport directly to your property, and then have a rental car delivered to you on later stage, along with full insurance and 24/7 breakdown assistance included!
Already have your own property in North Cyprus! Then we may be of help!
You must have realised how difficult can it be to look after your property all by yourselves? Gardening, pool cleaning, regular house cleaning sometimes takes a huge lot of time and efforts. Not to mention if you rent your property out, then you need to look for guests, make your house ready, take the payments, arrange the pick up and transfers, supply Welcome packs, arrange the Meet-and-greet to be made, etc. We will eliminate your headache!
As your representatives we will happily advertise your property on our website, go through the complete booking process on your behalf and eventually bring guests directly to your doorstep.
Want to list with us? Leave us a message and we will return back to you within 24 hours!
Especially for you we have formed a professional Property Management company and Pool Cleaning company and incorporated them into our renting business to provide easily controllable and reasonably priced full-cycle service to make sure your property is maintained to the highest standard even while you are away!
If you rent your property out long-term or especially short-term – your guests deserve to have the best and top quality treatment within the whole period of stay without any complaints!
Sparkle Homes Property Management and Sparkle Homes Pools both have many years’ experience in North Cyprus and are trusted by many happy property owners and their frequent customers!
Our booking terms and conditions detail all aspects of rental agreement for your villa. Please read carefully before you book your holiday with us. Should you have any questions, please feel free to ask us! When you book online, it means you have read, understood and agreed to our terms and conditions.
Sparkle Homes provides a high quality and reliable service. We use them for our villa in North Cyprus. What we appreciate the most is that always keep us informed. They are always easy to to get hold of and communication with them is great.
– Lisbeth Wessberg Ledner
Sparkle Homes a Great Team!
What can I say about them that would give them the praise deserving of a hard working establishment.
As chairman of Sea Vista complex which consists of 55 apartments,large communal grounds & 2 pools I was put in a difficult situation when our previous company left with little notice.
At that time we were having some problems with our communal pool.
Afzal was recommended to me & he responded within an hour of my call.
We discussed at length our problem & he assured me he would get us up and running within days.
Without us having to commit to a contractual obligation.
I took a chance on this company & Afzal delivered all he promissed and more besides.
That was 5 years ago & needless to say we awarded Sparkle Homes the maintenance Contract
Afzal and his team are still managing our site with the greatest of care and attention.
I have instant communication with Afzal and his team via
WhatsApp & email & of course when I am on site regular personal visits.
He gives sound advice & very conscientious of our tight budget.
He has a good knowledge of what holiday home visitors need & expect as well as good language skills.
Afzal’s team are polite, clean, respectful, efficient employees.
Afzal is a hands on director overseeing his staff and any remedial works.
My recommendation of this company is worth more than the 5 stars attributed.
I reside in UK and totally depend on their professionalism & good factual communication.
More so during these difficult pandemic times when we are unable to travel and deal with issues first hand.
I write this review on behalf of myself and fellow committee members.
And also on feedback from majority owners.
Long may their business flourish and expand.
– Joan Craigen