Hiring a car whilst here is recommended as it will allow you to make the most of all the fantastic things to do in the surrounding area.
In the Town
Kyrenia is a charming harbour town and there is lots to see and do here. Make sure you take a stroll through the Old Town to the waterfront and its white washed buildings. You can also discover the ruins of the old town walls and towers that once protected this vast area and get a sense of the historical importance of the town.
Why not hit the shops? Packed with stores that sell everything from antiques and souvenirs to gorgeous clothes you’re sure to find something worth buying. Alternatively, head to the open market and try a different tactic by negotiating yourself a bargain.
Exploring North Cyprus
There are many fantastic day trips on offer if you are based in Kyrenia, including a short drive inland to the village of Bellapais. Here you will find the remains of a beautiful abbey which you simply must visit. Make sure you bring your hiking boots and a picnic as there are some brilliant trails in this area.
Also within a short drive of Kyrenia is the popular attraction of Güzelyurt. This is a must visit for all history lovers as you can see a wide range of important sites. The Red Church and the Underground City are particular highlights; it is easy to spend a day exploring and allowing yourself to become immersed in the area.