In North Cyprus, which is beautiful in another way in every season, olive, carob, pine, cypress trees and green scrub vegetation constitute the dominant plant configuration. Olive and carob trees and traditional trees of North Cyprus. Same as Karpasia Peninsula at the foothill of the five finger mountain you could find pine trees, wild myrtle and olive trees. You could breath special smell of those trees while enjoying trek routes. Güzelyurt area at the western part of the island, citrus orchards are offering fresh orange juice on the way.
Enjoy landscape at the higher altitudes that cedar, juniper, cypress and pine trees around that are all year green.
Have a good time watching Acacia and eucalyptus at some of the coastal areas of North Cyprus.
Do not forget to add “Ancient Olive Trees Forest” at the western part of the island to your places to visit list.
Vegetation with an amazing beauty which is wrapped in different colors in four seasons reveals itself in Northern Cyprus which has highly fertile soil. In addition to citrus products, such as orange, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, water-melon, vegetables such as well known “Cyprus Potatoes” and many types of fruit are grown. While coastal sections are covered with eucalyptus and acacia trees, the mountains are covered with fragrant pine trees.
In Northern Cyprus, while the nature starts to liven up in winter; in spring, the most beautiful colors wake up and take their place in this beautiful picture beyond comparison. In the summer, while good byes are said to the festival of colours, long-lasting greeting of the Mediterranean sun is received. Autumn is the season of relapsing into calm and peace.
The real taste of spiritual peace and life sought is in Northern Cyprus.
The natural pattern starting from the westernmost Petro Tou Limnidi cliffs waits for you with its great beauty up to Zafer Burnu (Cape Victory) which is located at the end of Karpaz Peninsula in the easternmost direction.
Fertile lands adorned with Mediterranean vegetation lie across in the same way like on the day of their creation.
Sunbathing in peaceful pristine shores of Cyprus with the sounds of cicadas, relaxing and meeting with the cleanest waters of the Mediterranean are the most important riches of Northern Cyprus. Enjoying the sea in virgin beaches is equal to the unique pleasure of the holiday. You must visit and swim at the most virgin beach of North Cyprus “Golden Beach”.
While green Güzelyurt Gulf in the east waits for you in the company of cultural heritage witnessed by Soli and Vuni, you will sip your coffee under the shadow of monumental olive trees.
While mysterious Lefkoşa of Ottoman and Gothic architecture accompany you in the corridors of history, you will meet Cathedrals of kings Ottomans crowned with their minarets.
You will be able to track Louisianans, and Venetians in ancient Girne (Kyrenia) Harbour under the shadow of Beşparmak Mountains.
While heading south, you will be surprised by the blondness of Mesaoria, Venetian Walls of Gazimağusa will invite you to the Othello Castle in the company of the Shakespeare’s sonnets ..
While the mystery with magic taste of Gazimağusa sees you off to virgin lands of the island, you will let yourself go to untouched, undiscovered Karpaz Peninsula.
In Karpaz where Medoş tulips (known as Tulipa Cypria) sway and birds which you can only see in this region sing, islander donkeys will greet you.
The Karpaz Peninsula is one of the last true undeveloped coastal environments in the Mediterranean. There are more than 1,600 plant species in the Karpaz, 22 of which are endemic. The Peninsula’s bird habitat has more than 350 species, 7 of which are endemic, and for reptile lovers there are more than 26 reptile and amphibian species in the Karpaz, including the famous sea turtles. Karpaz beaches comprise the main nestling ground for the Caretta Caretta sea turtles in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Be sure that during your stay in Northern Cyprus you will find many things to see and do. As a nature lover, you may explore the orchids, endemic plants of Cyprus and its the endless beaches, observe protected turtles, its natural beauty which hosts many species of plants, and wild life, and experience the rural life unchanged for centuries, with the flavour of eco-tourism.
You could visit North Cyprus 12 months in a year to enjoy nature and related activities. It has quite a healthy climate, and a typical Mediterranean climate is dominant. Summers are long and hot, while winters are short and less rainy. Cold winds, frost and snow concepts are not something familiar to Northern Cyprus. Rainfall is mostly in the form of rain.