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Where ancient history blends with myth and legend in a melting pot of cultures
Tours in North Cyprus
By legend the birthplace of the ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite, Cyprus’ modern history has, in contrast, been dominated by enmity between its Greek and Turkish inhabitants. But there’s an abundance of archaeological remains from the many civilisations who have inhabited the land over the centuries, and the north is considered the most beautiful and historically interesting part of the island.
Yet, North Cyprus remains a hidden gem of the Mediterranean. Thanks in part to separation in 1974, it’s far less visited than the rest of the island, meaning North Cyprus holidays are likely to offer up moments of pure, blissful isolation while you’re out enjoying the stunning coastal walking routes. With superb trekking opportunities through unspoilt areas and mesmerising wildlife, and the relaxed local Turkish Cypriot culture, this is a place you’ll want to return to. And after a sunshine-filled day exploring, settle down in a taverna and savour the mouth-watering Cypriot cuisine: halloumi cheese, meze, fresh seafood and baklava for pudding.