North Cyprus is a pearl in the Mediterranean Sea region. Standing at the crossroads of three continents, Cyprus has a vibrant history, a perfect climate and the warmest welcoming environment in the Mediterranean basin. It has been a tourist attraction for many years offering the perfect combination of relaxation, water sports and exciting exploration along its beautiful coastline. North Cyprus has its share of rich archeological sites and medieval castles. It enjoys over 300 days of uninterrupted sunshine, clear blue unpolluted seas, the beauty of unspoiled landscape and uncrowded beaches. Added to this is the friendliness and hospitality of the people, wonderfully varied cuisine and the perfect recipe for a truly idyllic holiday. Whether you are a lover of nature, an archaeologist, a keen walker, a water sports person or simply a sun-worshipper, this little island is the ideal spot for you. It will come as no surprise that according to legend, the island, the birthplace of goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, was given to Cleopatra by Julius Cesar as a token of his love! Being the home to several civilizations, Cyprus has developed a unique synthesis of cultures, each with its own distinct identity. For further details, please see or 

North Nicosia is the capital and the largest city in North Cyprus. As of 2011, it had a population of 61,378 and a metropolitan area with a population of 82,539. The city is the economic, political and cultural center of North Cyprus, with many shops, restaurants and shopping malls. It is the home to a historical walled city, centered on the Sarayönü Square, and a modern metropolitan area, with the Dereboyu region as its center of business and entertainment. Described as a city with high levels of welfare, North Nicosia has seen great urban growth and development in the 21st century, including the construction of new highways and high-rise buildings. It hosts a significant number of tourists and a variety of cultural activities, including international festivals of theatre and music. Apart from its legislative administrative functions, Nicosia has established itself as the island’s financial capital and its main international business center. In 2010, Nicosia was the 32nd richest city in the world in relative purchasing power.