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KYRENIA / GIRNE NORTH CYPRUS.

Magnificent Harbour.

KYRENIA/GIRNE. is on the north coast of North Cyprus,it was founded by the Myceans in 1600 BC.
Cyprus is a divided Island. North is Turkish and South Greek.---Taking about two hours,.I took the Fast Ferry from Tasucu Turkey .
Kyrenia is a lovely place ,with a historic harbour and castle. The castle is at the east end of the old harbour,dates back to Byzantine times. It has huge round towers, -- The harbour is lined with cafes, bars, and restaurants. Loads of hotels in town, including 9 at 5star.----The statue of Ataturk ,the founder of Turkey, is because this is the Turkish side of Cyprus. I took a picture of The Love Tree ,but i can not remenber the story. --On the whole of the island, cars drive on the left.. In Turkey its on the right. CYPRUS  KYRENIA... Homely hotel in narrow side street.

CYPRUS KYRENIA... Homely hotel in narrow side street.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA..   Hotel yard from  window.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.. Hotel yard from window.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA . From hotel window,  the narrow lane down to harbour.  The two little flags are the harbour.

CYPRUS KYRENIA . From hotel window, the narrow lane down to harbour. The two little flags are the harbour.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.  End of lane from hotel.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. End of lane from hotel.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.     Harbour.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Harbour.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA

CYPRUS KYRENIA

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.   Castle by the harbour.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Castle by the harbour.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA..  Cafes around  harbour.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.. Cafes around harbour.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.    Harbour,   white tower of Church Archangel Michael can be seen.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Harbour, white tower of Church Archangel Michael can be seen.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA   Castle  entrance.

CYPRUS KYRENIA Castle entrance.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.  Corner of castle, by the deep blue sea.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Corner of castle, by the deep blue sea.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA    In town.

CYPRUS KYRENIA In town.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.    Statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the founder of the republic of.Turkey.. North Cyprus is a territory of Turkey.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the founder of the republic of.Turkey.. North Cyprus is a territory of Turkey.

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.    Who let the dogs out ?

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Who let the dogs out ?

CYPRUS   KYRENIA...Love Tree.  The notice explains, but i can not remember

CYPRUS KYRENIA...Love Tree. The notice explains, but i can not remember

CYPRUS  KYRENIA.   --Church Archangel Michael.  Greek Orthodox  church   Built 1860 ,high bell tower built later.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. --Church Archangel Michael. Greek Orthodox church Built 1860 ,high bell tower built later.

CYPRUS   KYRENIA.   Tourist  Information  Office.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. Tourist Information Office.

CYPRUS KYRENIA.  MOSQUE  MINARET.,---- Agha Cafar Pasha  Mosque.

CYPRUS KYRENIA. MOSQUE MINARET.,---- Agha Cafar Pasha Mosque.

----------------------------------The ferry port is about a 20 minutes walk ,,i took a taxi,for my return to Turkey, reasonable fare.---- --There are buses and taxi"s to Nicosia, to North Nicosia at the Kyrenia Gate. Cheap prices.---------------In Summer the Car Ferry from Tasucu, takes 6 hours , 6 times a week... The Fast passenger ferry takes 2 hours.
A ferry from Alanja Turkey runs not everyday. Always check transport times...The currency in North Cyprus is the Turish Lira.THE FERRY IN TASUCU FOR KYRENIA/GIRNE.,

THE FERRY IN TASUCU FOR KYRENIA/GIRNE.,

CYPRUS  KYRENIA,    Ferry for return to Tasucu.

CYPRUS KYRENIA, Ferry for return to Tasucu.

TURKEY.  Bus station on mainland.

TURKEY. Bus station on mainland.

North Cyprus is only recognised by Turkey.

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