How easy is it to get around in the Turkish Controlled Part?
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Aug 31, 2012 3:28 PM Last Post By: 1Backpacker
May 11, 2012 9:53 AM
How easy is it to get around in the Turkish Controlled Part?I am a female college student in Istanbul considering a trip to the Turkish controlled part of Cyprus. How easy is it to get around without a car? Would it be better to join a tour group or are most of the sites in the same area? Are there many beautiful churches and buildings? I'm interested in art and beautiful scenery. Should I go to Cyprus? Thanks for your advice.
May 12, 2012 3:46 AM
1Public transport between the main towns is easy and frequent: Lefkosa, Famagusta/Magosa/Ammochostos, Girne/Kyrenia, Guzelyurt/Morphou.
For Salamis/Engomi, you can take a Famagusta - Iskele/Trikomo bus.
The cruisader castles of St. Hilarion, Katara and Buffavento cannot be reached by bus.
The sites of Soli and Vouni cannot be reachesd by bus.
Karpas Peninsula: best sandy beaches of the whole Mediterranean, monasteries and churches of Apostolos Andreas, Rizokarpaso, Ayfilon, Antiphonitis, etc.;
only 1 daily bus from Famagusta up to Dipkarpaz/Rizokarpaso.
Jun 25, 2012 6:03 AM
Aug 31, 2012 3:28 PM
3How long do the fast ferries from Tasucu, Turkey to Kyrenia/Girne take? Is it 2-3 hours? I'm guessing that from the 9:30 departure from Kyrenia and the 12:30 departure from Tasucu (11:30 according to one of the company web sites) if they are using the same boat to turn around. Is the round-trip ticket only good if you are returning the same day?
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