Top things to do in Kyrenia (Girne)

Top Choice Historic Site in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Castle

If the grand fortifications of Kyrenia Castle could talk, they could sure tell some tales. The castle was first built by the Byzantines – possibly over the remains of an earlier Roman fort – and every era of conquer…
Top Choice Area in Kyrenia (Girne)

Old Town

Wrapping around the Old Harbour, the diminutive Old Town is an atmospheric area for a wander. Its winding alleyways hold a jumble of abandoned stone buildings slowly slipping into disrepair, mixed with newer concret…
Top Choice Cypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

İkimiz

The mother-and-daughter duo behind this cute-as-a-button restaurant dish up Cypriot soul food. The small menu (which changes regularly) features hearty and wholesome specialities such as molohiya (a viscid stew made…
Top Choice Kebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Niazi’s Restaurant & Bar

A carnivore’s heaven, Niazi’s is the inventor of the 'full kebab' – don't even think about ordering one unless you're seriously hungry. Luckily, if you're not up for multiple grilled meats and a bundle of meze all i…
Top Choice Seafood in Kyrenia (Girne)

Corner Restaurant

The seafood menu here is a cut above other offerings on the harbour, in quality as well as quantity. Succulent grilled king prawns, octopus and a bundle of different fish dishes are on the menu with generous salad i…
Cypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Tavern

If you like your dining experiences authentic and eccentric, this garden restaurant serving Cypriot favourites is the spot for you. There's no menu, just a choice of two mains with meze to start. Don't expect to eat…
Kebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Beyti Restaurant

When local workers clock off for the night, they head here, away from the harbour hullabaloo. This kebap (kebab) house has the full caboodle of grilled meats, from its namesake beyti kebap (mincemeat wrapped in lava…
Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Archangelos Michael Icon Museum

The 19th-century Archangelos Michael Church, with its white bell tower rising up above the surrounding harbourside buildings, displays icons dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection is made up of icon…
Turkish in Kyrenia (Girne)

Mantı Sofrası

Nothing fancy, just plates of the wholesome and simple Anatolian village food that Turkish mamas have been dishing up to their families for centuries. Mantı (Turkish ravioli, drenched in a yoghurt and tomato sauce),…
Kebab in Kyrenia (Girne)

Özgulen Restaurant

This cheerful canteen is the place to come for tasty, filling Turkish staples of lentil soup, lahmacun (thin-based pizza topped with minced lamb and parsley) and dürüm (kebab wraps), which come with a side of crispy…