Top ChoiceHistoric Site in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kyrenia Castle

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...

Top ChoiceArea 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...

Top ChoiceCypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)


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...

Top ChoiceKebab 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...

Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cafe in Kyrenia (Girne)

Grand Akpınar

Despite its terrace opening up onto the main road which rims the waterfront down to the Old Harbour, this quaint cafe has a rather tranquil feel. Decent lattes and other European-style coffee drinks (served with...

Cypriot in Kyrenia (Girne)

Kıbrıs Evi

Traditional Cypriot cooking is dished up with unbeatable harbourside views at this restaurant beside the castle. Grab a table on the rooftop, or – even better – on one of the teensy balconies for panoramic dining...

International in Kyrenia (Girne)

Stone Arch

Stone Arch is all starched white tablecloths and romantic lighting. The small menu offers seafood (king prawns and salmon feature in a few dishes) and steaks, there’s a decent wine list and the service is...

Museum in Kyrenia (Girne)

Cyprus House

This lovingly restored old carob warehouse on the harbour contains interesting ethnographic exhibits of traditional clothing, furniture and Cypriot textile craftwork. There are also displays on the harbour’s...

Arts & Crafts in Kyrenia (Girne)

Round Tower

Inside the restored Lusignan-era Round Tower, this small art-and-crafts shop has a range of interesting souvenirs, including books, local art, old photographs and ceramics. There’s also a section of secondhand...

International in Kyrenia (Girne)

No 14

This poolside garden restaurant offers home-cooked delights such as pork with peppercorn, and stuffed calamari. Its simple menu is accompanied by excellent service. Follow the signs from Namik Kemal Sokak and...

Bar in Kyrenia (Girne)

Ego Bar

With its chilled-out atmosphere, this is a great spot in the Old Town for an evening drink within the stone walls of an open-air courtyard. In summer it showcases live bands, playing a mix of jazz, rock, blues...

Bar in Kyrenia (Girne)


This quirky little bar in the Old Town has decently priced drinks and attracts a good mix of locals, foreign residents and travellers.

Turkish in Kyrenia (Girne)

Six Brothers Restaurant

A harbourside staple, Six Brothers has a large menu of simple kebabs and seafood. Portions are on the small side but the restaurant remains popular for its extensive terrace seating, stretching right up to the...

Church in Kyrenia (Girne)

Chysopolitissa Church

This small roofless ruin is Kyrenia's oldest church, dating back to the 1500s. It's usually kept open so you can check out the two intricately carved wood beams inside.