Recent Holiday to Northern Cyprus
The weather was 'perfect'!
Although on one day I did have to make a visit to Istanbul and in the evening, on my return, I was told they had had a thunderstorm, and had seen rain for the first time in 4 months!
I was sceptical and obviously asked for proof, but there was none left, so had to take my partners word!
This was around Alsancak, to the west of Kyrenia, and I understood was fairly localised.
Other than that the temperatures were great and, aided by a gentle westerly breeze, were ideal for our purpose, that is sitting by the pool, relaxing, taking a frequent dip to cool down, and then resuming the unadulterated sun worshipping!
I loved the holiday, aided by the fact that we had some friends who had recently moved there to live,so we were shown around by them and met other expats who have moved there and had a varied social life.
Many of the people we met who now live there, are aware that prices have shot up and it is not easy for them, if they had budgeted within a set income. This feeling that the cost of living has increased was a common reaction amongst all people who have chosen to move there.
My view of Alsancak the area where we were staying is basically that it is not pretty.
Everything revolves around the busy main road that runs west to east along the coast and if you require a beach you have to venture off this road to find one.
There are a few, but all require payment. Escape is one of the busy and commercial ones and whereas the charge for the bed etc. is reasonable, they do sting you for drinks that you have to buy within there facility.
I wish we had found and tried the beach at Demizkize earlier in our holiday.
Recommend Kyrenia to others