Kyrenia (Girne) is the most famous and popular town in North Cyprus, it’s also where all visitors to the island are naturally drawn.

The town is built around the pretty horseshoe shaped harbour along which you’ll find many bars and restaurants and dominating which is the immense Byzantine castle.

The town sprawls out from the harbour and is home to a number of interesting museums and galleries, as well as being a hub for local tradesmen. The old town is located behind the harbour and if you wander along the rambling narrow streets you’ll come to small secret shops, cafes and restaurants some with tiny courtyards all tucked away in the shade of the buildings.