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Kyrenia (Girne) is a city on the north coast of Cyprus, known for its cobblestoned old town and horseshoe-shaped harbor. The ancient Kyrenia Castle is a large fortification with a dungeon accessible by a stone bridge. The castle houses the Shipwreck Museum, with a shipwreck from the 3rd century B.C. The nearby Icon Museum displays religious icons inside the restored Greek Orthodox Archangelos Michael Church.
Northern Cyprus is home to the City of Kyrenia and is the perfect holiday destination for those looking to enjoy a relaxing break.
Kyrenia is packed full of history and culture, and
although it may be relaxing you will not be bored.
The locals in Kyrenia are extremely friendly and welcoming and the harbour is where you will find a myriad of shops, cafes and bars. Although not as lively as Ayia Napa, Kyrenia in North Cyprus is a great place to holiday and its sandy beaches are perfect for soaking up the Mediterranean sun.
Kyrenia is perfect for hill walking and scenic tours and the entire city is steeped in history. There are a number of castles in and around Kyrenia and the harbour itself is overlooked by Kyrenia castle. This castle is also home to the famous shipwreck museum where you can view the wreckage of an ancient ship.
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