Unrecognised Stops (III) Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

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Where are we going?!

To the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, an unrecognised state on the fringes of the EU! Although only Turkey insists the TRNC really is an independent country, the Turkish Cypriots have their own government, passports and flag. Flags that are really hard to miss, when approaching the disputed border from the south.

Why would I want to go there?

Ne mutlu Türküm diyene – that’s what it says right underneath a 400 meter wide TRNC flag on the Beşparmak Dağlari mountainside. It’s sure nice to be a Turk, if you will. Can’t miss that one when approaching Lefkoşa from the Greek part of the island.

But there’s more hidden in those jagged mountains. In addition to inflammatory slogans, this is where to look for abbey ruins and Crusader castles. Greek and Roman heritage? Check. And of course, you can also hit the beach. There’s a good chance you’ll have the golden sands of the Karpaz peninsula all to yourself. When the sea turtles are not there to lay their eggs, that is.

upon requestupon request8 days4-8no
alas, we're no longer organising this trip


  • transport by minibus in Cyprus and the TRNC
  • overnight stays in hotels, based on double/twin room (breakfast included)
  • excursions and entry fees

Not included

  • international flight Amsterdam – Paphos
  • travel insurance
  • meals
  • personal expenses

Total Surprise (I)
Pálinka with Bob