…and has done for the last 6,000 years. Early settlers were surely attracted by the idyllic location in which this beautiful port still sits. GIRNE (still widely known by its Greek name Kyrenia or Keryneia) is the most beautiful town in Cyprus, owing to its ravishing harbour, mighty Venetian castle, and a backdrop of sharp and craggy mountains.
The warm clear waters of the Mediterranean lap gently along miles of gorgeous sandy beaches, backed by the verdant slopes of the surrounding Five Finger Mountains. It even has a pleasant climate, courtesy of those mountains, which bring cooler air and a greener landscape than in the rest of Cyprus. Girne, often referred to as a tourist paradise, is a rare and ideal place for a relaxing holiday. The restaurants and bars surrounding its horseshoe shaped Old Harbour serve tourists in a unique atmosphere. Full of yachts and fishing boats it is framed by the colossal hulk of its Crusader castle. Local mini-buses run frequently between hotels and into the harbour town of Kyrenia. The journey takes about 20 minutes