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“Lovely location - pushy restaurants let it down...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kyrenia Harbour

Kyrenia Harbour
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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Ranked #4 of 20 Attractions in Kyrenia
Type: Bodies of Water, Landmarks
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“Lovely location - pushy restaurants let it down...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Amazing harbour - very pretty with an eclectic mix of boats. Busy, lots of tourists - a great place to 'people watch'... However, the pushy restaurant staff let it down. Food isn't the best and it's expensive compared to less 'film set' venues. Go for a coffee and watch the world go by, but pass on eating there.... Tourist information office very helpful...

Visited June 2013
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“North Cyprus Scuba Diving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We did the four day PADI Open Water certificate with this school which is based at Alagedi beach. The director Gengiz is one of the only 12 Course Directors for PADI in Europe and we were very well taught and supervised the whole time. We were always very safe and had two if not three trained divers with us , we were 4 people, aged from 16-53, the whole time. Thoroughly recommend it as it gives you a completely different view of the world and is a huge achievement to swim with the fishes of which we saw lots!

Visited June 2013
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“Nice but not stunning”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Having been to several Turkish resorts.... Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris.... I was expecting quite a lot from this small place on the northern coast of Cyprus. It didn't live up to my expectations. It's okay, of course. Any place that you have never been is always an adventure, and exciting. But this place seems to me to be batting way above its league. No bazaar. Very little to explore once you have walked around the harbour. And... sorry to bring this up again.... the amount of rubbish allowed to be just dropped anywhere definitely detracts from what should be a very special little harbour.... When northern Cyprus finally catches up with the rest of Turkey maybe the town will be upgraded and cared for a little better. If Bodrum was 10 Kyrenia Harbour would rate only a six.... just my opinion of course. The people here are great!

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A must-see part of a the Kyrenia experience. Walk around it during the day and maybe book one of the few boat-trips on offer, or just have a drink or meal in one of the many restaurants along it. A visit to Kyrenia Castle allows a great view of the whole harbour from a higher viewpoint.
By night it is just as good, sitting having a drink by candle-light with all the boats and yachts bobbing next to you.
Expect to have a few bar/restaurant people coming up to you asking you to come into their place but it is not too in-your-face, and a polite "no thanks" is all they need and they leave you alone.

Visited June 2013
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“Proper food available!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A very nice area to wander around, boat trips available, a helpful tourist office, plenty of places to eat and drink, and a castle to explore.

Visited May 2013
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