3 bedroom flat for sale
Northern Cyprus - Lefkosa / Nicosia
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- • Individual Turkish Title deeds
- • 3 bedrooms with wardrobes/balcony
- • Spacious living room with balcony
- • Kitchen with white goods & balcony
- • Laminate flooring
- • Fantastic central location
- • Ideal for offices or great rental potential
- • 145m2 including balconies
- • Elevator
- • Allocated parking
LEFKOŞA (the northern half of what was, before 1974, Nicosia), is the capital city of north Cyprus. As with its southern counterpart, most of Lefkoşa’s modern buildings and administrative machinery lie outside the Venetian walls, and most of what visitors will want to see are in the old town within the walls. Compared to the southern part of the city, Lefkoşa is noticeably less vital, with the air more of a sleepy provincial town than a national capital. While the city feels safe, wandering in areas away from the centre is best avoided at night.
Foreign tourists usually enter from the south through the Ledra Street crossing. Once across, you’re faced with an attractively pedestrianised area packed with shops, cafés and restaurants. Clear signposts indicate where the nearest attractions lie. Beyond here the main street – Girne Caddesi – leads north to the Girne Gate, the best place to start a walking tour of North Lefkoşa. If you’re short of time, though, it’s probably worth heading straight to the Büyük Han, a beautifully renovated sixteenth-century merchants’ inn. Museums to look out for include the Mevlevî Tekke and Lapidary Museums and the Dervis Paşa Mansion, each worth an hour or so of your time. Other places of interest include the Samanbahçe Quarter, an early experiment in social housing, and the dishevelled but improving Arabhmet Quarter. Religious sites include the huge Selimiye Mosque, visible north and south of the Green Line. Beside it is the ornately Gothic Bedestan, once a Christian church, now a performance venue. Other sights, among them the National Struggle Museum, the Museum of Barbarism and of course the giant flags looming on the hillside behind the city, provide uncomfortable reminders of the island’s division.
Kyrenia has often been described as the jewel of Cyprus and is one of the most popular destinations for holiday makers and those wishing to settle here. The calming atmosphere of this beautiful seafront town makes holidaying in Kyrenia a relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable experience. Backed by a fascinating Byzantium castle and five-finger mountain, Kyrenia is a harbour town with a lot to offer its visitors. The old town of Kyrenia is filled with whitewashed buildings and the ruins of walls and towers that once protected this city from attack. For those who love to shop you will not be disappointed, Kyrenia offers a vast array of shopping outlets including a traditional outdoor market that provides everything you could possibly need from Cypriot antiques and souvenirs to designer fashions. In its old days Kyrenia harbour was mainly warehouses where exporters stored the vegetable and fruits of the countryside for shipping.
- Ercan (Domestic), 15.5 miles
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