North Cyprus Quick Guide

Entry Requirements A valid passport is required for entry.
Car Rental Prices are excellent. You can hire a car with your driving licence. In North Cyprus you drive on the left. Wearing seat belts is compulsory. All sign posts are international and the roads in general ara in a good state.
Currency

The Turkish Lira (TL) is the currency used in North Cyprus. Foreign currencies and travellers cheques are accepted in banks, hotels and exchange offices. Most credit cards are valid in many places, and it is possible to withdraw money with these cards.

Hotels & Villas Most of the tourist places are currently centered around Kyrenia and Famagusta, but the magnificent Karpas Peninsula is due to be developed. There are five, four and three star hotels in cities and tourist areas and inns. Flats and international villas can be found at the seaside or typically Cypriot villages.
Langugage The official language is Turkish. English Language is widely spoken too.
Museums During the summer period (May-October), opening times vary. For information contacts: The museum and Antiques Department: (0090 392) 227 29 16. During the winter opening hours are as follows: 9am - 2pm and 2pm - 4.25pm. Museums are closed on National holidays.
Shopping Popular souvenirs include: Copper, silver, bronze and onyx objects, Turkish dolls, mercham pipes and tavla boards (found in souvenir shops and stalls), jewellery, leather clothes and the texiles can be purchased at low prices. Shop opening times are between 8am-1pm and 3.30pm-8pm. Markets are open mornings only. You can find many kinds of Turkish Cypriot cradtworks in many places of the island. Exports of antiques is illegal.
Telephone From foreign countries dial 0090 392 followed by your number in North Cyprus. Town codes: Girne(Kyrenia) 81, Gazimagosa(Famagusta) 36, Lefkosa 22, Lefke 72 and Guzelyurt 71.
Transport Taxi`s are in reasonable prices. Ask for a price before you depart. There is also a collective taxi system mainly using minibuses. Bus departures are frequent between big and smaller towns during the day. However, departure times are not fixed. Public transport service is less frequent after 5pm and during the weekend.
Electricity 240 volts. Plugs are in English standarts.
Tourist Information (UK) North Cyprus Tourism Centre, 29 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EG, UK  Tel: 02076311930