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Sep 14th, 2014, 06:42 AM
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Anyone know anything about N. Cyprus western coast area?

We are planning a trip to Cyprus and have found very little info about the coast west of Girne. I understand there are some ruins at Vouni - which are constrastingly described as fabulous by some and as pointless by others - but otherwise haven't read much about this area. Is it pretty undeveloped, or very resort-y? I'm thinking of the coast areas between Girne to the east and the border with the Greek/south near Kato Pyrgos on the west.

Any information would be appreciated!

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Sep 14th, 2014, 09:36 AM
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Soli and Vouni are well worth a visit if you are already in the Morphou/Guzelyourt area and if you are particularly interested in archeology. But don't expect places which can be compared with sites like Side, Perge, Aspendos or most Greek excavations.
There are some small hotels resp pensions in the area. The most popular one's with Westerners are
Lefke Gardens Hotel
http://www.lupereisen.com/nzyp/hot_n...ke_g/intro.htm
http://www.lefkegardenshotel.org/123/en/index.html
Soli Inn Hotel
http://www.cypnet.com/hotels/hotels.php?id=21
Vouni King Hotel
http://www.vounikinghotel.com/en.html

The most touristic area is around Kyrenia (Acapulco Hotel has the best sandy beach). Other touristic places: Salamis-Bogaz
Bafra.
The best unspoiled sandy beaches are between Dipkarpaz and Apostolos Andreas (small basic accommodations along the beach, like Burhan's, more comfortable one's at Dipkarpaz). 3 Taxis at Dipkarpaz, but a rental car might be the better solution.

Best places to visit:
Cruisader castles of St. Hilarion, Buffavento and Kantara,
partly ruined gothic cathedrals of Nicosia and Famagusta,
Abbey of Bellapais,
Excavations of Salamis (with Barnabas Church) and may be Engomi.
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