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Travel to the North of the Island?

Posted by DCH - Created: 8 years ago
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Posted by mys-696440 - 8 years ago

Hi as stated very easy to get across, 25 Euros for car. Do visit Famagusta Medevial walled city is is lovely with lots of ruins. We can recommend the Hotel Sempati just outside Kerina, 21 Sterling per night per person for Dinner, bed and breakfast they have website and telephone number is 00903928212773. Clean and good location with pool.

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Posted by Graham S - 8 years ago

We use Astromeritis/Zodia too, as it's only half an hour from home. It's usually very quiet there with no queues - in fact we've often been the only vehicle in sight! Ayios Dhometios (Nicosia) gets very busy.

Graham

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Posted by belinda-675574 - 8 years ago

We went earlier this year an the insurance is 25 euro for 1 driver and 30 for 2 drivers, this lasts 1 month. We stayed at the DOME hotel, 2 min walk from the harbour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Do take (print from computer) maps of North as previously stated the towns are all named differently and a ROC map will not be any use. Euro is widely taken on a 1 to1 basis. They ar extremely friendly and we cannot wait to go back again.

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Posted by Toni-680775 - 8 years ago

I agree with Graham, it is very easy with a RoC registered car. We cross at Astromeretis, as we live up in the mountains. We have in fact been asked for the car registration documents once. Worthy of note, there is poor maps of the north, but then again not many roads. The town names are now Turkish. A lovely day trip is Kryenia (Girne) with a well preserved castle. The restaurants in the harbour are good and very reasonable. Have a good trip

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Posted by Graham S - 8 years ago

I assume you live here and are contemplating taking you RoC-registered car. If so, it's very easy - turn up at a crossing point, pay for your "insurance" for the north (not very expensive, but not much practical use either - though it is compulsory) at the kiosk, wait while the "TRNC" officials issue you with an "entry visa" on a slip of paper which you keep with your passport, and away you go. Technically I believe you're supposed to have your vehiicle registration document and RoC insurance certificate with you as well, but we've never been asked to show anything other than a current passport.

With a hire car the situation is rather different - technically there is nothing to stop you, but you will probably find that your hire agreement prohibits the use of the car north of the Green Line.

A couple of years back prices in the north were low by comparison, but they have been creeping up, especially in the popular tourist places. Do go to Famagusta, though - it's fascinating time-capsule of a city.

Graham

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Posted by achilleas - 8 years ago

As far as I know, you cannot take a Republic of Cyprus hire car to the north.
As with all places, some things are more expensive, some cheaper.
You buy insurance for your personal car on the "border" - thy will ask you for your passport and treat it as another country - just ignore their stupidity.