Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The east coast is famous for its outstanding beaches and fascinating historical sites and retains a irresistible sleepy charm whilst offering all necessary holiday/living amenities.
Historical highlights include the extensive Roman ruins of Salamis; one of the most impressive historical sites in the Eastern Mediterranean.
The medieval walled city of Famagusta, St Barnabas Monastery and the Tombs of the Kings where Cyprus’s kings of old are buried
The Famagusta area is experiencing exciting growth with new shops, bars and restaurants, Hospital and international ferry services.
All this affords visitors a taste of the old Cyprus whilst providing excitement and entertainment.
For those that like nightlife, there are discos in Famagusta and Ayia Napa is just over the border, 40 minutes by car.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||600 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca(40 min) and ercan(35 min)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player, Staffed property|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 2|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Private tennis court, BBQ, Bicycles available, Climbing frame, Swing set, Trampoline|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors||
Large bedroom with double bed and wardrobes.Open plan lounge/kitchen with dining area and with all modern amenities and kitchen utensils.cozy lounge with large sofa bed (sleeps two)leading to a spacious balcony with table and chairs for out door relaxing.
Bed linen and towels are available and are changed weekly.
|Further details outdoors||
Indoor Heated Swimming Pool Sauna
Children's Pool Outdoor Exercise Park
Swimming Pool i Children's Playground
Sports Swimming Pool Amphitheatre (entertainment in the summer)
Multi-Function Sports court Mini-Market
Spa Pool BBQ and picnic areas
Restaurant and bar Function Room (Yoga, Pilates, Dance classes etc)
Mini-golf Landscaped Gardens
Family Swimming Pool Trampoline
Our aim is to provide the most extensive range of facilities at ceasers resort north Cyprus. These facilities ensure that both adults and children enjoy their stay to the maximum and also make Caesar Resort a truly year round option
The Famagusta region
Famagusta, situated on the south east coast of Northern Cyprus, is a place where you can really feel the magic of Cyprus’ colourful past; so much so that when you visit you feel as if you can almost reach out and touch the island’s rich history.
You will also hear and see Famagusta being referred to as Magosa, Magusa or Gazimagusa (Gazi meaning unconquered).
Once one of the world’s most famous and richest cities under the rule of the Lusignans, Famagusta is also rich in architecture from the Venetian period when it was fortified against the invading Turks.
It is now the second largest city in North Cyprus next to Lefkosa, and has the largest port which trades internationally in the export of Turkish Cypriot produce. It is also used for the importation of various goods such as cars and electrical items. The city’s modern road network makes it easily accessible from other major towns and cities on the island.
It has been said that Famagusta has a feel of the forgotten, or that it is a city where time has stood still, and this could be due to the area of Maras (pronounced Marash), also known as Varosha (meaning suburb in Turkish). This is the part of the city often referred to as the Ghost City, it’s an area of sandy beach where derelict and decaying hotels now stand, fenced off in a no man’s land which divides the north from the south of the island. Maras/Varosha used to be a bustling area with a large port and a prosperous tourism scene, but now it has been left to decay.
Thankfully today visitors are again making their way to the fascinating city of Famagusta to see its historical buildings, Venetian city walls, Othello’s Tower, ruined buildings, mosques and museums. If you do visit the town - and we thoroughly recommend you do - you will get one of the warmest welcomes in Cyprus…and you will need a whole day or possibly more to fully explore the old town and really appreciate it.
Most people choose to stay at the lovely ceasers resort(iskele) just outside the city and travel in for a day trip. There are plenty of small cafes and restaurants in the town to offer refreshments, and there are many sites and places of interest to keep the historically and culturally focused fully engaged!
Bogaz is a beautiful sleepy fishing village on the southern edge of the Karpas peninsula with a small population of approximately 6800 people . Fishing boats sail in and out of the harbour all day and the day's catch is sold on the quayside to the local restaurant owners and locals hence there are several good fish tavernas from which to choose between many offering the catch of the day. There are also several bars, supermarket and shops
There are a number of lovely sandy beach here and all along the coastline going up to Famagusta . Bafra beach, just outside Bogaz, is one of the best beaches without a sign of a hotel and hardly of any houses.
Bogaz is well situated to explore the area as it is only a few miles north of Iskele and 25km north of Famagusta and is on the edge of the Karpas.
Bogaz is amazingly cheap with excellent fresh, cheap food and drink both being less than half the price in the UK e.g. half litre of beer costs around 70p and a bottle of whisky around £2.50.
At the tip of the panhandle is Turtle Beach which is 3 miles of golden sandy beaches leading to crystal clear water. It is only open between 9am and 5pm during the Summer months as the turtles come ashore at night to lay their eggs. It is strictly guarded by the conservationists but supervised overnight stays can be booked so you can watch them.
There is ancient historical sites and architecture to see throughout Northern Cyprus
Bogaz, whilst a small town, is a bustling place and is home to a pretty harbour, some small hotels and b&bs as well as harbour restaurants, with fish obviously playing a large part in the menu on offer at any establishment! It’s a pleasant place to while away a day, and has some nice little stretches of beach either side of the town to enjoy. The quayside of the harbour is also a busy little place with pleasant well-tended gardens that are a joy to visit.
In the evenings Bogaz comes alive with local music and entertainment to keep visitors occupied, and locals often come down to walk along the harbour to discuss the day’s happenings and meet with family and friends.
As a tourism area it can cater for most people’s appetites - whether it be water sports, boat tours, hiring a car or going on a walking or island tour that you’re after - so it’s a nice place to stay if you want to be a little out of the way of the main larger towns and cities, but within reach of plenty to keep you busy in the way of water sports in North Cyprus. Bogaz is also a great place to have a base if you’re interested in exploring the far eastern Karpaz Peninsula, as well as going south to visit Famagusta.
The nearby town of Mehmetcik, located further along the coastal road, is also a great place to visit with its popular yearly Grape Festival which is usually held in August. Another find on the road from Mehmetcik to the village of Sazliköy is the tiny Byzantine church of Panayia Kyra which was built around the 6th century; the surrounding area is home to the ruins of an ancient Roman city.
Another area of importance, due to its designation as the Tourism Area of North Cyprus for future years, is Bafra. The coastline has been decreed a tourism area .
The town of Iskele in North Cyprus (also known as Yeni Iskele or Trikomo), is located on the south east coastal area and on the main road which heads towards the Karpaz Peninsula area. It’s close to the harbour town of Bogaz, which is a very pretty old fishing village that still retains some of its authenticity whilst also being able to accommodate tourism.
Iskele can be reached by the Geçitkale road via Lefkosa, turn left at the coastal junction and after just a few miles you will find the town. Alternatively, for a more scenic journey from Kyrenia, take the north west coast road via Esentepe turning inland at Mersinlik or Kaplica, following the signs for Iskele and Bogaz.
Yeni ‘New’ Iskele located in the south of the island, .
Historically Iskele is an important area with the town of Bogaz also having originally been a Turkish settlement, and it is also well known for its pomegranate growing. In the town centre of Iskele you will find a small Dominican chapel called Ayios Iakovos, which was originally built around the 15th century. History tells us that Queen Marie of Romania was so taken with the chapel that she commissioned a replica to be made for her family’s use back home in Romania.
Iskele is also the venue for some important regional festivals in North Cyprus such as the Iskele International Folk Dance Festival, normally held in June every year, featuring visiting nations competing for the best folk dance group title; and also the Iskele Festival which is held yearly in June/July time, and which hosts competitions, displays and plenty of outdoor cooking!
From Iskele town, turning further inland on the main Geçtikale road, you will find the church of Panayia Theotokos, a 12th century domed building which has been restored in recent years and reopened to the public as an Icon Museum. Most of the icons in the church are from fairly modern times, and they are not just from Iskele but from all over the island. You can see some stunning frescoes at the museum too, in particular a painting of Christ in the domed ceiling, and one of the Virgin Mary located in the apse, which was actually an addition in the 15th century of Frankish-Byzantium style.
Further inland on the Geçitkale road, heading back towards Lefkosa, you can find the village of Çinarli if you turn right at the town of Geçitkale. Çinarli, located in the foothills of the Besparmak Mountains, is home to Incirli Cave (Incirli meaning fig), the biggest natural cave in North Cyprus. Its passage runs for around 100 metres and contains both stalactites and stalagmites.
In 1995 the cave was opened to the public for a small fee, and is open to view on Sundays at the time of writing, but it is also possible to ask for it to be opened by speaking to the town’s local Muhtar.