1 Bedroom flat Caesar Resort
Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Contemporary, stylish and with a wealth of facilities, our 1 bedroom apartment ticks all the boxes for an unforgettable holiday. It is located at Caesar Resort, 5 minutes to the nearest sandy beach on this side of the island, far from the hustle and bustle, yet just a step away from interesting sites and places:
Salamis world renowned ancient ruins
Next to Bogaz, the beautiful fishing village and harbour
Famagusta, a historical and archaeological city
Kantara Castle in a spectacular setting high in the mountains - but close by
The wild beauty of the Karpaz peninsular and its turtle conservation projects
45 minutes away from both Larnaca and Ercan Airports
30 minutes from Bafra (the “Las Vegas” of the Mediterranean)
45 minutes from Aya Napa water park and other great attractions
35 minutes from a professional 18-hole golf course in a spectacular setting
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Long Beach 600 m|
|Will consider||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: Ercan 45 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Internet access, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Dining seats for 1|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details outdoors|
If on the other hand you prefer to spend your holiday relaxing by the pool or to keep trim and fit, then chill-out right on your doorstep using all the great features of Caesar :
(showing movies in the summer)
Restaurant and snack bar
Hair and beauty saloon
Swimming pools (indoor and outside)
Arcade (snooker, video games, table tennis)
The Famagusta region
The old city of Famagusta is encircled by the historical walls which date back to mediaeval times. The walls have stayed intact to this day and are well preserved. Two of the original gates of the Famagusta castle still stand: The Sea Gate and The Land Gate. Kantara Castle is magnificently placed astride the near east end of the Five-Finger Mountain.
Greek Ammochostos, Turkish Gazi Magusa is a major port in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It lies on the island's east coast in a bay between Capes Greco and Eloea and is about 37 miles (55 km) east of Nicosia. The port possesses the deepest harbour in Cyprus.
Famagusta is a Frankish corruption of its Greek name, which means "buried in the sand," descriptive of the silted mouth of the Pedieos.
Famagusta city lies south of the ancient city of Salamis (now Salamis ruins) and just north of the ancient ghost town of Varosha (Maras). Today Varosha is no more than an empty ghost town. It lies in a UN zone between the Republic of Cyprus and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
Famagusta is one of the finest examples of mediaeval architecture in the eastern Mediterranean. The oldest traces of settlements lie in an area near the modern town of Famagusta, then named "Enkomi", going back to 13th Century B.C., the Bronze Age. At the start of the Iron Age the town was built near the sea and was known by the name "Salamis". The name "Ammochostos" is first recorded during the Byzantine period. In 1571 Famagusta was conquered by the Ottoman's.
Some historians declare that Famagusta was founded by King Ptolemy Philadelphus of Egypt in 285 B.C. By the year 300 A.D. the town was one of the principal markets of the Eastern Mediterranean, the rendezvous of rich merchants and the headquarters of many Christian religious orders as revealed by numerous churches of various denominations. These are still to be seen in the town today.
This was the time of the Crusades and when the rich Lusignan family ruled Cyprus. Therefore, the period I 200 to I 489 in Cyprus history is called the Lusignan dynasty. Famagusta was protected by ramparts which encircle the town and the citadel castle guarding the harbour, the best in Cyprus. This citadel or Othello's tower is the first main focus of attention for visitors.
The period I 300 to I 400 is known as the golden age of Famagusta and was regarded as such by visiting merchants who brought back tales of fabulous wealth. After I 400, rival groups of Genoese and Venetian merchants settled there. The Genoese caused much conflict until finally the Venetians took command of all Cyprus. In 1489 they transferred the capital from Nicosia to Famagusta. The Venetians were in command for 82 years and it was from Famagusta that the whole island was governed.
The invention of gun-powder and the use of cannons called for the Venetians to remodel the entire defense for the use of artillery, the new type of warfare. The medieval square towers were replaced with round ones and cannon portholes were inserted all along the walls.
The Turkish armada arrived outside the town in 1570 and put it under siege for a year. In 1571 not only Famagusta, but all of Cyprus was under Turkish rule and remained so until 1878. The ends of colonial rule in 1960 led to the intensification of inter communal contention between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots which concluded in 1974 with Turkish Cypriot rule in North Cyprus.
The new town of Famagusta (also known as Maras or Varosha) lies just to the south of the walled old-city of Famagusta.
As a seaport, Famagusta is a center for the export of citrus fruits and other agricultural products and livestock; other major economic activities include cotton spinning, the distillation of brandy, and fishing.
Places to see in Famagusta: Arsenal (Martinengo Bastion), Canbulat Tomb & Museum, Cellarga Mass - Graves, Enkomi (Alasia), Famagusta City Walls, Greek St. George Church, Kertikli Bath, Land Gate (Ravelin), Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque , Latin St. George Church, Namik Kemal Dungeon, Nestorian Church, Nikokreon Monument, Nitovikla Castle, Othello Castle, Nitovikla Church, Royal Tombs, Salamis, Sea Gate, Sinan Pasa Mosque: (St. Peter & St. Paul Church), St. Barnabas Monastery, St. Barnabas Icon & Archaelogy Museum, St. Francis Church, Twin Churches (Templar & Hospitaller Churces), Venetian Palace.
On the roads on Nicosia – Karpaz and Famagusta – Karpaz main roads where Kantara Range meets forests and valleys you find the village Yeni Iskele. The Greek name of the village is Trikomo. The name Yeni Iskele is a reminder of the relocation of Turk Cypriots from the Turkish district Iskele in the city of Larnaca on the island’s south coast. The Turk Cypriots who lived there before had to go away after the war. They moved in 1975 to Trikomo, which was renamed to Yeni (new) Iskele. At the centre of the village there’s the 15th century church of St. Jacob (Avios Iakovos). There’s and odd coincidence in the fact that the village was the birthplace of the EOKA-colonel George Grivas. He was leading spokesman of Cyprus reunion with Greece. Grivas died six months before the war in 1974.
Iskele is an important tourist centre where green meets blue on a 25-km-long coastline. The people of Iskele are hospitable folks, very interested in culture and art-related social activities. The Bogaz region of Iskele, which is known as an entertainment centre, is full of hotels and fish restaurants. In the small harbour of Bogaz, the fishing boats and others offer our visitors cruises along the eastern coast of North Cyprus. In the municipal park of Iskele, locals and tourists stay up until the break of dawn singing live music, enjoying the sweet times past in North Cyprus.
Iskele region is also famous for its icon museums and ancient churches. The ‘Cyprus Endemic Plats information Centre’, the turtle nesting beaches under protection of Long Beach Tourism, the Iskele Fest (from 1 July to 10 July annually) are wonderful attractions of Iskele. One visit to Iskele and its Bogaz, and you will join those who lave fallen in love with our torn and region.
Places to see in Iskele: Aphendrika, Apostolos Andreas Monastery, Aya Trias Bazilica, Ayios Philon Church, Icon Museum of Iskele, Kantara Castle
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4 Jul 2014
"Large one bedroom appartment in holiday complex"
Spacious clean and value for money. Perfect location for north west cyprus.Complex with all facilities. Owners delight to deal with.… More
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