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North Cyprus Activities

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A fantastic place to live; there are plenty of North Cyprus activities for the times you want to be away from the beach or the stunning views; everything you want and need for a satisfying lifestyle.

As a holiday destination, the north part of the island really does have something for everyone.  Miles of famous sandy beaches, an abundance of historical buildings, history and heritage galore and nature abounds.  All of this and there are still great activities to partake in on your trip to North Cyprus.

There are many opportunities to enjoy land-based and water-based sports and activities and here are some of our favourites:


Downtown Kyrenia is a hive of nighttime entertainment with plenty of live music, DJ and karaoke opportunities as well as bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants serving all types of delicious cuisine.

Wherever you are there is bound to be a nice friendly welcoming restaurant.

Gyms and Fitness

Most of the hotels offer gyms and fitness opportunities for guests, and some are open to non-residents too.  Alternatively, most of the larger towns have gyms with reasonable membership options.


There are several options for regular practice or those who fancy trying yoga for the first time.  Some of the studio’s also offer Pilates and Dance.

Go Karting

For a fun-filled adrenaline rush activity, Go Karting is one of the best. There are two main Go Karting Centres in North Cyprus: Tazkarts and Zet Karting. Both offer 7+ children’s karting and 14+ and adult karting. 

Ten-Pin Bowling

For those wanting to get out of the sun for a little while North Cyprus has several air-conditioned Ten-Pin Bowling Alleys, it’s a fun sociable activity.


Regardless of if you are a seasoned paintballer or always wanted to try, either way, there is the opportunity to partake in this exhilarating fun sport. The games are short, so if you are out, it’s not long before you are up and at it again!

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Horse Riding

North Cyprus is probably the best-served area in the Mediterranean for equestrian pursuits.  There are several riding establishments to choose from, and horse riding is one of the best ways to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

Korineum Golf Course - North Cyprus
Korineum Golf Course – North Cyprus


There are several golf courses including the immaculate Korenium Golf & Beach Resort offering facilities for families who do and don’t play.

Water Sports

As you would expect for an island famous for its beaches, there are plenty of water sport activities. 

Fun activities include speedboat tours, jet skiing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, parasailing, waterskiing, wakeboarding and probably more!

Diving - North Cyprus Property
Diving in North Cyprus

The diving is excellent with places to explore, such as the Grand Canyon and Lighthouse Reef. The waters are warm and calm and offer unique diving opportunities.

For those wanting sailing, there are plenty of opportunities along the coastline. Having calm, tranquil waters, North Cyprus is a great place to learn sailing by taking one of the available sailing courses too.

If you are thinking of bringing your own boat, there are three principal harbours with marinas:

  • Old Harbour, Girne
  • Delta Harbour, New Harbour, Girne
  • Karpaz Gate Marina is a Gold Anchor awarded Marina.
Trekking - North Cyprus Property
Trekking in North Cyprus

There are also family fun orientated indoor and outdoor swimming pools, some offering fun activities.

Plus, of course, there are the beaches, walking, cycling and the National Park with its wildlife, flora and fauna to enjoy.

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