Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Kyrenia: The City

The city of Kyrenia (also known as Girne) is located on the northern coast in the Kyrenia district of Northern Cyprus.
 


This city was established by the Achaeans, particularly Cepheus of Arcadia, after the Trojan War.  Over the years, Kyrenia has been ruled by the Romans, Ptolemies, Byzantines, Lusignans, Venetians, Ottomans, British, etc.

Due to the prominent location, this coastal city has been an active port city throughout history.  The Kyrenia Castle is situated next to the Kyrenia Harbor, which was also utilized during ancient times.  Today, the castle and harbor are within the popular tourist area of Kyrenia.

Some of the sites to explore in the city include the Kyrenia Castle and Shipwreck Museum, Kyrenia Harbor, Molly's Place Restaurant, etc.




The city of Kyrenia is enjoyable to explore, especially the ancient sites and tourist area.


Site: City of Kyrenia. 

Category: City. 

Location: Northern coastal area, within the Northern Kyrenia district of Northern Cyprus. 

Phone Number: N/A. 

Operating Hours: N/A. 

Entrance Fee: Free. 

Date of Visit: 2013.

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