Archery - the sport of shooting with bows and arrows You can try your hand and get archery lessons at the Kaya Artemis Resort in Bafra 0090 392 630 60 00 or visit their website www.kayahotels.com/en.

 

Badminton-Tennis-Squash There are plenty of facilities available within local municipality, university campus or hotel resorts. Tennis courts can be found at GAU (Girne America University) 0090 392 650 20 00 or visit their website www.gau.edu.tr/en/. Also Korineum Golf & Resort in Esentepe, Kyrenia has a tennis court where you can take lessons. Call them on 0090 392 600 15 15 or visit their website www.korineumgolf.com. Badminton can be found at the Middle East Technical University in Nicosia 0090 392 223 64 64 or visit website www.neu.edu.tr. Or near Necat British college in Kyrenia there is the Ertugrul Apakan sportsalon.

 

Beach clubs- there are several beach clubs along the Kyrenia coast line

Camelot Beach Club in Alsancak, Kyrenia call 0090 548 830 06 03 or visit website www.camelotbeachclub.com

Denizkizi Hotel call 0090 392 821 26 76 or visit website www.denizkizi.com

Shayna Beach Club in Çatalköy, Kyrenia call 0090 533 885 00 04 or visit website www.shayna-beach.com

Cornaro Beach Club in Çatalköy, Kyrenia call 0090 548 870 03 05 or visit website www.cornarobeach.com

 

Bird watching-North Cyprus is excellent place for bird lovers Kuşkor-The North Cyprus Society for the Protection of Birds and Nature. Call them 0090 542 881 37 50 or visit website www.kuskor.org.

 

Bowling -Perfect for a great night with family or friends Try it in Kyrenia at Kings Leisure Centre 0090 533 838 55 35. Or try Ice Bowling Leisure Centre which opened in Famagusta 0090 542 851 06 67. If you prefer to be outside you can try Flat Green Bowling. Located in Lapta there is a family owned bowls green. Contact them on 0090 533 880 11 96 or visit their website www.olivepressbowlingcyprus.com.

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting-known also as a clay target shooting. You can find it in the Gönyeli Gun Club near Nicosia 0090 533 846 06 41.

 

Cycling-another way to explore the island You can join cycling tours or just hire your own bike and explore the island. For more info about tours and where you can hire a bike try Cyprus Cycling 0090 542 851 55 00 or Cyprus Active 0090 533 831 90 72 or visit their website www.cyprusactive.com.

 

Karting–Fancy a mini Formula 1? Then try Zet Karting in North Cyprus Zet Karting is located outside Nicosia visit their website www.zetkarting.com or call them 0090 533 866 61 73. Or Cemsa Karting in Nicosia 0090 392 223 62 35 or Maxmille Power in Tuzla, Famagusta 0090 392 364 88 89.

 

Golf - There is an 18 hole championship course at Korineum Golf & Resort in Esentepe, Kyrenia, and a driving range where you can have golf lessons. Call them on 0090 392 600 15 15 or visit their website www.korineumgolf.com.

 

Horse riding - In Nicosia Cemsa Riding School 0090 392 223 62 35. In Karsiyaka there is The Kozan Restaurant & Picnic area, they offer a lot of different activities call them 0090 533 845 70 70 or visit website www.kozan.co.nr.

 

Ice skating - yes you can find it even in North Cyprus. At the moment the only synthetic ice (not real ice) rink can be found in Famagusta, Ice Bowling Leisure Center 0090 542 851 06 67.

 

Jet Skiing – at Camelot Beach in Alsancak, which is run by the GAU.

 

Mini Golf – at Oris Beachin Alsancak, which is a new beach bar with other activities.

 

Orchids -take a long walk and enjoy the fauna North Cyprus is an exciting destination for all lovers of wild orchids. There are 19 endemic plant species which only grow in North Cyprus and also 32 species of wild orchids.

 

Paint Balling - for this fun game you must book in advance. There are a few places to play paintball. Paint Ball Bar in Famagusta 0090 533 865 61 91. Paint Ball Nicosia 0090 533 844 46 44. The Sunset Club Kyrenia 0090 533 865 49 59 or visit their website www.sunsetclubcyprus.com.

 

Paragliding - what a perfect way to see North Cyprus! Highline Paraglidingtakes off near St.Hilarion Castle. 0090 542 855 56 72 or visit their website www.highlineparagliding.com.

 

Quad Bike - Safari-offers an amazing ride on the Besparmak mountains. For more information you can contact Quad Bike Safari in Lapta, Kyrenia 0090 533 547 37 32. Or Quad Bike Tours in Alsancak 0090 392 821 27 97.

 

Scuba diving - explorer the unique underwater world Nautilus Scuba Diving School, Nicosia call 0090 392 444 99 88 or visit website www.nautilusdivingcyp.com. British Scuba Centre, Catalkoy Kyrenia call 0090 533 868 31 65 or visit website www.northcyprusscuba.com. Amphora Diving. Kyrenia call 0090 542 851 49 24 or visit website www.amphoradiving.com. Underwater Explorers call 0090 533 879 44 21 or visit website www.cyprus-underwater-explorers.com.

 

Turtlebay Dive Centre Kyrenia call 0090 533 849 62 66 or visit website www.turtlebaydivecentre.com. Sea Turtles-a unique experience to get close to the nesting turtles The mother turtle will come to lay her eggs from May to August on beaches in North Cyprus. Two months later the tiny creatures hatch and rush to the sea. There are several beaches across the island but most popular is Alagadi Turtle Beach, Kyrenia .Call them for more info 0090 533 865 86 34 or visit website www.alagadi.net.

 

Walking – Hiking –Trekking-explore North Cyprus walking There are several companies which offer walking tours, call them for more information. The Kyrenia Mountain Trail Association, Kyrenia 0090 533 845 39 35 or visit website www.kyreniamountaintrail.org. North Cyprus Walking, Kyrenia call them 0090 815 08 90 or visit website www.northcypruswalking.com. Or why not try Dog Walking, you can visit the Kyrenia Animal Rescue Centre in Karakum, Kyrenia for more information 0090 533 869 40 98 or visit website www.kartrnc.org.

 

Water parks - family fun activities Some hotels in Kyrenia have large pools, slides and organised daily pool activities for children. Acapulco Resort, Convention & Spa call 0090 392 650 45 00 or visit website. www.acapulco.com.tr/en. Oscar Resort Hotel call 0090 392 815 48 01 or visit website www.oscar-resort.com/en. Laphetos Resort, Hotel & Spa call 0090 392 821 89 61.

 

The Wild Donkeys - Karpaz Visit Karpaz National Park and watch wild donkeys. Once upon a time donkeys were important for the island’s economy and its citizens. It was common for every family to have at least one donkey. Today they are protected and can be found in the Karpaz National Park.