According to archival sources, M.S. VII. He was the commander of a naval unit in the Muawiyah Army during the Islamic raids in the 19th century. Ömer attacked the northern coast of the island with his soldiers. In the battle that took place where the soldiers landed, Commander Ömer and his six friends were martyred by local Byzantine soldiers and their bodies were put in coffins and buried in a cave here. After the conquest of the island by the Turks in 1571, these graves were found, their remains were removed from the cave and buried where they are now, and a mausoleum and a mosque were built over them. Hz. whose body is in this tomb. Caliph Hz. Omar, one of the companions of our Prophet. He has no close or distant connection with Omar. According to Islamic belief, a martyr can be buried in the place where he was martyred and the place where the martyr lies is considered holy land. Hz. In addition to the information found in archive sources about the construction of Ömeri Tomb and Masjid, there are also different legendary stories circulating among the public. Folk Legend 1 According to legend, long ago, pirates would plunder the coasts and kidnap women and girls. One day, while a shepherd named Hacı Hasan was grazing his flock there, he saw a bare-masted ship approaching the shore. He realizes that they are pirates and hides behind the rocks. Meanwhile, he begins to pray to God to save people from the hands of pirates. At that moment, seven bearded cavalrymen riding on red h nto the sea. As they make their way towards the ship on the sea and reach it, the ship and the cavalry disappear. Seeing this, Hacı Hasan comes out of his hiding place, goes to the rocks and sees the horseshoe prints on them. He returns to the village and tells this incident to the villagers. The villagers do not believe Hacı Hasan and come to the shore and see the horseshoes on the rocks. When they see the traces with their own eyes, they become convinced that the shepherd is telling the truth. After that day, when pirates did not come to this village again, the villagers said; In order to express their gratitude to the seven cavalrymen, they built a tomb and a mosque on the rock where the horseshoe prints are located, with the money they collected. orses appear. After looking at the shepherd and the approaching ship, the cavalrymen shoot their horses with fire from their horseshoes and ride them from the rocks on the seashore i   Folk Legend 2 According to a second legend, the commander of the Arab Army, Omar, came to Cyprus as an officer. In order to protect himself from the Byzantines, he and his six friends raided a cave to the southeast of the current tomb. Ömer and his friends are martyred in the conflict inside the cave. Two years later, their bodies were found intact and buried in the same place by the public. The cave in question; Until 1974, it was considered sacred by Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots and was visited for votive purposes. Location and Situation of the Tomb of Hazrat Omer. When we proceed to the beach about a kilometer from Çatalköy, we see Hz. Ömer Tomb has two floors, and there is a portico-shaped entrance on the lower floor, to the south of the place where the tomb is located. From here you can go down to the tomb and the mosque. The tomb with seven graves to the right of the entrance is covered with a dome, and the other parts are covered with a flat ceiling. On the second floor, there are rooms for visitors divided by arches. The interior and exterior walls were plastered with lime. It was damaged by the destruction of the Greeks in 1963 and by lightning in 1974. As a result of an unconscious repair carried out in 1978, it partially lost its real charac
Kyrenia Marina is located in the touristic city of Kyrenia. The restaurants and bars located behind the horseshoe-shaped recess present a picturesque appearance. The presence of the castle from the Lusignan period, located at the entrance of Kyrenia Marina (from the seaway side), further increases the richness of the Marina. The buildings, which currently function as restaurants and bars, were previously used as warehouses for carob (carob) and salt, which were exported from Cyprus to Anatolia and Europe. The port, which had an important place in the export of carob and salt, was tried to be developed by building a breakwater and a single-storey customs building during the British Colonial Period (after 1880). In 1914, a second floor was added to this customs building (the stone-made building currently used as the Marina Office) and its final shape was given. The port (customs building), which was previously used for passenger purposes, was transferred to the Turkish Cypriot Tourism Enterprises in 1991 and its infrastructure was built and opened as a Marina Enterprise. Today, the Marina, which is the only one in TRNC, provides various services to many foreign boats and hosts them with its hospitable servi
It is located at Yavuz Landing Beach, where the Peace Operation took place in 1
  Martyrdom Martyrdom in the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation; It was built in memory of Officers, Petty Officers, Privates and Privates. The name of the martyrdom; He participated in the Cyprus Peace Operation as the 50th Infantry Regiment Commander, went to Pladini beach with his regiment and stood in front of the house, which is currently used as the Peace and Freedom Museum, which was chosen as the command post in the attack on the 2nd day of the operation. Fehmi ERCAN and Sıhhiye Private Mustafa GİRGİN and the martyred Regiment Commander Pd.Kd.Col. It is taken from Halil İbrahim Karaoğlano
Greek and Greek military vehicles captured during the 1974 Peace Operation are exhibited in the Peace and Freedom Open Air Museum, located in the garden of the Peace and Freedom Museum. As for the Peace and Freedom Museum, this building, which was the house of Makarios' dentist Yorgacis, was used as the headquarters building on the night of July 20, when the 1974 Cyprus Peace Operation started, which was a turning point in the history of the struggle of the Turkish Cypriots. However, the entrance of the building was hit by a rocket launcher bullet fired by Greek soldiers and in the violent explosion, 50th Infantry Regiment Commander Infantry Senior Colonel İbrahim Karaoğlanoğlu, Pilot Major Fehmi Ercan, who served as Air Liaison Officer, and two privates were martyred. For this reason, the house, which has become a historical document, was organized as a museum in order to immortalize the Cyprus Peace Operation and was opened to visitors with an official ceremony as the Peace and Freedom Museum on the second anniversary of the operation. The museum was built as a wealthy Greek house in the early 1970s and is located just east of Yavuz Landing Beach, where the First Peace Operation began. The place where the rocket launcher bullet hit on the night of July 20, 1974 was untouched. The maintenance, repair, landscaping and interior exhibition of the museum in its current state was carried out in cooperation with the Turkish Cypriot Peace Forces Command, the Turkish Aviation and Space Industry, the Ministry of Tourism and Environment and the Department of Antiquities and Museums. The sections of the museum are as follows. Ground Floor: On the ground floor of the museum, the events that necessitated the 1974 Peace Operation are presented with representative animations in the historical process, while the weapons captured during the operation are also exhibited here. Also on this floor, visitors to the museum are given the opportunity to watch the Cyprus Peace Operation documentary. Upper Floor: On the upper floor of the museum, the uniforms and personal belongings of martyr Colonel İbrahim Karaoğlanoğlu and martyr Pilot Major Fehmi Ercan, as well as the photographs, personal belongings and uniforms of those who were martyred during the operation are exhibited. Inner Courtyard: In the inner courtyard of the museum, there is a monumental panel with the names of the soldiers and civilians martyred during the Cyprus Peace Operation. In the open area between the museum building and the Karaoğlanoğlu Martyrdom, armored vehicles and heavy weapons abandoned by the Greek National Guard Army are exhibited. Room I: This is the hall where the historical development of the events that took place between the two peoples in Cyprus until 1974, maps related to the 1st and 2nd parts of the Peace Operation, pictures of armored vehicles and weapons used by the Greeks against the Turks are exhibited. II. Room: This is the room where the video trailer showing the "30 Hot Days" document flood, which describes the events in Cyprus, and newspaper news about July 20, 1974 are located. III: Room: This is the room where the biographies and uniforms of Infantry Senior Colonel İbrahim Karaoğlanoğlu and Air Pilot Major Fehmi Ercan are exhibited. IV. Room: This is the room where the pictures, weapons, uniforms and personal belongings of the martyred Cypriot Mujahideen are exhibited. V. and VI. Rooms: This is the room where the pictures of the martyred Turkish soldiers and the uniforms and personal belongings of our martyrs are exhibited. VII. Room: This is the room where the words of then Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit and TRNC President Rauf Raif Denktaş about the Cyprus Peace Operation and pictures of martyrs' cemeteries and monuments are displa
Niazi’s was first established in 1949 in Limassol Cyprus. It first comprised of two adjoining shops serving local people. Soon became famous and well known among British Forces personnel. In 1967 Niazi`s moved to its new building in Limassol and served there until 1974 where it became famous within the whole of the island. In 1974, it was relocated again to its present location in Kyrenia. Niazi’s created the concept of charcoal grilled kebabs with accompanying mezes, the FULL KEBAB. To this date, the FULL KEBAB has become a trademark concept in Cyprus cuisine. Niazi’s today is a restaurant with international reputation serving an extensive charcoal grill menu, but the FULL KEBAB is still the main attraction. Niazi’s now operates six branches in Kyrenia, Nicosia and Famagu
Greenhill Barbecue Restaurant offers self cooking barbecue taste in open air garden or special barbecue tables in our restaurant part with spectacular mountain and sea view in Kyre
Bellapais Gardens Hotel offers all kinds of opportunities at any time of the year to enable you to relax and have a pleasant time throughout your holiday in Cyprus. Our hotel offers its guests all the facilities one would expect from a hotel providing high standards of service, with 17 luxurious and modern bungalows large enough to meet the needs of our guests. Bellapais Gardens Hotel is the ideal choice for those planning a holiday in Northern Cyprus, and the time you spend in our luxury bungalows will provide you with an unforgettable holiday experience. Bellapais Gardens Hotel awaits its guests among the Cyprus gardens consisting of fascinating citrus and fruit trees and colorful Mediterranean flowers. Bellapais Gardens was chosen as the "World's Best Boutique Hotel" in 2012. It also received the "Top Level" award from Trip Advisor in 2012. With its breathtaking view of the Kyrenia coast and the Five Finger Mountains, Bellapais Gardens Hotel is the best choice for rest and relaxation under the famous Northern Cyprus sun. Our Hak3 facility and all our staff are waiting for the time to serve you with pleasure and care, with 17 modern bungalows, carefully designed, equipped with all high standard facilities, where you can watch the sun disappear over the sea accompanied by the best quality wine served by the room service. Just 30 meters from the fascinating Bellapais Monastery, our swimming pool surrounded by 200-year-old palm trees offers you the pleasure and opportunity of swimming in the spring waters of Cyprus. Our swimming pool with its breathtaking view will add pleasure to your morning swimming experience. Bellapais Gardens Hotel is a member of Johansens Hotels and Slow Food Association and was awarded the "Best Hotel" award in 2004. In addition, our hotel is proud to be the only hotel with the title of "S" Special Class Hotel throughout the island. &n
Kemerli Konak is the only luxury boutique hotel with 38 rooms, located in the historical Zeytinlik Village of Kyrenia... The hotel, which embodies its authentic structure and Cypriot texture in its lines; It is only 15 minutes away from Kyrenia center and approximately 45 minutes away from Ercan Airport. You will find the peace you are looking for by the pool at Kemerli Konak, with olive trees surrounding it on all sides. The hotel, which takes its name from the historical aqueduct located nearby, also; With an authentic yet luxurious service approach, no detail has been overlooked to ensure the comfort of our valued guests. Kemerli Konak, designed entirely with the traditional architecture of Cypriot houses; It is furnished with authentic Cypriot beds, specially carved chest-patterned dressers and furniture. The hotel has rooms with mountain and sea views; It offers traditional Cyprus breakfast, central heating-cooling, transfer from the hotel to the city center and wireless internet service. Archway Restaurant, located right next to Kemerli Konak and offering outstanding examples of unique Cypriot Cuisine, welcomes its guests with its authentic structure. In addition, the old name of the village, which took its name from the 'Templar Knights', was 'Templos'. It is rumored that Knights Templar lived in this village in the Middle A
St. Hilarion Castle Located west of the main Kyrenia-Nicosia highway, in the Kyrenia Mountain range, St Hilarion castle is the westernmost and best preserved of the three redoubts built by the Byzantines and Crusaders. The legend of St Hilarion Although there is not adequately evidence, the castle is said to be called after the saint of the name. St Hilarion, a little-known hermit and monk fled persecution from Palestine during the 7 th century to dwell and die up in the castle. According to legend he was extremely deaf and resilient to the shrieks of pagan demons that had been lurking and wandering about in the mountain peak. Disgusted at their inability to make him go, they left mountain in peace. During the 10 th century a Byzantine chapel, monastery and later a fort grew around his tomb. It is known that the Byzantine fort was called Didymos , the Greek name for the twin peaks overhead. The Lusignans corrupted this to Dieu d'Amour , maybe confusing a mixture of legends and believing that this was the castle of Aphrodite . With walls and towers that appear to sprout out of the rocks almost randomly, it is a fairly-tale sight living u p to Rose Macaulay's much-quoted description ”a picture-book castle for elf-kings” and the rumour that Walt Disney used it as a model for the castle in Snow White and Seven Dwarfs. The legend that was spread locally says that St Hilarion housed 101 rooms, of which 100 could easily be found; the last, an enchanted garden with a magnificent treasure belonging to an elusive “queen” of Cypriot folklore, most probably a holdover of Aphrodite worship. How to get there If you are going from Kyrenia, take the main road out of town, directed south for Nicosia (Lefkosia). The dual carriageway leading off the roundabout climbs the Kyrenia mountain range, passing the silhouette of Atatürk high on the right. At the top of this climb, about 50 yards (45 m) before the mountain pass turn right at the sign saying St Hilarion Castle. After turning right follow the route as directed by the army signs. This is a controlled road and stopping and taking photographs are signed as forbidden. The road is narrow and twisty that is why careful driving is essential. On the right you will pass the Turkish military camp and the route continues to wind up. You can view Kyrenia harbour to the right and the route reaches its highest point with the vista towards the twin peaks of Didymos ahead. The road continues to the base of the castle walls where a car park is located with a small snack bar. Practical info During summer, come early or later in the day if you can, as climbing to the top of 730 m is tiring and can be quite a difficult work on a hot day. Make sure you wear stout shoes because the ground is often uneven. For climbing St Hilarion a walking stick, camera, binoculars and a bottle of water are recommended accessories. Be aware of many long drops everywhere, especially when taking children. After scaling the castle you can have refreshment at the café by the car p