Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where are the tourist information offices?
  • There are various tourist information offices in Northern Cyprus: Kyrenia - In the Old Harbour Lefkosa - By Kyrenia Gate Famagusta - The Land Gate (The main entrance to Famagusta old town) Ercan Airport - Located inside the airport


  • Do I need to bring a plug adaptor?
  • Most electrical plugs in Cyprus are the 3 pin type, the same as in the UK. Occasionally, three to two pin adaptors are necessary, however this is quite rare nowadays.


  • What currency does Northern Cyprus use?
  • The currency in Northern Cyprus is the Turkish Lira, which has a constantly fluctuating exchange rate. For this reason, shopkeepers and restaurant owners are fully conversant with all major currencies and bills can be paid in UK Sterling, Euros and US Dollars as well as local currency. There are many money exchange bureaux in all of the major towns. Credit and Debit cards are accepted, and can be used in cash machines, however you should ensure that you inform your bank before you travel so that they do not block your card. You should also enquire about charges to use your card abroad.