You can find a good list of special holiday activities and things to do in Northern Cyprus below.


Hiking tours for people of all ages and physical disposition are organized by a number of centers in the Girne area generally conducted in the Girne mountain range.

Turtle watching is one of the most fascinating activities in North Cyprus. There are some protected areas where you can admire these beautiful creatures.

North Cyprus has more to offer than its sun and sea, natural beauties and historic sites. One surprising attraction is the North Cyprus herbarium, full of flora.

Welcome to the fascinating and unique underwater world of North Cyprus, where you can enjoy one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean.
Bird Watching

bird watching
It is possible to watch 347 different species of bird in Cyprus. However, only 46 of these are native of Cyprus, and 7 of these are the endemic sub-species.
Go Karting

The ZET International Karting Circuit, which exceeds the highest European standards and has one of the best racing surfaces in the region.

TRNC Shooting Federation was first born in 1974 under the name of Hunting and Shooting Federation. In 1996 Hunting and Shooting was divided.

In less than a decade, paintball has become one of the world’s most exciting outdoor sports. Paintball is played in some areas of Kyrenia.

There are several offical camping sites in the Kyrenia and Famagusta areas which offer services such as washrooms, toilets, restaurants and bars.

There are several caves in Northern Cyprus that you are free to explore. One, known as the Hot Cave, north of Agirdag village on the southern slopes of the Five Finger Mountain.
Horse Riding

horse riding
There are several stables offering riding lessons in the Girne and Gazi Magusa areas, including Catalkoy near Kyrenia. Some stables also allow customers to hire horses to take out.

Hunting is the greatest passion of many a Turkish Cypriot man. The season runs from October to February, on Sundays only. Hunting areas are strictly controlled.
National Parks

national parks
Northern Cyprus has one National Park in the Karpaz Peninsula. Here a large number of birds, wild donkeys, turtles, rare flora and amazingly beautiful beaches can be found.

With its wealth and variety of landscapes Northern Cyprus is an ideal place for keen photographers. Care should be taken not to take photographs in the vicinity of army bases.
Sightseeing Tours

sightseeing tours
Some tour companies and hotels organise their own bus tours of the island. If you wish to join a tour we can arrange it for you. Just ask for information at Riverside reception.
Water Sports

water sports
There are several beaches in Kyrenia and Famagusta, which offer a variety of water sports ranging from water skiing, parasailing, wind-surfing and jet-skiing and more.

We can also arrange a walking trip or tour, where you can enjoy the sights and the wildlife at the same time. Ask at reception.

Yacht and boat tours are available throughout the summer from Kyrenia Harbour. There are many vendors, so take time to find a suitable service.

Wild orchids can be found on many of the open fields and mountain treks, with many different species to see, including the bee orchid.

There are also many things to do at Riverside Garden Resort as well. Book your holiday to North Cyprus today: North Cyprus Holidays