The Colony Hotel - A Park Heritage Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Colony Hotel - A Park Heritage Hotel Kyrenia
Perfect in every way- wonderful staff, good food, free parking, beautiful roof top restaruant and pool with wonderful views, a few minuties walk to the lovely harbour
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... made yesterday. Got all the spare bedding out and hung on the line to give it an airing, swept the patio down and checked the garden pots. Think thats enough for now - coffee time.
Rest of the morning on the balcony just reading and listening to the radio and looking forward to lunch of pita bread, fetta cheese, tomato and dips with a small glass of wine. Skyped ...
... Carmen won a little money while in Cyprus, but I ended up the Big winner this time.
Finding great places to stay and eat when traveling is always a challenge. We have found Trip Advisor is a very good resource. We read about a place that was receiving great reviews and decided to give it a chance. It was an hour long drive on curvy roads up a mountain to a quaint little town that ...
... good (Turkish bath and massage).
After a day of sun and relaxation we returned to the villa for more of the same and enjoyed a nice barbecue dinner on the pool terrace, then went up to the rooftop terrace to check out the abbey lit up at night. It's so peaceful up there, I'm tempted to sleep on a lounge chair on the roof.
... and Turkey. This situation worked out for a while (I'm vastly oversimplifying things), until in 1982 when Turkey invaded and declared the northern third of the island to be an independent state. Since 1982, Northern Cyprus has been a pariah state, unrecognized internationally as a country. Conversely, the south has developed rapidly and is now a member of the EU. There is heavy military presence in Cyprus and a ...
... shops etc, though very few tourists around. Area is much smaller than we envisaged from looking at our map, and suddenly find ourselves at the checkpoint for the Ledra Street crossing from the South to the North.
To understand the significance of this crossing, you need to know a bit about recent Cypriot history.
The Ottoman Empire took over Cyprus in 1571, and ruled until the British took over administration in 1878. Between 1955-1960 there was guerilla warfare ...