Climate and Nature
If there is one thing this island benefits from, it is an abundance of beautiful beaches, washed by crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. From rocky little coves to long stretches of soft clean sand, from deserted wild beaches to miles of perfect coastline one can hardly find anywhere else in the Mediterranean. This is the reason why the beaches of North Cyprus are amongst the last in the Mediterranean, selected by the turtles, which lay their eggs during the months of July and August. North Cyprus is a beach lover's paradise. The beaches in Northern Cyprus, offering activities such as water sports, scuba diving, snorkeling are one of the best attractions of the island. The average water temperature is 24C between May and October. Basking and resting on the tranquil beaches to the sound of the cicadas and bathing in the cleanest waters of the Mediterranean are the most precious blessings that North Cyprus had to offer. Enjoying the sea on untouched beaches, amounts to a holiday beyond compare.
The Merit Crystal Cove Hotel is beautifully positioned within a stunning cove in one of the most attractive areas of Cyprus. Merit Crystal Cove Hotel's own sandy beach, situated in secluded bay, offers sun loungers, sun parasols, water sports, lawn areas, beach snack bar and beach towel services. The sheltered swimming pool with separate children's area, sun terraces, sun loungers, sun parasols, poolside snack bar is at the guests’ disposal. Panoramic sea views create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere, which escalates throughout the resort, especially from the roof top bar and swimming pool. Guests can soak up the sun on the soft white sands or beside the relaxing swimming pool; for the more active, there is a range of sporting activities including tennis, volleyball and darts, as well as the chance to explore the underwater world with a range of water sports.
Climate and Nature
North Cyprus enjoys a wonderful, Eastern Mediterranean climate with around 300 days of sunshine every year. It is a place, where you are met by the scent of wild flowers, lemons, oranges and grapefruit in the spring and the green-blue of the Mediterranean in the summer. The spring months of March and April typically see a few rain showers but offer a profusion of flowers and blossom. The summer months are dry with temperatures steadily increasing and peaking in August - often to 40°C. The weather remains pleasant as temperatures cool through October and November and showers are possible. The winter months very rarely see any snow or freezing temperatures, typically staying around 10°C, but rain (heavy at times), is welcomed to refresh the landscape and replenish reservoirs.
The local climate allows tourism during a considerable part of the year. North Cyprus is famous for its wild flowers, lemons, oranges and grapefruit scented air in spring. The natural beauty of North Cyprus is evident from the moment you arrive, from the tip of its mountains to the sand on its beaches.
Location of Cyprus
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia. Including small island outposts of Cape Andreas known as the Klidhes, its area is 9,250 sq km (3,571 sq mi). Comparatively, the area occupied by Cyprus is about three-fifths the size of the state of Connecticut. It is located south of Asia Minor, the Anatolian peninsula of the Asian (or Eurasian) mainland (part of Turkey). Cyprus is close to Western Asia, Southern Europe, and Northern Africa, and has had lengthy periods of mainly Greek and intermittent Anatolian, Levantine, Byzantine, and Western European influence.
The most significant settlements are Kyrenia, Nicosia, Famagusta, Guzelyurt and Iskele. Northern Cyprus population, estimated as 295,000 by the 2012 census, increases in the summers with the arrival of tourists from all over the world. Tourism is the major source of the Northern Cyprus economy revenue.