North Cyprus
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North Cypurs Cultural Life

For Turkish Cypriots family life is of ultimate importance and therefore a great amount of their free time is spent at family gatherings. They are highly sociable and like to go out. All towns and some villages hold festivals, usually in the early summer.


North Cyprus is becoming a generous host to many cultural events. The island has started to host many cultural events over the past few years. They are generally held at historical sites such as Bellapais abbey, Kyrenia castle, Salamis Ampitheatre and Othello's Tower, such events have always attracted wide interest and you can come across cultural activities almost every weekend making it possible for visitors to experience such culture.

During the spring months of April and May Bellapais Abbey plays host to an array of celebrated musicians all over the world.

Another city beginning to make a name for hosting music activities in Famagusta. It is possible to listen to many mucisians courtesy of Famagusta municipality's annual music festival. Apart from the packed festival programme there are individual events to entertain music lovers.


Ottoman Turks built many public baths in major towns on the island. There are separate baths for men and women. After entering the hamam wrapped in a towel you go to a large heated headstone in the middle where one perspires and is rubbed down by a bath attendant. This method of bathing is supposed to be refreshing and many of the old marble baths are architecturally interesting.

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