North Cyprus Guide

North Cyprus History

North Cyprus is Often described as a corner of the earth touched by heaven!! Very few visitors to North Cyprus Island are not touched by friendly and warm welcome of Cypriot people, the relaxed peace of life and beautiful Northern Cyprus natural scenery.

The rich history of the North Cyprus Island plays a large part in its beauty. Over the centuries it has passed through the hands of many cultures such as the Persians, Assyrians, Egyptians, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignan, Venetians, Ottomans and British all of which have left their mark which is evident in the wide variety of ancient architecture in North Cyprus.

The British colonial era which ended in 1960 is certainly still evident and most Turkish Cypriots speak English to some extent which most helpful to those newcomers to North Cyprus who have not mastered the Turkish language yet!!

Nowhere else can you find such a superb balance between modern western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean’s easy pace of life. Whether you are enjoying a drink at one of the modern cafes, restaurants bars, clubs and five star Hotels in North Cyprus. The soothing call to prayers from the ancient mosques is often there to bring the warm peace and serenity only found in western Asia.

Weather in North Cyprus

North Cyprus Island is of an extreme Mediterranean type with hot dry summers and relatively cold winters. There are four seasons in the year. Spring, summer, autumn and winter. Most rainfalls are concentrated between December and January. The sea temperature in North Cyprus never falls under 16°C around January and February. In August is about 29°C on the central plain, able to culminate at the average maximum of 42°C in these months. Temperatures in January is around 10°C on the central plain and 5°C on the higher parts of the Northern Cyprus Kyrenia mountains.

The sky is cloudless with a low humidity. During the wet winter months Cyprus, a green Island. Frost and snow are almost unknown in North Cyprus. The higher mountain areas are cooler and moister than the rest of the Island.

Airports in Cyprus

There are frequent scheduled and charter flights out of England and other European countries to Turkish Republic of North Cyprus. Your arrival in North Cyprus will be either into national airport of the TRNC, Ercan International airport or to Larnaca International airport.

Ercan International Airport

Ercan International airport is an International airport situated near Nicosia, North Cyprus. More than 90 flights per week arrive to North Cyprus Ercan airport during the summer season. There are no direct flights to Ercan airport, the flights touch down to Turkey before proceeding to Northern Cyprus. From Turkey you can choose from a number of scheduled flights from Istanbul, Izmir, Adana or Antalya.  At the moment, Turkish airlines, Pegasus airlines, Ezyjet airlines fly from to Ercan airport from London Heathrow airport, Gatwick airport. Flying time from UK to Ercan is a total 6 hours. Turkish airlines fly from Stanstead airport to Ercan airport. Flight touchdown in Istanbul; however, change of aircraft is not required.

Larnaca International Airport

Larnaca airpot is an International airport located in Larnaca, in the southern part of Cyprus. Larnaca airport is accessible from many airports across the UK, Ireland Europe, United States and Australia. The flight from the UK and Europe is approximately 4 hours’ direct flight. The driving distance from Larnaca airport to Nicosia North side of Cyprus which we are located. Once you arrive to Nicosia border which you will pass threw from the Greek side to the Turkish side, you will present to the border immigration officers your passport to be able to enter the Turkish side which is North Cyprus Nicosia.

Frequently Asked Questions

When a woman cannot carry her own pregnancy to term, some work with another woman who agrees to be a gestational surrogate. Specialists use IVF to make embryos with a woman’s eggs and her partner’s sperm. The surrogate is the one who goes through the pregnancy after IVF. But her DNA is not involved. The baby will be the biological child of both husband and wife.

Women who are over 40, have poor egg quality, or have not had success with previous cycles may consider an egg donor. This involves combining the man’s sperm with another woman’s donated eggs. If the procedure works, the woman becomes pregnant with a child who is biologically related to her partner but not herself.

Doctors will inject the sperm directly into the egg in a lab. This technique, called “ICSI” (intracytoplasmic sperm injection), helps when a man’s sperm count is very low or his sperm don’t move well. When the fertilized egg is ready, it goes into the woman’s uterus through the normal IVF process.

Fertile women can choose IUI using sperm from a donor. It may take several tries, but pregnancy rates are over 80%. You and your partner may want to see a counsellor first, to make sure you’re both ready to raise a child who is not biologically related to the father.

Intrauterine insemination (IUI) is a popular procedure for many fertility problems. Doctors place the man’s sperm into the woman’s uterus, but not into the egg itself, while she ovulates. You may also need to take drugs to prompt your body to ovulate. IUI is less expensive and simpler than IVF (in vitro fertilization), but pregnancy rates are much lower.

These include:

  • Low sperm count
  • Poor sperm movement
  • Misshaped sperm
  • Blocked sperm ducts

A few lifestyle changes can make a difference. If you smoke, quit. Smoking lowers fertility for men and women and dims pregnancy rates. In one study, men who stopped smoking saw their sperm counts climb 800%. Also, check your diet. Is it as healthy as possible? Ask your doctor about supplements. Some vitamins and

It has shown promise for many conditions. Now, some couples are trying this popular form of traditional Chinese medicine to address infertility. Research suggests it may improve sperm quality and blood flow to the uterus, help smooth out irregular ovulation, and boost IVF success rates.

Knowing your menstrual cycle improves your chances of getting pregnant. The first phase starts with the first day of your period or blood flow. Your body releases hormones that makes the eggs inside your ovaries grow. Between day 2 and 14, those hormones also help thicken the lining of your uterus to get ready for a fertilized egg. This is called the follicular stage.

The average menstrual cycle is 28-32 days. Ovulation usually happens between day 11 and 21 of your cycle. A hormone called luteinizing hormone (LH) surges, triggering the release of the egg that's ripest. At the same time, your cervical mucus becomes more slippery to help sperm make their way to the egg.

Generally, the highest chance of pregnancy is when sex happens1-2 days before ovulation. If you have a regular 28-day cycle, count back 14 days from when you expect your next period to start. Plan on having sex every other day around that time -- say, days 12 and 14.  Keep in mind that having sex every day may lower a man's sperm count. Your cycle may be longer or shorter, so an online ovulation calculator may help you identify the likely day.

After your body releases an egg, the hormone progesterone kicks in to help build and maintain the lining of the uterus. Progesterone causes your body temperature to go up slightly. So taking your temperature with a basal thermometer every morning before getting out of bed can help you figure out if you ovulated. These thermometers are available at the drugstore and are inexpensive, but they aren't as accurate as other methods for tracking ovulation.

A surge in LH triggers your ovaries to release the egg. The surge usually happens 36 hours before the egg is released. Ovulation kits check LH levels in your urine to help you pinpoint the day of ovulation. These kits, which are available at drugstores, are convenient and highly accurate. You may want to test 1-2 days before you expect the surge so you can note the rise in LH.

During the second half of your menstrual cycle, the hormone progesterone kicks in to help prepare the lining of your uterus for a fertilized egg. If the egg isn't fertilized and doesn't implant, it disintegrates, progesterone levels fall, and about 12 to 16 days later, the egg -- along with blood and tissues from the lining of the uterus -- is shed from the body. That process is menstruation. It usually lasts 3 to 7 days. Then the cycle begins again.

There is growing evidence that links environment to fertility. If you want to boost your chances of getting pregnant, you may want to:

  • Eat foods rich in folic acids.
  • Buy more organic foods and green products.
  • Avoid certain plastics (including plastic wrap).
  • Maintain a healthy body weight through diet and exercise.
  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine.

A study found that women whose body mass index (BMI) was above normal took twice as long to get pregnant as those with a normal BMI. If you're overweight or obese, losing weight can boost your fertility and chances of getting pregnant. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, a drop in weight of 5%-10% can dramatically improve ovulation and pregnancy rates. Obesity can also cause infertility and low testosterone in men. Being significantly underweight can also lead to infertility.

Fertility goes down with age, especially after the mid-30s. It also lowers the chances that fertility treatments will be successful. Experts say you should talk to your doctor if you're under 35 and have been trying to conceive for more than 12 months, or over 35 and have been trying for more than 6 months.

Studies show that sperm count and sperm movement decrease as men age, as does sexual function. But there isn't a cut-off age that makes a man too old to father a child. One study found that it took men age 45 or older longer to get a woman pregnant once the couple started trying. If your partner is older, you may want to talk to your doctor about ways to boost your chances.

  • Manage stress.
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
  • Maintain a proper weight.
  • Eat a diet high in zinc (found in meat, whole grains, seafood, and eggs), selenium (meat, seafood, mushroom, cereals, and Brazil nuts), and vitamin E. 
  • Keep the testicles cool -- no long, hot baths, hot tubs, or saunas, which can reduce the number of sperm.