Our Complex » Our Location – Kyrenia, North Cyprus
Almond Holiday Village is located near two beautiful, historical, rural villages called Alsancak & Lapta, which are based between the slopes of the magnificent Kyrenia Five Finger Mountains and the deep blue Mediterranean coastline.
Almond provides you the perfect base and most convenient retreat with the most comfortable accommodation, attentive service & extensive facilities, while you enjoy the beauty of numerous nearby historic sites and natural attractions.
It is nestled 200metres away from the main road, especially designed to keep you safe from unwanted noise pollution but also very conveniently located for you to easily access local amenities and frequently available bus services.
Almond Holiday Village is also only 12 km west of the glorious historical town of Kyrenia – only a 15min drive with local transport & only 1 .5km from a tranquil sandy beach – a pleasant stroll down the road . Within a 10-15 minute walking distance you will find yourself in Alsancak and within a 20-30 minute walk you will find yourself in Lapta. At both Alsancak & Lapta villages you will have access to some beautiful historical treasures, springs & watermills, mountain trail walks and to the village cultures as well as other amenities such as restaurants, cafes – bars, banks, ATMs, pharmacy, hairdressers, barbers, shops, post office etc…
Alsancak, was built in the 18th century by the people of Laphitos ( todays Lapta) on the ruins of city of Lambousa – meaning “shining”, one of the ten ancient kingdoms of Cyprus. Alsancak is the sister village to Lapta, which is believed to be the capital of the ancient city of Lambousa. Almond is only 1.5km walk to today’s remnants of the historical city of Lambousa, which is on the coast and include its city walls, a number of stone tombs and a series of rock fish pools.
Kyrenia our main town , was found founded in the 10th century B.C., by Achaean settlers and was for many centuries one of the ten kingdoms of Cyprus. In the 7th century it was fortified by the Byzantines who built the original Kyrenia castle – later expanded by the Lusignans and then by the Venetians. The town remained a minor port under Ottoman rule. Under British rule, the harbor and quay were built, as the town was used as a resting place for officers, captains and their families due to its beautiful harbor and leisurely, romantic atmosphere. Kyrenia is one of a few towns in the world which has retained its original character & charm. The stunning harbor front will offer you a wonderful selection of restaurants, taverns bars and cafes, shops, casinos ect…
By staying at Almond Holiday Village you have the choice of keeping away from the “hustle and bustle” or the choice of being a part of it.
Local amenities with distances from Almond:-
Nearest Town – Kyrenia (12km)
Nearest Village – Alsancak (1km)
Nearest Beaches – (1km)
Ercan Airport (53km)
Larnaca Airport (95km)
Paphos Airport (190km)
Local Transport :- Available only 200 meters from Almond. The buses are called Dolmus. These buses are available to Kyrenia (our main town), Lapta (next village west), Karaoglanoglu (next village east) and to local beaches every 10 minutes from the main road at approximately 3.50 TL / £ 1.30p. If you would like to go to Nicosia, Famagusta, Guzelyurt, Bellapais, Esentepe – you will need to get the Dolmus to Kyrenia and then take another Dolmus to these destinations.L ocal transport is very easy and convenient for those who do not wish to hire a car. But if you would like to explore more we would recommend hiring a car – as the most attractive sites are the less accessible and more remote ones – The Almond has its own fleet of car hire for the convenience of their guests – please e-mail us for more details.
Local authentic & international restaurants and Cafés: – within 1-2 km.
Nearest Sandy Beach: – Camelot Beach = 1.5 km. Camelot has very safe bathing areas for small children and also offers water sport options and snack bar/restaurant facilities in the high season.
Other Local Beaches:- Almond Village is situated only 2 – 4 km from other local beaches with/without facilities – Merit Crystal Cove Beach, Mare Monte Beach, The Escape, Deniz Kizi, Golden Bay, Kervansaray, Lapta Incirli Beach, Rosy’s Beach and Horseshoe Bay. (Dolmus’s are easily available from the main road for these trips)
More Local amenities with distances from Almond:-
Nearest Bank with atm facilities:- 400 meters
Nearest Exchange Office:- 600 meters
Nearest Pharmacy:- 400 meters
Nearest Market:- 400 meters
Nearest Internet Cafe:- 1.3km
Nearest Barbers :- 1 km
Nearest Hairdressers :- 400 meters
Aqua Park – Laphitos :- 1.5 km
Nearest Spa & Wellness :- 4 km
CMC Golf Course & k-Koreneum Gof Course = approx 45 mins drive
Bellapais Abbey :- 17 km
St. Hillarion Crusader Castle :- 22 km
Nicosia (Leftkosa) :- 35 km
Famagusta (Gazimagusa) :- 87 km
Salamis :- 75 km
Karpaz :- 134 km (eastern tip of the Island)