Luxury holidays in Ilgaz, Northern Cyprus

Pretty village Ilgaz is in the tree-covered Besparmak hills of Northern Cyprus, a short skip from mediaeval castle ruins, archaeological sites and rolling vineyards. Wake up with rich Turkish coffee or cups of potent tea in the local café (you can spy the sea from its terrace), or wander Kyrenia’s old harbour. Then settle back into your boutique hotel, and raise a toast the mountains with a glass or two of the local wine….

When to go

You’ll get 12 hours of sunshine a day in August, when the sea temperatures hit a bath-water-appropriate 28°C. December’s known for its downpours, and winters dip to a chilly 10°C.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Flights from across Europe lad at Ercan Airport – an hour away by car – and Larnaca, which is a two-hour drive.
  • Automobiles

    If you plan to explore the neighbouring beaches and vineyards, hire a car at the airport.