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Directions from Larnaca Airport to Citrus Gardens, Kyrenia

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Maps don’t always show you the easiest route to drive, so here is our guide to the easiest route from Larnaca airport to Kyrenia. This route avoids the busy border crossing in the heart of Nicosia. We also suggest you reset your mileage counter at the airport, so you can follow our directions more easily!

  • From the main exit at Larnaca airport, you come to a roundabout
  • Turn LEFT at the roundabout towards Lefkosia
  • At the next roundabout, continue straight ahead to Lefkosia
  • At the large roundabout with an overpass, take the RIGHT exit towards Lefkosia. You are now on the main A3 dual carriageway.
  • Approximately 12 km from the airport, take the LEFT fork signposted for Larnaka and Lefkosia A2
  • At the next roundabout, take the LEFT filter lane towards Lefkosia
  • Continue along the dual carriageway A2 towards Lefkosia. Stay on this road.
  • Approximately 44km from the airport, there is a football stadium on your left. You will begin to see signs for Troodos, Strovolos and Keryneia.
  • Take Junction 3 for the B22/A9.
  • At the roundabout, decorated with large coloured spheres, use the LEFT filter lane signposted Keryneia (38km).
  • Carry on at the traffic lights by the shopping centre following signs for Lakatameia and Troodos
  • Carry on through another set of traffic lights, and at the roundabout continue straight ahead for Lakatameia and Troodos
  • At the roundabout with a Metro store, continue straight ahead for Keryneia and Troodos
  • At the next roundabout, continue straight on for Makedonitissa and Keryneia
  • At the T junction at the top of a hill with a church on the right, turn RIGHT towards Kioneli and Keryneia
  • At the next roundabout, go straight ahead.
  • Just after the Coca Cola factory, turn LEFT at the traffic lights marked Kioneli and Keryneia
  • The border is ahead of you, so take the slip road off to the left and park by the portacabins.
  • You will need to buy your North Cyprus insurance and get your papers stamped.(See below).
  • From the border, continue to the first roundabout and continue on straight ahead.
  • At the second roundabout, turn LEFT towards Girne, Kyrenia, Gonyali, Guzelyurt.
  • Follow the dual carriageway to the next roundabout.
  • Turn RIGHT at the roundabout.
  • At the next roundabout with the large Memorial statues, turn LEFT towards Kyrenia/Girne.
  • Follow the road through the mountains to the first roundabout in Kyrenia, and turn left.
  • At the next roundabout with the fountains continue straight on.
  • At the next roundabout continue straight on and watch the distance to 16.5 kilometres.
  • On the left on the main road is Tolgas Bar, Bakery & Restaurant. Turn right immediately opposite Tolgas and the apartment block is there!

Checkpoints at the South-North Cyprus border

Checkpoints are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You will need to buy extra insurance for your hire car, costing around GBP20 for a period up to one month. You must also have your driving licence with you, or you will not be allowed into North Cyprus! Present your passport and visa application (the white slips provided) and car insurance papers, and get your papers stamped. The whole process is very simple and the border guards are very friendly and helpful.

Returning to Larnaca Airport from North Cyprus

  • Simply follow the directions above in reverse!

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