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Kyrenia (Girne)
Port of Entry
35°20.546'N, 033°19.214'E Chart icon.png
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Kyrenia (Greek: Κερύνεια; Turkish: Girne) is a city on the northern coast of Cyprus, noted for its historic harbour and castle. It is under the de facto control of Northern Cyprus.


See Cyprus.


See Cyprus.


See Cyprus.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see Cruiser's Nets


The approach to Kyrenia is straightforward. The town can be seen from some distance off.


Kyrenia is a port of entry for Northern Cyprus. For details see Entrance: Northern Cyprus.


Old Harbour

Old Harbour/wiki/Kyrenia#Old_Harbour
Harbour icon Old Harbour [[Kyrenia#Old Harbour|Old Harbour]] 35°20.551'N, 033°19.190'E
Port of Entry
There are reports that yachts are no longer allowed to berth in the old harbour but must go to Delta Marina.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Delta Marina

Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#Delta_Marina
Marina icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] 35°20.500'N, 033°20.333'E
Port of Entry

The Marina is built on a concrete floor of 9,000 m² and has a fixed pier of 75 m and two floating piers with a total of 55 floating piers and one 60 m pier with a total connecting capacity of 305 m. There are 120 parking capacities available. Amenities, Bars, Boatyards, Car Rental, Chandlery, Coffee Shop, Docking, Laundry, Repairs and Equipment, Restaurants, Security, Shore Services, Storage, Transportation, Travelift, WiFi.; Tel: +90 (392) 815 5491; Fax: +90 (392) 815 8212; Mobile: +90 (533) 820 9178;VHF channel 16
Hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 -17:00; Saturday 08:00 - 13:00; Sunday closed
Prices: For the latest prices see Price Listing




Water Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#.5B.5B.23Delta_Marina.7CDelta_Marina.5D.5DWater icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] On all berths
Electricity Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#.5B.5B.23Delta_Marina.7CDelta_Marina.5D.5DElectricity icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] On all berths
Toilets In Delta Marina
Showers In Delta Marina
Laundry In Delta Marina
Garbage Bins in the Old Harbour and in Delta Marina
Fuel Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#.5B.5B.23Delta_Marina.7CDelta_Marina.5D.5DFuel icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] Fuel dock
Bottled gas None
Chandlers None
Repairs Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#.5B.5B.23Delta_Marina.7CDelta_Marina.5D.5DService icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] Engine workshop by contracted subcontractors with technical technical staff, revisions, Volvo, Penta, Caterpillar, MTU-Mercedes, Perkins, Yanmar, MAN, Ford, Onan, Yamaha, Johnson, Suzuki, Evinrude, Mercury and Mariner services; travelift
Internet WiFi in Delta Marina
Mobile connectivity Is there mobile telephone signal such as G4, G3, GPRS on the island? How strong is the signal? Are there any blind spots?
Vehicle rentals Delta Marina/wiki/Kyrenia#.5B.5B.23Delta_Marina.7CDelta_Marina.5D.5DCar icon Delta Marina [[Kyrenia#Delta Marina|Delta Marina]] Car rental services


In the town/wiki/Kyrenia#In_the_townProvisions icon In the town [[Kyrenia#In the town|In the town]] Several stores.

Eating out

  • In the town
 /wiki/Kyrenia#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Kyrenia# | ]] Several restaurants.
 /wiki/Kyrenia#.26nbsp.3BEatingout icon   [[Kyrenia# | ]] Restaurants & Cafe-Bar.


See Northern Cyprus.



While there is evidence showing that Kyrenia has been populated since ca. 5800–3000 BC, it is traditionally accepted that the city was founded by Achaeans from the Peloponnese after the Trojan War. As the town grew prosperous, the Romans established the foundations of its castle in the 1st century AD. Kyrenia grew in importance after the 9th century due to the safety offered by the castle, and played a pivotal role under the Lusignan rule as the city never capitulated. The castle has been most recently modified by the Venetians in the 15th century, but the city surrendered to the Ottoman Empire in 1571.

The city's population was almost equally divided between Muslims and Christians in 1831, with a slight Muslim majority. However, with the advent of British rule, many Turkish Cypriots fled to Anatolia, and the town came to be predominantly inhabited by Greek Cypriots. While the city suffered little intercommunal violence, its Greek Cypriot inhabitants, numbering around 2,650, fled or were forcefully displaced in the wake of the Turkish invasion in 1974. Currently, the city is populated by Turkish Cypriots, mainland Turkish settlers, and British expats, with a municipal population of 33,207.

Places to Visit

  • Kyrenia Castle. Next to the harbor. An ancient castle of uncertain origin, but probably built by the Byzantines in the 7th century. Richard the Lionheart conquered it (and the rest of Cyprus) in 1191 on his way to Jerusalem, only to lose it to the Lusignans, the Venetian, the Ottomans and eventually the British, who used it as a prison.
  • Shipwreck Museum. Within Kyrenia Castle.
  • Fresco Museum. At the Church of Arkhangelos.


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)



See Turkey.


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