Cyprus itself is an island in the Mediterranean Sea, south of Turkey.After Sicily and Sardinia, Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.It is also possible to fly to airports in southern Cyprus (Larnaca is the closest) and take a taxi to the north, crossing the Green Line near Nicosia.It is best to have a travel operator arrange for a taxi from the north to collect you, since Greek Cypriot taxi drivers may not be willing to take tourists to the north.Since 1974, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus administers the following districts: However, separating Northern Cyprus into geographical regions such as the Karpaz Peninsula, Dillirga and Mesarya might be more useful from a traveller's point of view. ☎ 1 2), or New York (TRNC Office of the Representative, 821 United Nations Plaza, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA. Citizens of any country in the European Union and Turkey may enter using a national ID card in lieu of a passport.Note that Cypriot cities have a variety of historical spellings and writings, all in fairly common use, and which change according to the context, whether it be Greek Cypriot, Turkish Cypriot or English. All visitors to Northern Cyprus need to pass through TRNC immigration.You can enter northern Cyprus (TRNC) with a rental car from the South at six of the eight(see below) border crossing points.
The southern districts of Larnaca, Limassol, and Paphos, the southern portion of Nicosia district, and a small part of Famagusta district are administered by the Republic of Cyprus.
At the rest of the crossing points, insurance people work from to 7 days a week.
On the other hand, immigration officers of the north and south work 24 hours a day all year long.
For stays of up to 90 days, visas are not required for any nationality except for citizens of Armenia and Nigeria. TRNC stamps are no longer a problem for later visits to Greece or Cyprus for EU citizens.
Visas may be obtained at "representative offices" (the TRNC has no embassies outside Turkey) in London (29 Bedford Sq WC1B 3EG. Beware that if you are not an EU/EFTA citizen and you enter the island at the north, the officials in the south may deny you entry, although they only perform spot checks that may be cursory (i.e. The Ledra Palace crossing, previously a pedestrian-only crossing for non-dplomats, can now be used by ordinary cars.