Improved access owing to “continued relaxation of border controls’” means that the “jewels of North Cyprus… are now even easier to visit.” Remarked Turner. Sightseeing highlights cited include Lawrence Durrell’s Bellapais Village, the romantic crusader castle of St Hilarion and Kyrenia’s atmospheric harbour.
Kadir Doruhan, Tourism Co-ordinator at the North Cyprus Tourism Centre said "We are delighted that North Cyprus has made it on to the Travel Hotlist. The Rough Guides are a perfect fit for North Cyprus, as they are all about getting off the beaten track and discovering authentic experiences. North Cyprus really appeals to those with a sense of adventure, who love the fact that it is uncommercialised and enjoy exploring the unspoiled natural landscape."
Distributed worldwide, Rough Guides is acknowledged to be an authority on all things travel, its Travel Hotlist eagerly anticipated and well regarded. Dubrovnik, Puerto Rico and Stockholm are among the other inclusions for 2013.