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Discover t he t rue heart Welcome to the Green Island Holidays wedding brochure; a tempting overview of the beauty and glories of the island of love that is North Cyprus and the possibilities for your special occasion, whether it’s a wedding, blessing, renewal of vows or honeymoon. The experienced team at Green Island Holidays is on hand every step of the way. With an extensive portfolio of exquisite venues and properties from which to choose, we’ve chosen sites known to us personally, ranging from the intimate to the historical to the luxury. We look forward to helping you to create your special occasion for wonderful memories that last forever. We know that details and finishing touches make the world of difference, and so having our personal advisors and Wedding Planner who are trusted for their expertise and attention to detail will mean you can create your special day feeling relaxed and stress-free, whatever your budget. As well as showcasing a variety of great venues in North Cyprus both for your celebration and for a place to stay for you and your guests, you’ ll also find guidance on the finer details and frequently asked questions. Our tailor-made and sample packages will give you an idea of what’s possible, but remember it’s your day, and whether it’s a beach wedding or a luxury hotel, we can help realise your dreams. Now all you have to do is give us a call… The Green Island Holidays Team

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Celebrating in North Cyprus

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About Green Island Holidays

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Wedding and Reception Venues

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Wedding Preparations

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Places to Stay

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Tailor-made & Sample Wedding Packages

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Terms and Conditions

...discover Nort h Cyprus

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an introduction...

remember a day to

in an unforgettabe place

Celebrating in North Cyprus North Cyprus has a reputation for love that’s timeless and spans the centuries. Cyprus is the birthplace of the Goddess of Love Aphrodite and Cleopatra was presented it by Mark Anthony as a sign of his love. So we invite you to follow in their footsteps... The perfect backdrop to your ceremony of a lifetime or a memorable honeymoon, this pearl of the Mediterranean is full of dramatic scenery, including the majestic Bes¸parmak (or ‘Five Finger’) mountains, pine clad slopes, beautiful coves and beaches and pretty resorts, not to mention bags of history. With year-round sunshine, the average temperature in summer is 40°C and its winters are mild at 15°C, it’s a great choice for an outdoor celebration.

This island of Aphrodite with its exotic setting makes a great alternative to long haul with its accessibility from the UK with daily flights, so you can conserve your energy for the big day. A fantastic range of hotels and resorts offering top-notch holiday hospitality and luxury facilities are at your service at staggering good value. And in North Cyprus you’re welcome to tie the knot in a way personal to you and your loved one in a private beach ceremony as the sun sets or at an intimate chapel enveloped with the scent of pine trees. You can enjoy a sense of history by staying in a hotel reliving the days of the Ottoman Empire or go for a top no-holdsbarred luxury resort with its own port – the choice is completely yours.

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an introduction...

Wit h you atever About Green Island Holidays We are a well-established leading independent tour operator specialising in holidays and weddings in North Cyprus and Turkey. Based in London’s West End we have been arranging holidays for over 18 years, priding ourselves on our friendly and bespoke holiday experiences based on first-class standards and excellent, innovative, customer service. We draw on our unrivalled experience of the region and our independence means that we enjoy unlimited freedom in our selection of venues to give you, our valued customers, the experience of a lifetime. As a fully ATOL bonded tour operator and a member of both ABTA and IATA, you can be assured of our dedication to professionalism at all times. Nothing is too much for us to make your day extra special whatever the occasion, whether it be a civil or religious wedding ceremony, renewal of vows, honeymoon or blessing. We can cater to your every need, whatever your budget, to create an unforgettable day that

focuses on what is special to you. Indeed, in line with our philosophy of exceptional customer service and attention to detail, we understand that everyone is unique and that your wedding, blessing or renewal of vows should be personal to you – which is why your specially designated Wedding Planner with years of experience behind her will consult closely with you in order to design a celebration that’s tailor-made just for you. Your special event, whatever the occasion, can be celebrated on a spot backed by the mountains and overlooking the Med, on the beach at dawn, in a characterful chapel or in a glamorous grand salon – we’re on hand to make it happen. Your bilingual Wedding Planner will also be on hand to take care of any legalities and paperwork and to advise on and organise the special touches, whether it be your arrival in a horse and carriage or your choice of entertainment after the ceremony, leaving you with the peace of mind to enjoy being the centre of attention.

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wedding and reception venues – Historical

Right: The beautiful grounds of The Kybele set against the Gothic arches of the Bellapais Abbey make a unique setting for a dream wedding. Main: Enjoy a grand reception at the restaurant with breathtaking views of Kyrenia and the Mediterranean

The Kybele Perfect historical wedding venue offering a backdrop of Gothic architecture and majestic views of the island If you’re looking to celebrate your special day in the joyous beauty of North Cyprus with a unique historical backdrop then The Kybele is for you. Perched on the corner of a cliff with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea and Kyrenia, the grounds of the 14th‑century Bellapais Abbey will make a stunning historical setting for an unforgettable day. The site is located at the foothills of the majestic Five Finger Mountain range and the grounds of the Bellapais Abbey offer the perfect setting for photography, with a backdrop of Gothic arches and pretty gardens. The Kybele is a fairy-tale setting; indeed Bellapais Abbey was immortalised by Lawrence Durrell in his book Bitter Lemons. With views across Kyrenia to the glimmering Mediterranean

and back along the magnificent mountain landscapes, handsome architecture and centuries of history combine to make this a truly magical wedding venue. During the summer months the cliff-edge location provides a welcome breeze while during the cooler winter months the characterful setting can be enjoyed from the cosy ambience of the elevated indoor restaurant. Features: Historical 14th-century abbey • Pretty gardens & Gothic architecture • Ideal photo opportunities with breathtaking views

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wedding and reception venues – LUXURious

Main: The House has stunning gardens and top-notch catering facilities and service with which to celebrate your special day

The House Pretty gardens and courtyard perfect for small and large wedding parties, set in the grounds of a characterful and lovingly restored historical property

For true romantics, there’s no better place in which to celebrate your special day than the beautiful gardens of The House, set in the grounds of a lovingly renovated characterful historical property in the heart of downtown Kyrenia. The location is superb, offering a haven of tranquillity and opulence amidst the bustle of this busy town and harbour. Run by The Colony, one of most popular hotels in North Cyprus, The House has the sophistication and top-notch service of its parent five-star establishment. The venue also offers convenience and comfort for the wedding party as The Colony is just a stone’s throw away, boasting a total of 94

rooms and suites, including those that sumptuously welcome the couple on the wedding night. Your ceremony and wedding experience will embody The Colony’s stylish elegance and attention to detail in its customer care. Suited to both small and large wedding parties, the pretty courtyard and gardens of The House are the perfect choice if your special day requires luxury in a private setting. Features Characterful renovated historical building • Beautiful gardens • Suitable for small and large wedding parties • Fantastic downtown location

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Malpas Hotel wedding and reception venues – Luxurious

Exclusive five-star establishment with everything you and your guests could wish for a memorable and sumptuous celebration

The ultimate in luxury, The Malpas Hotel & Casino is an exclusive five-star establishment renowned for its top-quality service and experienced team of staff who will help your special day run without a hitch. Sophisticated and chic, it has breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and Five Finger Mountains, and its curved contemporary architecture looks out onto a stunning pool around which events are held. There are also alternative indoor locations perfect for your special day. Wedding ceremonies take place at the pretty Chapel on site, making The Malpas the perfect venue for all your needs. The Malpas’ luxurious rooms have views of the sea or mountains and for those who like a little

more privacy there are even mini villas and bungalows to stay in. You and your guests will be able to enjoy the comprehensive Spa, Wellness and Beauty Centre with its range of beauty treatments, massages, on‑site pools, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and gym. There is also a private beach at The Malpas. It is also superbly well placed for guests invited from elsewhere in the world as it is just 40 minutes from Ercan Airport and an hour from Larnaca. Features Exclusive 5-star setting • Full facilities • Spa, Wellness and Beauty Centre • Private beach • Close to airports

Main and above: No holds barred five-star luxury awaits you at The Malpas: a beautiful pool‑side setting and its pretty Chapel to charm your guests

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Korineum Golf & wedding and reception venues – classic

A prestigious venue offering tailor‑made events at a number of outdoor and indoor locations with great views

Above: The Korineum Golf and Country Club offers a variety of lovely outdoor spots with breathtaking views and pretty surroundings for an unforgettable experience

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The prestigious Korineum Golf and Country Club is set in a stunning landscape surrounded by umbrella pines and olive trees at the foot of the Five Finger Mountains with views of the Mediterranean. Experienced in weddings it offers tailored events, including cocktails, sit-down celebrations and romantic ceremonies, while the staff recommend organising your special do at sunset for maximum atmosphere. There are a number of outside locations at The Korineum for wedding celebrations including Velvet Greens for larger parties, Olive Bridge a cosy setting among olive trees, The Roof Terrace with 360 degree panoramic views and the Seaview Putting Green.

The Korineum Residences feature lavish and spacious accommodation set in the beautiful grounds with access to a swimming pool and fitness centre. Its 18-hole golf course is the first in North Cyprus and there is first-class professional tuition on hand. Conveniently close to airports, it is half an hours drive from Ercan and an hour drive from Larnaca Airport. Features Set in beautiful landscaped grounds • 18‑hole golf course • Choice of outside locations for wedding • Close to airports greenislandholidays.com  17

wedding and reception venues – natural beauty

Midsummer H Romantic setting in an off-the-beaten track location with lovely gardens and great food

Nestled in the charming village of Çatalköy near Kyrenia, Midsummer House is a lovely restaurant venue set in a sumptuous villa complemented by beautifully manicured gardens and a swimming pool, making a stunning setting for a wedding and celebration party. You and your guests can enjoy drinks on the lawn before dining in style around the Main: Beautiful gardens and a sparkling pool provide the perfect backdrop for a special celebration.

pool. Renowned for its delicious food from an international menu, Midsummer House has a reputation for excellent and personal service. Features Romantic restaurant venue • Great food and service • Lovely pristine gardens • Poolside dining

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wedding and reception venues

Bella View Hot A lovely intimate setting for a celebration with sweeping views of the coast

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Nestling in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains close to the ancient Bellapais Monastery, the Bella View is a lovely setting for a celebration against the backdrop of the sweeping Mediterranean coastline. This small and elegant boutique hotel with top facilities and service has the perfect ambience for special events with a lovely outdoor area overlooking its swimming pool. Your guests can watch you marry under a special gazebo festooned with swags of pure white, while festive flowers float serenely on the waters of the pool. The

experienced staff will then be on hand to serve from this intimate establishment’s selection of Mediterranean delights alongside fine wines and the entertainment of your choice. Features Sweeping views of the coast • Boutique establishment with top service • Lovely grounds with pool for events • Live music and Mediterranean fare

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wedding and reception venues – intimate

Ambiance Rest au As the name implies an atmospheric and intimate venue set right on the waterfront just feet away from the crystal clear waters of the Med Main: The Ambiance Restaurant’s speciality lies in its waterfront setting making the most of its closeness to the vast expanse of the Mediterranean looking out to infinity

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If the sea is your thing then the Ambiance Restaurant set right on the waterfront on the curve of a small bay in Kyrenia is perfect for saying your vows against the backdrop of the waves. Set on wooden decking hovering over the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean the setting makes a memorable and intimate spot for a moment to be remembered forever.

Ambiance has an international menu with a Mediterranean flavour. An inside area is available for the winter months. Features Unique waterfront location • International menu with a hint of Mediterranean • Available year-round

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wedding and reception venues – intimate

The Locca Rest a Main: The Locca Restaurant comes into its own at sunset with the setting sun imbuing the sandy beach and restaurant with a welcoming warm glow

With delicious cuisine and an array of cocktails this venue situated on one of the best beaches of North Cyprus stands out with its beautiful location and stunning sunsets

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Located by the Escape Beach Club near Alsancak on one of the best beaches of North Cyprus, the intimate Locca Restaurant occupies a beautiful spot on its own promontory stretching out over the Mediterranean Sea, with glorious views of the sun setting. Its beach setting curves round a gentle bay fringed with trees and protected by the foothills of the Kyrenia Mountains. With lovely views and cooling breezes the restaurant’s friendly and experienced staff

will make sure your special day is an event to remember. It is the perfect choice for an intimate ceremony or reception, accompanied by tropical cocktails whipped up by the bar staff. Features Located on one of North Cyprus’ best beaches • Fantastic array of tropical cocktails • Available year-round

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...on t he beach wedding and reception venues

A great advantage of tying the knot in North Cyprus is that you can get married anywhere! And where better than by the timeless lapping of the Mediterranean’s waves on a pristine beach... You can marry in the warm and sultry glow of sunrise or sunset with temperatures staying pleasant and warm between May and October. The coastlines of North Cyprus offer miles of spectacular scenery, breathtaking views and sun-drenched beaches; quiet coves, tranquil bays and sandy beaches mean a fairy-tale wedding by the sea can become a reality for you. There is a fantastic array of choice when it comes to beach weddings, including private beach-front ceremonies and beach-front resorts.

These beautiful beaches are available for tying the knot:

Kaya Artemis Beach Located in Bafra in the Karpaz region of North Cyprus, this is the private beach of the huge five-star Kaya Artemis Hotel built to resemble the Artemis temple at Ephesus, located 25km from Famagusta city centre. There is a selection of indoor and outdoor restaurants run by the hotel which are able to prepare any sort of reception after the ceremony that you could desire.

Palm Beach

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The private beach of the five-star Palm Beach Hotel is located in Famagusta in the centre of Larnaca Bay. Surrounded by large gardens, the long sandy Palm Beach sits on a coastline laced gently with palm trees and spiced with an abundance of colour. The beach and gardens offer a range of options for celebrations, including a sea-front gazebo just feet away from the sparkling blue sea and shaded by palms.

Go for the golden sands of the Denizkızı (‘Mermaid’) Beach nestled in a cove for its pergola-roofed venue surrounded by lush gardens right on the beachfront which can seat up to 150 guests. Part of the Denizkızı Resort near Kyrenia, the resort has all the amenities of a modern beachfront hotel coupled with the warmth of a cosy inn. Every manner of entertainment and other wedding services can be provided by the experienced Denizkızı team.

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wedding preparations

everyt hing perfect you need to make your day

Left and below: We can look after all the special details of your day, including wedding cake, arriving in style a glamorous hair-do and stunning flower arrangements.

Green Island Holidays knows that it’s the unique touches that’ ll help make your special day the memory of a lifetime. Whether it’s a wedding, blessing, renewal of vows, your Wedding Planner will be on hand to help you plan every aspect of your unforgettable celebration in North Cyprus. Share your dreams with us and we’ ll help make them a reality...

Private transfers

Flowers

Photos and Film

Why not start off your stay in North Cyrus in style by being picked up by your very own car with driver when you arrive at the airport. You can enjoy the beauty of the island from the windows of your very own private vehicle as you sit back and get in the celebratory mood.

Be as minimal or as ‘flowerful’ as you wish! Flowers add beauty, colour and scent as nothing else can to your special day – with the choice available in North Cyprus being on the bold and exotic side. Floral services include the bride’s and bridesmaids’ bouquets, buttonholes, fresh blooms in the bride’s hair, reception table arrangements with flowers all according to the season and climate.

Your Wedding Planner will be on hand to help you choose the right package for photos and for live recording of your special day. There will be assistance in choosing good photographic settings, whether it’s a backdrop of a chapel or views of the Med, and you can advise us if you have specific requirements and preferences of where and what you’ d like photographed/recorded. We can then provide you with memories of your happy day on CD or DVD for you to treasure for a lifetime.

Pre-wedding celebrations It’s great to say good-bye to your days as a singleton with your nearest and dearest. So why not consider North Cyprus for your hen and stag nights too? Kyrenia has a great range of funky and fun bars, restaurants, beach clubs, casinos and venues for wild or tame beach parties!

Hair and beauty Of course you want to look your best on your special which is why all our hotels have hairdressers and beauticians on hand as part of their spa facilities. You might want to consider a pampering facial and relaxing massage the day before it all happens. And as you’ll have the beautiful sunshine to bask in, how about a hair garland, tiara or just a Hollywood glam look so that you really shine on your special day?

Getting There Whether you are imagining arriving at your ceremony like Cinderella in a horse-drawn carriage or sweeping in mysteriously in a limo we can make it happen. Or how about driving in in an utterly glamorous classic car? Whatever your budget we’ ll help you to make your day extra special.

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wedding preparations

Below: Extra details you might want to think about are the use of a classic car, limousine or horse and carriage – as well as everything to make your day extra special including your food & drink, photos and flowers

Music The music you choose really sets the scene and will give your special occasion plenty of atmosphere so we know that you’ ll have your own thoughts about precisely what you want. The many choices include a local band, some folk dancing for the cultural touch and a DJ enticing you onto the dance floor to the latest hits to get your guests on their feet.

Catering & Cake At Green Island Holidays enjoying food and drink is something we take very seriously. The all-important wedding cake will be taken care of by your Wedding Planner according to whether you’ d like traditional or more contemporary styles, as well as choosing your filling and number of layers. And did you know that it’s said to bring the newlywed couple good luck to cut it together?

Whether you’re looking for a buffet or a sit‑down meal, our venues offer a superb choice of dishes and styles which could range from high-end dining to buffet spreads and even a traditional Cypriot menu including a wide range of meze dishes with local specialities. We can also help put together drinks packages, depending on your preferences and budget, to help celebrate your special day. The world is your oyster!

Post-celebration treats

Finishing Touches

After your celebration would you like to return to a hotel room scattered with rose petals and bottle of bubbly nestled in ice? Or his and her pressies with a Cyprus twist delivered to your door? You give us some ideas, we’ ll make it happen.

Your Wedding Planner will be thrilled to organise the finishing touches to your memorable day whether it be breakfast in bed the morning after, a surprise wedding gift, or perhaps a romantic excursion to a deserted beach. Let us know and, with our years of experience of the possibilities of this lovely island, consider it done...

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The Colony honeymoons

A grand historical ambiance with no-holds-barred service and facilities for you and your guests

Located in the heart of downtown Kyrenia, the five-star Colony Hotel lies between the mountains and the timeless Mediterranean. Blending the colonial style of the island’s past with the glory of the Ottoman era through its architecture, it’s a haven of tranquility and opulence among the bustle of this busy town. The Colony is renowned for stylish elegance and comfort, and the attention to detail with which it looks after its customers. It has a number of restaurants and bars including the panoramic rooftop Vista Terrace and Misty Bar; and for

pampering, a range of beauty treatments are available. Just across the road from The House, it’s the perfect place to stay for you and your guests if your special day is being celebrated there. With 94 rooms and suites, there’s a choice of club rooms; residence suites with dining and lounging areas; continental suites and colony suites comprised of two en-suite double bedrooms and a lounge. The Colony is 30 minutes from Ercan Airport and 1 hour from Larnaca Airport.

Features Central location All 5-star amenities Pool with views of the mountains Range of spa treatments Casino and nightlife

Malpas Hotel Great luxury venue with all the amenities you could dream of for a memorable stay The Malpas with its glorious location overlooking the Mediterranean with views of the Five Finger Mountains offers a luxurious stay in rooms as well as villas and bungalows. As well as its private beach, there is a fantastic range of facilities including comprehensive Spa, Wellness and Beauty Centre with a range of beauty treatments, massages, pools, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room and gym.

Features Stunning views Full facilities Spa, Beauty and Wellness Centre Private beach club Casino & nightlife

Accommodation is a choice from the following: Superior Room, Junior Suite, Diamond Court, Pearl Bungalows, Sapphire Villas, Executive and Presidential Suites. If you choose The Malpas’ on-site Chapel to tie the knot then it makes sense to make the most of the facilities on offer by spending your honeymoon here. Its experienced staff will pamper you as you make the most of its pool, beach club, casino and nightlife. Located near the village of Çatalköy close to Kyrenia, The Malpas is 40 minutes from Ercan Airport and 1 hour from Larnaca Airport. greenislandholidays.com  33

Crat os Premium Hotel honeymoons

The ultimate in contemporary glamour with lively nightlife and entertainment and its own port

The Cratos Premium is glamour in the shape of a classy resort set on the sea at Çatalköy village, 5km from Kyrenia. A luxury hotel resort, casino, spa, entertainment venue and port all rolled into one it’ ll provide non-stop fun for you and your guests.

You’ ll be spoilt for choice when the hunger pangs strike as there are restaurants, cafes and bars, a number of which are at nearby Port Cratos almost an alternative resort in its own right with entertainment venues and beach clubs.

There are 258 rooms with 35 different concepts and Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Suites, Junior Presidential Suites, Presidential Suites and King Suites to choose from. Many of the rooms and suites have jacuzzis – the King Suite also having its own terrace and Turkish bath and sauna.

The Cratos Premium is 20 minutes from Ercan Airport and 1 hour from Larnaca Airport.

Features Glamorous waterfront resort Wide range of facilities on offer Port Cratos Renowned nightlife and entertainment Casino

Rocks Hotel

Located in central Kyrenia on the waterfront it’s the perfect choice if you and your guests want to be pampered

The Rocks Hotel & Casino is one of the most prestigious venues in North Cyprus, perfectly located in the town centre and on the seafront with its own decked ‘beach’. Pampering being the key word, the comfortable rooms are designed with simple lines and an ergonomic design with choices including Deluxe Rooms, Deluxe Sea View Rooms, Suites and Executive Suites.

There are a number of top-quality restaurants serving produce from its own farm. All manner of fitness and beauty services await you at the spa, and the pool right on the seafront, almost an extension of the Mediterranean, will transport you to the location of your dreams.

Features Located in Kyrenia town centre Deluxe rooms and suites Live entertainment from world-famous stars Private decked ‘beach’ Casino

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Bella View Hotel Idyllic hideaway boutique hotel combining intimacy and luxury

The Bella View, the first and only registered boutique hotel in North Cyprus, nestles in the foothills of the Five Finger Mountains just below beautiful Bellapais village. Near to the ancient Bellapais Monastery, it’s just minutes away from mountain hiking trails, historical castles, monasteries and local towns. With tremendous views over the coast of North Cyprus, this small yet comfortable establishment exuding a period feel offers 21 delightfully decked-out rooms with views of either the sea or mountains that provide guests with a range of facilities.

The staff pride themselves on delivering great service with traditional Cypriot hospitality and the hotel is based just minutes away from Kyrenia. Facilities include a swimming pool with ecological salt water chlorinator system, massage, crazy golf course, Sofa restaurant with a selection of local and Mediterranean delights alongside the finest wines and a jazz lounge providing live music and dancing. It is just 30 minutes from Ercan Airport and 5 minutes from the centre of Kyrenia.

Features Characterful boutique establishment Stunning location with views across the coast of North Cyprus Ecological swimming pool and crazy golf Live music and Mediterranean fare

Mercure Hotel Away from the centre of town this majestic five-star hotel between the mountains and sea has all you could desire for a special stay Taking Kyrenia Castle as its inspiration, the five-star Mercure is located on the seafront 6km from the centre of Kyrenia. Accommodation comprises rooms and suites with an extraordinary level of comfort and a stylish classic look in muted tones with either sea or mountain views. You can choose from Standard Rooms, Suites (living room), Deluxe Suites (living room, jacuzzi) and Royal Suites (living room, dressing room, kitchen, jacuzzi).

Boasting the only real steak house in North Cyprus there is also a seafood restaurant set on a pier built to make the most of the sunsets. Its Mercure Beach Club is on hand for a dip in the sea and the Spa and Wellness Centre, the largest on the island, has a full service incorporating elements from the Far East.

Features Contemporary elegance in a 5-star setting Largest spa in North Cyprus Private beach club Variety of eateries, including a steak house

The Mercure is 30 minutes from Ercan Airport and 1 hour from Larnaca Airport.

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wedding packages

big day! it’s your

so get the little things right!

Weddingpackages Tailor-made & Sample

Green Island Holidays is on hand every step of the way to tailor-make your special occasion, catering to your every need whatever your wishes, at any budget, from the intimate or historic to the luxurious. Our personal advisors are trusted for their expertise and attention to detail, and so together with you, they will create an unforgettable day that focuses on what is special to you.

her will consult closely with you in order to design a celebration that’s tailor-made just for you. She will be on hand to take care of any legalities and paperwork and to advise on and organise the special touches, whether it be your arrival in a horse and carriage or your choice of entertainment after the ceremony, leaving you with the peace of mind to enjoy being the centre of attention!

We understand that everyone is unique and that your wedding, blessing or renewal of vows should be unique to you. That’s why your specially designated bilingual Wedding Planner with years of experience behind

Although all our ceremonies are individually tailored, here is also a selection of our sample packages:

All packages include the services of our Wedding Planner, who will arrange the legal formalities and guide you through the planning of your big day. She will meet you on your arrival in Cyprus and will also be on hand during the ceremony. She will assist with suggestions for your wedding reception and arrange any such extras as photography, filming, flowers, blessing, entertainment (fireworks, DJ, belly dancer, live music), transport to/from the wedding venue from your hotel and special cars (Rolls Royce, vintage cars, horse & carriage).

“Classic” from £550

“Elegant” from £650

“Exclusively Yours” from £800

Administration and Civil Officer fees (currently 50TL)

This package includes all features listed in the Classic package, plus:

This package includes all features listed in the Classic package, plus:

Marriage Certificate in English

Mercedes car to take the Bride from hotel to the wedding venue

Two Corsages

Full services of our Wedding Planner Standard Bride’s bouquet

Mercedes car to take the Bride and Groom back to hotel

Buttonhole for Groom

One-tier wedding cake for 12 people

Bottle of champagne after the civil ceremony

Bridesmaid’s posy

Meal for the Bride and Groom with 2 hours of local drinks at one of our special venues up to the value of £70

Fresh flower table decoration

Renewal of Vows from £350

Church Wedding Packages

This package includes:

We offer the same packages as above with some additional costs:

Liaising to plan the special day and making reservations for the venue, meal etc.

Hire of the church £350 Organist £36

Meeting the couple on arrival in Cyprus, taking them to meet the Chaplain, visiting the venue, and planning the meal and any entertainment required

Services of the Diocese Office to arrange legalities £50

Bouquet of fresh flowers for the Lady

Wedding Licence fee approximately €200

Buttonhole for the Gentleman

(prices correct as of September 2011)

Services of the Chaplain to perform the ceremony (if you would prefer a lay person to conduct the ceremony deduct £50).

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Frequently asked quest ions How do we set a date?

What’s the weather like?

Let us have a choice of three dates and we will do our best to arrange your special day on a day that suits you after finding out whether the wedding officer and your chosen venue are available.

Summers are hot or warm, and almost completely rainless from May to mid November. During this period the weather is constant from day to day and almost completely cloudless. Disturbed winter weather rarely lasts more than a day. The average number of daily hours of sunshine ranges from six hours midwinter to twelve or thirteen in Midsummer. For those who find high temperatures unpleasant, the best time to visit North Cyprus is in the spring when the weather is generally sunny and warm and the island is colourful with flowering plants.

Can we travel under our married names? You can travel under any name providing it’s the name on your current passport. Please make sure that your passport has at least six months validity before departing the UK for North Cyprus.

How should I pack my wedding dress for travel? You can purchase special dress travelling boxes from wedding websites and magazines. Also check if your chosen airline has any special facilities for wedding dresses, as some do.

What happens when we arrive in North Cyprus? Check in at your hotel as normal. Our Wedding Planner, who will have made arrangements to meet you prior to your departure from the UK, will meet you very soon after your arrival, probably within the first two days.

Who will marry us? If you are having a church wedding it will be the licenced Chaplain, whereas if you are having a civil wedding it will be an officer from the district office (the Kaymakam office).

How long will the ceremony be? If you are having a church wedding, it will be approximately 40-50 minutes. If you are having a civil wedding it will be in the region of 5-8 minutes. After your civil wedding we strongly recommend that you have a wedding blessing or exchange of vows following the ceremony.

Do you have specialist wedding insurance? Wedding insurance can be purchased from wedding insurance specialists who advertise online and in wedding magazines. Don’t forget to purchase regular travel insurance as well!

Useful Information What’s local life like? Mediterranean hospitality is renowned and a warm and friendly welcome is guaranteed. They are very laid back and things seem to take longer to do as no rush is deemed necessary. During the summer season it is not unusual to see many locals taking their mid day siesta, in main resorts some shops may close between 1- 3 and stay open until late giving everyone the chance to relax and chill out on a hot summer afternoon. Public Holidays which you can obtain from the relevant countries websites, banks and government offices are shut and you may find some services are limited. However, you will not be unduly affected, as beach resorts cater for local holidaymakers during these periods and many restaurants, bars and shops do not close.

Important note about duty-free purchases: Passengers travelling back from Ercan North Cyprus on flights involving an aircraft change in Istanbul, should refrain from duty‑free liquid purchases from Ercan as they are liable for confiscation at Istanbul. We suggest passengers do their duty free purchases in Istanbul airport.

Money The local currency in North Cyprus and Turkey is the Turkish Lira. Sterling and Euros can be exchanged or accepted in most establishments although banks or exchange shops may be more favourable. Credit cards are widely used in all of the resorts that we offer, or cash machines are located in the town centres where cash can be withdrawn in the local currency directly from your bank. Scottish and Irish bank notes are NOT accepted in North Cyprus and Turkey.

What happens when I arrive at my destination? Upon your arrival at your destination airport you will be met by our transfer representatives, who will drive you to your hotel please look out for the Green Island Holidays sign or your name(s) on a board. On your return journey - your representative will advise you one day prior to your departure about your pick up time. If you are on a two centre holiday the majority of our guests make their own way to and from the hotel in Istanbul we therefore advise only to get an official taxi or enquire with the information help desk who may advise of alternative transport to the city centre all guests that are travelling to Turkey also pay £10 Sterling visa on entry please get this before proceeding to immigration.

When will I get my travel documents? When you first make your reservation, we will send your booking confirmation/ invoice, confirming all your travel details, within 48 hours. Travel documents are sent within 10 days of departure. Please ensure you check the names and details are correct as failure to do so can incur charges, as well as refusal of boarding aircraft. All online bookings will be sent by email.

Health & EHIC card At the time of publication of this brochure, no compulsory vaccinations are required for any of our destinations. Medical regulations are updated from time to time, therefore, we advise you to consult your doctor prior to departure as to whether the Department of Health Considers any inoculations necessary. All UK residents can apply for an EHIC card (formerly known as an E111), entitling you to some medical treatment at certain hospitals at a reduced or zero cost when temporarily visiting an EU country. You can apply for a card free of charge via their website www.ehic.org.uk or by calling 0845 606 2030. You can also pick up an application form from the Post Office. However, it is essential that you take out comprehensive travel insurance to cover you for medical emergencies.

What’s driving like in North Cyprus and Turkey? Driving in North Cyprus is a pleasure, firstly they drive on the left, traffic is very light and in some cases non existent and parking is not restricted – cost of hiring a car is very reasonable therefore highly recommended if not a necessesity as public transport is not consistent. UK Driving licence is all that is required. Driving in Turkey on the other hand can be very stressful and chaotic especially in Istanbul, public transport is excellent and very economical too.

Do we have 100% financial protection? The air holiday packages in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority under our licence no 4846. please check with our booking conditions.

Legal Requirement s Civil ceremony

Church wedding (Anglican or Catholic)

With both of you being British passport-holders & having no Turkish Cypriot relatives To make a reservation, the following are required: • Copies of both passports • Copies of both birth certificates • Letter of parental consent if under 18 years of age • Copies of divorce papers if applicable or death certificate if previous partner is deceased • Names of the two witnesses & copies of their passports Dated within three months of the wedding day, the following are required: • The original copy of certificates of non-impediment for the bride and groom obtained from a solicitor or notary and stamped at the consulate offices of the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus (TRNC) in Bedford Square, London, in the presence of two witnesses (not necessarily the same two witnesses for the wedding). Everyone should take their passports with them to the consulate offices and we advise that you check that the offices are open and that it is not a public holiday. The fee as of November 2011 was £24. Tel: 020 7631 1920 www.e-kktc.com • Green Island Holidays Weddings completed application form. You should plan to be in North Cyprus at least three to four working days prior to the wedding or five days if a weekend is included. You should both enter North Cyprus via Ercan, not the south side, as this has to be shown with a copy of your entry visa. All original papers (birth certificates etc) should be bought with you to North Cyprus. If one of you is a Turkish Cypriot (even if you were born in the UK) or you have Turkish Cypriot relatives The registrar, not the Kaymakam officer, will perform the wedding. Any day of the week is available subject to the registrar being available; there is a registrar’s fee of up to £200 not included in the sample packages. To make a reservation, the following are required: • Copies of birth certificates and copies of parents’ birth certificates if possible • Copies of TRNC birth certificates (even if you were born in the UK) • Copies of divorce papers if applicable or death certificate if previous partner is deceased • Letter of parental consent if under 18 years of age • Certificate of non-impediment dated within three months of the wedding date as above. • Results of the bride and groom’s blood tests for thalassimia from the state hospital in Nicosia dated within three months of the wedding date. Allow 10 working days for the results. • Papers showing that the groom is free of TRNC army duties. As an alternative you may want to consider getting married in a registry office in the UK, followed by a blessing or an exchange of vows in North Cyprus. • Green Island Holidays Weddings completed application form. You should plan to be in North Cyprus at least three to four working days prior to the wedding or five days if a weekend is included. You should both enter North Cyprus via Ercan, not the south side, as this has to be shown with a copy of your entry visa. All original papers (birth certificates etc) should be bought with you to North Cyprus.

With both of you being British passport-holders St Andrews’s Church will charge £350 for a church wedding, £36.00 organist fee, £50.00 Diocesan Office fee and a licence fee of £175 if it is booked more than 15 days prior to the wedding date (2010 charges). Both the Bride & Groom must be present to make the reservation with their original documents, if more than 15 days before the wedding date Church weddings can take place any day or time, subject to the chaplain being available. To make a reservation, the following are required: • Copies of birth certificates • Copies of passports • Copies of divorce papers if applicable or death certificate if first partner is deceased • Letter of parental consent if under 18 years • Certificate of non-impediment from a solicitor or notary dated within three months of the wedding date. • Names of two witnesses • Licence fee of approximately €282* if the booking is less than 15 days before the wedding date You should both enter North Cyprus via the south side, not the north. Your guests may fly in via the north side though. We suggest that you arrive four to five days before your special day as your wedding advisor will need to take you to the municipality offices on the south side and the chaplain will also wish to meet you. All original papers (birth certificates etc) should be bought with you to North Cyprus.

Catholic Church weddings There are similar requirements as above, except that there is no fee for the church and donations are accepted instead. The licence fee is approximately £175 or €€282* depending on the time of booking. Your wedding will be conducted at the Catholic Church in Kyrenia, usually on a Sunday. Before your arrival in North Cyprus you will need to have received ‘training’ from your UK catholic priest. Blessings or renewals of vows Blessings can be performed at St Andrew’s Church (£250) or at an outside venue (£125). Your wedding advisor will let you know about any special requirements. An Exchange of Vows can also be organized for £80. *Please note that all prices are quoted in Sterling. However, if you have a Kyrenia Anglican or Catholic Church wedding, the price is quoted in Euros as the Chaplain is licenced from south side of Cyprus where the currency remains in Euros.

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Terms and condit ions Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis of the contract between Lorenz Voyager Travel Limited (trading as Green Island Holidays) as the tour operator and yourself as the client, and set out our obligations to you and yours to us.

Payment A deposit of £75 per person plus full Airline seat cost (APEX AIRLINE TICKECTS ADVANCE PURCHASE THAT ARE NOT REFUNDABLE) must be paid and sent with a completed, signed booking form together with the appropriate insurance premium if required. On receipt of your booking form we will issue a confirmation invoice as soon as your full itinerary is confirmed. The total cost of your holiday is payable to us no later than 8 weeks prior to departure. If the balance remains unpaid after this date, we reserve the right to cancel your booking and retain the deposit paid. Any money paid by a customer to a travel agent in respect of a booking with Lorenz Voyager Travel Limited is held by the agent on behalf of Lorenz Voyager Travel Limited.

Late bookings Bookings received by us 12 weeks or less prior to departure are deemed to be late bookings. When you make a definite booking through your travel agent or by telephone directly to us, you must pay the total cost of the booking at that time. Should you subsequently cancel the reservation made you will be subject to cancellation charges detailed in “Cancellation by the Client”. A late booking may be accepted by us either by telephone or by the issuing of a confirmation invoice.

Alteration by the client Lorenz Voyager Travel Limited & its agents will do their utmost, but cannot guarantee to comply with any request for alteration to a booking. An amendment fee of £30 per person will be applied. Please note that any amendment made after tickets have been issued will be treated as a cancellation and will attract a minimum charge of £180 per person.

nature and we will advise you (or your travel agent) at the earliest possible date. Should we have to cancel a tour, holiday or other travel arrangements as a result of hostilities, political unrest, or other circumstances amounting to force majeure, we shall inform you or your travel agent without delay and shall offer the choice of an alternative holiday of at least comparable standard, if available, or a prompt and full refund of all money paid. Any such refunds shall be sent to agents within 10 clear days and to direct clients within 14 clear days. Should we be forced to cancel your holiday for any reason other than force majeure or non payment of outstanding balance, the company, in addition to refunding all monies paid, will pay compensation as per the table in the following paragraph.

If we change your holiday. If a major change becomes necessary, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. A major change is one that we make to your holiday arrangements before departure that involves changing your airport(s) except Heathrow, Stansted, Luton, Gatwick, resort area or time of departure or return by more than 12 hours, or offering accommodation with a lower rating. You then have a choice of either: A. Accepting the changed arrangements as notified to you. B. Purchasing another available holiday from us. C. Cancelling your holiday. If you choose A or B, we will pay compensation on the scale shown below. If you choose C, we will refund all money paid to us, in no case will we pay compensation if the change is due to an event listed in “Important Notice” below. Period of notice we give to you or your travel agent

Your financial protection

Cancellation of your holiday must be notified to us in writing. The cancellation charges depend upon when your written notice is received and will be levied as follows. Note: Certain travel arrangements (e.g. ADVANCE PURCHASE TICKECTS cannot be changed whatsoever once reservation has been confirmed even if confirmed the same day a 100% cancellation charge will be incurred.

The Air holiday packages in this brochure are ATOL protected by the civil Aviation Authority .Our Atol number is 4846.when you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package from us (Green Island Holidays) you will receive a confirmation invoice from us confirming your arrangements and your protection under our air travel organisers licence (4846).NOT ALL Travel services offered and sold by us will be protected by the ATOL SCHEME please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.

Cancellation or alteration by the company

Important notice

The company reserves the right to modify or cancel any holiday, flight schedule, accommodation or other arrangements, in the event that the holiday chosen by the customer cannot be provided for any reason. If the circumstances referred to in the preceding paragraph occur before the customer’s departure, the company undertakes to offer the customer alternative arrangements, or, if this is not acceptable, a full refund of all monies paid. We plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance and although it is unlikely that we have to make any changes to confirmed arrangements, it does occasionally happen. Most changes are of a minor

Compensation payments do not apply to changes caused by reason of war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disasters, fire, technical problems to transport, closure or congestion of airports or ports, cancellation or changes of schedules by scheduled airlines and similar events beyond our control.

Cancellation by the client

Conditions of carriage. When you travel with a carrier, the conditions of carriage of that carrier will apply, some of which may limit liability. The conditions of carriage of that carrier are incorporated into this contract. You may ask for copies of the relevant conditions of carriage from our offices.

Complaints We or our local agents have personally inspected all of the properties featured in our brochure and the information given is supplied by them and is believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, since this brochure is prepared many months in advance it is possible that some features may change. Should you have any cause for complaint, please bring it to the attention of the Hotel Manager or our representative who will deal with it on the spot. If the mat-ter cannot be resolved during your stay, then please notify us in writing within 30 days of your return to the UK.

Arbitration Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be resolved amicably, may (if the customer so wishes), be referred to arbitration under a special scheme which, though devised by arrangements with the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), is administered quite independently by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration of documents alone with restricted liability on the customer in respect of costs. The scheme does not apply to claims for an amount in excess of £1500 per person or £7500 per booking form or to claims which are solely or mainly in respect of physical injury or illness. Should you elect to seek redress under this scheme, written notice requesting arbitration under the scheme must be made within 9 months after the scheduled date of return from the holiday

premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel because of this you should exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the date of the invoice. In return no refund will be granted should sterling gain in value against the appropriate currencies prior to your departure. All prices quoted in this brochure are based on fuel costs and exchange rates on 22nd December, 2010 as quoted in the financial Times: 2,39 YTL. All services in this brochure to North Cyprus and Turkey are paid in sterling.

Jurisdiction The contract arising from any confirmed holiday booking is to be interpreted under and is subject to the laws of England. We will agree to submit any dispute or claim under it to the English Courts (if you live in England or Wales) or the Scottish Courts (if you live in Scotland). Validity & Responsibility. This brochure is valid from 10 January, 2010 until further notice. It is based on the sole responsibility of Lorenz Voyager Travel Limited and does not commit the airlines, transportation companies and hotels etc. mentioned therein.

Travel insurance As per our booking conditions we require all our guest’s travelling have adequate travel insurance see our booking conditions As part of the new legislation Green island holidays have opted not sell travel insurance directly to our customers and we act as an agent on behalf of Blue Travel Insurance who are fully regulated to sell travel insurance and offer comprehensive cover. We strongly advise that when buying travel insurance you read carefully all the questions and if you are unsure of any questions call the company direct they are happy to help you, remember any incorrect information you give or failure to disclose of medical conditions even pre-existing or similar could void your policy.

Travel documents. It is the responsibility of the client to ensure that passports, visas, vaccination certificates and any other necessary travel documents are valid for the journey(s) to be undertaken.

Our guarantee on price / surcharge. We guarantee that the price of your holiday will not be subject to surcharge except for government action such as V.A.T., currency and increases in fuel. Even in these cases we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged but where surcharge is payable there will be an administration charge of 50p together with an amount to cover agent’s commission. If this means paying more than 10% of your holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid except for any greenislandholidays.com  43

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