Esentepe - The sunset, nature and golf
Esentepe is located 20 km east of the tourist town of Kyrenia. It is a quiet area that but has life and activity all year round. Many Scandinavians and Northern Europeans choose their homes in this particular area. Esentepe is surrounded by beautiful nature and fine beaches and offers a wide range of restaurants, bars, shops and all necessary services. Here you can find entertainment such as golf, hiking trails, water park, etc.
Here you live literally in the midst of nature, where the sea meets the mountains, and where the sunsets are intensely red. The beaches are something really special with a mixture of sandy beaches and rocky coves along the entire coast. Here you can discover its own sandy beach or visit one of the public where the sun lounger is already waiting.
Korineum Golf & Beach Resort
Esentepe is also home to North Cyprus’ largest golf club, Korineum Golf & Beach Resort, with an 18-hole championship course in beautiful surroundings. The golf club has several restaurants, tennis club, hotel, spa and its own swimming beach, open to the public.
If you like hiking, you should head up to the Five Finger Mountains. Here you can breathe in the fresh scent of pine forest while walking on nature trails lined with history and ancient ruins. From the top you have an unbeatable view of the Mediterranean, and clear days even to the Turkish mainland!
Esentepe has plenty of local restaurants and bars. If you take a car ride or walk along the coast you will encounter several on the road. Should you ever yearn for city life, Kyrenia is only a 20 minute drive away. If you cross the mountain range and head out East, it is also not far from Famagusta, a historic town surrounded by long sunny beaches. Esentepe is also in the right direction for those who want to visit the National Park area Karpaz on the eastern tip of Cyprus.
Facts about Esentepe
Population: 5000 (2023)
In Turkish: Esentepe
In Greek: Agios Nicolaos
Kyrenia: 25 km
Famagusta: 50 km
Nicosia: 55 km
Iskele: 42 km
Karpaz: 104 km
Ercan Airport: 37 km
Larnaca Airport: 80 km
Alagadi Beach (Turtle Beach), Korineum Golf & Beach Resort, Five Finger Mountains (Besparmak Mountains), Esentepe Marina, Twin Churches and Esentepe Village.