Shopping in North Cyprus

For those mesmerised by the expensive venture of shopping, North Cyprus is an ideal destination. The island has a mixture of both expensive as well as affordable brands.

Almost every city in Cyprus has markets where clothes are sold in the street, but the biggest and most famous one is at the border of the South Cyprus and North Cyprus in the city of Nicosia. The market there has almost any type of clothing you could desire.

Obviously, all these clothes come at a price, but, in general, most things are highly affordable. Below is a general price range for selected items.

Girne or Kyrenia city lies in a coastal harbour and provides a lot of shopping options to a substantial number of tourists.

Lefke and Gazimagusa/Famagusta are cities dominated by students and; hence, they tend to know exactly where to go in case of shopping places.

"I enjoy shopping and I found North Cyprus very cheap but some of the clothes are definitely not of the highest quality." - Abishek Mansala from India

Cheap Trips to Turkey for Shopping

There are constant affordable flights and boats to Turkey which some students take to go shopping during the holidays or sometimes during the weekends.

Istanbul, the glamorous Turkish city is the favourite destination for shopping, possessing a wide range of shopping choices, but most importantly its cheap to shop in Istanbul.

Students usually go in groups of twos, threes or fours and they rent hostels or hotels for their weekend getaway to Turkey. Prices for flights from North Cyprus to Istanbul can be as cheap as $30 and hostels cost from $15 for the whole weekend with breakfast provided.

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