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North Cyprus Shopping Tips



NORTHERN CYPRUS SHOPS


BAZAARS - OPEN AIR MARKETS

The open air - markets in North Cyprus are found in major cities like Nicosia, Famagusta and Kyrenia and local people call them, bazaars.  (Turkish word PAZAR )

Lefkosa (Nicosia) has a large out door market area where you can pick up fashionable clothing, lace, and beautiful textiles.

Just to compare, a century ago the city had 26 different bazaars. A section of Girne Caddesi is still called the Eski Kadinlar Pazari or 'Former Women's Bazaar'. This is the place where women used to sell a variety of textiles and household items of interest to other women. Arasta means a bazaar either physically built into the ground floor of a mosque, or if separate, one whose revenues go to the upkeep of a religious foundation. In this case the foundation concerned was most probably the Selimiye Camii (originally the Roman Catholic cathedral of Agia Sofia). The church can be reached by following Arasta Sokagi east until you get to the covered bazaar and the Bedesten (originally a Byzantine church).

The Belediye Pazari
, or covered municipal covered market is popularly known as "Bandabulya" It was the main marketplace of the city during the Ottomans and still remains a pleasant local market for fresh vegetable and meat, as well as Turkish delights and souvenirs.

Open from: Monday - Friday 6 am - 3pm, Saturday 6 am - 1pm

Kyrenia municipal market

Location: Right behind the bus terminal or inside, open every Wednesday.

Famagusta Acik Cuma Pazari (Famagusta market)

Location: Between bus terminal and Lemar store, open every Friday


SUPERMARKETS & MINI-MARKETS

For your weekly supermarket shop; there are three main supermarket chains to choose from – Lemar, Tempo and Astro.

There are million mini-markets selling just about every item you might need from toilet paper to cigarettes, from fresh fruit and vegetable to beer and these mini-markets are open all day and half the night seven days a week.

UK newspapers and magazines can be found in the supermarkets. North Cyprus news and information can be found in the weekly Cyprus Today Newspaper. There are now quite a few weekly papers that are printed in English. But so far there is only on daily paper that is printed in English. There is also a daily paper that comes from Turkey. This paper is one day late as most papers that come from outside Northern Cyprus.


CHEMISTS

Chemists are open six days a week, one (or two depending on the area) remaining open at night & weekends. They stock most international products.


OPENING HOURS

Shops are open with some variations but generally:
 
summer
winter

Shops

8:00-13:00, 16:00-19:00
9:00-13:00, 14:00-18:00

Banks

8:00-12:00
8:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00

Public services

Monday:
07:30-14:00, 15:30-18:00

Tuesday-Friday: 07:30-14:00
Monday-Friday:
08:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00

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