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Visting Güzelyurt from the south

There are two crossing points in the Güzelyurt region. The Astromeritis/Zodia crossing opened in August 2005, is one of the better-signposted ones, and is also one of the quietest. Astromeritis is a fast 30km west on the A9/B9 motorway/dual carriageway from the outskirts of Lefkosia. Once across into Zodia, it’s only 3km to Güzelyurt. The Yeşilirmak/Limnitis/Kato Pyrgos crossing is the most recent, built jointly by the north and south and opened with great fanfare in October 2010. Again, it is easy to find – a ten-minute drive east from Kato Pyrgos brings you to the crossing point, after which it’s a scenic 32km drive to Güzelyurt. This makes possible a number of enjoyable routes through the north. Lefkosia–Girne–Güzelyurt–Kato Pyrgos, for example, is certainly feasible in a day, either direction, or try Astromeritis–Güzelyurt–Kato Pyrgos.

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