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Northern Cyprus holidays to provide mediterranean 'Las Vegas'

  • 23-Jul-10 14:44
  • Cyprus
  • Greek Reporter Travel

Travellers seeking Cyprus holidays in the Turkish occupied northern half of the island will soon be able to enjoy a range of accommodation and facilities as plans are underway to develop numerous resorts within the Mediterranean's Las Vegas.

Northern Cyprus holidays to provide mediterranean 'Las Vegas'

Northern Cyprus is planning on becoming the Las Vegas of the Mediterranean as it opens a £150million hotel and casino complex.
The new complex is likely to attract travellers from all over the world to enjoy their Cyprus holidays in the northern Turkish occupied region but the plans have caused outrage amongst many Greek Cypriots who believe in isolating the region as it is only occupied by Turkish residents.

By providing holidays in this region, the number of travellers booking Cyprus holidays on the rest of the island could decline and affect the economy of Cyprus and strain relations between the two regions.

In an impulsive strike in 1974, the Turkish army drove all Greeks out of their towns and villages in the northern half of Cyprus and into the south of the island.

The Cratos Premium Resort officially opened last month on the Turkish side of Cyprus and is the largest tourism-sector investment on the island. Singer, Jennifer Lopez was scheduled to play at the opening ceremony of the complex but had to pull out after receiving thousands of emails from Greek Cypriot exiles who condemned her supporting towards the controversial event.

The multi-million pound resort is the first hotel project for the developer and construction firm, BozGroup from Turkey, who also self-financed the building of the Cratos Premium complex.

The launch of the new entertainment complex could see and increase in additional Cyprus hotels being built nearby to create a Las Vegas style region of the Mediterranean which is expected to attract more travellers to book Cyprus holidays in the region.

The Cratos Premium Resort features a hotel with 10 king suites and 410 premium rooms and suites and a casino with 250 slot machines and 35 table games for travellers on holidays in Cyprus.

Tourists looking for luxury Cyprus holidays can relax within the resort's facilities which include a luxury spa, 14 gourmet restaurants, a 24 hour beach club, a one kilometre-long private beach ,and a large ballroom for special events. Business travellers can meet with clients within the 14 meeting rooms available with state of the art facilities.

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