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Treks and Tours

Our rich and activity packed programme, day by day un¬ravels the beauty of North Cyprus to the participants of our Summer Academy.

We will take you on the discovery tour from golden sands of Karpas Peninsula in the East to the citrus rich Guzelyurt, which from Turkish translates to ‘beautiful land’, located to the West of the country.

You will have a chance to see the nesting of the Green Turtle and during our special night tour you may witness the hatching of the young turtles and their first journey to the sea.

If you wish to spend the afternoon more actively, you may wish to join us for the breathtaking trek into the Besparmak mountain range that offers panoramic views of the Island.

North Cyprus is home for thousands of endemic species in both fauna and flora, but the wild donkeys of Karpaz are probably the most recognizable symbol of the Penin-sula.

During our Karpaz Tour, don’t forget to bring along a few carrots or dry bread to share with this beautiful and docile animal.



CIU’s Summer Academy events promise students having fun with the fascinating historic architecture of Cyprus and spending chill out time at the Mediterrenean’s most beautiful shores and the cleanest waters. Exploring the different cultures and civilizations, tasting delicious meals, making life-long friendships, playing amusing group games and doing various sport activities, experiencing  the island life during the summer are just the few things that you will find here!

Day Trips and Activities

  • Campus Tour
  • Nicosia Tour
  • Kyrenia Beach
  • Famagusta Tour
  • Kyrenia Tour
  • CIU Arena Sport Activities
  • Golden Beach Karpaz Penisula Trip
  • İskele Beach Trip
  • Güzelyurt Trip
  • Blue Mansion Tour

Evening Entertainment

Evenings during the weekdays give a chance for students to bond and socialize as well as practice their English skills acquired in the classroom.

On the first night we hold our traditional Welcome Party and your Summer Academy will end with the reception and the Graduation Ceremony.


Night Time Out Activities

  • Welcome Party
  • Karaoke
  • Concerts
  • Open Air Cinema
  • Go Carting
  • Disco
  • Bowling
  • Salsa Night
  • Goodbye Party


Sports at CIU Arena

CIU Arena is the most developed sports and recreational complex in Cyprus. It has a 22,000 sq m of space for both indoor and outdoor activities.

CIU Arena offers an international standard swimming pool, fantastic gym and fitness center, indoor climbing wall, squash court and indoor shooting range.

Open area includes tennis courts, bocce courts, basket¬ball and volleyball courts, plus fully equipped stables and paddock offering horseback riding.

The complex hosts both leisure and competitive athletic events throughout the year. Its ultramodern design, and the top range of fitness equipment the interest of students, staff and members of the public.

Students may request to participate in various sports offered by CIU Arena during their free hours. Some sport activities, such as horse riding lessons may carry additional charges.

Last updated: 03-11-2017