Many people do not realise that the currency in North Cyprus is the Turkish Lira. The economic problems with the Euro are limited only to the southern part of the island. North Cyprus is self governing, and has a separate financial system which does not use the Euro. In North Cyprus the banking system is functioning as normal and, thankfully, it is not affected by any financial problems caused by the Euro.
When visiting North Cyprus you can change your currency to TL before you go, or whilst you are there at many exchange outlets. The exchange rate is favourable so you will find that eating out, sightseeing and shopping all represent excellent value for money. There is an array of shops selling gold, electrical and leather goods; all at competitive prices.
A holiday in North Cyprus is the perfect opportunity to relax and spend time with friends and family, exploring the island, sampling the traditional foods at a pace of life which is unhurried and the local people are welcoming and friendly, with no euro worries with the Turkish Lira