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 Social Life
 Bars
A wide range to suit all tastes, serving local beers, raki brandy, and imported alchohol.A must is the famous brany sour, a local cocktail.

Bowling

There is one bowling alley in Lefkosa. (Tel: 223 2388)

 Business / Shopping Hours

In the winter:
Shops open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 a.m.

In the summer:
The working hours are between 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and again from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

 Cinema
There are six very good cinemas in Lefkosa, two in Girne and two in Gazi Magusa. They show recently released films mainly from the West. Films are usually changed every week and are shown with their original soundtracks and Turkish subtitles.

 Conference Facilities
These facilities can be found at all universities, major hotels and at the Ataturk Cultural Centre in Nicosia.

 International Clubs
Özgürada Lions Club Tel: 815 4483 Kyrenia Rotary Club Tel: 228 1756 Girne Skal Club Tel: 228 3134

Mass Media
There is one state TV and radio channel and a handful of private ones also some English channels. There are numerous daily newspapers one of which is weekly and in English.

Music
Orchestral concerts are regularly held at the venues listed below. If you are lucky enough to catch a concert at the Bellapais Abbey, it is sure to be an unforgettable occasion. Kyrenia: Bellapais Abbey, Bellapais Kyrenia Castle Nicosia: Ataturk Cultural Centre Famagusta The Eastern Mediterranean University-Blue Hall.

 News Agency
Shops are open with some variations, but generally as follows: Summer: 8.00 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 19.00 Winter: 9.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 18.00 Banks (Mon - Fri) Summer: 8.00 - 12.00 Winter: 8.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00

 Opening Hours
Shops are open with some variations, but generally as follows: Summer: 8.00 - 13.00 and 16.00 - 19.00 Winter: 9.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 18.00 Banks (Mon - Fri) Summer: 8.00 - 12.00 Winter: 8.00 - 12.00 and 14.00 - 16.00