New Limnitis crossing into the North underway from Monday March 29th

by Helen

Fantastic news! On Monday March 29th the leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities will attend a ceremony marking the beginning of the construction of the Limnitis road in the buffer zone.

This will lead to the opening of a new crossing point linking the remote Pyrgos area to Nicosia, through the occupied areas. And for residents in the Polis area, it also means that a crossing into the North will be under an hour away.

The project consists of a 2.2km section of road located in the UN-controlled buffer zone and another section of about 4.5km located in the northern part of the island.

There has been much talk about the opening of the Limnitis crossing since the summer of 2009 but the occasion marks something of a landmark. Something is finally happening!

The road should be complete in just 4 months so local residents can look forward to being able to use the new crossing from around the middle of August.


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Nov 21, 2011
New border crossing in Cypus
by: Helen

Great news - the Limnitis crossing opened in October 2010 so now we have an easy crossing point close to Polis and don't need to drive all the way to Nicosia or the other side of the island to cross into the North.

A word of warning though - the new road only lasts for about 7km so once across the border, you will soon find yourself on a poor quality road for 40km until you reach Morphou or Guzelyurt as the Turks call it.

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