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Alcohol in Northern Cyprus???

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Alcohol in Northern Cyprus???

Can anyone advise on the best local beer in Northern Cyprus. Also are the prices of alcohol relatively cheap???? Am travelling by car to Southern Cyprus, can alcohol be taken through custom accross the border????

Karsiyaka, TRNC
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1. Re: Alcohol in Northern Cyprus???

I wouldn't bother taking alcohol across the border. There are restrictions and it is pretty reasonable here anyway. The best local beer is Efes Pilsen. It is 5% alcohol content and costs 5TL on average in a restaurant or bar for a 50cl bottle maybe a little cheaper for a large draught beer. Most bars also do bottled Carlsberg and Tuborg at the same price. You can get Strongbow Cider for around 6TL a can plus John Smiths at the same price.

In supermarkets Turkish wine costs around 11TL for a bottle and on average 25TL for the same bottle in a restaurant. Wine is generally 6TL a glass. A local spirit with mixer would be 6TL with import (e.g. Smirnoff Vodka) with mixer 8TL. Jack Daniels is the most expensive at around 10TL with a mixer. Don't forget that spirits in bars are served in very large measures!

Kyrenia, Cyprus
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2. Re: Alcohol in Northern Cyprus???

Reading your post, you are enquiring about taking alcohol, North to South?, I really wouldnt bother, Cigarettes for example you are allowed 2 packets only, any extra and you are find 1 EURO PER CIGARETTE!! over your two packet allowance!!

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3. Re: Alcohol in Northern Cyprus???

Be aware if you are going south in a hire car, as the firms cars we rented from were not allowed to cross into the south. according to their literature. (Pacific cars)

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