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Exciting New Chef & Menus at Karpaz Gate Marina

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Karpaz Gate Marina in North Cyprus has appointed a new chef with a tempting mix of local and international dishes at its stunning Hemingway’s Resto-Bar and Beach Club venues this summer.

At the idyllic coastal destination near Yenierenkoy, Karpaz, guests can enjoy refreshments inside or outside on the promenade at Hemingway’s, or at the Beach Club. Specials for 2018 include grilled octopus, calamari and halloumi, chicken doner kebab and delicious platters and sumptuous deserts, all served with wine by the glass or a cool beer.

Heading up the new menu, Yahya Alpaslan Özdemir brings a wealth of experience in global and traditional cuisine at 5-star hotels and restaurants in Cyprus. Originally from Kahramanmaraş in Turkey, Yahya lives in Ziyamet village in Karpaz with his wife and three children.

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Yahya Alpaslan Özdemir, the new chef at Karpaz Gate Marina 

“I am very excited to have the chance to work with the great team and management here at Karpaz Gate Marina to present the best artistry, ingredients, flavours and creativity of my profession to our guests. Personally, I am dedicated to developing my vision and following the latest trends and developments in cuisine, while together everyone in the kitchen here is committed to working hard to maintain the highest standards." Yahya said. "It is incredibly rewarding when all the hard work results in dishes that are enjoyed by our guests. It is always a source of joy to offer flavour and happiness to people, and seeing their pleasure is our big prize.”

Yahya was first inspired by his family's own restaurant and went on to study and work in a range of renowned kitchens. “I use my five senses when preparing food, carefully choose ingredients and use the correct techniques to make fabulous dishes,” he said.

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One of the seafood dishes on offer at Karpaz Gate Marina

“It is also important to enjoy the food, develop your taste so that you can deliver more flavour to the dishes you prepare. My aim at Karpaz Gate Marina is not only to be a good manager, but also to instruct others so that we can continue to develop as a first-class destination and positive influence for the country’s tourism.”

The 2018 Hemingway’s and Beach Club menus feature an abundance of tasty meals, snacks, drinks and cocktails with a daily Happy Hour from 5-8pm and a Sunset BBQ on Fridays.

The Beach Club features a 33m infinity pool, private beach, beach bar, Jacuzzi, children’s pool, decking area with Cabanas and loungers and watersports centre. There is also a fitness room with showers and changing rooms, an onsite cinema and regular art exhibitions.

For information about the Beach Club and Hemingway’s, please call Oykun Erureten:
Tel +90 (0)533 825 3990.

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The popular Karpaz Gate Marina chocolate soufflé

A Stress Free Destination for Superyachts

Award-winning Karpaz Gate Marina is a luxurious Mediterranean destination offering premier berthing for yachts and superyachts, without the bureaucracy and taxation issues on the rise in other regions.

As the first modern marina in northern Cyprus, Karpaz Gate Marina is also flexible on duration of stay. Designed to meet the needs of boat and yacht owners, the 5 Gold Anchor-rated marina is safe, service-orientated and community-minded, offering exceptional value for money.

Located on the northern shore of the Karpaz Peninsula in North Cyprus, the vision at Karpaz Gate is to attract visitors to the less travelled areas of the Eastern Mediterranean, steering development of the region to become a leading yachting and tourist destination.

The marina is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches, coves and bays along the north east coast, with Famagusta (67nm) and Girne (48nm) just a short sail away. The nearby southern Turkish coastline includes the marinas of Alanya, Antalya, Marmaris and Bodrum. Rhodes, the gateway to the Greek Islands, is just under 300 nautical miles away. 

Karpaz Gate Marina has already won a number of awards including The Yacht Harbour Association’s (TYHA) 2017 International Marina of the Year, achieving TYHA’s top rating of 5 Gold Anchors in July 2013 and the ICOMIA Clean Marina standard in July 2013.

Managed by Sea-Alliance Group, Karpaz Gate is also a member of ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG) and is featured in ‘Destinations’, a network of exclusive marinas established by ART Marine Marinas.

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Karpaz Gate Marina in Northern Cyprus

Berths & Facilities at Karpaz Gate Marina

  • 300 berths including 15 berths for superyachts up to 60m.

  • Facilities at berth include power and fresh water, TV connection and high speed Wi-Fi. There is 24/7 CCTV with security personnel throughout the marina and controlled entry. 

  • An onsite boat yard provides 18,000 square metres of dry storage space, with fully-equipped workshops and a 300 ton travel lift for yachts with a beam up to 10m.

  • Duty Free prices on fuel, technical services and supplies, as well as berthing fees.

  • Promotions for 2018* include a free haul out, hull wash and anti-fouling application with 14 days hard standing for annual berth holders; discounts on berth rates; free Special-Care Package; Freezing Option to suspend annual contract; tailored packages (*T&Cs apply)

Shoreside Services

  • An onsite mini-market, chandlery, laundry room, international currency ATM and Cyprus Yachts brokerage and new boat sales office.

  • Office services - online weather updates, VIP concierge, airport collection to and from Larnaca and Ercan airports.

  • Pollution control - collection of waste water, solids, bilge and engine oil. 

  • An independent desalination plant.

  • Port of entry - full assistance with clearance procedures.

For enquiries or assistance please contact the marina office:

VHF: Channel 10 ‘Karpaz Gate Marina’ /Channel 16
Telephone: +90 (0)533 833 7878
Email: [email protected]


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