Kyrenia is getting bigger by the year, as house-hunters (mainly British) flock to the village, eager to snap up a bargain-priced villa or flat.
It is not the unspoiled paradise it was, given the amount of construction work going on, in and around its boundaries.
Where there are bulldozers, bricks and cement, there is dust - great clouds of the stuff swirl around you at times when a lorry thunders past.
But, despite those shortcoming, I am still a huge Kyrenia fan. There is so much history to unearth there, while the harbour area is simply stunning, whether you visit by day or night.
I understand there IS entertainment on offer for those who seek it beyond midnight, but I never did. Not ...
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And if that lights your candle, too, then Kyrenia could be just the place to head for on holiday.
Given that I was there in March, none of the pay-as-you-go beach complexes had opened, hence my lowly mark of 1.
But I could see that Escape Beach was getting itself in shape for an Easter opening, and will no doubt again prove a huge attraction for visitors over the summer.
Kyrenia is still stuck in a bit of a time warp, however. Other Mediterranean resorts have a much tighter commercial grip on the 21st century and are flourishing as a result, but not this North Cyprus charmer.
Long may that continue!