Nestling below the Troodos mountains, 74 km away from Nicosia, Lefke (Lefka) is a small and friendly town in the north west of Cyprus. Its inhabitants will tell you that its citrus fruits are the tastiest and the juiciest in the whole of the island. This is because of its rich soil, plentiful water and its reservoirs. Its Turkish character reflects the domination of the area by the Ottoman Empire for more than three hundred years. The town also houses one of North Cyprus' universities, European University of Lefke.