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Karpas Peninsula, Cyprus

Categories: Geologic Formations, Nature & Parks
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The Karpass Peninsula, also known as the Karpas Peninsula or Karpasia, is a long, finger-like peninsula that is one of the most prominent geographical features of the island of Cyprus. Its farthest extent is Cape Apostolos Andreas, and its major population centre is the town of Rizokarpaso. De facto, the peninsula forms the İskele District of Northern Cyprus, while de jure it lay in the Famagusta District of the Republic of Cyprus.It covers an area of 898 km2, making up 27 % of the territory of Northern Cyprus. It is much less densely populated than the average of Northern Cyprus, with a population density of 26 people per km2 in 2010. The town of Trikomo/İskele, the district capital, is considered to be the "gateway" and the geographical starting point of the peninsula, along with the neighboring village of Boğaz. Apart from Trikomo, the most important towns and municipalities in the area are Yialousa, Galateia, Rizokarpaso, Komi Kebir and Akanthou.The peninsula hosts a number of historical sites. These include the Kantara Castle, Apostolos Andreas Monastery, ruins of the ancient cities of Karpasia and Aphendrika, Ayias Trias Basilica among numerous others.
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  • What do you need for a vacation? sea ? desert? jungle ? mountain ? You can have it all in absolutely wonderful golden beach with picturesque sceneries you can never imagined. I was there for just 3 da...  read more »
  • I think it is the best preserved natural environment of Cyprus, Turkish is spoken only in rural villages, while in the small tourist facilities (mostly related to seaside tourism) we also speak English. Herds of wild goats and sheep, grain fields dotted with olive trees and carob trees, rocky beaches and beaches with sand dunes, ancient Orthodox churches and monasteries often neglected but filled with charm, residents friendly and willing to help you. The accommodation facilities are unsuitable to mass tourism and accommodations are Spartan, mostly in wooden cabins along the coast powered by generators, but also some cottages. Good local food. Not recommended for those the series loves to socialize, as darkness falls silent and starry sky not bothered by artificial lights take over.
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  • Just check out how good the seas are. Let the pictures do the talking. If you want an abundant of clear warm water and hidden coves and beaches, here is the place to visit 
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