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Karpas Peninsula, Cyprus

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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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  • They still exist, free-living wild donkeys in Cyprus! But to experience it, you have to drive only on the remote peninsula of Karpas in the hamlet East of Cyprus. There, the landscape remains still originally. There is no hotel complexes, for that much forest and to the aforementioned wild donkeys. Also the greatest by far sand beach of throughout Cyprus, the Golden Beach. All together an experience of a special kind, a superlative, that man not should miss!
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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...  more »