Iskele is the administrative centre of the Karpaz peninsula with a population of the district of 23,098(2011).
It is a popular tourist destination; beautiful untouched flora, sandy golden beaches, luxuries hotels, water
entertainments, historical sites, national park. Iskele is an ideal place for full relaxation.
The district is also famous for its annual festivals: International Folk Dance Festival. It gathers dance
ensembles all around the world which share their unique traditions and culture. Another famous festival is
the Grape Festival ( Mehmetcik) in honour of grape groves, featuring grape products.