Iskele

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Iskele

Iskele is the administrative centre of the Karpaz peninsula with a population of the district of 23,098.

It is a popular tourist destination; beautiful untouched flora, sandy golden beaches, luxuries hotels, water entertainments, historical sites, a 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.

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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.

Panagia Theotokos Church/ Icon museum in Iskele​

It was built in the 12th century. Most of the frescoes were preserved and can be seen on the walls of the church. Restorations led to unpredictable discoveries; The Virgin Mary occurred to be repainting of the 15th century. The icons represented in the museum belong to this church, some were brought from other
corners of the TRNC.

Salamis Ancient City

Discover the Roman ruins of Salamis, the ancient capital of Cyprus. Find impressive landmarks such as the amphitheatre and gymnasium, both of which are fully restored. Imagine a time of empires, conquerors, and epic land and sea battles through the commentary of your expert guide.

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Iskele city of couler and relaxation

Panayia Pergaminiotissa Church & Minia Kıbrıs Museum

The church is located in Tatlisu, was built in the 11th century during the Byzantine rule. Unfortunately, due to preservation measures the church is not permissible to enter. Other than that, the church has an interesting facade and frescoes inside were mostly removed. Miniature Cyprus is on the site and a relatively new invention, the project is featured by Tatlisu’s mayor. In the exhibition, you can see 15 models of some of the main North Cyprus Historical Attractions.

Wild Donkeys

North Cyprus is famous for its wild donkeys, which live in a natural park in the Karpas peninsula. Originally the animals were domestic, and were used by farmers because of their strength. But with the growing popularity of tractors and after 1974 conflicts many donkeys were abandoned. The government decided to collect all the stray donkeys and locate them in Karpas peninsula, where they can survive. Now, these stubborn cuties are one of the biggest tourists’ attractions, people come to the peninsula to feed them carrots and bread while taking some hilarious videos.

Long sand Beaches

Karpaz, Bafra, Long Beach, Golden Beach, Karpaz, Gate Marina

Paragliding

Do you want to spice your life up? Have always dreamt to try extreme sports? You can fulfil your dream in North Cyprus. Professional instructors will help you in each and every step, if you are amateur in this sport, we recommend you to be in a tandem with your instructor, you will be guided throughout your flight, nevertheless, for seasoned paragliders, there is an opportunity for solo piloting, in any case, you will be insured regarding the North Cyprus aviation law. There are a few flying sights you can choose from such as Besparmak Mountain range- Girne coast, B.M.R- Ilgaz village, Karpaz golden beach.

Golden Beach

Golden Beach is one of the best sandy beaches in North Cyprus. The beautiful landscape and astonishing views from the peninsula, what more can you wish for?

Bars

Boğaz Beach Club, Roots Bar Kucuk Erenkoy Tatlisu, Es Cafe & Bar

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