the way to Karpas
from Famagusta, the largest settlement in the area is Iskele (Trikomo).
town is mainly inhabited by the Turkish-Cypriot refugees from Larnaca
in south Cyprus) who relocated to here after 1974.
quaint 15th century Byzantine church of St. Jacob (Avios Iakovos)
center of the town.
icon museum is another main attraction in the town. Iinaugurated in
1991, the 12th century church of Panagina Theotokos (Blessed Virgin
Mary) is preserved by the Department of Antiquities and Museums as the
Iskele and the vast Karpas
peninsula with the virgin beaches, attractive wildlife and ancient
churches and ruins offers ideal place for those seeking peace and
|Wild donkeys of Karpas peninsula
Photo by Halid Izzet
The region also houses the
wild Cypriot donkeys who gaze care-free in the nature. In the recent
years there has been controversy between the environmentalists and the
authorities on how best to control their population in a more
Iskele is also famous for its
annual festival during summer, as well as the Mehmetcik (Galatya) Grape
Festival both major regional cultural events attracting visitors across
(Trikomo) on interactive map