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Iskele (Trikomo), North Cyprus

Iskele (Trikomo)

Golden Beach, KarpasOn the way to Karpas from Famagusta, the largest settlement in the area is Iskele (Trikomo).

The town is mainly inhabited by the Turkish-Cypriot refugees from Larnaca (now in south Cyprus) who relocated to here after 1974. 

The quaint 15th century Byzantine church of St. Jacob (Avios Iakovos) dominates the center of the town.

Iskele Icon MuseumIskele 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 icon museum. 

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 quiet.  

Wild donkeys of Karpas peninsula. Photo by Halid Izzet (copyrighted)

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 sustainable way.

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 the island.

Iskele (Trikomo) on interactive map




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