Famous for its wild donkeys, who have the right of way, Karpaz Peninsula, densely populated in Roman times, is the Cyprus of old, a land unspoilt by the savage hand of modern development, and where Mother Nature dots the landscape before tapering off into the blue waters of The Mediterranean.
Stretching for 70km, and one of the most sparsely settled places on the island, road improvements make it readily accessible along its pristine beaches. You will discover an abundance of history with ancient city sites. Delight in the Byzantine period basilicas with intricate mosaics, and the conglomerations of timeworn churches. In this place, rural traditional Cypriot village’s inhabitants pursue a way of life as they have done for the past few hundred years.
Take time here to visit the Apostolos Andreas Monastery and keep a lookout for the last colony of European Audouin seagulls nesting on the small Klidhes isles near the peninsula’s tip.