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Famous for its wild donkeys and relatively little else, the Karpaz Peninsula (Kirpaşa) stretches for 70km, a tapering finger of land pointing northeast towards Turkey and Syria. One of the most sparsely settled places on the island, road improvements have now made it more readily accessible and holiday villages are springing up along its otherwise pristine beaches. Greek Cypriots also make pilgrimages here to visit Apostolos Andreas Monastery, near the peninsula’s tip. There is no fixed view on where Karpaz begins, but we’ve defined this area as east of Iskele/bogaz on the south coast, and Kaplica on its north coast. On this basis the atmospheric castle of Kantara falls within its boundaries.
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