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Discover Karpaz

This breath-taking peninsula is all about unspoilt nature & remarkably uncrowded golden sandy beaches

The unspoilt part of the Island…

The Karpas Peninsula can be easily explored from the Kyrenia region, but it is a reasonably long journey. For serious exploration, consider some time at one of the hotels on the east coast of Northern Cyprus.

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Discover the Karpaz Peninsula

To the north east of North Cyprus lies the 'Panhandle', or Karpas Peninsula. Alternatively spelled Karpaz, the region stretches from near Famagusta to the northern-most tip of Cyprus. The Karpas covers a substantial part of the island and extends to 80 kilometres in length and up to 20 in width.

One of the most unspoiled places anywhere in the whole of the Mediterranean region, the Karpas is home to an outstanding number of birds and its northern and eastern shores have some of the most beautiful and deserted beaches in North Cyprus - in fact in the whole of the island. 

The Karpas region is rich in subterranean water reservoirs, so crops including fruit, olives and tobacco are grown in abundance, although in many of the small villages dotted around the region a tractor is still a novelty and many jobs still rely on traditional horse-drawn tools. The other main source of income for the region now is fishing, with the villages of Bogaz and Kumyali being the main centres for fishing in the Karpas. During the 20th century, some mining was carried out along parts of the Karpas, which are rich in various minerals, but these mines closed long ago and little evidence of this industry remains today apart from a few deserted buildings.

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Things to see in Karpaz…

Northern Cyprus' Karpas region is almost totally free from any concentration of industry and people, and is one of the least polluted regions in the Mediterranean. With pine, cypress and maquis trees covered hills that reach an altitude of about 1,000 metres, the Karpaz is also North Cyprus' nature reserve. Escaping the last ice age, the island of Cyprus has managed to retain a substantial amount of biological diversity and the Karpas is home to much of this. Northern Cyprus has many endemic species - North Cyprus flora number about 1,600 (22 endemic) and there are 26 reptile and amphibian species, for most of whom the Karpas is the natural home. Not to mention innumerable insects, including many species of butterflies. Being also on one of the main migration routes of birds between Eastern Europe and Africa, each year approximately 300 species, amounting to millions of birds, use this route in early spring.

Experience nature as gorgeous as it is flawless

Experience the tranquillity of pristine, immaculate, white sanded beaches in the Karpaz Peninsula

Cleanest Waters

Cleanest Waters

Learn about why North Cyprus is known for its crystal blue Mediterranean sea.

Flora

Flora

North Cyprus is home to many different species of flowers including the famous Bee Orchid.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Our guided tours of North Cyprus offer the opportunity to experience the island to the fullest...

Beach Lovers Paradise

Beach Lovers Paradise

Northern Cyprus beaches are known for their crystal clear waters and unspoilt natural sands.

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Amazing Cyprus Holidays

With the tranquillity and natural beauty of the Levant, the fascinating medieval ports and castles of Kyrenia and Famagusta and the best Mediterranean climate, there is something for everyone to enjoy on a holiday to Cyprus. Whether a family vacation or a getaway break for two, the rare blend of delights on offer in Cyprus is guaranteed to leave you with fond memories of your stay. The north of this beautiful island really does give you the best of Cyprus holidays!

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Whether this will be your first experience of Cyprus, or you are one of the many holiday-makers who return to the island year after year, Cyprus Paradise should be your first choice. Cyprus Paradise is a specialist UK based tour operator offering the widest range of quality hotels in Cyprus. With over 26 years experience in selling holidays to the island, no one knows Cyprus quite like we do!

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