Famagusta District, Northern Cyprus
Famagusta District is one of the six districts of the island of Cyprus. It is located in the easternmost parts of the island and includes Karpas Peninsula, the largest peninsula on the island. The majority of the district falls within the boundaries of the unrecognized Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, while the smaller part to the south is within the boundaries of the Republic of Cyprus. Two of the most famous cities of the island are in this area. To the north, within the occupied territories, is the city of Famagusta and to the south, within the Republic of Cyprus, is the most popular Cypriot resort Ayia Napa.
Also, southwest of Famagusta and east of Larnaca is the British military enclave of Dhekelia.
The landscape of Famagusta District is typically Mediterranean. It is dominated by grasses, shrubs and different evergreen plants.
Various species of palms, olive and citrus trees, cypress and maquis shrubs thrive in this corner of the island.
During the hot summer months the landscape is colored in yellow nuances, as the vegetation dries up under the influence of high temperatures and scarce rainfall.
In contrast, the winter months are more humid, and the landscape acquires a fresh bright-green color. Famagusta District is very popular with its outstanding beaches.
From Ayia Napa to the Karpas Peninsula, you will find the most beautiful beaches in Cyprus.
The relief of the area is mixed, flat and hilly, and along the northern shore stretches the eastern-most part of the Kyrenia Mountains.
What attracts tourists in Famagusta District? The area is known for its beautiful landscapes, especially the Karpas Peninsula to the north and Cape Greco to the south.
The combination of beautiful golden beaches and clean and warm sea waters makes Famagusta one of the most attractive places to dive and practice different water sports in the Mediterranean.
Among the leading attractions is the old town of Famagusta.
Another place of interest is undoubtedly Varosha, the abandoned neighborhood. It is forbidden for tourists, but you could take some pictures from afar.