Just 3km inland off the main coast road from Gazimağusa, ISKELE is the administrative centre for the Karpaz Peninsula. For centuries called Trikomo, a name that reflected its creation by the amalgamation of three villages, it was renamed Iskele after the place in the south from which many Turkish Cypriots were resettled after 1974. There’s not much to detain you – even its own tourist information map can muster only two places of interest, both churches. George Grivas was born in Trikomo, but you wouldn’t expect much to be made of that in north Cyprus.

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