This is the peninsula’s largest and most remote village, where a contemporary mosque sits next to an old Orthodox church. The church is a silent companion, as its bell is no longer tolled, although a small number of Greek Cypriots still live in the village. The once-thriving town is now mostly populated by mainland Turks and Kurds, who work the land and live in difficult rural conditions.
A small ring of shops, a couple of cafes where old men sit sipping tea all day and a petrol station form the tidy centre of town. Although there is little else in the way of facilities, thanks to a couple of great accommodation options it makes a pleasant, peaceful base for Karpaz forays.