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North Cyprus

By | source: Jun 30th, 2013

Hopefully most of you are having a laid-back and relaxing summer. But I think it’s safe to say that we could all use an island getaway. Being at the beach is a freeing and almost cleansing experience for many people. I think there’s something therapeutic in just digging your toes in the sand.

Today’s infographic features Cyprus, a beautiful island located in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. North Cyprus in particular is known for its lovely sites. The island is home to the Kyrenia Harbor, where a thriving and diverse trade of wheat, olives, donkeys, and goats were once exported. And high up in the mountains is the St. Hilarion Castle, a preserved ruin that was originally a monastery and named after a monk.

The weather in North Cyprus appears to be typical island weather. It’s mild and pleasant all year long. The territory also features more than 30 pristine beaches including the Golden Turtle Beach, located in the Karpas Peninsula. And if you have a soft spot for wildlife North Cyprus is famous for its wild donkeys and rare sea turtles. The sea turtles apparently return to the beaches every year to lay their eggs.

Let’s face it, you probably need a break from working too hard or some time to de-stress. Check out today’s infographic, and consider vacationing in North Cyprus this year! [Go North Cyprus Holidays]

EDIT: I apologize to the readers for not addressing some of the problems North Cyprus is facing. While the island is beautiful and has the potential to be a fantastic vacation spot, the country’s history should be taken into consideration. North Cyprus was invaded and occupied by Turkey, which evicted a lot of the native Greeks. The Turkish army still has a massive presence in North Cyprus and there is undoubtedly lots of political unrest. These points should definitely be taken into account before planning a trip there.

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