A Day in National Park Karpas – North Cyprus
Life a Film, it will take you back to 1960th or 1970 years, Still Natural and Unspoilt, friendly, crystal Clear Sea Water, Miles of Sandy Beach, without Noise and Crowd, various tones of Green, Smell of the herbs, those words not enough to describe the Karpas National Park.
Wake up early and take your way to Karpaz I suggest you to use the Coastal road if you are going from Kyrenia Pass all the villages, and arrive to Esentepe keep going you will find Karpas Road, time for stop for coffee, and local olive bread, at Kandilli Local bakery at the Mehmetcik village, where they produce great great sweet, and wines during summer times, they do local bread, and Olive with Hallomi with Local green herbs. Its amazing taste. Just out from bakery. those breads will stay in your mind long time, look around and see the natural atmosphere, feel the cypriot people great welcome. Time to go to discover Karpas more, we are driving and passing the villages, Avtepe, Yenierenkoy, where small guest houses, and Fishing harbour, soon we will arrive Dipkarpaz village, We need break now, we are going to stop at Village centre to have our coffee’s at Greek Coffee Shop yes you didn’t hear wrong its greek coffee shop, so strange isn’t it, where on the island guns, and wars, however at the karpaz no war and no gun, no fight, Turkish and Greek people live together so many years, and Karpras is not divided, its united place In Cyprus.
After having our coffees, we leave our luggage at the Karpas Arch House where we will stay tonight, small friendly guest house, I love it, friendly atmosphere, Natural breakfast, quite atmosphere, no TV in the room, no traffic, no crowd, Cypriot houses turn to small guest houses.
After we checked in we carry our way to Golden beach and Apostolos Andreas Monastery, and natural park, wow what a amazing view of the Golden beach, yes its miles and miles, and any time its quite, doesn’t matter any month of the year still quite, and not many people around, not seen before like this natural beach before? One side Golden sand beach, one side Mountains with Green Cover.
We drive little bit more and reach the Monastery, While we are driving will able to see and feed the Local Donkey’s of Karpas, those are the locals and the Karpas, and will wait you to feed them, amazing Monastery still open you can visit Monastery’s Church. Looked after by Local prise. If you want you can leave your car there and take a walk around the Natural park or swim in Crystal Clear Mediterranean Water.
Take a walk to old City Ruins of Karpas where the Firstly City Found there, look around and feel the Cyprus. It will make you to understand real Cyprus, Rural Cyprus, Natural Cyprus.
Time for Eating Something, You will find plenty Small Friendly Restaurant where they serve Fresh Fish Caught Daily, with Local olive oil and Fresh bread, Fresh Salad. After Lunch and Relax time, we return to our small guest house, no traffic or crowd in the village, only Smiley Faces of village people and children play middle of the road, however nobody disturb them, when the dark arrive everybody moves to homes, and village stay alone, that is time, to watch the stars and listen the Karpas.
This is the Karpas and Real Cyprus.