Walking in Cyprus

Hiking across Karpaz Penunsila, Northern Cyprus

Karpaz peninsula has always reminded me of a rhino. It sticks its massive long Cypriotic horn right into the Mediterranean Sea. It’s the least developed area of Northern Cyprus. It’s full of olive orchards, wild donkey, farmland, stray dogs and amazing rocky sea coast. There are quite a few hikes you can do but we just decided to go for it and cross the whole peninsula there and back in its full length. I mean sort of. Sometimes we cheated a bit hitched (see further).


Hiking in Northern Cyprus: essential information before you go

Northern Cyprus is quite a unique country full of contrasts. I don’t want to get political here so excuse me if you’re offended that I call it a country, but having spent a few weeks in the Greek part and then crossing to the Turkish side, it definitely felt like I’d arrived in a different country. The boarders were stricter than any within the European union and the culture was definitely different.


Hiking in Cyprus: essential information before you go

Cyprus is a well-known holiday destination for many Europeans who want to escape the mainland’s winter. It’s also known as a good walking and hiking destination. If you’re interested in going hiking  in Cyprus, this article should give you a good idea of what it’s like, where to go and how to prepare.