Maraş/Marash or Varosha, is a well-known area to all who live in Northern and Southern Cyprus, and one which is used often as an example of what still remains a huge bone of contention for the divided island.
Once a sleepy little coastal Cypriot village, Bafra (also know as Vokolida), situated in the district of Iskele, has seen a massive explosion of growth over the past 10-15 years! With some stunning beach areas, the government of TRNC decreed this a designated tourist area in 2006 and since that time has offered tenders to developers to come and invest in the area.
Famagusta, situated on the south east costal of Northern Cyprus, is a place where you can really feel the magic of Cyprus’ colourful past; so much so that when you visit you feel as if you can almost reach out and touch the island’s rich history.
The pretty coastal harbour town of Boğaz is located on the south east coastal road next to the main town of Iskele in North Cyprus. It can be reached from Kyrenia for example by the Gecitkale road via Lefkoşa, you turn left at the coastal junction and then just a few miles afterwards you will find the town as the road narrows as you’re passing through it.