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Yesilirmak and Cyprus’ largest grapevine

Yesilirmak is North Cyprus’ most western community (not counting Erenköy exclave).

The small village descends gently into the lush valley at the foot of the Troodos mountains. A dried riverbed leads down to a small rocky beach. Here are a few restaurants, a pier with sun deck and ladder down to the water. There is a hotel in the village, Vouni King Hotel, which also has a cosy restaurant on the beach. The restaurant is known among other things for Cyprus’s largest grapevine, and the entire roof on the outdoor terrace is covered in vines which provide nice shade from the sun.

Yesilirmak village is also famous for its strawberry farms where you can pick your own strawberries. Read previous article here.

For those tired of the street life and pace around Kyrenia, Yesilirmak is a great place to visit to get away for a moment of contemplation. The village is surrounded by a timeless feel and when you visit it is a bit like moving to another time and place.

Link to the Vouni King Hotel: www.vounikinghotel.com

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About Petter Koubek 206 Articles
Has worked as a photographer since 1997. After his apprenticeship he commenced employment at the Metro newspaper in Prague as picture editor and photographer. Since 1998, he has worked freelance mainly for newspapers, weeklies and magazines in Sweden, but also assignments in advertising, weddings and Hus photography. Since March 2014 Petter has been living in Northern Cyprus. His approach is characterized by photojournalism and Petter has a penchant for storytelling with imagery.