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Kyrenia Mountains


Kyrenia Mountain Range, Northern Cyprus, June 2018


Exploring the Kyrenia Mountain Range, Wild Flowers and Bacon Sandwich. Northern Cyprus.


Saint Hilarion Castle | St Hilarion Castle Cyprus, Kyrenia, North Cyprus


Saint Hilarion Castle - Kyrenia (Northern Cyprus)


View of Kyrenia Mountains and Girne from Bufavento Castle

The Kyrenia Mountains is a long, narrow mountain range that runs for approximately 160 km (100 mi) along the northern coast of the island of Cyprus. It is primarily made of limestone, with some marble. Its highest peak is Mount Kyparissovouno, at 1,024 m (3,360 ft). Pentadaktylos (also spelt Pentadactylos; Greek: Πενταδάκτυλος; Turkish: Beşparmak is another name for the Kyrenia Mountains, though Britannica refers to Pentadaktylos as the "western portion" of the latter, or the part west of Melounta. Pentadaktylos is so-named after one of its most distinguishing features, a peak that resembles five fingers.
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