Inspection Trip Information
Local fishermen ply their trade as they have for centuries past from the fishing harbour that is the focus point for this delightful village. Bogaz has a unique atmosphere that has bewitched countless tourists and many are now happily living here alongside the friendly locals having decided that this is the place to be. It is no surprise to find the harbour ringed by many excellent restaurants and tavernas from which to choose and where the catch of the day is a popular choice. Costs of living in Bogaz are outstandingly affordable, with excellent fresh, reasonably priced food and drinks, often at half the price you find at other places in Cyprus and other Mediterranean destinations.
Many people simply fall in love with Bogaz whilst looking for their new home in North Cyprus. The village is blessed with many natural attractions but has managed to preserve its uniqueness and doesn’t suffocate its visitors with mass tourism. Local Cypriots mingle in harmony with Europeans and other nationalities, enjoying a cool drink, observing the activity around the working harbour and enjoying life as it should be. Boat trips are available from here, either to try your luck at fishing for your dinner or simply to relax and sunbathe as you float upon the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Bogaz offers many luxurious properties for sale that have been built in discreet locations and without destroying the character of the village. You have a choice of some well maintained previously owned apartments and villas at very attractive prices or the option of an off-plan investment. You may prefer an apartment or penthouse for a holiday home and/or rental investment, or a private villa complete with pool and gardens. Bogaz can offer a wide selection of homes for all tastes and budgets, be it on the sea front, luxury development or a private location, Bogaz has it all.
Bogaz is part of the urban district of Iskele and the nearby small town of that name offers a good range of services including shops, banks, medical facilities and so on. The major seaport and historic town of Famagusta is a short drive along the coast road and the airport at Ercan is an easy drive of about 30/45 minutes.
The Village of İskele features a lovely downtown area lined with small shops. Indeed it looks like a place out of time. It’s so quaint that two years ago a major movie was filmed in its streets. As an aside, it was a Turkish film about the Turkish President and a village was needed to portray his childhood. Yes, this is a place right out of your memory.
Small town life has its advantages… little, family run shops will order and stock anything you need. You’ll be recognized when you come in and there is no return-receipt policy.
You will quickly fall into the habit of not locking your car every time you get out (crime is low) and your door is open to all. Most ex-pats here are from the UK or RU and you’ll quickly develop a circle of friends who will invite you to some get-together every week.
There is one other advantage to living in İskele: it’s the seat of government for the Karpaz Peninsula. Need anything? Dog license, questions about immigration or rubbish pick-up; the answers are here.