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In its heyday, just before the British occupation of the island in 1878, Kyrenia harbour was a quiet, often ignored, port between Cyprus and mainland Turkey. From there local Ca´ques, Greek owned, Turkish owned and even Turkish-Greek owned, conducted a thriving trade. Depending on the season, they exported wheat and olives, donkeys and goats and much more. Larger boats, mostly from Europe, arrived in the late fall and early winter to take in the crop of carobs, the main export item of the area. The caiques brought in wood, earthenware, legumes, cheese, butter, and even small luxuries items such as silk and cotton cloth, buttons and odd pieces of furniture. Slowly, two storied buildings emerged around the harbour as the owners used the lower floor as warehouses and the second floor as their residences.

The town's trade with the Anatolian coast and beyond the Levant sea was badly affected when in 1885, the then British government of the island began the Kyrenia harbour works that left the harbor wide open to the northern gales. Slowly, over the next decades, scores of caiques were wrecked within Kyrenia harbour, with their owners often unable to recover from the loss.

Kyrenia harbour is currently a tourist resort.
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  • Copyright: Neda Sepanloo (nedasepanloo) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 33] (234)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2012-09-11
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/4.5, 1/640 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2014-11-08 3:49
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