Bogazi is a small village which is located at a distance of about seven kilometers from the famous city of Trikomo in Cyprus. Bogazi is also under the De facto control of northern Cyprus. This city is De facto under the control of northern Cyprus along with the city of Trinity. De facto refers to the facts and practices which are applicable and exists in real life. But these practices are not officially recognized by the law and government of this particular state. This practice refers to the acts which occur in real life. In contrast to the acts which should be done under the law and constitution of the particular country and is known and de jury.
In the year 2011, the total population of the region was about 150. Consisting majorly of the Greek Cypriots, Turkish Individuals, and migrants who moved here. After the great fire in Northern Cyprus. However, with the passage of time, this population might have increased. Yet this village cannot be classified as a city due to the smaller size and area covered by this village.
An Army Camp:
Bogazi is quite different from other villages situated around the area. This is due to the fact that Bogazi can make a fair base for the army camp. While the individuals inside the village can easily withstand the attack for a long period of time. Not only this but this village also provides the most suitable location for fishing anchorage. Most of the fishermen of northern Cyprus move to the region around the village in order to catch fishes for the food necessity. This village has an attacked beach, not very big in size. But do provide the necessary function for the 150 individuals living in the city.
The site on the beach, however, is disturbed by the presence of the oil tankers and the cement plant which is visible from the bay. The coast contains about half a dozen restaurants, each one serving fishes. These restaurants were much better in the past. Providing much more economical food than the restaurants present in the region of Kyrenia. However with the passage of time since the year 1990. These restaurants have become the form of tourist-based restaurants. Hence with the passage of time, they have focused on the decoration and ambiance of the sitting areas instead of on the quality of the food being provided.
Secondly, they have also raised the prices pretty much that just a small portion of fish along with some siders and a drink may cost the visitors about 7. This price is of the most economical restaurant in the area named Kocareis, while the other being even more expensive than this one.
This region has two main hotels, for the tourists to spend nights in. One of them is named “View”. This restaurant is situated inland far away from the sight of the sea. This restaurant has a link with a number of UK based companies that represent this hotel in front of their customers. Rooms and the service being provided by the hotel management is up to the name and is quite economical with a pool and tennis court which compensates the distance from the sea.
On the other hand, the second hotel is named as sea-level Bogazi. This hotel has its own advantages and disadvantages. Advantages in the sense that the hotel has the view of the sea across the road and is quite economical with respect to the location of the hotel and as compared to other hotels in the adjacent regions. Secondly, the disadvantage of the hotel is mainly the noise created by the oil trucks in the morning transporting oil from across the bay ruins the mood of most of the tourists early in the morning.
Moving to the region of Bogazi from the city of Nicosia or Kyrenia, one will pass from the region of an adjacent village named Iskele. Iskele is also known in the Turkish language by the name Trikomo. Trikomo is famous for the fact that it is the birthplace of one of the most famous individuals, and EOKA leader named George Grivas. Not only this great leader was born here, but also a number of other notable individual was given birth here such as the archeologist named as Vassos. This village also contains a museum on the northern edge of the village which is named as “Icon museum”.
This icon museum is basically a double aisled church that is later converted into a museum by the individuals and the artifacts found in the area are displayed there for the tourists. This church is open for the visitors with small token money taken from each as a ticket for the artifacts and historical information being provided to them by the management team. However, the church has specific timing for the visitors that is from 9 am to 7 pm. The ticket price to be paid to the warden is about 1.50. The most interesting picture found in this church is on the dome of the building which is of the Christ and is known as “Overseer of All”.
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