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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Bays of Cyprus

Waves crashing towards Cyprus

The island country CYPRUS (Κύπρος) sits near the Mediterranean Sea's eastern edge and south of Turkey. Cyprus' coastline is relatively rugged and provides plenty of opportunities for bay areas. Crysochu Bay lies north of a small town, Polis, and west of Kokkina in northwestern Cyprus. Morfou Bay is found east of Crysochu Bay, north of Karavostasi, and west of Morphou (Güzelyurt). Morfou Bay is also about 32 kilometers and 20 miles west of Nicosia (Lefkosia or Lefkoşa), the capital of Cyprus.

The island's easternmost water body is Famagusta Bay, west of multiple cities including Agios Sergios, Deryneia, Famagusta (Ammochostos or Gazimagusa), Paralimni, and Trikomo (Iskele). From east to west along the southern coastline are Larnaca Bay, Akrotiri Bay, and Episkopi Bay. Larnaca Bay is south of Larnaca, Xylofagou, and the United Kingdom's Dhekelia military base area. The UK's Akrotiri base area juts southward from Cyprus' mainland, separating the Episkopi and Akrotiri bays from each other. Akrotiri Bay is south of communities such as Agios Tychon, Limassol, and Mesa Geitonia while Episkopi Bay is south of Episkopi, Paramali, and Pissouri.

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