The Mountains run 80 km along the northern coastline of North Cyprus. The mountain range starts at Kayalar village in the west and ends at the Karpaz peninsula in the east. Its width varies between 8 to 12 km. The northern slopes are covered by pine trees, the southern slopes mainly with bushes. The highest point of the mountain range is the Selvili tepe being 1024 m from sea level.
Information: you may notice an abundance of fire brakers running alongside the mountain slopes. These were established after the big forest fire in 1996, which continued for a period of three days and destroyed a large part of the Girne forest. Reforestation efforts can be seen everywhere alongside the road.