Famagusta District is located in the northeast of the island. Most of the district has been under Turkish control since the 1974 invasion although it is not recognized by the Republic of Cyprus and the UN. Since then most of the district has been administered separately as the İskele District. A small part in the south of the district is located on the Republic of Cyprus-controlled part of the island and is the seat of the district administration "in exile",
The Greek part includes the Κάβο Γκρέκο (Cape Greco), a peninsula at the southern end of Famagusta Bay. It is popular among tourists for its natural environment, which includes natural bridges, sea caves and cave churches.