Iskele is a town in north-eastern Mesaoria in Northern Cyprus and is the administrative center of the İskele District of Northern Cyprus. It gained municipality status on 1 June 1998.
Iskele contains the Panagia Theotokos Church, which hosts an icon museum showcasing rare examples of medieval iconography in Cyprus. The church is a twin church consisting of Orthodox and Catholic sections. Its older Catholic section dates to the Byzantine era while the Catholic section was built in the 12th century during the Lusignan period.
The town also annually hosts the İskele Festival, which takes place for ten days every summer, and is the oldest annual festival in Cyprus, the first occasion having been held in Larnaca in 1968. In 1974, the festival was moved to Iskele along with the move of the Turkish Cypriot inhabitants. It features an international folk dance festival, concerts by Turkish Cypriot and mainland Turkish musicians, various sports tournaments, food stalls and competitions, as well as other shows and contests highlighting the cultural heritage of the town.