Did you know: Famagusta is a "ghost city" since 1974 when its inhabitants fled during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, when the city of Famagusta came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned ever since.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Moderate
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites. 

The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. 

The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered as one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom.

The next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and Othello Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. 

Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. 

The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

* Please remember to bring your passport / ID on this trip.

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select your hotel from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!

Itinerary

Itinerary of the day

  • 07:30 - 08:15 Pick up from centrally located hotels in Paphos and Pissouri
  • 08:15 - 09:45 Drive to and pick up guests from Limassol resort
  • 09:45 - 10:15 Drive to Skarinou for coffee break (coffee not included)
  • 10:15 - 11:30 Drive to Strovilia check point
  • 11:30 - 12:00 Drive to Salamis city ruins
  • 12:00 - 12:45 Guiding and free time at Salamis ruins (refreshment included at Salamis)
  • 12:45 - 15:15 Drive to Famagusta , Visit Saint Nicholas Cathedral (15 min), and Othello Tower (20 min) Free time for lunch (not inlcluded)
  • 15:15 - 16:00 Panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta with short stop at the famous Constandia Beach
  • 16:00 - 17:30 Cross the UN Buffer Zone and drive back with free time for coffee (coffee not included)
  • 17:30 - 19:00 Return back to the hotels 

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Guiding
  • Transport
  • Entrance Fees
  • UN Buffer Zone Administration fees


What's excluded

  • Lunch and drinks 
  • Personal expenses

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Money for personal expenses
  • Camera 
  • Valid passport or EU ID card

Important information

  • Not suitable for people with walking difficulties.  
  • A valid passport or EU ID-card is required to cross the UN buffer zone
  • Please note that certain hotels are not accessible by vehicle so a pickup place closest to them is given. You can see all the hotels and the pickup places for each one of them on the list provided. If you click on a pickup place you can see it pointed on the map.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • ARTS AND CULTURE
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • CULINARY
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • HOLIDAY AND SEASONAL TOURS
  • CITY TOURS
  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • WALKING TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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