Famagusta, Cyprus

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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Designed to delight those seeking a cultural experience of Cyprus, this 8-hour excursion takes you to the historic hotspots of Famagusta and Salamis. Travel from Ayia Napa with ease in an air-conditioned coach and visit highlights such as the Monastery of St. Barnabas and the Gothic center of Famagusta. See, too, Varosha, an abandoned quarter of Famagusta known as the ‘ghost town’ and enjoy the golden sands of the surrounding beach. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
  • 8-hour excursion to Salamis and Famagusta from Ayia Napa
  • Ideal for lovers of history and culture
  • Travel with ease to historic highlights such as the Monastery of St. Barnabas and Famagusta's Gothic center
  • Visit the atmospheric Varosha, an abandoned quarter of Famagusta known as the ghost town
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Ayia Napa are included
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people
Your tour begins at your Ayia Napa hotel, where you’ll board an air-conditioned coach destined for the Monastery of St. Barnabas, dedicated to the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. Here, you’ll have the chance visit the monastery’s Icon Museum and the tomb of St. Barnabas.
The tour continues to Salamis, an ancient archaeological site founded after the Trojan War, where you can to take a guided tour of the area. See beautifully preserved marble columns, a Greek theater, and Roman baths.
Then, hop back on board your coach and travel to Famagusta: spend free time exploring the town’s historic center and purchase a traditional Greek lunch from restaurants recommended by your guide.
Travelers also have the option to only visit Famagusta, omitting Salamis and St. Barnabas Monastery, in order to spend four hours of free time in the town.
Capture photographs of the Venetian walls that surround the town, and pay a visit to the Gothic church of St. Nicolas. Your final stop is Varosho, an abandoned quarter known as the ghost town, to see disused buildings that haven’t been used since the 1974 Turkish invasion.
Conclude your tour back at your Ayia Napa hotel after eight hours of exploration.
Please note, a current valid passport is required on the day of travel.

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, Dec 2017

Great guide. A full coach. Great Historic excursion.


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