A fascinating and memorable half day tour to the ancient city of Famagusta, exploring the old town and witnessing the devastation wrought by the invasion of 1974 which split the island in half. View the eerie abandoned remains of this once glamourous city up close, take a swim in the crystal clear waters at the beach and explore the historic old town with it's multitude of landmarks.
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Please book at least 2 days in advance.
Half day sightseeing tour by jeep or minibus from Ayia Napa and Protaras. Available 3 times a week through the summer. Please book at least 2 days in advance.
We leave the holiday resorts behind and head to the Famagusta cultural Centre where we can watch a short film about the invasion of 1974 and find out a little about the history of the ancient city of Famagusta. We then cross the border and head for the fenced off "ghost town" of Varosha. This area of Famagusta was once the most glamorous holiday resort in the Med with royalty and film stars staying here. Then in 1974 it was abandoned in a matter of hours as the invading forces came and was sealed off to the public until 2019 when parts of the ghost town were opened up to the public. You have a little time to explore this area continuing on to the golden stretch of beach.
We then have a short drive around the walled old city of Famagusta followed by a short orientation tour in the old town. You then have free time to explore the numerous ancient sites or browse the shops for bargains.
What is Included
Includes pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Ayia Napa or Protaras.
Includes a professional guide / driver.
Includes a half day sightseeing tour by jeep or minibus.
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
This tour may be on a jeep OR a minibus
Children are welcome on this tour under their parents supervision.
Pick up times for the morning tour are around 07.45 - 08.00am from hotels in Protaras and 08.00 - 08.15 am from hotels in Ayia Napa.
Itinerary of this excursion is subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions or reasons beyond our control.
All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.