Go North with this sightseeing excursion to Famagusta with an optional visit to Salamis archaeologic site and St Barnabas Monastery. Explore these fascinating ancient places and get a taste of the past.
Famagusta old town - Free time
Free time for swimming at Golden Beach
Drive past Varosha ghost town
Optional visit to Salamis Archaeological site
Optional visit to St Barnabas Monastery.
Full day Northern Cyprus sightseeing tour from Ayia Napa, Protaras and Larnaca. Available up to twice a week from April to end October. Please book at least 48 hours in advance.
A fascinating journey of discovery, this tour takes in numerous ancient sites. Explore ruins of cities, visit monasteries and churches and view the ghost town of Varosha. Perfect for those interested in the culture and history of the beautiful island of Cyprus.
The excursion begins in the city of Famagusta where you have free time to explore the old town. Walk the massive Venetian walls, visit Othello's castle or the Gothic church of Saint Nicolas. There are numerous churches, chapels and historic buildings all over the city to discover or get some lunch in one the restaurants or cafes.
You then have the option to spend more time in Famagusta or to take an visit to the ruins at Salamis and St Barnabas sites. Saint Barnabas founded the Cypriot Orthodox Church. Visit his Monastery and his tomb dating back to 52AD. Next continue to the ancient city kingdom of Salamis which was once one of the most important cities in the Eastern Mediterranean. This immense archaeological site has a Greek theatre, marble columns, Roman baths and a number of other interesting antiquities to explore. Entrance fees to these two sites is not included in the tour price and will cost €5 per adult.
The last stop of the day is the golden sandy beach of Famagusta where you can view first hand the abandonment of Varosha ghost town. Once one of the busiest and most popular holiday resorts in the Mediterranean, the hotels and buildings have been empty and left to ruin since the Turkish invasion in 1974.
What is Included
Includes a full day sightseeing tour by coach.
Includes pick up and drop off from pick up points in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.
Includes a professional CTO licensed tour guide (English Speaking)
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
Entrance fee to Salamis site and to St Barnabas Monastery, this will cost €5 per person over 12 years of age and must be paid in cash on the day.