Step back into the past as we head into the Occupied areas of Norther Cyprus on this private tour. Visiting the ancient city of Famagusta, the ruins of the kingdom of Salamis and St Barnabas Monastery. This sightseeing day trip is just bursting with culture and history.
Available as a private tour any day. Please book at least 5 days in advance.
Northern Cyprus sightseeing tour from Ayia Napa and Protaras. Available as a private tour any day. Please book at least 5 days in advance.
A step back into the past with this 6 hour tour into the Occupied areas of Northern Cyprus. Visit the Monastery of Saint Barnabas, the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. Visit the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis and Discover the old town of Famagusta. Highlights of Famagusta include the Venetian Walls in the old part of the town, the Gothic church of Saint Nicolas and Othello Castle. The last stop will be the beach located right next to the Varosha Ghost Town.
The first stop is the Monastery of Saint Barnabas. There you will also have the chance to visit the Icon Museum of the Monastery as well as the tomb of Saint Barnabas who martyred in the area in 52AD. The trip continues with a visit to the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis, founded right after the Trojan War by the archer Teucer who came from the Greek Island of Salamis. Time will be given there to explore the archaeological site which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theater and marble columns, Roman baths and a Gymnasium.
You will then drive back to Famagusta old Town Centre, where free time will be given to explore the city and sightseeing. Your last stop will be the beach located right next to the Ghost Town of Varosha. This was once one of the most glamourous resorts in the Mediterranean but has been left to crumble since the Turkish invasion of 1974.
What is Included
Includes a sightseeing tour by jeep or minibus.
Includes services of a guide/driver
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.
Passports / EU ID cards are required to cross into the North.
please ensure you are aware of the Covid-19 requirements for crossing into the occupied areas.
The tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Children are welcome on this tour, but please bear in mind that it is a long day with lots of travelling so may not suit all children.
Pick up times are around 08.00 am from hotels in Ayia Napa and Protaras.
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.
Please ensure you are aware of the entry requirements into Northern Cyprus. More can be read here