This half day tour by Open Top bus is a great way to see more of the Famagusta "Red Soil" villages, outside of Ayia Napa and Protaras. Travel along the Green Line, view abandoned villages and the no mans land in between. This tour is a mix of sightseeing, history and a fun day out.
Available twice a week from May to October. Please book at least 2 days in advance. Book with a deposit and pay the rest on the bus.
This tour follows the coast through Pernera, Protaras and Ayia Napa and on towards the more traditional areas. Visit the new Ayia Napa Marina then on to see one of the oldest churches on the island located on the coastline. Take in the views of the Mediterranean and learn about the influence of Pirates many centuries ago, see fish farms and traditional fishing boats moored in a picturesque estuary before heading inland towards the Divided Line.
Many tourist are not aware of the invasion of this island in 1974 which has changed its political landscape and still continues be a talking point. Cyprus has now been divided or partitioned for over 45 years and we will take you along this Divided Line. Today it is still patrolled by the military 365 days a year, by both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot soldiers. Achna Village is one of the most poignant landmarks on the Divided Line. This village has been empty since 1974 and you can still see the empty homes and abandoned cemetery, no flowers have been laid on these graves for over 45 years. The UN have priority control over this area and on a daily basis the UN helicopters fly over. We then head back to the coast where we have see the ghost town of Varosha and Famagusta from the viewpoint.
During the tour we offer a refreshment stop where you can try known and sometimes unknown complementary seasonal fruit. Hot and cold drinks can be purchased from the farm kiosk and toilets are located on the grounds. Our guide will join you and answer any questions you wish to ask.
What is Included
Includes a guided sightseeing tour by open top bus
Includes live commentary on the bus
Includes pick up from your hotel in the Ayia Napa / Protaras areas.
What is Not Included
Lunch and refreshments are not included.