Small Group DayTour of Famagusta and Ghost Town From Protaras

Day Trips & Excursions in Cyprus

Tour description provided by Viator

This is a day tour to remember for a lifetime. Get a comprehensive tour of the Medieval Famagusta, Ghost town and Kyrenia’s  highlights during this 5- 6 hour Historical tour. See the Roman ruins of Salamis, Bellapais,Kyrenia harbor, St Nicholas Cathedral in the Medieval Wall city of Famagusta, and as well as the Ghost Town of Varosha. On the drive back to Protaras, cross over the border to the South part of Cyprus where we need to show our passports at the checkpoint. Total driving time is about 60 min each way; round-trip transportation from Protaras hotels via pivate car is included.
Following convenient pickup from your Protarasor agia Napa hotel in a comfortable car as the transportation vehicle is arranged according to the  number of participants to the Tour, cross the the check point from the South to North Part of Cyprus. You'll be traveling with a small group of just 2 to 6 people maximum with an experienced and  Licensed Local Tour Guide.  The Journey will take approximately around 50 minutes. Drive along the Mesaria Plain as Kyrenia Mountain on your left hand side and Troodos on the left passing through so many villages where Greek and Turkish used to live together before 1974 until you reach Famagusta.  You will firstly be arriving to the Ghost town where we spend for 15 minutes as 105 Hotels are located all along the Seaside however  abondened city due to the conflicts between two communities. Then , your next visit will be Famagusta Wall City as walking towards St Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque where 40 minutes free time will be given for coffee break & sightseeing. The trip continues with a visit to the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis, 1 hour will be our spending time here as it is founded right after the Trojan War by the archer Teucer who came from the Greek Island of Salamis. Time will be given there for a guided tour around the archaeological site which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theater and marble columns, Roman baths and a Gymnasium. You will also be given a choice for 45 minutes to have a quick lunch at the restaurant right next to Salamis and our last visiting site will be St Varnavas Monastery will take 30 minutes from our time to see it. We can ofcourse continue driving towards Iskele/ Bogaz Fishing harbor village for a coffee break intead of st Barnabas monastery if you wish.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Small-group tour
  • Transportation
  • Historical Entrance Fees

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
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