Welcome to Ammochostos Region

The region has more to offer than just beach, though. The peninsula of Cape Greco has easy walking and cycling trails across limestone cliffs to rock formations and sea caves, and the potato-growing countryside around the Kokkinohoria villages, just inland from Paralimni, allows a peek at a more rural side of life.

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Ammochostos Region activities

$28.40 Cultural & Theme Tours

Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras

You will be picked up from your hotel or assigned meeting point (exact pick up time will be given to you upon confirmation).You will drive to Famagusta old Town Centre, where free time will be given for lunch (optional extra) and sightseeing. During your free time there, it is highly recommend that you walk around the Venetian Walls that surround the old part of the town and a visit at the Gothic cathedral of Saint Nicolas and the Othello Castle (optional extra) which is mentioned by William Shakespeare in his play "Othello". Guests have the option to visit Saint Barnabas and the ancient site of Salamis (entrance fees not included) or to stroll the old town of Famagusta (approx. 4 hours). Visit optionally the Monastery of Saint Barnabas who is the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Church. 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 for a guided tour around the archaeological site which includes a beautiful ancient Greek theater and marble columns, Roman baths and a Gymnasium.Your last stop will be the the beach located right next to the "Ghost Town". There you will have the chance to swim in the crystal clear blue waters of the beautiful golden, sandy beach of Famagusta, whilst taking in the eerie sight of the abandoned buildings which have been desolate since the Turkish invasion in 1974. On your way back we drive right next to the "Ghost Town", where you can see exactly how the area that was once the best tourist resort of the island, now looks like. Don't miss this opportunity and don't forget your swim wear!A current valid passport is required on the day of travel (European Union Citizens are allowed to use Identity Cards - For other nationalities passports are required).  Only original documents will be accepted at the checkpoint - no photocopies are allowed.

$42.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

Full Day Troodos and Nicosia Excursion from Protaras

Pick up from Protaras Hotels 7:00am - 7:35am, the exact pick up time will be communicated to you upon confirmation. First drive to Nicosia, the capital of the island, where free time (aproximately 1 hour)  will be given to stroll around the Walled Old Town Centre, relax with a coffee (optional extra) or walk up to the barrier (also known as "Green Line") that divides Nicosia into two since the Turkish invation in 1974. Afterwards drive towards Troodos Mountains and stop at Kakopetria, a well- preserved village with traditional picturesque houses. In Kakopetria you will get the chance to walk around the quiet little village known for its running waters and mini waterfall and mingle with the friendly locals (approximately 45 minutes). Continue towards the peak of Troodos Mountains where the forest stretches as far as the eye can see. Stop at Troodos square (approximately 1 hour), where free time will be given for lunch (optional extra). Situated right in the heart of the island, this location offers some of the most breathtaking views in Cyprus. Following lunch you will experience one of the highlights of this excursion, a visit to the beautiful traditional village of Omodos. The village is built around the Holy Cross monastery, one of the oldest and most sacred monasteries on the island. Omodos is famous wine producing village with lots of small shops where you can taste and buy some of the best local Cypriot handmade products and wine. Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting religious places. No tank tops or shorts are allowed for men and women.

$42.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Pafos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Protaras

Be picked up from your Protaras Hotel between 7:00 and 7:30 am (the exact time will be communicated to you upon reservation).  Your first stop is Kourion, one of the most important archaeological sites on the island. Then you will have the chance to see the ancient Greco-Roman theater where gladiator games were held and the House of Eustolios with its mosaics and bath establishments. A guided tour of approximately 45 minutes will take place.You will then drive to the town of Paphos where you will have free time (approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes) for lunch at Paphos harbor.  Paphos harbor is one of the most visited and beautiful spots of the island (Lunch is not included in the price).After lunch you will have the chance to visit the House of Dionysos which is famous for its unique mosaics (optional extra). A guided tour of the mosaics in the House of Dionysos is offered at Euro 4.50 payable on the spot). Driving back from Paphos, you will stop at Yeroskipou Village where you can taste and buy the traditional "Cyprus delights", a local delicacy made in the village since 1895. The final stop is at the "Petra tou Romiou", which is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite the Goddess of beauty and love. According to the Greek mythology, as soon as Aphrodite was born, white foam carried her from the sea from Kythera Greece to Cyprus. According to the ancient legends, anyone that swims around the rock will be blessed with eternal beauty. Time will be given for photos and swimming before driving back to the east coast of the island.

$44.96 Day Trips & Excursions

Discover Cyprus Coach Excursion from Protaras

You will be picked up from your hotels in Protaras and driven to Nicosia, the capital of the island, where free time will be given (approximately 1 hour) to stroll around the Town Centre within the Venetial Walls, relax with a coffee (optional) or walk up to the line (also known as the "Green Line") that divides Nicosia into two since the Turkish invasion of 1974.  Continuing your journey towards Troodos Mountains, stop at Virgin Mary of Asinou Church. Enjoy a guided tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and be stunned by the beauty of the amazing frescoes. The next stop is Troodos Mountains Square, where free time (approximately 1 hour) will be given for lunch (optional extra). Situated right in the green heart of the island, this location offers some of the most breathtaking mountain views of Cyprus. Then visit the picturesque Lania Village, one of the famous Commandaria wine producing villages. Commandaria is one of the oldest wines in the world and it has been produced in Cyprus for more than 4000 years.  Homer mentions this sweet tasting wine in his ancient texts. Free time you will be given at Lania Village (approximately 45 minutes). The return journey will take you through Limassol, the second largest town of the island, where you will have some free time (approximately 1 hour) to stroll around the Old Town Centre and the surroundings of this beautiful and cosmopolitan coastal town. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit Limassol Marina and the recently restored "Old Port" which is within short walking distance from the Old Town Centre. Visitors must dress appropriately when visiting religious places.  No tank tops or shorts allowed for men or women.

$28.40 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Discovery Sightseeing Boat Trip from Protaras

You will be picked up from your hotel around 8:45am (exact time of pick up will be communicated to you upon confirmation) and taken to Ayia Napa harbor to board your boat that departs at approximately 9:30am. The boat will set sail before stopping for you to immerse yourself in the water while swimming or snorkeling that is one of the highlights of this day cruise. There are 3 swim stops that are usually at Konnos Bay, Green Bay and Blue Lagoon. Before lunch we stop to view Famagusta, the Ghost Town. Your Captain will have you searching for Aphrodite (the Goddess of Love) at Ayia Napa Sea Caves and provide you with information about the area. Part of the crew is also "Coco" the parrot, very sure of himself he will likes to be the center of the attention. Kids are very fond of him and they keep him company during the day.A delicious lunch will be served in between swim stops, this includes grilled chicken and pork cooked on the charcoal before your eyes, halloumi cheese, bread, tzatziki and two types of salads. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available at the bar (extra charge). Facilities include a shower and bathroom. If you have your own snorkeling gear bring it along. You will be returned to your hotel at the end of the day.

$26.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Larnaca Market and Camel Park Excursion from Protaras

You will be picked up from your hotel in Protaras between 08.35 and 08.55am. This trip first takes you to the outskirts of Larnaca where you will have the chance to visit an outdoor market and grab some bargains (free time for approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes).  You will then visit the largest Camel Park in Cyprus in Mazotos Village.  Adults can sit back and relax in the beautiful surroundings of the park or cool down with a swim at the swimming pool.  Children can play in the grounds of the park where you can find a games room, trampolines, hall of mirrors, mini golf, 5 D cinema and a small aquarium. You also have the chance to meet a wide variety of animals, donkeys, horses, ponies, deer, goats and ostriches.For lunch (optional extra), the restaurant of Camel Park also offers a great value for money buffet as well as other snacks and refreshments that the whole family can enjoy! Most importantly though everyone can enjoy a camel ride (optional extra).You will then be returned to Protaras.