Around Famagusta attractions

Top Choice Archaeological Site in Around Famagusta

Ancient Salamis

According to legend, Salamis was founded around 1180 BC by Teucer (Teukros), son of Telamon, king of Salamina, on the Greek mainland. Brother to the hero Ajax, he was unable to return home from the Trojan War after …
Top Choice Church in Around Famagusta

Church of Apostolos Varnavas

This beautiful Orthodox church is dedicated to St Paul’s good friend Varnavas (Barnabas), who was born in Cyprus and carried out his missionary work here. Although his name and work are listed in the Bible’s ‘Acts o…
Beach in Around Famagusta

Glapsides Beach

About 4km north of Famagusta, on the road to Salamis, this shallow sandy beach is perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and exploring the submerged harbour of the ancient city.It’s popular with locals and great for …
Museum in Around Famagusta

Panagia Theotokos Icon Museum

This domed church, with arched recesses in its side walls, has fine paintings of the Virgin Mary of the Annunciation and the Prayer of Joachim and Anna, in which the couple are seen embracing while a young girl peer…
Archaeological Site in Around Famagusta

Ancient Enkomi

Settlement at Enkomi dates back as far as 1800 BC. The city rose to prominence when it became a large copper-producing centre during the late Bronze Age (1650–1050 BC). What remains of the present site dates from ar…
Archaeological Site in Around Famagusta

Necropolis of Salamis

This ancient cemetery dates back to the 7th and 8th centuries BC and consists of a scattering of 150 graves spread out over the wide field.The arrangement of the burial chambers closely matches descriptions of Mycen…
Beach in Around Famagusta

Bediz Beach

Just past Salamis, this soft-sand beach offers all amenities, including sunbeds, umbrellas, showers and a restaurant-bar. If it’s hot and you plan to see the ruins at Ancient Salamis, take a swim here afterwards.