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.

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1. Ancient Salamis

1.12 MILES

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…

2. Necropolis of Salamis

1.79 MILES

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.

3. Church of Apostolos Varnavas

2.26 MILES

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…

4. Glapsides Beach

3.04 MILES

About 4km north of Famagusta, on the road to Salamis, this shallow sandy beach is perfect for swimming and snorkelling, and exploring the submerged…

5. Ancient Enkomi

3.07 MILES

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 …

6. Panagia Theotokos Icon Museum

5.58 MILES

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,…

7. Othello’s Tower

5.76 MILES

An extension of the Old Town’s walls, Othello’s Tower was constructed during Lusignan rule, in order to protect the harbour. In 1492 the Venetians further…

8. St George of the Latins Church


Sitting incongruously amid a traffic intersection, St George of the Latins is one of Famagusta’s oldest churches. The remaining walls with their…