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Famagusta Ghost Town Tour - From Limassol

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    • Adult (12+)
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Key Highlights

  • Explore the abandoned town in North Cyprus
  • Visit the ancient city of Salamis which was once buried under sand
  • The tour is accompanied by an expert, English -speaking guide
  • Overview

    Discover the seaside ‘ghost town’ of Famagusta in north Cyprus on this sightseeing excursion from Limassol.

    Famagusta was once a bustling holiday resort that was abandoned during the Turkish Invasion of 1974. Once the richest city in the world, the ancient walled city is now a ghost town; a shell of its former self.

    Cross the UN Patrolled border (the Green Line) into the occupied turkish area of northern Cyprus and visit two of the north's most famous historical sites: the ancient city of Salamis.

    Salamis, the ancient Roman city, was the capital of Cyprus in 1100 BC. See its well-preserved Baths and theatre. It was buried in sand for centuries before it was discovered.

  • Activity Schedule & Itinerary

    Activity Schedule

    When does it run?

    01 Apr  - 30 Nov : Thursday and Saturday
    01 Dec  - 31 Mar : Saturday

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start time

    09:15am

    Meeting Point

    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Limassol

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Limassol in an air-conditioned coach and taken for a sightseeing tour to Famagusta.

    The first stop of this trip is Salamis Archaeological Site. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture and history is considered as one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Know everything about rise and fall of Greek Kingdom with your guide. Drive to Skarinou for your coffee break (excluded). Skarinou is just for coffee stop (coffee at own expense) on the way (between Limassol and Larnaka) and still takes about an hour to get to border. Following this, drive pass through Strovilia check point and Salami city ruins where you may enjoy some free time.

    Next stop is Famagusta City where you will visit the Latin Cathedral of Saint Nicholas. Enjoy your free time for lunch (excluded) or for strolling around in the old town. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach where you will have the opportunity for a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once bustling holiday resort which was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974, and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

    You will pass through Limassol to have coffee (excluded) before heading back to your hotel.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Entrance fees
    • UN Buffer Zone Administration fees

    Exclusions

    • Coffee
    • Lunch & Drinks
  • Please note

    Please check your visa and passport prior to departure. No visa requirements if on an excursion coming from the Greek Cypriot side

    Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

    This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

    Valid passport or EU ID-card is required to cross the UN buffer zone.

    Should pickup from your hotel is not possible; we will advise pickup time from nearest point to your location.

    Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

    The tour visits churches so please dress appropriately.

    Passport details or ID of any kind will be necessary.

    Itinerary is subject to changes without prior notice. 


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