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Famagusta Ghost Town Tour - From Limassol

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Key Highlights

  • Smartphone voucher accepted – No need to print!
  • Explore the abandoned town in North Cyprus
  • See the well-preserved Baths and theatre of the ancient Roman city
  • Visit the ancient city of Salamis which was once buried under sand
  • The tour is accompanied by an expert, English -speaking guide
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    01 May - 30 Nov: Thursday & Saturday
    01 Dec - 30 Apr: Tuesday

    Duration

    12 hours

    Start time

    09:15am

    Meeting Point

    Pickup from selected hotels in Limassol. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

    Ending Point

    Your hotel in Limassol

  • Overview & Itinerary

    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.

    Itinerary

    You will be picked up from your hotel in Limassol in an air-conditioned coach and taken for sightseeing tour of Famagusta. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.

    Cross the UN border to North Cyprus and enter the old city of Famagusta.

    Enjoy some free time for coffee at Skarinou. Board your coach and get a panoramic view of the ‘sleepy town of Famagusta’. Skarinou is just for coffee stop on the way (between Limassol and Larnaka) and still takes about an hour to get to border.

    Arrive at the Salamis, the ancient capital of Cyprus. Salamis is believed to have been founded by Teucer on his return from the Trojan War. This historic city lies beside the longest and one of the most beautiful of Cyprus's sandy beaches.

    The highlights of your tour include:

    Ayios Nicholas Cathedral: The Ottoman forces took over Cyprus in 1571, converting churches into mosques or using them for secular purposes. The Cathedral of St Nicholas became the Lala Mustapha Pasa Mosque.

    At the end of the tour, cross the border and drive back towards Limassol with coffee break on the way back.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions

    Inclusions

    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned coach
    • English-speaking guide
    • Fully insured and licensed vehicles to cross the border
    • Entrance & Border fees all included

    Exclusions

    • Coffee
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

    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 conservatively.

    Passport details will be necessary

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