01 Dec - 31 Mar : Saturdays
01 Apr - 30 Nov : Thursday & Saturdays
Approx. 11 hours (Incl. Transportation time)
Your hotel in Paphos
Discover the seaside ‘ghost town’ of Famagusta in North Cyprus on this sightseeing excursion from Paphos.
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 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 before it was discovered.
You will be picked up from your hotel in Paphos in an air-conditioned coach and taken for a sightseeing tour to Famagusta. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
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 Paphos to have coffee (excluded) before heading back to your hotel.
Great day tour with superb tour guide(Mary) and coach driver (Pieres), very informative and enjoyable for the whole family, no questions were left unanswered....
Not expensive and our guide for the day was fabulous - good English, good sense of humour and totally knew his stuff! In-depth knowledge of history and timelines. Famugusta old...
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