From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

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Learn more about the history of Cyprus on a visit to the Turkish-controlled northern region of the island from Ayia Napa. Visit the archaeological site of Salamis and get stunning views of the abandoned town of Famagusta.

Highlights

  • Explore the ruins of the ancient Greek city-state of Salamis
  • Wander around the old town of Famagusta to see its Venetian walls and Gothic churches
  • See the largest medieval building in Famagusta at the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque

Description

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites, including Salamis and St. Barnabas church. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. Then visit the St Barnabas church and tomb. This day tour continues with lunch and a short walk at Constantia Beach. In the afternoon you will visit the Latin Cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello Tower (no visit inside). Before heading back, enjoy some free time in the old town of Famagusta and take in the panoramic view of the ghost town. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off at select hotels in Ayia Napa and Protaras Professional guide Lunch Entrance fees

Important Information

  • • Confirmation will be received at time of booking • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This tour is subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • A valid passport or EU ID card is required on the day of travel • Minimum numbers apply. If cancelled due to insufficient numbers, you will be notified in advance and a refund will be provided
  • There will be no visit inside Othello's Tower
  • Please note that the operational program is subject to change

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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