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From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

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26 reviews

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

Activity provider: TUI Cyprus Ltd

From US$ 61.98 per person

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.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from select hotels in Ayia Napa and Protaras. You are required to contact the local partner to confirm your exact pickup location and time at least 24 hours before the tour.

Experience

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
Full 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
  • Drinks
  • Souvenirs
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 26 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very good travel planning, everything on time, modern, well air-conditioned coach, the crossing at the border took a while, but that is taken into account. Ghosttown is impressive, Salamis interesting too. Lunch was well planned, solid - not the best meal here in Cyprus... (chicken, fish or pasta with tomato or mushroom sauce).. We probably wouldn't have come to this area alone. great trip

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