A  trip  that  gives  you  the  chance  to  visit  the  beautiful  coastal  town  of  Famagusta  and  to  go  as  near  as  possible  to  the  fenced  and  sealed-off  part  of  the  town  that  is  known  all  around  the  world  as  the  ‘Ghost  Town  of  Varosha’! The  first  stop  is  the  Monastery  of  Saint  Barnabas,  the  founder  of  the  Cypriot  Orthodox  Church. There  you  will  also  have  the  chance  to  visit  the  Icon  Museum  of  the  Monastery  as  well  as  the  tomb  of  Saint  Barnabas  who  martyred  in  the  area  in  52AD. Our  trip  continues  with  a  visit  to  the  ancient  city-kingdom  of  Salamis. Time  will  be  given  there  for  a  guided  tour  around  the  archaeological  site  which  includes  a  beautiful  ancient  Greek  theater  and  marble  columns, Roman  Baths  and  a  Gymnasium.

 

We  then  drive  back  to  Famagusta  Old  Town  Center, where  free  time  will  be  given  for  lunch (optional  extra)  and  sightseeing. During  your  free  time  there, we  highly  recommend  a  walk  around  the  Venetian  Walls  that  surround  the  old  part  of  the  town  and  a visit  at  the  Gothic  Church  of  Saint  Nicolas  and  Othello  Castle (optional  extra) which  is  mentioned  by  William  Shakespeare  in  his  play  ‘’Othello’’.

 

Your  last  stop  will be  the  beach  located  right  next  to  the  ‘Ghost  Town  of  Varosha’. There,  you  will have  the  chance  to  swim  in   the  crystal  clear  blue  waters  of  the  beautiful  golden sand  beach  of  Famagusta, whilst  taking  in  the  eerie  sight  of  the  abandoned  buildings  which  have  been  desolate  since  the  Turkish  invasion  in  1974.

On  our  way  back   we  drive  right  next  to  the  ‘’Ghost  Town  of  Varosha’’, where  you  can  see  exactly  how  the  area,  that  was  once  the  best  tourist  resort  of  the  island, now  looks  like!

NOTES:

*Adult ticket: 24 €

*Kid ticket: 12 €

*Children from 2 to 12 years old – 50% discount

*Infants up to 24 months old – free 

* Clients that do not wish to visit Saint Barnabas and Salamis  can  have  extra  free  time  in  Famagusta  Old  Town  Center.

*Visit Salamis & St.Barnabas is an optional extra – entrance fees are not included in the price

*Passport or European Union ID card is needed for trips to Kerynia and\or Famagusta

*Entrance fees for all excursions are included in the prices (except entrance fees at the House of Dionysus mosaics, Salamis, and Saint Barnabas)

*Meals are not included in the prices

 

 

 

 

  • Pick up from hotels in Protaras 08:00 – 08:30
  • Pick up from hotels in Ayia Napa 08:35 – 08:55
  • Pick up from hotels in Larnaca 08:00 – 08:25

***(For this excursion, clients staying in Larnaca area are transferred to and back from the excursion bus in Ayia Napa with mini bus or local bus service)

  • Enter the border through Strovilia (Vrysoulles) checkpoint
  • Free time in Famagusta Old Town Center for sightseeing and lunch (optional extra not included in the price) (approx. 4 hours free time for clients that do not want to visit Salamis & Saint Barnabas)

Optional extra:

– Visit at the archeological site of Salamis (approx. 40 mins) and visit at Saint Barnabas church

and tomb (approx. 40 mins).

– Entrance fees for the above two sites (€5 for adults and free for children up to 12 years old) are

not included in the excursion price. Entrance fees are paid by clients on the day of the excursion! – Clients that want to visit Salamis & Saint Barnabas will only have approximately 2 hours free time in Famagusta

  • Free time for swimming at the “Golden Beach” of Famagusta (approx. 1 hour)
  • Short drive close to the “Ghost Town” (the fenced sealed-off area of Famagusta)
  • Exit the border through Strovilia (Vrysoulles) checkpoint
  • Return in Larnaca around 17.30, Ayia Napa around 16.30 and Protaras around 17.00

Notes: PLEASE ADVISE CLIENTS THAT ON THE DAY OF THE FAMAGUSTA & SALAMIS EXCURSION THEY MUST HAVE WITH THEM THEIR PASSPORTS OR NATIONAL ID CARDS. ONLY EUROPEAN UNION CITIZENS ARE ALLOWED TO USE THEIR NATIONAL ID CARDS. ONLY ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE CHECKPOINT – NO PHOTOCOPIES ALLOWED!

*** Entrance fees to Salamis & Saint Barnabas are not included in the excursion price (entrance ticket for the above two sites is €5 for adults and free for children up to 12 years old)

*** Please advise clients to bring their swimwear with them for swimming at the “Golden Beach”!

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