VIP Famagusta: Discover the ancient and modern ruins of Cyprus and take this this full day tour to Salamis and the ghost town of Famagusta.
*See the remains of the ancient kingdom of Salamis
*Pick up at your hotel
*Entrance fees, border fees and lunch included
*Discover the fascinating fortified city of Famagusta
Come and discover the ruins of Cyprus, both ancient and modern, with this exclusive one day fully guided tour of the ghost town of Famagusta and the remains of the classical kingdom of Salamis.
The ruins of the ancient Roman city of Salamis are among the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus and cover an impressive location, extending along the sea shore with a stunning Mediterranean backdrop. Your knowledgeable local guide will show you around the main excavations, including the impressive open-air amphitheatre, the gymnasium, the baths and the theatre. They have all undergone a painstaking restoration process.
We will then continue our journey with a stop at the old city of Famagusta, where time has literally stood still since the Turkish invasion of 1974. The old city is surrounded by one of the best-preserved Venetian fortifications in the eastern Mediterranean. There are plenty of medieval and renaissance buildings to visit, many of them still bearing the scars of the Ottoman siege of 1571. We will visit the citadel, also known as Othello’s Tower, the Cathedral of St Nicholas (converted to a mosque after the Ottoman conquest) and the Church of St George, famed for its colourful frescoes. Then take a stroll around the old town, where there is something of interest in almost every corner. There’s also plenty of free time for you to relax, soak up the sun or enjoy a swim in the Med or even to stare across the fence at the seafront district of Varosha, which has been cordoned off and abandoned.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at hotel.
Start/opening time: between 7:30am and 8.45am.
End/closing time: Between 3.45pm and 5.30pm. br /> Languages: English.
Others: Available Thursday and Saturday. The customer should call 48hrs before the tour to confirm the pick-up. The customers must be at the meeting point 15 min before the start of the tour. Includes the guide, the transportation, entrance and border fees and the lunch. Please note that EU Nationals will need a passport to cross into the northern part of Cyprus.