Private tour

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

Activity provider: North Cyprus Walks

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

Activity provider: North Cyprus Walks

From US$ 301.34 per group up to 4

Enjoy the scenery and learn about the history of Famagusta and Cyprus as you cross over the mountains and Mesaoria plain. Discover the history of so many civilizations and have a chance to learn all about it today on this tour.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Larnaca Hotels.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See Othello’s Tower and St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • Drive to the ancient city of Salamis and witness the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus
  • Visit the ghost town city of Famagusta abandoned since 1974
Full description
First, visit St. Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum and the tomb of St. Varnabas. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Salamis which dates back to BC and has the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus. Next, travel to Othello’s Tower, where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play "Othello." Then, head to St. Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque and built in the French Gothic style. Afterwards, have some free time within the old city for shopping or more sightseeing.  Your adventure will continue with a visit to the ghost town city of Famagusta. The city has been abandoned since 1974 due to the political issues between the two sides of Cyprus.  You will then be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of tour.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Professional tour guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Your passport will be required since you are traveling from the south of Cyprus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    5/5
  • Service
    5/5

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Thanks Gemma for showing us around. We dived into the Cypriot history with all different kinds of timelines. We had a great time and got a lot of very interesting information. Definitely much better than a group tour. Only thing what could have made it a 5 star review is that we would have wanted to dive a bit deeper into the local habits, but we know this was a historical tour. And with all we know now, spend more time in famagusta town and have local food. The restaurant near Salamis wasn’t really our type of place, but was okay. Thanks again Gemma and I would definitely recommend this tour!

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September 8, 2022

Amazing day & guide!

Jemma was wonderful & really gave us all the details we needed, understood we were interested in the history (& not shopping &/or eating) & made sure we saw all of the highlights! Totally recommend this trip not only for the amazing sights but also for the Turkish Cypriot point of view.

November 9, 2017

It would be better if we had had an audio or speaker, 3 of us sat behind the car and had trouble hearing everything.

February 22, 2020

Product ID: 115495