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East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

1. East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

Enjoy an in-depth, off-road adventure in Cyprus that takes you to the easternmost point of Konnos National Park. You’ll have breathtaking views throughout this 4.5-hour adventure from Ayia Napa. Visit numerous secluded caves and natural bridges and discover forgotten churches. Enjoy an exhilarating swim in the crystal clears waters off a secluded beach. This is a tour that’s suitable for young and old alike, and is sure to leave you with vivid memories of the park’s natural beauty. Refreshments are available for purchase during the excursion.

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

2. From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

Take an exciting in-depth view of Famagusta and learn about the city's ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of the Northern territories. Start your tour with a pickup by your friendly guide at your accommodation. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey. Start by seeing Famagusta as it is considered today: an abandoned ghost town. Get some insight into the history of the area by watching a short film showcasing Famagusta before the invasion. Then, continue on your adventure to the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city. You'll arrive on the area's renowned sandy beach and get a closeup view of the deserted hotels that line the coast. Get some time to stroll the streets of the ghost town to see the abandoned hotels, homes, and shops. Next, you'll circle the moat of the old gothic city where the castle walls tower over you. Before the end of the trip, enjoy time to explore the city within the castle walls where 356 churches and cathedrals once stood. Witness centuries of history that have gone by. 

From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

3. From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

A Jeep safari to the green landscape of the Troodos Mountains is a must during your holiday in Cyprus. Travel deep inside the island’s interior to see and experience villages and forested landscapes not often visited by average tourists. Your adventurous itinerary uses a combination of small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt tracks to bring nature and culture together.  See and experience the best and most authentic side of Cyprus, enjoy meeting the locals and gaze upon breathtaking views from the mountain summits. Take short walks through traditional villages with their narrow streets and stone architecture, and feast upon scrumptious local delicacies. You will also have the chance to light a candle in a medieval stone-built church with fresco wall paintings. Then, visit one of the many fantastic natural waterfalls that have ice-cold water cascading down their rocky cliffs. Take in this paradise-like spot with its cool spring waters and lush vegetation surroundings. Lunch is optional and can be enjoyed in a traditional family-run restaurant.

From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

4. From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

Enjoy the day both on land and in water on a surf and turf tour of Cyprus's east coast. Your tour will begin with a ride in a jeep safari taking you to your first stop at Aiya Napa's Love Bridge, a natural white rock formation. From here you'll head further off-road to the famous sea caves. These caves are a popular destination where the brave at heart can take a dive into the depths of the sea cave's crystal clear waters. Your journey continues to the top of Cape Greko with a 10 minute trek to the crest. As the most eastern point of Europe, here a 360 degree view of the Mediterranean Sea awaits you. Take in the breathtaking views of the scenic landscape and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. After your trek, you'll make a quick stop at the natural bridge of Koraka for some photos and then go to a hidden cave originally used as a church by the locals. It now serves as a diver’s paradise. Above the cave you'll see the blue and white chapel of Agioi Anargoiroi which replaced the former cave chapel. Head to the seaside to embark into the water on a luxurious boat. Enjoy a three hour cruise while viewing the stunning eastern coast of Famagusta. Cool off with a dip in the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon and build up an appetite for a delicious BBQ lunch.

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

5. From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

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.

From Ayia Napa/Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

6. From Ayia Napa/Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

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.

Ayia Napa/Protaras: Full-Day San Antonio Cruise

7. Ayia Napa/Protaras: Full-Day San Antonio Cruise

Your tour will begin as you are picked up from your hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras. Alternately, you will be assigned a meeting point, from where you will be transferred to Green Bay. From there, you will board the authentic San Antonio II schooner for a relaxing day along the coastline of Eastern Cyprus. You will encounter such locations as Konnos Bay, Cape Greco (with its blue lagoon and views of its Ghost Town), and Famagusta (weather permitting). You can enjoy free drinks from the bar, as well as a delicious buffet lunch (with vegetarian options available) including sweets. You can refresh yourself throughout your tour with swim stops in the crystal-clear water of the Mediterranean sea, with snorkels and masks at your disposal. You will eventually return at 2:00PM, at which point you will transfer back to your pickup point.

From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

8. From Ayia Napa: Enchanted Lagoon Jeep Safari

Experience extreme thrills and expect the unexpected on an amazing off-road adventure from Ayia Napa. Stop for a coffee at a traditional kafenio (local coffee shop) in a tiny village and mix with the locals. Then, head off-road and climb up into the mountains to get breathtaking views and stop at a remote 17th-century chapel. Next, make your way to an enchanted lagoon and enjoy a tranquil swim at a secret location, known only to your guides. Continue to a village, frozen in time, and step back into centuries past. Enjoy an optional lunch in the heart of the village at a typical family-owned tavern.  Then, make your way to the top of the mountain for stunning photo opportunities. End in the charming village of Lefkara and stroll along the pebble-stoned streets. Pause for another coffee before heading back to your hotel or accommodation in Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca.

From Ayia Napa and Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

9. From Ayia Napa and Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Take a walking tour of the old town. Visit St. John's Cathedral and the Ottoman Buyuk Han. Bring your ID if you want to cross between the Greek and Turkish sides of the city. After hotel pickup, head to south Nicosia, where your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and St. John's Cathedral in the center of the old town. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of the cathedral will take you by surprise. Next, take a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, visit Buyuk Han and see the Ayia Sofia Church with its modern Byzantine architecture. Enjoy coffee and a pie. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested in a visit to Leventis Museum, the guide will wait for you outside the museum at 3:00 PM. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

West Cyprus Tour from Ayia Napa and Protaras

10. West Cyprus Tour from Ayia Napa and Protaras

Discover what Cyprus has to offer, on a day trip around the western side of the island. Learn the history and amazing legends with stops at Kourion, Petra tou Romiou, the Tombs of the Kings, and the Villa of Dionysos. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and kick off the morning with a trip to Kourion, one of the most impressive archaeological sites on the island. Admire its classic Greco-Roman architecture, especially the half-moon of seats that face out to the sea. Next, arrive at Petra tou Romiou, an off-shore rock where, according to the myths, the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, rose up from the waves. Take a quick photo, and head to the UNESCO-rated Tombs of the Kings. Afterward, discover the modern harbor, brimming with bars and restaurants, where you can take some free time to explore. In the afternoon, opt to visit the Roman mosaics at the Villa of Dionysos and enjoy an optional tour of the site before going back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Famagusta

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 153 reviews

Absolutely recommend this tour! Super interesting tour and extremely friendly guide, who picked us up and dropped us off right next to our hotel. They were super knowledgeful of all the sights, and a good storyteller. We never had a boring moment.

Wonderful views most important Bambos the driver was outstanding a very interesting, intelligent and kind person. I definitely recommend this tour.

worth it! would highly recommend! would have never been to the places we went to without adam and his defender

Fun experiences for the whole family with a copper mine, wine tasting, waterfalls and off-road driving.

Mega cool experience, you saw all the good places in the area and drove a lot off road.