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From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

4.8 / 5

12 reviews

From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

Activity provider: North Cyprus Walks
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From US$ 299.31 per group up to 4

Learn the history of Famagusta and life in Cyprus today as you cross the mountains and Mesaoria plain. Visit the largest Roman amphitheater on the island and discover a ghost town abandoned in 1974.

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Nicosia.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • See the tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play Othello
  • Visit the ancient city of Salamis
  • Go to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974
Full description
Depart Nicosia and journey to St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum next to the Royal Tombs. Continue to the ancient city of Salamis to see the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Go to Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play. Admire the largest medieval building in Famagusta at the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, formerly known as St. Nicolas Cathedral and built in a French Gothic style. Get some free time in the old city to shop or explore on your own.  End with a visit to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974 due to the political issues between the 2 sides of Cyprus. 
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please note that your passport will be required if you are traveling from the south of Cyprus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Nachdem der Treffpunkt (ganz einfach in Nikosia direkt nach dem Grenzübergang in der Altstadt) ausgemacht war konnte es losgehen. Cem hat auf der Fahrt erst viel Interessantes über Zypern und die Teilung erzählt. Zuerst zum St. Barnabas Kloster (ganz nett, aber auch nicht viel anders als andere ältere Klöster) und hier wieder interessante Infos zur Entstehung. Anschließend nach Salamis (alte Römer) - auch ganz nett. Anschließend zur Besichtigung der Geisterstadt. Echt merkwürdige Atmosphäre in so einer großen völlig leerstehenden und langsam verfallenden Stadt (einmaliges Erlebnis und schwer zu beschreiben). Zum Abschluss noch Famagusta dort die Mosche (umgebaute frühere Kirche), auf die Stadtmauer und Freizeit zum Essen (gute Empfehlung) und Sightseeing auf eigene Faust. Super Tagesausflug!

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March 22, 2022

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We had a very pleasant and informative day with an absolute nice guide

August 8, 2018

Knowledgeable, Interesting, and Friendly Tour

Our guide Sirin was amazing. She was a wealth of knowledge and very friendly. She was able to answer all of our questions about the history and current events in Cyprus. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and definitely recommend it to anyone in Cyprus.

July 3, 2018

Product ID: 108562