Famagusta Ghost Town behind the Sea - Famagusta Tours

Famagusta Tours from Cyprus Sea Site

Visit the most interesting place in Cyprus, Famagusta. Join one of the below tours from Ayia Napa, Protaras, Limassol, Paphos, and Larnaca. Already 44+ years have passed since the tourist paradise, called Varosha was abandoned.

Famagusta - Αμμόχωστος

Which in Greek means hidden in the sand

A distinct location on the East coast of Cyprus. Also, east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbor on the island. Since 1974 a part of Famagusta distinct is occupied by the Turkish.

The occupied part includes the abandoned southern quarter, called Varosha, Greek name Βαρώσια or Βαρώσι. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city. Now it is famous as the "Ghost Town".

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Famagusta Map

On the map below, if you zoom in, you can easily identify the most important places to visit in Famagusta.

Below we are going to see the best tours available in order to visit Famagusta. You can visit Famagusta with guided tours nearly from every city located at the Cyprus seaside.

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Discover Famagusta from Larnaca, Ayia Napa or Protaras

Definitely, it is a place that you must visit if you are in Cyprus. Get a comprehensive tour of Famagusta with a small group, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere. Listen to the engaging narrative on the area's history, culture, architecture, and modern life.

Stops include the Monastery of St. Barnabas, the Icon Museum, the partially restored amphitheater, and others.

What to Expect to See

Salamis, an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, is at the mouth of the River Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta. According to tradition, the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.

St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum - visit St. Barnabas church and tomb for about 30 minutes.

Famagusta - approx 2hrs for a short walk on the beach and lunch at Constantia Beach. Also, a short drive to Othello's Tower (No visit inside Othello).

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  • Comprehensive tour of Famagusta including all the highlights
  • Lunch at Constantinos Beach included
  • The guide provides in-depth commentary on the local history and culture.


  • Guide
  • Lunch at Constantinos Beach
  • Border Administration

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Famagusta from Paphos and Limassol

Visit Turkish-occupied northern Cyprus with this amazing tour. Together with your guide, travel across the border to explore the ancient ruins of Salamis, wander the walled old town of Famagusta, and view the military-guarded abandoned beach resort of Varosha.

Once in a lifetime experience from your hotel in Limassol or Paphos.

  • Explore northern Cyprus with ease on a day tour from Paphos or Limassol 
  • Visit two historic highlights: Salamis and Famagusta
  • A guide provides insights into the complex conflict that has divided Cyprus
  • A hassle-free experience, with round-trip transfers and lunch included.

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  • Guiding
  • Transportation
  • Border Admin Fees
  • Lunch at Constantinos Beach

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Private Day Tour of Famagusta and Ghost Town from Larnaca

Explore the medieval town of Famagusta with this full-day small-group tour limited to six people. Let your guide do the driving and see all the best landmarks including the Roman ruins of Salamis, Kyrenia harbor, and the ghost town of Varosha.

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  • Discover the history and culture of Cyprus with a small group tour
  • Visit the ghost town of Varosha and the medieval walled town of Famagusta
  • Skip the hassle of navigating and follow your guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included

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  • Professional Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop-off from selected hotels
  • Transportation

What to Expect to See

  • St Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum
  • Salamis
  • Famagusta Walled City
  • Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
  • Ghost Town Famagusta

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To Finish

We hope you found the best tour! In case you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact us! Due to the fact that nearly half-island is occupied by the Turkish, you might hear about security and insurance.

It was true that at some point in time, crossing the line, meant you lose your insurance. Not sure what is the exact situation at the moment. As soon as you are going in a guide's car, then you have nothing to worry about. Also, the situation is stable and there are no cases of violence.

In addition, people tend to be friendly as their economy raised dramatically since the crossing points opened.

Have you found a nice Famagusta tour?
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