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 passed since the once modern tourist area of the city, called Varosha is still abandoned.


Famagusta - Αμμόχωστος

Which means hidden in the sand

A distinct located on the East coast of Cyprus. Also, east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbor of the island. 

Since 1974 a part of Famagusta distinct is occupied by 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.


Famagusta & Beach Tour from Ay. Napa and Protaras

Features

  • Free cancellation available
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Hotel Pickup from Ayia Napa or Protaras

In the first place, you will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus.

Sit back and enjoy the views as you are passing by the “Ghost Town” on your way to Famagusta old town.

Along the way, your guide will tell you all the interesting facts and tales of the historic port city of Famagusta.

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Once in the old town of Famagusta, you will have the opportunity to visit the impressive Latin Cathedral of St. Nicholas.

Also, you have some free time to stroll around.

Finally, hop back in the air-conditioned bus and head to Constantia Beach where you will have lunch and some free time for swimming.

Important: Please remember to bring a valid passport or EU ID card on this trip.

More Info about the Tour to Famagusta and also check availability -- Price is £35 / per adult


Full-Day Discover Famagusta from Ay. Napa and Protaras

Features 

  • Free cancellation available
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • Hotel Pickup from Ayia Napa or Protaras
  • 3 Verified Reviews (Score: 4.1 / 5)

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Tour Highlights

  • In the first place, discover the Salamis Archaeological Site. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus.
    Also the capital of the island for more than a thousand years.
  • Visit Apostolos Barnabas church and tomb (the patron saint and founder of the Autocephalous Greek Orthodox Church of Cyprus)
  • Guiding outside Othello's Tower.
  • Free time in the old town of Famagusta.
  • Take in the panoramic view of the ghost town.

Important: Please remember to bring a valid passport or EU ID card on this trip.

More Info about the Tour to Famagusta and also check availability -- Price is £49 / per adult


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Salamis & Famagusta Excursion from Protaras

A trip that gives you the chance to visit the beautiful coastal town of Famagusta.

Go as near as possible to the fenced and sealed - off part of the town that is known all around the world as the "Ghost Town".

Visit optional the Monastery of Saint Barnabas, the founder of the Cypriot Orthodox Church and the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis.

cyprus famagusta ghost town

The next stop is the Famagusta old Town Centre to see the Venetian Walls.

Also in the old part of the town a visit to the Gothic church of Saint Nicolas and Othello Castle.

Finally, the last stop will be the beach located right next to the "Ghost Town".

The long stretch of golden sand with crystal clear water. The right place to be refreshed after sightseeing.

Entrance fees for the ancient site of St Barnabas and Salamis are optional extra during the tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Led by a local guide
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Good Reviews

Important: Also on this tour - Please remember to bring a valid passport or EU ID card on this trip.

More Info about the Tour to Famagusta and also check availability -- Price FROM €24 / per adult -- No Lunch included


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Salamis Ancient Kingdom and Famagusta from Limassol

A full-day tour to the Famagusta region. Visit The City of Salamis.

Wander around the old town of Famagusta with its Venetian walls and Gothic churches.

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Finally, take in panoramic views of the so-called “Ghost Town” of Famagusta. Please remember to take your passport / EU ID card.

Tour Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • All entrance fees included

Important: Please remember to bring a valid passport or EU ID card on this trip.

More Info about the Tour to Famagusta and also check availability -- Price FROM €59 / per adult -- No Lunch included


Visit Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos

In the first place, start your excursion with a coffee break at Choirokoitia.

Continue to Strovilia checkpoint (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations, Green Line.

Your first stop will be the monastery of Saint Barnabas.

Built originally in the 5th century and now converted into a museum housing icons and archaeological artifacts.

You will also see the tomb of Saint Barnabas.

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Next, you'll continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12 Century BC by the Greeks.

You will visit the ancient theater and gymnasium.

Your next stop is the city of Famagusta with its Gothic churches, surrounded by the Venetian walls.

There will be free time in the city to visit the Cathedral of Saint Nikolaos.

Built-in the year 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque.

Also, you will have time for shopping and lunch (lunch not included in the price).

Before you depart for Paphos you'll drive past the “Ghost Town - Varosi” to see the ghost city.

The abandoned houses and hotels closed behind wire since 1974, and admire the best sandy beaches of the island.

Important: Please remember to bring a valid passport or EU ID card on this trip.

More Info about the Tour to Famagusta and also check availability -- Price FROM €37 / per adult -- No Lunch included


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 the half-island is occupied by the Turkish, you might heart 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 with a guide's car, then you have nothing to worry about the car.

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.


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Last modification: Thu 2 Jul 2020