The largest fortress of Cyprus, the unique "Ghost town", the biggest ancient city Salamis
Our tour will start from the spectacular walled city of Famagusta where you can walk the 3, 6 km city walls and climb on all 15 towers. You will walk the narrow Medieval streets of the city to admire the stone masonry of splendid cathedrals and churches or what was left from the total of 365 of them built 7 centuries ago, The Venetian Palace, The Othelo Castle, the Canbulat museum, Porta del mare and many other monuments of the 2300 years long city history. Of course you'll have time to enjoy shopping of original souvenirs, sweets and leather goods or taste the delicious food of its traditionnal restaurants and cafes. . .
A short ride round the fences of the "Ghost town" will give you the opportunity to see this unique place on Earth. Our next stop Salamis features stunning Roman baths, The Temple of Zeus, the largest in Cyprus bazilica Kampanopetria, theatres, mosaics, reservoirs, the imposing Gimnasium. . . In the Monastery of St. Barnabas you'll enjoy the fascinating icon and archeological muse
Our tour starts entering the walled city of Famagusta, walking tour up to 2 hours visiting cathedrals/mosques, museums, climbing the towers / the most attractive ones. Time for coffee/ lunch or shopping up to 1 hour extra. Walk and drive round the fences of the "Ghost town". Driving in the new city of Famagusta and to the ancient city of Salamis and visiting the ruins - walking tour of up to 2 hours. Drive to St. Barnabas Monastery and visiting the museums aprx. for 1 hour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I can meet you at any location of your choice in Cyprus and if it is within 50 km from Famagusta / e.g. Agia Napa, Protaras, Larnaca / it will not affect the basic tour price. In any other case we have to agree on the price difference as transportation cost an duration will change.
End location: Same conditions as for the Meeting Location apply
Duration: 6 hours
The standard tour duration is 6 hours and it may vary according to the location of the meeting point. The nearest meeting points could be Protaras or Agia Napa.
The car I do my trips is a "modern classic" Mercedes 260 E in top class condition and full extras: Air con, leather seats, electric windows and roof top. Perfectly clean, non smoker car 28 years old with very low mileage and in overall condition as good as new. Custommer satisfation from car quality has been 100% so far. At custommers demand I can hire the car of your choice on the condition the rental cost will be added on top of the tour price.
In the tour price is included transportation for maximum 4 people, guidance, entrance fees for up to 3 museums / the most interesting from the trip /. Free time for shopping or lunch is included in the price and this may result in a longer trip duration of up to 7 hours that's not going to be charged extra
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 TRL - Normally tourists spend an average amount of 30 USD / per person to try local food, sweets and bevareges during this tour. To spend less or more is your personal choice of course.
Lunch cost is not included
If groups are larger than 6 people I will be obliged to hire a suitable vehicle with a driver and a licenced guide from the local tour board