St.Barnabas Monastery, Salamis & Medieval City of Famagusta & Ghost Town
St. Barnabas Monastery is in Famagusta. Salamis Ruins dates back to 11BC with Gymnasium, Roman Baths and many other places to be seen. The walls are well preserved . St. Nicholas Cathedral and Venetian Palace are some of the most important sites in the walled city of Famagusta.
If you like to history and would like to go step by step and not to miss the Ghost Town this tour is ideal just for you. . . .
Today we are travelling to the east of the island. Our first stop will be at St. Barnabas Monastery. Barnabas is one of the Saints whom started spreading Christianity with St. Paul. Salamis Ruins are also in the program with its Roman baths, Gymnasium and Theatres. We shall have a swim break if its not winter in the beutiful golden sandy Mediterranean beach Otherwise more time in the walled city of Famagusta. Visiting Othello Tower and having lunch is in the program. Who built St. Nicholas Cathedral? What did the Ottomans do when they took over Famagusta from the Venetians? You will learn all about the history while you get to take photos of this beautiful medieval city. Also you will have a panoramic view of 'Ghost Town' while you hear the story of it.
Please do not forget to bring your PASSPORT with you if you are going to cross from S. Cyprus
to N. Cyprus to take this tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Nicosia ,Kyrenia or Famagusta
End location: Nicosia,Kyrenia or Famagusta
Duration: 7 hours
By car and on foot
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - Museum & historical sight entrances and lunch.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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My wife and I were delighted with this tour. Though we had no expectations of a particularly interesting day, our guide made it more than that. It was through her knowledge and her understanding of our interests and desires that made it an extraordinary experience.