Salamis Ruins - Othello - Ghost Town- Old City of Famagusta- Bellapais Monastery- Kyrenia Castle)
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.
Bellapais Monastery dates back to 11BC. A magnificent monastery on the slopes of Kyrenia mountains. Kyrenia Castle is by the marina and very well preserved from the Byzantine period. Ofcourse shipwreck museum is included in the itinerary.
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 Salamis Ruins with Roman baths, Gymnasium and theaters, visiting Othello Citadel 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 listen the story. We drive to the north coast of the island. Bellapais Monastery will be the next stop. One of the nicest monasteries of the middle east. Kyrenia Castle will be our last stop in this city. How and why was it build? The ship wreck museum dates back to 300BC. So if you have a limited time while you are in Cyprus go ahead and book the tour before someone else does. . .
Please do not forget to bring along your PASSPORT with you if you are going to cross from
S. Cyprus to N. Cyprus.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
2017 model Jeep will be used.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euro - Tickets for historical sights. lunch and souvenirs
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am only licensed to guide you in North Cyprus due to political situation. Therefore I am not allowed to guide you in the Archaeological Sites as a guide in the Republic of Cyprus but I can give you information as a Cypriot.
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Brilliant! Highly recommend tours with Sirin. She is such a lovely lady who passionately shares her knowledge of her native country. Tour was interesting travelling the regions from north to east and then back south. Vehicle was clean and spacious. You won't be disappointed