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From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

Product ID: 108562
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Learn the history of Famagusta and life in Cyprus today as you cross the mountains and Mesaoria plain. Visit the largest Roman amphitheater on the island and discover a ghost town abandoned in 1974.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Turkish, English

Pick-up service

Pick-up from your hotel in Nicosia.
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play Othello
  • Visit the ancient city of Salamis
  • Go to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974
Full description
Depart Nicosia and journey to St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum next to the Royal Tombs. Continue to the ancient city of Salamis to see the largest Roman amphitheater in Cyprus. Go to Othello’s Tower where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play.

Admire the largest medieval building in Famagusta at the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, formerly known as St. Nicolas Cathedral and built in a French Gothic style. Get some free time in the old city to shop or explore on your own. 

End with a visit to the ghost town of Famagusta, abandoned in 1974 due to the political issues between the 2 sides of Cyprus. 
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note that your passport will be required if you are traveling from the south of Cyprus