From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

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From Nicosia: Famagusta and Ghost Town Tour

From $333.72 per group up to 4

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
Turkish, English
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Nicosia.
Private group

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
  • Lunch and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    • Please note that your passport will be required if you are traveling from the south of Cyprus
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    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 10 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      4.9/5
    • Service
      4.8/5
    • Organization
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    We had a very pleasant and informative day with an absolute nice guide

    August 8, 2018

    Knowledgeable, Interesting, and Friendly Tour

    Our guide Sirin was amazing. She was a wealth of knowledge and very friendly. She was able to answer all of our questions about the history and current events in Cyprus. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and definitely recommend it to anyone in Cyprus.

    July 3, 2018

    Really wonderful!

    The guide was excellent....she really knew her stuff! Loved it.

    September 4, 2017

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