Finding Famagusta (GHOST TOWN TOUR)

TOUR DESCRIPTION

The day will start with two informational spots where we’ll meet locals who will give us interesting accounts of the troubles that sparked the Cyprus divide. You’ll then cross the border into the Turkish-occupied North where we’ll drive alongside the fenced-off ghost town stopping on the way for a closer look into the lost city.

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The day will start with two informational spots where we’ll meet locals who will give us interesting accounts of the troubles that sparked the Cyprus divide. You’ll then cross the border into the Turkish-occupied North where we’ll drive alongside the fenced-off ghost town stopping on the way for a closer look into the lost city. We’ll continue to the sandy shores of the Famagusta beach where the closed-off area ends to peek at the derelict hotels and empty buildings. Here we’ll also stop for a traditional coffee with fantastic views of the Ghost Town and a chance to discuss the story of the island. A visit to the quaint town center of Famagusta will follow, with the opportunity to see the St. Nicholas Cathedral that now operates as a mosque, before we head back across the border to enjoy an authentic meze lunch – a spread of delicious Cypriot dishes. We’ll end the day with a wine tasting that will include the famous Cyprus Commandaria before returning to your accommodation.

We recommend participants have breakfast before the pick-up time and be prepared to finish the tour comfortably full. Participants must bring their passports or European ID cards.

Here’s the Finding Famagusta Tour in a nutshell…

  • Available from Larnaca, Limassol, Ayia Napa & Protara
  • Pick-up and drop-off from a location of your choice
  • 8.5hrs* of touring through the Famagusta region
  • Explore with a true local and benefit from a bilingual guide
  • Cross over to the occupied North for a unique experience
  • Visit the borders of the ghost town including the viewpoint from the beach of the lost city plus the town center of Famagusta
  • Includes a full traditional meze lunch & drinks
  • Visit a specialty wine shop for a tasting of Cypriot wines
  • Includes the world-famous wine Commanadaria
  • Opportunity to buy wine at great prices
  • Learn about the wine-making process and Cypriot indigenous grape varieties
  • Photo memories taken by your guide and then sent to you by email
  • Leave us with an extensive recommendation list of further foods and places to try
  • Adjustable and suitable for vegetarians, vegans & gluten-free participants
  • Small groups of no more than 7 people per tour
  • No hidden extra costs – All inclusive price of €95.00pp
  • Children under 13yrs old join with 50% discount

*This tour is approx. 8.5hrs when leaving from and returning to Limassol or Larnaca. From Ayia Napa & Protara this tour is approx. 7.5hrs.

**This small group tour runs every Wednesday from Larnaca, Limassol, Ayia Napa & Protaras.

Pick up from Agia Napa/Protaras will be between 08:00hrs - 08:30hrs

Pick up from Larnaca will be between 08:30hrs - 09:00hrs

Pick up from Limassol will be between 09:00hrs - 09:30hrs

ADJUSTABLE FOR*…

VEGETARIANS - YES   VEGANS - YES**   GLUTEN-FREE - YES

*Dietary requirements must be submitted at least 48hrs before the start of the tour. We make sure that participants with dietary restrictions will not go hungry but it should be noted that there will be dishes within the meze that would have to be skipped.

**Please note that vegans may have to skip some wines due to the fining process.

If you have a particular dietary requirement, kindly please email us 48hrs prior to travel date at bookings@cyprus-sightseeing.com.

Finding Famagusta (GHOST TOWN TOUR)

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