Ghost Town Fumagusta Jeep Safari

Famagusta, Cypr
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Explore thefamous ghost town of Fumagasta and learn its history. Find out what it looked like while it was still inhabited.
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1/2 day Jeep Safari

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Description

A half day excursion into the Mystical Ghost-Town of Famagusta.

Famagusta was once the Key and the Heart of Cyprus, the hub of the Mediterranean, the port that merged East and West, where the spice routes met the silk roads, where pilgrims and merchants met Kings, knights and crusaders; where Greek, French, Armenian, Genoese, Venetian, Jewish, Syrian, Catalan, Pisan, Turkish and Arab merchants lived side by side, each in their own quarter, celebrating within their own traditions, their own religions.

A city adorned with 365 churches, one for every day of the year. A city, or rather now a living museum.

The trip begins with a visit to the Famagusta Cultural Center, where we can view the abandoned city from just a short distance away. We will see a short movie about Famagusta before the invasion and its evacuation in 1974. Leaflets and information are available free of charge.

We then proceed to the check point where we cross over for a firsthand look at the abandoned town along the fence.

A guided tour inside the fortified walls of Famagusta gives you the chance to see the remains of the Latin Church of St George, the Greek Church of St George, Arsenal (Martinengo Bastion), Othello Castle (Venetian governor of Cyprus), St Peter and St Paul Church, St Nicolas Cathedral originally (now known as Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque), Nestorian Church (of St George the Exiler), remains of St Francis church and the remains of the Venetian Palace. Finally we have the “visit” of the part of Famagusta notorious as the “ghost city” where you will witness the empty hotels along the coast line and have a chance to walk barefoot along the golden-sandy beach in the crystal clear waters of Varosia or enjoy a short swim.

Itinerary 

Departs: Friday's Only All year round.

Duration: 4 hours (Plus journey time to and from Famagusta) (8am - 1pm)

Hotel Pick-ups: Protaras between 7:30am – 7:45am; Ayia Napa between 8am – 8:15am

Professional English or Russian speaking tour guide.

Price includes

  • half day guided/escorted excursion
  • short swim stop
  • professional English speaking tour guide

Price does not include

  • refreshments

Requirements

  • Valid passport is required for crossing the UN Buffer Zone (Green Line)

Meeting point

  • Protaras; departure at: 07:30; arrival at: 07:45
  • Ayia Napa; departure at: 08:00; arrival at: 08:15

Tips

  • Valid passport is required for crossing the UN Buffer Zone (Green Line)
  • Itinerary of excursions is subject to change due to weather
  • ​Your exact pick up time will be advised upon confirmation
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