Guided tour

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

4.5 / 5

73 reviews

Activity provider: Trackers Excursions

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

Activity provider: Trackers Excursions
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From US$ 48.04 per person

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Take an in-depth exploration into the history of Famagusta's Ghost Town. Learn the amazing history of this place whilst sightseeing through abandoned old hotels and discover the now vacant Old Gothic City.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup available at your hotel.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the true history of Famagusta's Ghost-Town
  • Marvel at the beautiful Venetian walls
  • Witness Othelo's Castle
  • Walk around the barricaded Ghost Town
  • Enjoy the beautiful St George Cathedral
Full description

Take an exciting in-depth view of Famagusta and learn about the city's ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of the Northern territories. Start your tour with a pickup by your friendly guide at your accommodation. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey. Start by seeing Famagusta as it is considered today: an abandoned ghost town.

Get some insight into the history of the area by watching a short film showcasing Famagusta before the invasion. Then, continue on your adventure to the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city.

You'll arrive on the area's renowned sandy beach and get a closeup view of the deserted hotels that line the coast. Get some time to stroll the streets of the ghost town to see the abandoned hotels, homes, and shops.

Next, you'll circle the moat of the old gothic city where the castle walls tower over you. Before the end of the trip, enjoy time to explore the city within the castle walls where 356 churches and cathedrals once stood. Witness centuries of history that have gone by. 

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off at your Protaras or Ayia Napa hotel
  • Driver/guide
  • Free time
  • Entry fees into archaeological sites
  • Refreshments and or lunch
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Baby strollers
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • A passport or European ID is required for this trip
  • Some of the images and historic information may be disturbing for some individuals
  • Program may alter slightly during the winter months between November till March
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 73 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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Fantastic and interesting excursion. Fun and nice guide. Full of humor. However, we expect more guidance and facts. But personally, it still made up for it that he was so fun & nice. The bus pick up at the agreed time, booked the excursion with a small group, Unfortunately the movie we were supposed to see was not available. It was holiday times & difficult with staff. But we got to go up and see a view of Farmagusta and the guide told us a little about the history. Would love to have more facts and how it all started. Further into Farmagusta and the guide tells a short story. Inside the ghost town we walk for 1.5 hours, very tragic to see how all these houses & hotels decay. The guide tell and show. There, too, we wanted a little more guidance and history. We had to ask questions all the time and then he answered. On to a small village nearby, where we had 1.5 hours to stroll and see churches and the fine old ring wall. Very hot & oppressive, but there were a few resta

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August 21, 2022

It didn’t start well, first in the email they said they picked us up at 8am at the hotel, the guide arrived there at 7.40am so we had to hurry. He asked if we had our passport but in the voucher they say bring passport OR ID so since we didn’t have passports we were worried about the Turkish border if they were gonna let us in but fortunately they did with ID too. We did a covid test also before the tour but nobody cared about it. After we arrived it got really good, our guide Georgie explained everything and answered all of our questions. He could really made us feel the emotions of the place since he has friends in Famagusta and his father’s place is in the ghost town. The tour was interesting and worth seeing it.

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May 29, 2022

Super interesting to have the opportunity to walk around the abandoned district, Varosha. Unfortunately, info from the guide was limited. Much of what he said happened while we were driving in the car / bus, where it was sometimes difficult to hear what he was saying. Like he went into dialogue with individuals more than he told info to the whole group. When our car broke down, it was fixed super fast and had no impact on our program.

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May 6, 2022

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