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Things to do in Cyprus

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From Larnaca: Kerynia and Famagusta Coach Tour

1. From Larnaca: Kerynia and Famagusta Coach Tour

Pickup is between 07:45 - 8:25 AM from your starting point. Drive towards the Strovolia checkpoint and cross into Northern Cyprus.  A short drive close to the ghost town will help to give you an idea of the invasion of 1974. There will be some free time to explore the old town of Famagusta with the majestic Gothic Cathedral of Saint Nicholas, the big square, and the vibrant cafes, streets, and shops. Continue to Bellapais Abbey for and marvel at the breath-taking views over the coast of Kerynia. At Kerynia, there will be free time to visit Kerynia castle, stroll along the picturesque harbour or to enjoy lunch or coffee in one of the numerous taverns at the sea (optional extra, not included). In the afternoon, return via the checkpoint Strovilia to your starting point. You will arrive back at approximately 6:30 PM.

Catamaran Crystal Sea Cruise from Protaras

2. Catamaran Crystal Sea Cruise from Protaras

Join us on our sailing catamaran Mediterraneo III for a unique experience. We head towards Famagusta to view the ghost town of Varosha and a dip in Derynia Bay. We then head along the coastline, passing Fig Tree Bay before arriving in the Cape Greco area and the beautiful blue Lagoon. We will ensure that there is time for another swim stop along the way to explore the crystal clear waters. Enjoy refreshing drinks from the complimentary bar as well as your buffet meal, including seasonal fresh fruit and dessert.

From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

3. From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

Set sail along the southeast coast of Cyprus on a boat cruise from Ayia Napa to the famous Blue Lagoon. Admire the striking coastline as you sail, stopping along the way to swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Board the boat and head out to sea, sailing along the southeastern coast and passing by popular landmarks. Sit back, unwind, and take in the sights as you listen to relaxing music and feel the gentle ocean breeze on your skin. Take advantage of 2 swim stops along the way, one in Konnos Bay and one at the Blue Lagoon. Each swim stop will last for around 1 hour. Go for a dip in the azure waters, or make use of the snorkeling equipment on board, and discover the underwater world off the coast of Cyprus. And if you're feeling adventurous, you can also jump into the water from the boat's upper deck. Or, if you'd prefer to work on your tan, feel free to relax on one of the 40 mattresses provided on the top deck for sunbathing. Your Blue Lagoon boat tour comes to an end back at the marina where you boarded the luxury cruiser. 

East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

4. East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

Enjoy an in-depth, off-road adventure in Cyprus that takes you to the easternmost point of Konnos National Park. You’ll have breathtaking views throughout this 4.5-hour adventure from Ayia Napa. Visit numerous secluded caves and natural bridges and discover forgotten churches. Enjoy an exhilarating swim in the crystal clears waters off a secluded beach. This is a tour that’s suitable for young and old alike, and is sure to leave you with vivid memories of the park’s natural beauty. Refreshments are available for purchase during the excursion.

From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

5. From Paphos: Akamas Highlights and Blue Lagoon Relax Day

Enjoy the convenience of a hotel pickup and board your air-conditioned tour bus to explore the most picturesque parts of Cyprus before heading out on a cruise to visit the Blue Lagoon. Drive past banana plantations your tour with a visit to the Botanical Garden and see the Baths of Aphrodite. Next stop, Latchi. Set out to sea from the port of this small fishing village and admire the coastal landscapes as you make your way towards the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy complimentary juice, wine, and fresh seasonal fruit aboard the ship. Take a refreshing dip in the ocean water, do some snorkeling, and enjoy the sunshine before heading back to Latchi. Make the most of some free time here for swimming or to have a bite to eat at a local tavern before heading back to your hotel.

From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

6. From Paphos: Guided tour of Limassol with Rock of Aphrodite

Your first stop will be the ancient Greek city-kingdom of Kourion which dates to the 10th century BC. You will see the many excavations including the complex of Eustolios and admire the magnificent amphitheater with its spectacular views over Episkopi Bay. Continue with a stop at Kolossi and the medieval castle, a former Crusader stronghold free time and optional visit the Castle ( entrance fees not included in the price). From there, drive to Limassol arriving in the old town, close to the medieval castle, Limassol Marina, and the market area where you will have free time for exploring, shopping and lunch (not included). On the way back stop at the Rock of Aphrodite where, according to legend, the Goddess of Love and Beauty was born from the waves and there will be time for a swim.

From Larnaca: Famagusta and Salamis Tour

7. From Larnaca: Famagusta and Salamis Tour

Start with pickup from the meeting point in Larnaca and travel to the city of Famagusta. Upon arrival discover some of the most historic landmarks of the city and the surrounding areas with your expert guide. Visit the Monastery of Saint Barnabas and the ancient city-kingdom of Salamis (entrance fees are not included). Then, continue to the ancient town center of Famagusta and explore the Venetian fortifications which surround the town. Visit optionally the Gothic Church of Saint Nicolas and Othello Castle (entrance fees are not included in the price). Then, take some free time to explore the area, sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (optional, not included in price). After exploring the city, head down towards the beach area where you can see "Ghost Town" beside a long stretch of golden sand with crystal clear water. Take some free time to relax on the beach and for some swimming and visit the newly opened part of Varosha, the Ghost Town", before driving back to Larnaca.

Cyprus: Introductory Scuba Lesson and Dive with Transfer

8. Cyprus: Introductory Scuba Lesson and Dive with Transfer

Begin your journey into the underwater world of scuba diving with a fun and informative crash course to make the most of your Cyprus holiday. Get picked up from your hotel to discover the local sea life and take advantage of the crystal-clear waters as you perform your very first dive. Learn all you need to know about basic diving through a 20-to-30-minute comprehensive classroom lesson. Once you're all set with theory, get geared up and take a short drive to the local beach for your first underwater test. Practice your skills in shallow water to start gaining some confidence. Once you feel comfortable, begin your tour to Blue Bay, with a maximum depth of 6 meters. Feel the thrill of scuba diving for the first time and discover the incredible species that lie underwater. You'll have the chance to feed the fish and have some photographs taken. After the dive, go back to the school to enjoy some refreshments as you watch your photographs on TV. Finish off your adventure with a convenient drive back to your accommodation.

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

9. From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

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. 

Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

10. Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

The first stop will be Choirokoitia for a coffee break ( no visit to the archeological site of Choirokitia) before continuing to Strovilia check point (passports necessary) to cross the United Nations Green Line. We will arrive at the monastery of St Barnabas which has now been converted into a museum housing icons and other religious artefact. We will also see the tomb of St Barnabas. We continue to the ancient Kingdom of Salamis built in the 12th Century BC and visit the amphitheatre and gymnasium. We arrive in the city of Famagusta with its many Gothic churches and surrounded by Venetian walls. There will be time to visit the Cathedral of St Nikolaos built in 1312 and converted in 1570 into a mosque as well as free time for sightseeing, shopping, and lunch (not included). Finally, we will stop to view the “Ghost Town – Varosi” to see the abandoned houses and hotels which have been closed off behind wire since 1974 and admire the best sandy beaches of the island

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What people are saying about Cyprus

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The pickup including the transport to Salamis and Famagusta was great. Great, friendly tour guide who provides information about the place, country and people. Would I book again!

Besides the great experience in Famagusta area, our guide was amazing. Very informative and always willing to serve us. Thank you Eleni and Kostas (bus driver)

Amazing experience and the best thing to do if you are here off season. 5 stars for our guide, his humor and energy.

I loved the whole experience. The food and elena the guide were 1st class. I couldn't have wished for a better day

Thanks to Theodora, our lovely guide. It couldn’t have been better!