Things to do in Famagusta District, Cyprus

Our most recommended things to do in Famagusta District, Cyprus

East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

1. 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 Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

2. 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. 

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

3. 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. 

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

4. From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

First, visit St. Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum and the tomb of St. Varnabas. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Salamis which dates back to BC and has the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus. Next, travel to Othello’s Tower, where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play "Othello." Then, head to St. Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque and built in the French Gothic style. Afterwards, have some free time within the old city for shopping or more sightseeing.  Your adventure will continue with a visit to the ghost town city of Famagusta. The city has been abandoned since 1974 due to the political issues between the two sides of Cyprus.  You will then be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of tour.

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

5. From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites, including Salamis and St. Barnabas church. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. Then visit the St Barnabas church and tomb. This day tour continues with lunch and a short walk at Constantia Beach. In the afternoon you will visit the Latin Cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello Tower (no visit inside). Before heading back, enjoy some free time in the old town of Famagusta and take in the panoramic view of the ghost town. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

Paphos: Choirokitia & Famagusta Guided Tour with Transfers

6. 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

From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

7. From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

Enjoy the day both on land and on the water on a surf and turf tour of Cyprus's east coast. Your tour will begin with a ride in a jeep safari taking you to your first stop at Aiya Napa's Love Bridge, a natural white rock formation. From here you will head further off-road to the famous sea caves. These caves are a popular destination where the brave at heart can take a dive into the depths of the sea cave's crystal clear waters. Your journey continues to the top of Cape Greko with a 10-minute trek to the crest. As the most eastern point of Europe, where a 360-degree view of the Mediterranean Sea awaits you. Take in the breathtaking views of the scenic landscape and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. After your trek, you will make a quick stop at the natural bridge of Koraka for some photos and then go to a hidden cave originally used as a church by the locals. It now serves as a diver’s paradise. Above the cave, you will see the blue and white chapel of Agioi Anargoiroi which replaced the former cave chapel. Head to the seaside to embark into the water on a luxurious boat. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise while viewing the stunning eastern coast of Famagusta. Cool off with a dip in the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon and build up an appetite for a delicious delicious lunch.

From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

8. From Ayia Napa: Troodos Classic Jeep Safari

A Jeep safari to the green landscape of the Troodos Mountains is a must during your holiday in Cyprus. Travel deep inside the island’s interior to see and experience villages and forested landscapes not often visited by average tourists. Your adventurous itinerary uses a combination of small asphalt roads and well-maintained dirt tracks to bring nature and culture together.  See and experience the best and most authentic side of Cyprus, enjoy meeting the locals and gaze upon breathtaking views from the mountain summits. Take short walks through traditional villages with their narrow streets and stone architecture, and feast upon scrumptious local delicacies. You will also have the chance to light a candle in a medieval stone-built church with fresco wall paintings. Then, visit one of the many fantastic natural waterfalls that have ice-cold water cascading down their rocky cliffs. Take in this paradise-like spot with its cool spring waters and lush vegetation surroundings. Lunch is optional and can be enjoyed in a traditional family-run restaurant.

Agia Napa: Sea Caves Guided Kayaking

9. Agia Napa: Sea Caves Guided Kayaking

The basic kayaking route: Along Agia Napa Sea Caves (7 km / 4.5 mi) (from Limnara beach going east and back) If we have time and explorers want to we can also kayak to Cape Greko Sea Caves and back (3.5 / 2 mi). Limnara beach is the start of the kayaking trip and the basic route goes west until Glyky Nero beach (and then back to Limnara beach). The coastline is rocky, with many formations, interrupted by two natural sandy beaches (one is too narrow and shallow to go into on a kayak) and one man-made. The big highlights of the trip are the collection of Sea Caves just east of the beaches of Pantahou and Glyky Nero in Agia Napa. There are more than five sea caves, but most are either very narrow to enter or their height above sea level is limited. Usually we enter two of them. The experience is superb. We enter teh first cave from one entrance and leave from the other. The second cave that we enter has only a single (wider) entrance and the colours there are very beautiful, especially as it has a white sand bottom throughout and light blue water colours. Lovers' Bridge natural rocky arch is another big highlight of the trip. The arch is quite wide for a few kayaks to go under at the same It is highly recommended that we also do some snorkeling (if customers like to). Depending on time availability and customers preferences, we may be able also to do a go and return trip to Cape Greko Sea Caves complex, towards the east. That complex presents a different experience, as it is a cove of sea caves (the Greek Cypriot name is 'Palathkia' or 'Palaces' in English). We would not be able to enter a cave in a kayak, as they are too shallow. In the last few years the number of Mediterranean monk seals is increasing in Cyprus (there are presently about thirty all around the coastline). If we are very very lucky we may be blessed and spot one. The kayaking trip ends back at Limnara beach. It should be noted that at this point, there is capacity for only two kayakers at anyone time (plus the guide). If more that two kayakers book in the group, then we would need to manage the time that each participant will use a kayak. The time that we spend in the sea depends on the pickup location for the trip. Nicosia is possibly more than an hour away by car while Agia Napa is just a few minutes away. This would naturally mean that we would have under four hours in the sea if customers are picked up from Nicosia, and more than five if they are picked from Agia Napa or Protaras. If the customers agree, in case of forecasted choppy sea, instead we kayak around East Cape Greko (if the weather is expected to be bad everywhere, we cancel the trip).

From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

10. From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations around the Troodos Mountains on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with delicious local food and great wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly changing landscapes in Cyprus. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Your first stop will be at Pano Lefkara, a village renowned for its silverware and handmade lace where you’ll also enjoy a welcome drink. Pass by a 20-meter-high mountain waterfall, a fantastic natural wonder. After a delicious lunch, visit Omodos, the main village in the Limassol wine-growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets of the village or visit the monastery of the Holy Cross before returning to your hotel.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 350 reviews

Fantastic trip even though it rained a bit, 2 fantastic swimming stops, at the second stop in the blue lagoon we swam with 5 sea turtles, lettuce was thrown from the boat and they lay and swam around us for an hour and a quarter during the stop lasted, This trip can be highly recommended Thanks for a good day Christoffer

This tour was amazing! Tour guide was great. The spots were all beautiful and we had the perfect amount of time at each location. The tour guide has a good balance of information but also letting us explore on our own. The company was also great with communication and answered our call immediately. Well organized

Amazing show from start to finish, great interaction with the audience and food and drinks were excellent, definitely recommend going for the gold ticket.

Really brilliant day out Get there early to get a spot 2 chances to swim Turtles galore Lunch looked lovely €10

Interesting side of the divided capital city of cyprus