From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
per group up to 4
per group up to 4
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.
Explore the stone-built village of Pano Lefkara, which is the production center of the famed lace. Leonardo da Vinci visited the village and loved Lefkaritika lace. Besides meandering through the maze of the village, the village's central church is worth a visit and according to local tradition, it houses a piece from the Holy Cross. Discover the Unesco World Heritage Site of the Choirokoitia Neolithic settlement. Go birdwatching at one of three wetlands near Larnaca, which host thousands of birds and tens of bird species, especially during the annual migration in spring but also in autumn. Thousands of flamingos find refuge during the cold months of the year here. Depending on your preference and available time, you can also go for a walk by the manmade lake of Lefkara. Visit other attractions on the way, depending on your pickup location, including the Kamares Aqueduct or the Pana...
Get an insider’s view of Larnaca’s most vibrant neighborhoods on a 2-hour group walking tour with fascinating facts and legends. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Church of Saint Lazarus. Take in views of the bay as you hear all about the Katalysmos Festival, or the Festival of Flood, that spans three weeks, and begin your tour. Learn all about Larnaca's local cuisine that blends Greek and Turkish traditions, and meander the charming streets of the city, visiting hidden local corners with your expert guide.
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Jemma was wonderful & really gave us all the details we needed, understood we were interested in the history (& not shopping &/or eating) & made sure we saw all of the highlights! Totally recommend this trip not only for the amazing sights but also for the Turkish Cypriot point of view.
It was great. Perfect, wonderful! A lot of information and very much to see... Hundreds of pictures and videos...