Red Bus Divided Line Villages Tour
Discover the history, traditions and landscape of the Green line dividing Cyprus since 1974 and view the ghost town of Varosha. Please book at least 2 days in advance. Tickets cost €20. Book now with just a deposit and pay the rest on the day. Available Tuesday and Fridayfrom May to October
DIVIDED LINE HALF DAY OPEN TOP RED BUS TOUR FROM AYIA NAPA
Travel through "red soil" farming villages where centuries old churches and sleepy coffee shops sit alongside modern stores. Where local men still play Tavli outside the Kafenio and the bustle of Ayia Napa seems a million miles away.
View the ghost town of Varosha from the Famagusta View Point. Once one of the biggest and trendiest holiday resorts in the Mediterranean, now left to ruins since 1974 when it's inhabitants fled in the wake of the invading Turkish forces.
Departs: Tuesday and Friday, May to October 2020
Tickets cost €20 per adult and €10 per child (3-12 years)
Book now with a deposit of €3.50 per adult and €2.50 per child.
Pick up points at bus stops all over Ayia Napa.
Pick up times between 09.00 and 10.30.
(confirmation of your pick up time and place will be given upon confirmation)
Returns between 1pm and 2pm (13.00 - 14.00)
PLEASE NOTE: This trip needs to be booked in advance as it sells out quickly. Please book at least 2 days in advance, more if possible if you want to guarantee upstairs seating. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO BOOK AND GO THE SAME DAY.
The Original red Bus Tour Company
The Original Red Bus tour company started running in 2008 and has since won TripAdvisor's certificate of excellence and is regularly voted one of the best excursions available on the East Coast of Cyprus.
The Red Bus offers two popular sell out tours. One is a full day trip across the border into the occupied area of Northern Cyprus to discover the fascinating ancient city of Famagusta. The other is the Divided Line half day tour through the local red soil villages bordering the Green Line which has divided Cyprus since 1974. Both offer the chance to discover the fascinating and turbulent history of the region and learn how this once glamorous and glitzy resort turned into the ghost town of Varosha that we see today.
Pre-Booking these tours is highly recommended as they sell out fast!