Salamis and Famagusta Private Tour
A private tour by jeep or minibus to Nicosia, Kyrenia and Famagusta. Culture and history tour with guide to three of the most fascinating cities. Departs Ayia Napa, Protaras or Larnaca all year round. Available Daily. Please book at least 48 hours in advance,
SALAMIS AND FAMAGUSTA PRIVATE TOUR FROM AYIA NAPA
The tour takes you to the monastery of Saint Barnabas who was martyred in 52AD. He founded the Cypriot Orthodox church and his tomb is located here as well as an icon museum.
The next stop is the ancient city kingdom of Salamis which was founded by Teucer following the Trojan war. The archaeological park contains the remains of the city - bathhouses, gymnasium, an amphitheatre and other buildings with marble columns.
Continuing on the Famagusta old town you have the opportunity to explore at your leisure. Walk the immense Venetian stone walls, Visit Othello Castle or wander the streets of the old town lined with shops, cafes and traditional architecture. There are over 300 churches, chapels and historic sites in Famagusta city including the Gothic masterpiece of Saint Nicholas Cathedral.
As we leave the city we stop at the beautiful golden beach which marks a stark contrast to the ghost town of Varosha which you can view from the beach. Once one of the most popular holiday resorts in Europe, the town was abandoned in 1974 after the Turkish invasion.
Departs: Any day all year round.
Duration: 8 hours approximately
English, Russian, French and German speaking guides available. If you require a language other than English please request it in the notes on your booking.
Hotel Picks ups Starts at 8.00am from hotels in Protaras and Ayia Napa. Your exact pick up time will be advised upon confirmation.
What to bring: Passports, sunhat, sunscreen, comfortable shoes.
Please Note: This is a private tour so prices are per vehicle and NOT per person.
Jeep for up to 6 people - €400,
Minibus for up to 12 people - €600
Children: Not suitable for children under 3. Older children are welcome on this tour, however it is a long day and parents should make their own decision as to whether it would be suitable their child.
Full payment required to book. Please book at least 72 hours in advance.
All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.
Itinerary of excursions is subject to change due to weather conditions. Lunch is not included.
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Love Ayia Napa is owned and operated by Terri Guy, a former travel agent and tour operator holiday representative who lived and worked in Cyprus for many years. She now resides on the West Coast of Ireland with her husband and small children. Her years spent in Cyprus allow her extensive knowledge of the best places to go and things to see. She also gained a large network of suppliers for all kinds of trips, tours, excursions, activities and in-resort services.
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For some tours which include coach travel we will send you an e-ticket which contains pick up details and emergency contact numbers. This does not need to be printed but you can show it to the guide on the coach on your phone if it is convenient for you. For all other bookings we will provide pick up details and any contact numbers you may need in your confirmation email.
The exception to this is the Stardust show where we will email you a ticket with a code to be scanned at the door.
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