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8-Hour Tour Of Castles & Cathedrals In Famagusta & Tuzla
  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Architecture, Culture, History

  • Duration

    8 Hours

  • Language

    English

  • Activity Level

    Easy

Description

Check out some of the famous iconic city landmarks in Northern Cyprus and spots that have been immortalised in literature. Visit Othello's Castle and the Kantara Castle that has stood for centuries. Witness St. Nicholas' Cathedral or the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. Explore the St. Barnabas Monastery, considered to be a place of pilgrimage.

Highlights
  • Visit Othello's Castle and the Kantara Castle
  • Witness St. Nicholas' Cathedral or the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque
  • Explore the St. Barnabas Monastery, considered to be a place of pilgrimage
  • Witness Gothic-Styled Building & Byzantine-Era Castles expand_more
    • The tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation. Begin with the famous 'ghost city' of Famagusta. This is a paradise place that no one ever forgets, no matter how many years have passed after the Turkish invasion and the town's abandonment. 
    • Stop at Othello's Castle, originally built as a moated citadel to protect Famagusta's harbour and was originally the main entrance to the town. When the Venetians arrived, they greatly strengthened the town's defences, incorporating the citadel into the main town walls. 
    • Head to the Kantara Castle. This castle is one of the three most important castles built on the Pentadaktylos Mountain range. Like the Castles of Agiou Ilarionos and Voufavento, the Kantara Castle was built during the Byzantine era, after Cyprus’ freedom in 965 A.D by the Arab raids. 
    • Visit St. Nicholas' Cathedral (the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque) began in 1298 and consecrated in 1326. Several royals were buried here, including James II the Bastard and his infant son James III, the last two Lusignan rulers, 1473 and 1474. This building is a rare example of pure Gothic architecture.
    • Finish this tour excursion at the ancient city of Salamis and the monastery of St. Barnabas. The St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon museum is situated close to the Royal Tombs between Tuzla and Salamis. The monastery of St Barnabas is significant to the Orthodox Church and is considered a place of pilgrimage.
    • The tour guide will drop you at your accommodation.
What's Included
  • English-speaking Cypriot tour guide

  • Tour car

  • Pick-up and drop-off from the accommodation

What's Excluded
  • Tickets to attractions

  • Lunch

  • Souvenirs

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Terrence

    Natallia was a very thorough and professional guide. We visited many sites in both south and north Cyprus. We saw everything that we had planned to see, plus some additional sites she thought would interest us. Her vehicle was comfortable  and clean.  She takes an interest in her clients and is very knowegeable about the history of the country.

  • Shrikant

    Me & my family would like to thank Ms. Nataly for taking us to most & all of the places as planned within the time & day of our trip. 

    We are back home with lots of sweet memories along with lots of clicks spent in Cyprus. 

    We will be definitely referring our freinds & families about TourHQ & Ms.Nataly.

    Thanks a lot for making our short trip sweet & memorable without any hassle.

    Best regards, 

    Shrikant

  • Tala

    Highly reccomend arrangeing a tour guided by Nataly as she suggested amazing places and was very friendly and helpful.

Starting From
EUR EUR
EUR 200.00 / Group

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