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Uncover the Secrets of a Ghost Town of Salamis

11 Hours

Highlights
  • Salamis Ruins
  • Famagusta Viewpoint
Description

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit two of the north’s most famous historical sites –The City of Salamis, an ancient city that unravels for about a mile along the shore, with an amazing amphitheatre and gymnasium as well as Othello’s Tower. You’ll also have the opportunity to wander around the old town with its Venetian walls and Gothic churches, and take in panoramic views of the so-called “Ghost Town” of Famagusta -the once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974, and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since. Your guide will fill you in with all the facts and figures.

Itinerary
  • Take coffee break in Skarinou expand_more

    Skarinou is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 4 km west of Kofinou. The Skarinou Community Council Website includes a history of the village, and local community and business information. Here we will stop for a coffee break. (coffee not included)

  • Reach Stroviliaexpand_more

    Strovilia is a small Cypriot village located at the border of the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus with the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia. It is the site of a Green Line crossing. The Cyprus UN buffer zone boundaries are defined as the cease fire lines of 16 August 1974.

  • Look into Salamisexpand_more

    Just north of Famagusta at the base of the Karpaz Peninsula lies the remains of the city of Salamis. The capital of Cyprus as far back as 1100 BC, Salamis survived the successive occupations of the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, and Romans but eventually succumbed to the forces of nature.

  • Get to Famagusta Viewpointexpand_more

    Here we will have a panoramic view of Famagusta CIty, drive to the checkpoint and cross the green line. Border administration fees are included.

  • Unwind on Constantinos beachexpand_more

    Here we can have a short walk for 2 hrs on the beach and have lunch.

What's Included

Guiding

Transport

Border Admin fees

Lunch in Constantinos Beach 

What's Excluded

Tips

Personal Expenses

Know before you go

Not wheelchair accessible

Hotel Lobby or nearby appointed location, please note that we need the exact details of your hotel

Children under 2 are complimentary 

Meeting Point

Pick up options can be selected at the time of check out

Language

English

Activity Level

Easy

Cancellation Policy
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.
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