Famagusta & Salamis Ancient Kingdom (guided excursion)

Available from: Pafos , Coral Bay , Pissouri , Limassol
Languages: English

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Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit come of the north's most famous historical sites.

The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture and history is considered as one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom.

This day tour continues with a guidance outside Othello’s Tower. Enjoy your free time for lunch or for strolling around in the old town. Visit the Latin Cathedral of St Nicholas. Before heading back, a short stop at Constantia Beach you will you have the opportunity to have a panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta. The once bustling holiday resort which was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974, and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

* Please remember to bring passport / ID on this trip.

• Full day guided excursion to north Cyprus.
• All entrance fees.
• Refreshments at Salamis.
• Cross the UN Buffer zone.
• Additional stops & free time.
• Fully insured and licensed vehicles to cross the UN Buffer Zone.

Not Included

• Lunch.
• Drinks.

• Age Restrictions and Pricing: Adult: +12 years old / Child: from 2 to 11 years old / Infant: under 2 years old

• Valid passport or EU id card  is required

• All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.

• Itinerary of excursion is subject to change due to weather conditions.

Winter 18/19 01 Dec-31 Mar 2019 starts on 07:00

07:30 - 08:15
Pick up customers from Paphos resort
08:15 - 09:45
Drive to and pick up customers from Limassol resort
09:45 - 10:15
Drive to Skarinou for coffee break (coffee not included)
10:15 - 11:30
Drive to Strovilia check point
11:30 - 12:00
Drive to Salamis city ruins
12:00 - 12:45
Guiding and free time at Salamis ruins (refreshment at Salamis kiosk)
12:45 - 13:15
Drive to and short visit of St. Barnabas monastery and tomb
13:15 - 13:35
Drive to Famagusta
13:35 - 13:50
Explanation outside Othello Tower (no visit inside Othello)
13:50 - 15:05
Free time for lunch (not included) in old town
15:05 - 15:20
After lunch meet at Saint Nicholas ( 15 min. visit) and visit the Historical musical show at St. Peter St. Paul church (15 min.)
15:20 - 16:00
Short stop at Constantia Beach and panoramic view of the ghost town of Famagusta
16:00 - 17:30
Cross the border and drive back towards Limassol with coffee break on the way
17:30 - 17:45
Drop off guests in Limassol resort
17:45 - 19:00
Drive to and drop off customers in Paphos resort

January 2019

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