Famagusta & Varosha Tour

Famagusta & Varosha (Ghost Town) Tour

(If your group is more than four people, please ask for the price.)

Discover Enchanting Wonders: St. Barnabas Monastery, Ancient Salamis, Medieval Famagusta & the Mysterious Ghost Town

Embark on a captivating journey to Famagusta, where you'll uncover the rich history and breathtaking beauty of Cyprus. Your adventure begins at the serene St. Barnabas Monastery, housing the sacred tomb of St. Barnabas himself. Then, step back in time at the ancient Salamis Ruins, dating back to 11 BC, where you'll marvel at the grandeur of the gymnasium, Roman baths, and learn the intriguing tales of one of Cyprus' oldest kingdoms. As you venture into the enchanting walled city of Famagusta, uncover its transformation from Arsinoe to the medieval gem it is today. Stroll through the city's winding streets and discover architectural treasures, such as St. Nicholas Cathedral and the majestic Venetian Palace. Delve into its fascinating past, including the power shifts between Venetians and Ottomans, and capture unforgettable memories with your camera. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a taste of traditional Turkish desserts, like the delectable baklava, as you immerse yourself in the local culture. Your journey culminates at the eerie Varosha, known as the Ghost Town. Unravel the mysteries surrounding this abandoned area and uncover the truth behind its haunting nickname. Join us for an unforgettable tour that weaves together history, culture, and intrigue – book now and let us guide you through the awe-inspiring sights of Famagusta and beyond.

Historic Landmarks

Witness Famagusta and Varosha's awe-inspiring historical landmarks on our tour, where each site unveils captivating tales, making it an invaluable experience for history aficionados and curious travellers alike.

Fully Guided

Our tour is led by an experienced and engaging speaking guide, providing in-depth insights, fascinating stories, and captivating historical context throughout the journey, ensuring an immersive and enriching experience.


Embark on our tour with a government-licensed guide, ensuring a professional, knowledgeable, and reliable experience as you explore the fascinating wonders of Cyprus.

Easy Access

Experience the convenience of comfortable transport as you explore Famagusta's remarkable attractions, all located within relative proximity. This smooth journey lets you discover the city's gems in comfort, ensuring an enjoyable sightseeing experience.

Trip Itinerary

  • Begin your day with a visit to the serene St. Barnabas Monastery, steeped in history and spirituality.
  • Explore the ancient Salamis Ruins, featuring captivating attractions such as Roman baths, a gymnasium, latrines, and theatres.
  • Immerse yourself in the past at the Medieval City of Famagusta, with stops at notable historical sites like St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Venetian Walls.
  • Savour the delightful taste of traditional Turkish dessert baklava and other sweet treats during your leisure time.
  • Conclude your day with a leisurely walk or bicycle ride through the enigmatic Varosha (Ghost Town).

* This tour departs from Nicosia, Kyrenia, or Famagusta. Please note that there will be an additional cost for transportation if you are coming from other cities.

Meeting Point & Duration

Duration: 6 hours. Meeting Point Options: Hotels in Famagusta, Kyrenia, or the Ledra Palace Border Crossing in Nicosia. If you would like to meet in another location, please inquire for the additional price.

Additional Information

  • Expert Guiding Services: Benefit from the knowledge and experience of a dedicated guide.
  • Private Transportation: Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a private transport vehicle.
  • Admission Tickets: Access to all scheduled attractions is included in your tour price.
  • Other: We cover parking tickets and provide a complimentary small bottle of water for each participant.
Please note: The quoted tour price applies for departures from Famagusta, Kyrenia, and Nicosia hotels. For pick-ups from other cities, an additional transportation cost will be incurred. Please inquire for specifics.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal purchases or services are your responsibility.
  • Souvenirs: Keepsakes from your journey will be a personal expense.
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks: Meals and refreshments are not included in the tour price.
  • Other: Costs related to lunch and additional tickets are not included.
Please note: We recommend you bring an additional 20 Euros for lunch and souvenirs to enhance your tour experience.


Sirin is so knowledgeable and passionate and FUN. I enjoyed the day and learned a ton. I highly recommend touring with her.
Cheryl Smith
Sirin picked us up at Derenia border and already told much in the car. She bought us local juice at Barnabas monastery. Then we went to Salamis, we only could see the Theatre, Gymnasium and baths (all close to the parking). Only odd thing we had to pay the entry fees ourselves, on top of the expensive tour. Famagusta was amazing! Sirin was herself also very enthusiastic about visiting all the churches. Impressive stories in Varosha, good to see/hear this side as well. At 15:00 already back at the border.
Rinie Van Der Heijden
Sirin was a great guide and we thoroughly recommend her. She was flexible and obliging to adjust each day to our preferences and physical limits. Her tour covered our preferred points of interest. She has a good sense of humour and provided a rich understanding of the history, culture and realities of living in Cyprus. We had good fun and learned a lot. Mike and Helen/ Sydney/ Australia.
Michael Carroll

from £260/€300
per tour

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