Famagusta District Travel Guide

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  • Profitis Elias Church

    Protaras Things to Do

    Although modern this church was built in the Byzantine style to replace a small room that was being used as a church. It is well worth the walk to the church and the climb to the top (about 100 steep stone steps) as from the top there is a breathtaking view of Protaras and the surrounding countryside. In the evenings the church is lit up.

  • Sunrise Pearl Hotel & Spa

    Protaras Hotels

    The Gem of Protaras! After a 3 night stay I can assure that it justly deserves the No.1 rank on...

  • Comet Taxi" A Reliable one!

    Protaras Transportation

    I recommend Taxis ONLY IF you have not an alternative.Taxis are extremely expensive throughout the island.During my stay at Protaras I was out searching for a reliable taxi Office and I came across the owner Mr. Costas. (Comet Taxi). He was telling me that for years he is the chauffeur of a hotel owner I happen to know only because he avoids going...



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  • Othello's Castle and Citadel

    Famagusta Things to Do

    Othello's Tower is the medieval fortress guarding both the harbour and the town of Famagusta. Othello is the name of a Venetian governor of 1506. The entrance to the tower is pierced through the Venetian fortifications which date from between 1500 and 1550. Inside the walls is the Great Hall, and with the large kitchen at one end. Windows are...

  • Grecian Park Hotel

    Famagusta Hotels

    Undoubtedly the hotel with Aya Napa's greatest view - due to its location relatively high up on the...

  • What is Prohibited to be Seen.

    Famagusta Things to Do

    Varosha which is the other name of Famagusta, is now considered to be beyond repair. Any potential future development would require the site to be leveled, as aging infrastructure and decades of neglect have seen the structures begin to collapse.My best friend from school owns the only hotel that is open in the ghost city which is under the United...



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  • Apostolos Andreas Monastery

    Karpasia Things to Do

    This monastery is a key religious site, and the focus for Greek Cypriot pilgrimages on the important festivals of Orthodox Easter and St Andrew's Day. A fortified monastery stood on the shoreline in the 12th century. The oldest surviving building is a 15th century seaside chapel, now essentially a crypt below the main icon-decorated church.Today...

  • Karpaz (Zafer Burnu) National Park

    Karpasia Things to Do

    There are six national parks in Northern Cyprus and this one is located on the northeastern tip of the island. The national park covers a quite large area which includes the ruins of ancient city of Karpasia, Apostolos Andreas Monastery, wonderful beaches (Golden Beach, Sea Bird etc.) and at the very end Zafer Burnu (Cape Victory).It is also one of...

  • Ayios Philon Basilica Church

    Karpasia Things to Do

    The church is in the site of the ancient city of Karpasia, which was founded by the legendary King Pygmalion of Cyprus. It was a flourishing Christian community until the Arab raiders burnt it in 802. Its inhabitants fled inland at that time.The building has been constructed on ruins dating from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Philon is the...



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  • Best View toward Famagusta

    Dherinia Things to Do

    The Dherynia Folk Museum is shut Sundays but probably offers a better view than the alternatives. If you turn up when the Museum is shut the cafe owner next door will lend you quite good quality binoculars and your allowed to climb up onto the roof balconey and get a pretty decent view.No strings attached but I did stop at the cafe after which...

  • The Dherynia Folk Museum

    Dherinia Things to Do

    The museum is in a traditional Cypriot house. Exhibits include household items and farming tools. In the yard of the museum you will find an oven. Such ovens are still in use today for making bread and others culinary delights. This is not just there as a tourist attraction, it is used by the owner.The museum does give you a chance to see how...

  • Food That Melts In The Mouth

    Dherinia Restaurants

    This traditional restaurant is often fully booked at weekends in summer. Eating takes place outside in the courtyard surrounded by trees. Delicious smells keep wafting outside from the kitchens as you eat. The tavern dates back to 1885.On a Monday evening during the main season there is a Cyprus Night with traditional folk dancing. I went for my...


Ayia Sophia

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  • Mind your clothes in mosque

    Ayia Sophia What to Pack

    Former St. Sophia using as a mosque named Selimiye Mosque. When you visit mosques please mind your clothes. Shorts and mini skirts may not allowed through mosque. During the praying times make sure your camera's flash switched off and also your mobile phone.


    Ayia Sophia Restaurants

    Bandabuliya is a complex of rests n bars. Located at the heart of Lefkosha near Selimiye Mosque-St.Sophia. Good food, live music and much more. i liked that place

  • BUYUK HAN-(Great Inn)

    Ayia Sophia Shopping

    Buyuk Han is not in Selimiye Mosque-St. Sophia but its very close to this place. Buyuk Han (Great Inn) was built in 1572 by the first Ottoman governor of Cyprus. Its architecture is similar to numerous hans(inns) encountered in Anatolia (Turkey): a courtyard surrounded with rooms arranged on two floors. The lower rooms were used as shops, storage...


Salamis/Konstantia City-Site

  • Getting there

    Salamis/Konstantia City-Site Transportation

    Whether you're staying on the Greek side of the island or the Turkish northern part, you'll need wheels of some sort to get to Salamis.It lies on the northern side of the Green line. Thus if you want to get to it from the south in the car you will need to go through border procedures - very simple really, you just get a visa for yourself and...

  • Don't be a fool, leave things where they...

    Salamis/Konstantia City-Site Warnings and Dangers

    Salamis is largely untouched by tourists and tourism. This means that there are no guards or musueum employees keeping an eye on things as you wander round. It also means that a lot of the antiquities are simply lying around where they have been left or have fallen. Tempting as it might seem to help yourself to a piece of treasure, don't. If...

  • Payment for tickets

    Salamis/Konstantia City-Site Favorites

    Salamis is on the Turkish side of the Green Line. We had a sudden moment of panic at the ticket office when we realised we had no Turkish money with us. Worry not - Cypriot pounds are quite acceptable - you will even be provided with change in Cypriot pounds if you wish.


Salamis Necropolis

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    by leics Written Dec 31, 2009

    The little souvenir shop within the monastery/museum (to the right of the entrance) has got a particularly good and reasonably-priced (ijn euros, surprisingly) selection of headscarves, bags, textiles, pottery etc.

    In fact, I bought 3 scarves there, 2 classically Turkish (i.e. for covering the hair, with lace trim) and one 'silk'. In other parts of N Cyprus I found the scarf selection limited, or over-priced, or imported from Italy etc.

    Well worth popping into the shop duing your visit.

    In the monastery courtyard
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