Famagusta District Travel Guide

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Famagusta District Highlights

  • Pro
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     Fantastic beaches and excellent nightlife 

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     Bit over developed 

  • In a nutshell
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     was once one of the wealthiest cities in the known world. Was. 

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Ayia Napa

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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.

  • Capo Bay Hotel

    Protaras Hotels

    I spent 3 nights here on my last trip to Cyprus in April. Right on the Fig Tree bay the Capo Bay...

  • 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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  • 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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  • History of Paralimni

    Paralimni Favorites

    Historically, Paralimni was built on the shores of a shallow lake, which filled with water only in the wintertime. The word Paralimni means "by the lake". Originally, however, the town was built on a hill, which was situated between Deryneia and its present location, but, in the 15th century, it was moved inland to avoid detection by the sea...

  • Sunrise Beach Hotel

    Paralimni Hotels

    Hotels Ave, PO Box 33043, Paralimni, Protaras 5310, Cyprus

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

  • St Giorgios Church Modern

    Paralimni Things to Do

    St George is the patent saint of Paralimni and this one of two to bear the saints name and was built in 1965.June 1997



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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 Necropolis

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    In the monastery courtyard

    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.

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    • Religious Travel
    • Archeology

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Kythrea Salamis

  • Watch your step.

    Kythrea Salamis Warnings and Dangers

    As with all ancient sites in Cyprus (and especially so in the north) you need to think about what you wear on your feet and where you are walking.Don't expect nicely laid-out paths and EU health & safety regulations; they probably won't exist. There are rough stones, hidden holes, chunks of masonry hidden amongst the grasses.......it is not...

  • The new excavations

    Kythrea Salamis Things to Do

    Set just beyone the amphitheatre, these new excavations are ongoing during the warmer months.So far they have uncovered a fishmarket, and adjoining agora (market place) with some wonderful carved columns, and a goodly section of paved road.I hope they will continue to expose and conserve more of this wonderful site, for so very much remains...

  • A bit more evidence.......

    Kythrea Salamis Off The Beaten Path

    Salamis was not constructed in one go, then left.In the same way as modern towns, and modern buildings, changes and improvements were made over decades and centuries.You can see this most clearly if you look at some of the chunks of masonry lying around. The chunk in the photo clearly shows a whole sequence of flooring layer, from basic opus...



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  • traditional homemade cypriot food

    Sotira Restaurants

    A great restaurant away from the beaten track. This was recommended by one of the waiters in our hotel (Grecian Park Hotel). The restaurant was in a court yard. The menu was written in English and Greek. The owner and staff were extremely friendly. The owner's mother was rolling cheese croquettes, whilst we were eating. There is no closing time;...

  • Super wedding reception location

    Sotira Restaurants

    If you are getting married in Cyprus and are looking for a place for your reception then this is the place to book. Costas and his family made our wedding day just perfect. We ordered the meze, we have never seen so much food, Costas arranged some live music, and we were all looked after very well. The whole evening was fantastic, and compared with...

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    One of the paths in the castle....... 1 more image

    by leics Written Jan 1, 2010

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    Whilst Kantara is not quite as precipitous as St Hilarion, wandering around it does mean walking on exposed rock as well as stones.

    These are slippery, and even more so when they are damp from dew or wet from rain. Wear shoes with a good grip. It's not a place for flip-flops (thongs).

    Equally, don't expect EU health and safety precautions. The site is fenced and has hand rails in parts, but there are many areas where it would be easy to fall. Watch your children closely.......it's not a place to let them explore alone, or to run free.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Castles and Palaces

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