The ancient Greek city of Salamis is one of the most notable archaeological sites in Cyprus. Explore it on this fascinating day trip from Protaras.
Salamis & Famagusta Day Trip
Between 8 and 8:25 am, we'll come and collect you from your hotel in Protaras, and 60 minutes later we'll arrive at one of the most important orthodox monuments in Cyprus: the Orthodox Monastery of Saint Barnabas. Inside, you'll see the crypt where his much-venerated tomb is located.
Next, we'll head to the ruins of the Ancient Greek and Roman city of Salamis. Exploring this archaeological site is like stepping back in time, and as you see the theatre, the public baths, the gymnasium and other important buildings you'll understand what life was like here so many years ago.
From here, we'll head to the nearby coastal city of Famagusta, where you'll visit the Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque. This Islamic temple is located in a Gothic-style building that resembles a Catholic church more than a mosque and it's a wonderful site to explore! You'll then have an hour of free time to enjoy lunch in Famagusta (not included). Don't miss out on the wonderful Cypriot cuisine!
After lunch, we'll make our way to Varosha, known as the "ghost town". In the mid-20th century, this coastal town was thriving with the tourism "boom" of the 60s, but all of that changed in 1974, and it has been empty ever since. Find out why at the hands of our expert tour guide!
We'll finish our day trip by returning to Protaras.
Both the Salamis archaeological site and the city of Famagusta are located in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. This is not part of the European Union, therefore you must bring your valid passport on the day of the tour.
This day trip does not include entrance fees to the Saint Barnabas Monastery or the Salamis archaeological site. The total price of both tickets, which you'll pay on the day of the tour, is 5 euros per person.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
- Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
- The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
- Alcoholic drinks are not available.
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Tour in English
Per personUS$ 29.10
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english.
Hotel pick up and drop off.
English speaking expert guide.
Entrance to St Barnabus Monastery Museum (2.50 EUR).
Entrance to Salamis Archaeological Site (2.50 EUR).
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.
No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.