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 Tour to Famagusta  and Kyrenia – Trip from Limassol

January – April 2019  Every Monday from Limassol (shared tour)                                                                                             

May – November 2019  days to be advised. usually every Monday from Limassol

Tour from Limassol (Shared Tour with English speaking guide)

Our first stop will be at the viewpoint of the Ghost Town of the Varosha section of the town of Famagusta. Prior to the Turkish invasion, this was one of the world’s best-known tourist resorts with its golden sand beaches and modern architecture. We will take a walk in the old town of Famagusta, where you will see the wall of the city and the Othello Tower and St Nicolas Gothic Church, which is now a mosque. Next we will visit the Bellapais Abbey of 14th century – a masterpiece of Gothic art and an architectural monument of world’s importance.

Our next destination is the town of Kerynia , where you may visit Kerynia castle. You can observe the impact of many different historical periods – Byzantine, Lusignan and Venetian as well as enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the old harbor near which the castle is situated. We will stop for lunch in the area. Lunch is optional and is not included in the price. Passing by the Capital Nicosia and the Green Line, we will return to Limassol.

 *You must bring your Passport with you on this tour

From €55 per person.  Child €30.  Seat in coach tour together with other English speaking guests.

Cost includes:

- pick up from your hotel in Limassol

- guide (English speaking)

- professional driver

- air conditioned minibus

- infants under 3 years free

 

Not Included:

- Entrance fees to sights

- lunches or drinks

- Tips to driver

Notes:

Monastery and Church visits require modest dress, no shorts or sleeveless shirts

To Book:

If you would like to proceed with a booking, please go to home page and click on "pay now" to complete details on form and make payment via secure site.  Booking reference for this tour is LCLKFT. You will then be notified by email of your pick up time according to your location in Limassol.

Cyprus General Information

Area : 9,250 sq km (of which 3,355 sq km are in the Turkish Occupied Cypriot area)

Population : 796,740 (July 2009 est.)

Capital : Nicosia

Languages : Greek, English, Turkish

Currency : EURO

Government type : republic

Climate : temperate; Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool winters

Tipping
In Cyprus, island, a 10% service charge is sometimes added to a restaurant bill; if not, then a tip of a similar percentage is expected. Taxi drivers and hotel porters always appreciate a small tip. Bargaining is not normally part of the shopping scene in Cyprus, neither in the North nor the South.

Money
The Republic’s unit of currency is the Euro (€). Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. It is often difficult to get change for a €500 note. One euro is divided into 100 cents. Coins of 1, 2 and 5 cents are copper-coloured; coins of 10, 20 and 50 cents are gold-coloured; 1 and 2 euro coins are gold-and-silver coloured.
Banks in Cyprus exchange all major currencies in either cash or travellers cheques.
Cyprus entered the euro zone in 2008.

ATMs
You will find ATMs in most towns and in most larger villages throughout the Republic of Cyprus.

Credit cards
Credit cards can be used in stores, restaurants, supermarkets and petrol stations. In the latter, you can even buy petrol after hours with your credit card from automatic dispensers.

History
Situated at the maritime crossroads of the eastern Mediterranean basin, Cyprus has a rich and varied history. Many invaders, settlers and immigrants have come here over the centuries, and the island has seen Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Lusignans, Genoese, Venetians, Ottomans, British and Turks seek to take a part of Cyprus for themselves. Cypriots, whether Greek or Turkish, are proud of their nation and feel a strong sense of national identity. The division of their island in 1974 is viewed by many as a temporary setback, and Cypriots look to the day when Cyprus will be a united island once again.

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