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Ayia Napa and Protaras: Full Day Catamaran Cruise

1. Ayia Napa and Protaras: Full Day Catamaran Cruise

Unwind on a 6 hour sailing trip. Be surrounded by picturesque coastlines of Eastern Cyprus, including Konnos Bay, the Blue Lagoon, Cape Greco and the view of the Ghost Town of Famagusta.  Swim in the crystal waters. Snorkel amongst the fishes, or even canoe. Along the way, you will be able to eat from a buffet lunch (vegetarian options available), including fruit snacks and an open bar. Be returned to Green Bay at 2:00 PM for a transfer back to your hotel.

East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

2. East Coast National Park: Half-Day Caves Jeep Safari

Enjoy an in-depth, off-road adventure in Cyprus that takes you to the easternmost point of Konnos National Park. You’ll have breathtaking views throughout this 4.5-hour adventure from Ayia Napa. Visit numerous secluded caves and natural bridges and discover forgotten churches. Enjoy an exhilarating swim in the crystal clears waters off a secluded beach. This is a tour that’s suitable for young and old alike, and is sure to leave you with vivid memories of the park’s natural beauty. Refreshments are available for purchase during the excursion.

From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

3. From Ayia Napa: Blue Lagoon Cruise with Swimming Stops

The Blue Lagoon Cruise is an adventure driven by our passion to show you the best of Ayia Napa coastline has to offer above and below the waterline. We go the extra mile to give you an unforgettable day, probably the best day of your holidays !!! We sail along the south-eastern coast of Cyprus, passing by all landmarks We do two one-hour long swimming stops. Masks and Snorkels are provided free of charge, however, you have to put a deposit of 10 Euro for borrowing them and when you return the snorkels it is given back to you. If you prefer to top your tan there are 40 mattresses on the top deck for sunbathing. Once onboard, chill out with soft, relaxing music and the usual gentle breeze as we cruise along with the crystal clear waters of Cape Greco and the Blue Lagoon.

From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

4. From Ayia Napa: Ghost-Town Famagusta Tour

Take an exciting in-depth view of Famagusta and learn about the city's ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of the Northern territories. Start your tour with a pickup by your friendly guide at your accommodation. After a short meet and greet you will set off on your journey. Start by seeing Famagusta as it is considered today: an abandoned ghost town. Get some insight into the history of the area by watching a short film showcasing Famagusta before the invasion. Then, continue on your adventure to the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city. You'll arrive on the area's renowned sandy beach and get a closeup view of the deserted hotels that line the coast. Get some time to stroll the streets of the ghost town to see the abandoned hotels, homes, and shops. Next, you'll circle the moat of the old gothic city where the castle walls tower over you. Before the end of the trip, enjoy time to explore the city within the castle walls where 356 churches and cathedrals once stood. Witness centuries of history that have gone by. 

From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

5. From Ayia Napa: Full-Day 4x4 Jeep Safari Tour with Lunch

Head deep into the heart of Cyprus to see off-the-beaten-track destinations around the Troodos Mountains on a day filled with spectacular landscapes, little-known villages, clean rivers, pristine air, flora and fauna, vineyards, monasteries, churches and more. Top it off with delicious local food and great wine in a traditional village tavern. Start with a 4x4 off-road adventure through the most diverse and rapidly changing landscapes in Cyprus. Walk through ethnic villages with narrow streets, spectacular views, and great stone architecture. Your first stop will be at Pano Lefkara, a village renowned for its silverware and handmade lace where you’ll also enjoy a welcome drink. Pass by a 20-meter-high mountain waterfall, a fantastic natural wonder. After a delicious lunch, visit Omodos, the main village in the Limassol wine-growing area. Stroll around the cobbled streets of the village or visit the monastery of the Holy Cross before returning to your hotel.

From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

6. From Ayia Napa: Half-Day Surf & Turf Blue Lagoon Adventure

Enjoy the day both on land and on the water on a surf and turf tour of Cyprus's east coast. Your tour will begin with a ride in a jeep safari taking you to your first stop at Aiya Napa's Love Bridge, a natural white rock formation. From here you will head further off-road to the famous sea caves. These caves are a popular destination where the brave at heart can take a dive into the depths of the sea cave's crystal clear waters. Your journey continues to the top of Cape Greko with a 10-minute trek to the crest. As the most eastern point of Europe, where a 360-degree view of the Mediterranean Sea awaits you. Take in the breathtaking views of the scenic landscape and enjoy the refreshing sea breeze. After your trek, you will make a quick stop at the natural bridge of Koraka for some photos and then go to a hidden cave originally used as a church by the locals. It now serves as a diver’s paradise. Above the cave, you will see the blue and white chapel of Agioi Anargoiroi which replaced the former cave chapel. Head to the seaside to embark into the water on a luxurious boat. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise while viewing the stunning eastern coast of Famagusta. Cool off with a dip in the crystal clear waters of the blue lagoon and build up an appetite for a delicious delicious lunch.

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

7. From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Famagusta and Salamis Guided Tour

Cross the UN-patrolled border into northern Cyprus and visit some of the north's most famous historical sites, including Salamis and St. Barnabas church. The first stop of this day trip is Salamis Archaeological Site, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea from Cyprus's east coast. Salamis was the most brilliant ancient city in Cyprus and the capital of the island for more than a thousand years. The archaeological site of Salamis, culture, and history is considered one of the most important not just in Cyprus but also in the Mediterranean Sea. Discover the archaeological site of Salamis as your guide shares with you the rise and fall of this Great Greek Kingdom. Then visit the St Barnabas church and tomb. This day tour continues with lunch and a short walk at Constantia Beach. In the afternoon you will visit the Latin Cathedral of St Nicholas and Othello Tower (no visit inside). Before heading back, enjoy some free time in the old town of Famagusta and take in the panoramic view of the ghost town. The once-bustling holiday resort was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of 1974 and has remained sealed behind barbed wire barricades ever since.

From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

8. From Larnaca: Full-Day Famagusta & Ghost Town Tour

First, visit St. Barnabas Monastery which is now an icon museum and the tomb of St. Varnabas. Then, drive to see the ancient city of Salamis which dates back to BC and has the largest Roman amphitheatre in Cyprus. Next, travel to Othello’s Tower, where Shakespeare was inspired to write his famous play "Othello." Then, head to St. Nicolas Cathedral, which is now known as Lala Mustafa Mosque and built in the French Gothic style. Afterwards, have some free time within the old city for shopping or more sightseeing.  Your adventure will continue with a visit to the ghost town city of Famagusta. The city has been abandoned since 1974 due to the political issues between the two sides of Cyprus.  You will then be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of tour.

Agia Napa: Sea Caves Guided Kayaking

9. Agia Napa: Sea Caves Guided Kayaking

The basic kayaking route: Along Agia Napa Sea Caves (7 km / 4.5 mi) (from Limnara beach going east and back) If we have time and explorers want to we can also kayak to Cape Greko Sea Caves and back (3.5 / 2 mi). Limnara beach is the start of the kayaking trip and the basic route goes west until Glyky Nero beach (and then back to Limnara beach). The coastline is rocky, with many formations, interrupted by two natural sandy beaches (one is too narrow and shallow to go into on a kayak) and one man-made. The big highlights of the trip are the collection of Sea Caves just east of the beaches of Pantahou and Glyky Nero in Agia Napa. There are more than five sea caves, but most are either very narrow to enter or their height above sea level is limited. Usually we enter two of them. The experience is superb. We enter teh first cave from one entrance and leave from the other. The second cave that we enter has only a single (wider) entrance and the colours there are very beautiful, especially as it has a white sand bottom throughout and light blue water colours. Lovers' Bridge natural rocky arch is another big highlight of the trip. The arch is quite wide for a few kayaks to go under at the same It is highly recommended that we also do some snorkeling (if customers like to). Depending on time availability and customers preferences, we may be able also to do a go and return trip to Cape Greko Sea Caves complex, towards the east. That complex presents a different experience, as it is a cove of sea caves (the Greek Cypriot name is 'Palathkia' or 'Palaces' in English). We would not be able to enter a cave in a kayak, as they are too shallow. In the last few years the number of Mediterranean monk seals is increasing in Cyprus (there are presently about thirty all around the coastline). If we are very very lucky we may be blessed and spot one. The kayaking trip ends back at Limnara beach. It should be noted that at this point, there is capacity for only two kayakers at anyone time (plus the guide). If more that two kayakers book in the group, then we would need to manage the time that each participant will use a kayak. The time that we spend in the sea depends on the pickup location for the trip. Nicosia is possibly more than an hour away by car while Agia Napa is just a few minutes away. This would naturally mean that we would have under four hours in the sea if customers are picked up from Nicosia, and more than five if they are picked from Agia Napa or Protaras. If the customers agree, in case of forecasted choppy sea, instead we kayak around East Cape Greko (if the weather is expected to be bad everywhere, we cancel the trip).

From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

10. From Ayia Napa & Protaras: Nicosia Guided Tour

Visit Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, to find out about the turbulent history of one of the world’s last divided cities. Take a walking tour of the old town. Visit St. John's Cathedral and the Ottoman Buyuk Han. Bring your ID if you want to cross between the Greek and Turkish sides of the city. After hotel pickup, head to south Nicosia, where your guide will show and give you all the interesting facts about this town. Discover the Liberty Monument and St. John's Cathedral in the center of the old town. Despite its modest exterior, the interior of the cathedral will take you by surprise. Next, take a walking tour through the partially car-free old town within the Venetian Walls. Once in the occupied part of Nicosia, visit Buyuk Han and see the Ayia Sofia Church with its modern Byzantine architecture. Enjoy coffee and a pie. Ample free time will be provided for shopping or for lunch. For those interested in a visit to Leventis Museum, the guide will wait for you outside the museum at 3:00 PM. Finish your tour with drop-off back at your centrally located hotel in Ayia Napa or Protaras.

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What people are saying about Famagusta District

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We were picked up at 8:30am at the hotel and then drove to Protaras to the harbor, from where the catamaran ride started. I was one of the lucky ones who got a lounge spot at the front of the boat, these are definitely the premium spots ;-) We then set off and dropped anchor a total of three times, where we had plenty of time to swim. Especially the stop at Turtle Bay was very impressive because we saw several turtles there. Lunch was served at the at the Blue Lagoon. Veggies didn't miss out here either, the food was very tasty. In addition, all drinks including cocktails were included! The crew members were very friendly and took care of the guests' well-being! All in all, it was an excellent experience that I will remember for sure, thank you! :-)

Really nice half day activity, after seeing some beautiful spots we stopped for swimming on an amazing beach. And the guide was really nice! Just be careful of you have motion sickness, don't sit on the back as the jeep goes on quite rough nature trails (I don't and for me it was an interesting experience).

Really good lunch on board and drinks unlimited! The spots visited were amazing, and the time in each one of them was the right one. We even saw a turtle swimming.

Got of your a sticky start , no communication as to where pick up was, so the venue at to send a taxi , but show was amazing and worth every penny

Amazing! He knew so much information about the island and it’s history was also very funny! I would 100% recommended :)