Famagusta /ˌfæməˈɡʊstə, ˌfɑː-/ (Greek: Αμμόχωστος locally [aˈmːoxostos]; Turkish: Mağusa [mɑˈɰusɑ], or Gazimağusa [gɑːzimɑˈɰusɑ]) is a city on the east coast of Cyprus. It is located east of Nicosia and possesses the deepest harbour of the island. During the medieval period (especially under the maritime republics of Genoa and Venice), Famagusta was the island's most important port city and a gateway to trade with the ports of the Levant, from where the Silk Road merchants carried their goods to Western Europe. The old walled city and parts of the modern town presently fall within the de facto Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Gazimağusa District, of which it is the capital. It is also notable as the birthplace of the eponymous hero of the Renaissance proto-novel Fortunatus.
Restaurants in Famagusta
4.5 based on 925 reviews
Was really looking forward to visiting here and was not disappointed. The excavated areas promise so much with a marvelous Amphitheatre, buildings which retain some coloured murals or frescoes and other areas to explore such as the public baths. However, there is so much more to be done here, both in terms of continued excavation AND preservation of the site as is. This site would benefit very much from international assistance but it was still marvellous and could rival many other similar attractions, such was the importance of the city in history. I would recommend a guide to get the most from this site.
5 based on 106 reviews
The one and only night out for all the family. Stardust Variety Show is a night full of fun and laughter for customers of all ages. This cast of International Drag Queens and Live Vocalist will have you singing and laughing along all night long. This evening is just a short ride outside of the main tourist resorts of Ayia Napa, Protaras, Penera and Kapparis. Transport included in the ticket.
visited last week whilst on holiday in Protaras...so pleased this show was recommended to us....from the start to finish , the meal and drinks were very good and the show.....well fantastic is not even the best word to describe it...dont know a better one to let everyone know how good it was...go and see it ...great value and pick up and drop off was perfect.
5 based on 81 reviews
The Cyprus Diving Centre is a diving centre based in Pernera Cyprus offering a wide range of services and also PADI Courses. We are dedicated to providing our visitors with the best tuition possible in a safe, relaxed and controlled environment. We fully understand the needs and requirements of individual divers and that is why we are happy to tailor make courses and diving activities to suit you.
I have been coming to Cyprus for the last 3 years and have dived with rich every year..rich and all the staff at Cyprus diving centre are above excellent in their handling of both new and qualified divers and they even offer snorkling lessons as well..I would definitely recommend them for all your diving and snorkling needs..
4.5 based on 271 reviews
The donkeys are wild, peaceful, friendly and expect to be fed with vegetables available from numerous sellers for 1 euro a bag.
The turtles, on the other hand, are not protected from the encroachment of humans on their laying grounds.
At Dipkarpaz coaches are driven onto the beach so that tourists can enjoy the sea air and the chance for a bit of impromptu skinny dipping and paddling.
The guides proudly tell you that one of the beach hotels has recently been demolished to return the area to the turtles to come ashore and lay their eggs.
But the more tourists who flood to the beach, the more they are encouraged to "go behind the hedge" when they need to relieve themselves, the number of cigarette butts and pieces of litter that are dropped, the less likely is the island going to keep them in sight.
It is a sad reflection on the consequences of the invasion that only the pacific donkeys currently benefit from the visitors - together with the trinket and knife sellers at St Andrew's Monastery.
4.5 based on 25 reviews
Wanted to escape from the busy tourist are with my girlfriend so we gone to see the museum of derineya village.. it was a fantastic journey and an amazing place. They had this small coffee shop there, I recommend it to everybody who want to see and do something different. . Local people play cards, u can drink Cypriot coffees and have nice food also and the variety of traditional souvenirs . For me and my girlfriend it was a nice experience recommend to everybody.
4.5 based on 298 reviews
Dived the Zenobia Wreck with Cyprus Diving Adventures who were fab! The Zenobia was our first wreck dive and it will definitely not be our last. Visibility is amazing (about 25-30m) and the wreck is really quite breathtaking! Zenobia is an absolute must if you’re a diver!!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
This little church is built up a little hill above bars an restaurants it is a amazing little church and when you go inside and see all the murals and pictures with brass everywhere. And the tree outside is full of ribbons tied to it which is supposed to bring you look.
4.5 based on 647 reviews
Good to see a well maintained archeological site. A town full of life and Avery nice cake shop just opposite Othello’s tower!
4.5 based on 389 reviews
Externally, this is an early C14th Gothic Cathedral, where the kings of Cyprus were crowned King of Jerusalem. Since the Turkish capture of Famagusta in C16th, they converted the building into a mosque, which it remains to this day. A minaret was added, which is rather out of keeping with the Gothic architecture of the rest of the building, but many churched were converted in this way. Although mosques are relatively empty inside, with no icons or religeous statues, this one is actually quite interesting.
4 based on 697 reviews
As the Turkish military do not allow anyone inside Varosha (the Ghost Town), one can only view it from outside the baricades. However, it is an interesting, if grim, reminder of what happened back in 1974. Includes at least one bombed tower block hotel, many bomb-damaged houses, and overgrown streets.
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