Famagusta is the Greek name, Gazimagusta is the Turkish name of the city.

  • Famagusta is the Greek name, Gazimagusta is the Turkish name of the city.
    The streets of the resort are literally full of history, there are many ancient buildings, cathedrals, public baths and other ancient buildings. The ruins of the city are carefully guarded.
    Potholes can be seen on the fortress walls, reminiscent of the time in the 16th century when the Turks first invaded Famagusta.
    Most of the destroyed buildings are from this period. According to tourists, in the southern part of Cyprus, all historical monuments seem to have been carefully smoothed and repaired to attract the attention of tourists. In the northern part this is not the case; the true, original story is visible in every stone. The beauty of ancient buildings, the tranquility of destroyed temples – that’s how old Famagusta is. And near historical monuments, modern shops, restaurants, cafes and banks fit perfectly.
  • Nowadays, the city of Famagusta is in high demand for seaside relaxation and excursions. In the city and nearby you can find excellent 5-star hotels (e.g. Palm Beach Hotel, Kaya Artemis Resort&Casino).
    In Famagusta there are many shops selling various goods (clothes, dishes, household utensils, souvenirs, etc.), as well as shops selling Cypriot souvenirs.
    There are good restaurants in both the new and old parts of the city. In the historic center we recommend a visit to the D&B Café, Aspava and Ginko Restaurant. In the modern city, the best restaurants are located in the Salamis Road area.
    The resort attracts travelers with a large number of historical places. In Famagusta there are attractions all over the city.


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  • Glapsides Beach
    Municipal Beach Glapsides is one of the best beaches in Northern Cyprus. Glapsides is located in front of the town of Salamis and is ideal for families with children. The sea here is very clean and calm. Locals like to set up camp on the beach, setting up small awnings. You can even stay here overnight. The youth of Northern Cyprus loves parties, which take place on this beach almost every day during the summer season.
  • SilVer Beach
    Silver Beach is located behind the ancient city of Salamis and offers not only a swim in the clear waters of the Mediterranean, but also a taste of history. Very close to the beach you can see ancient ruins.

  • Bafra Beach
    Bafra Beach is becoming increasingly popular thanks to the newly built road and large hotels built nearby. The beach is easy to find by following the signs heading north from Famagusta to the village of Cayirova. This is a clean sandy beach where you can truly relax and unwind.

  • Bediz Beach
    Bediz Beach is located on the east coast of Cyprus, a short drive from Famagusta. There are road signs in the city and on the highways - it is very easy to find this beach.
  • Long Beach
    Long Beach is popular among tourists and locals. Turtles come to the beach, so it is always under supervision. There is enough space here for everyone. Near the beach there is a bungalow hotel complex where you can spend your vacation or just stay overnight.
  • Nagomi Beach
    Nagomi Beach is one of the best beaches in Northern Cyprus. Located on the Karpas Peninsula. The beach is in the shape of a sandy crescent, as if divided into 2 parts, in the middle there are sand dunes.
  • Othello's Castle
    The legendary Castello fortress, located on the northern part of the city fortifications created during the time of the Venetians, is considered one of the most popular attractions of Famagusta. It was built specifically to protect the harbor from attack from the sea. Previously, the citadel was surrounded by a deep ditch filled with water, but in the 19th century it had to be drained to prevent the spread of malaria.
    The fortress itself is a large quadrangular building, with a powerful round tower at each corner.

  • Namik Kemal Dungeon and Museum
    The Namık Kemal Dungeon (Turkish: Namık Kemal Zindanı) is a historical building in Famagusta, Cyprus, known as the abode of the influential Turkish writer Namık Kemal between 1873 and 1876.
    Originally a part of the (Venetian Palace), the building in its current form was built during the Ottoman era. The building has two floors, the lower floor is in the style of pre-Ottoman architecture, and the upper floor is in the Ottoman style. Archaeologist Tuncer Bagishkan identified the pre-Ottoman style as Lusignan. The building is L-shaped, the lower floor is made of ashlar and the upper floor is built using Baghdadi technique.
  • Varosha
    Varosha is the Greek name for Marash.
    Marash, as the Turkic speaking people say, is the most famous area of ​​the island of Cyprus. Once upon a time, it was visited by world stars who stayed in the luxurious, only 7-star hotels in the world at that time, played in the casino and relaxed on the fashionable beach. Marash hosted world famous stars such as Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren.
    After 1974, it was declared a military zone controlled by the Turkish armed forces and was closed to visitors. Since then, the area has been called Closed Varosha.
  • Ancient city of Salamis
    Salamis (Salamis) was once a large city, the center of economic, political and cultural life in Cyprus, and was located near modern Famagusta. This ancient settlement played a really big role in the development of the entire island.
    Scientists are inclined to believe that the history of the city began during the Trojan War, when a village of Achaean Greeks was founded on the coast of Famagusta. Over time they penetrated deeper into the island and captured the Cypriot capital Alasiya. The residents had to look for somewhere else to live. At that time they founded their new city on the seashore, which later became known as Salamis.
  • St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum
    The Monastery of St. Barnabas is located near the city of Famagusta, very close to the famous Tombs of the Kings. In general, the complex consists of a church, a monastery and a small chapel, but today this place has become a tourist attraction. In the church there is a museum with a rich collection of ancient and new icons; in the building of the monastery there is an archaeological exhibition containing items found during excavations at the site of the ancient city of Salamis. And in the chapel you can see the remains of Saint Barnabas himself, in whose honor the monastery was built.
    Saint Barnabas is one of the founders of the Greek Orthodox Church and is also considered the patron saint of Cyprus. He was born in Salamis and received his education in Jerusalem, where he witnessed the miraculous deeds of Jesus Christ.
  • Monastery of the Apostle Andrew
    The ancient monastery of St. Andrew the Apostle is located near the city of Famagusta on the Karpas Peninsula. Unfortunately, not much is known about the history of its origins. According to legend, as early as the 1st century AD, during a sea voyage from Constantinople to Palestine, an accident occurred on the ship on which the apostle Andrew was - the captain of the ship began to lose his eyesight catastrophically quickly. The travelers found themselves near the Karpas Peninsula. Then Andrei ordered the sailors to go ashore and find a source of water there, which, he was sure, would heal the captain. But the sailors never found the source. When, at the apostle's insistence, they rolled away one of the coastal rocks, a spring gushed out of the resulting crack, the water of which restored the captain's sight within two days.
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