Today we start from the North East of the island. The walled city of Famagusta is the main attraction of the day. After entering the historical city of Famagusta we visit ‘Sea and Land Gate’, ‘St. Nicholas Cathedral’, ‘Venetian Palace’,’ St.Peter and St. Paul Church’ and walk in the old streets of Famagusta. We have a short break to stretch our legs while we drink our lemonade and have a dessert from a huge selection. After a short walk in the Ghost town, we drive to Aya Napa. The area is known for hotels, holiday resorts, and beautiful beaches besides the red soil. It is the area of growing potatoes sand the villages are known as ‘red soil villages’. We stop to take photos at the sea caves. Then we drive to Cape Greco. This is a long and rocky coast. There are many trails for walking. We pass by the Natural Bridge. We drive to Protaras and have free time to walk around and buy some souvenirs. Today's excursion will be a mixed one with historical sights, nature, and a centrally located tourist attraction.
Sea and Land Gate: These were the only 2 gates that were built during the Lusignan period to enter the walled city of Famagusta.
St. Nicholas Cathedral: 1298-1312 was built by Lusignans who came from Jerusalem. It's a beautiful gothic type of Cathedral. In 1571 it was converted into a Mosque.
Venetian Palace: It was built by Lusignans and new additions were made by Venetians.
St. Peter and St. Paul Church: Gothic type of a beautiful church.
Sea Caves: Beautiful caves on the cliff of the rocks just above the sea.
Cape Greco: It is believed that a temple once dedicated to the Goddess of Aphrodite once existed inthis area. There are many endemic orchids that grow in this area.