Today we are traveling to the North East of the island. Our first stop will be at St. Barnabas Monastery and Icon Museum. Barnabas is one of the Saints who started spreading Christianity with St. Paul. Salamis Ruins are also in the program with its Roman baths, Gymnasium and Theatres. We shall have a swim break if it's not winter in the beautiful golden sandy Mediterranean beach or more time in the walled city of Famagusta. Having a panoramic view of Othello Tower is in the program. Who built St. Nicholas Cathedral? What did the Ottomans do when they took over Famagusta from the Venetians? You will learn all about the history while you get to take photos of this beautiful Medieval city. Also, you will have a panoramic view of 'Ghost Town' while you hear the story of it.If you are interested in history you should take the tour and learn more about it from your local guide.
St.Barnabas Monastery: It is a Monastery dedicated to St. Barnabas who converted to Christianity and started to spread with St. Paul. His Tomb is in a cave under a carob tree.
Salamis: One of the Kingdoms in Cyprus. Destroyed by Arab attacks and earthquakes. Later on, built again by Constantius and was named Constantia. Romans baths, latrines, colonnaded road is also here.
St.Nicholas Cathedral: The Cathedral was built by Lusignans in 1298-1312. One of the nicest gothic types in Cyprus. It was converted into a mosque after the Ottomans in 1571.
Ghost Town: It was known as Varosha. It was the heart of tourism on the island until 1974.