Join us on an in-depth view of Famagusta and the ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town and the illegal occupation of our Northern territories.
Famagusta was once upon a time be Key and the Heart of Cyprus, the hub of the Mediterranean, the port that merged East and West, where the spice routes met the silk roads, where pilgrims and merchants met Kings, knights, and crusaders; where Greek, French, Armenian, Genoese, Venetian, Jewish, Syrian, Catalan, Pisan, Turkish and Arab merchants lived side by side, each in their own quarter, celebrating within their own traditions, their own religions.
We commence by seeing Famagusta as we see it today; an abandoned Ghost Town, watch a short film exhibiting Famagusta before the invasion.
We then proceed crossing the border and drive along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city, before arriving on its renowned sandy beach where we view the deserted hotels up close along its coast.
We then continue by circling the moat of the gothic city where the castle walls tower over us and finally enter inside and tour the city within the walls where 365 churches and cathedrals which once stood witness to centuries of history gone by. Free time will be given to walk around the city to explore things further or sit back and enjoy a coffee and their famous sweets.
The program may alter slightly during the winter months between November till March.