The past, the Present and the Future of Famagusta

“Adventures loaded with History and Archaeology.”

Join us on an amazing tour to the Ghost Town of Famagusta and the archaeological site of Salamis.

Join us on an in-depth view of Famagusta and the ongoing state of affairs with the Ghost Town, the illegal occupation of our Northern territories and the archaeological site of Salamis key to our past.

We commence by crossing the border and drive to the archaeological site of Salamis passing along the fence which surrounds this once glamorous city of Varosia.

Just a short drive from the main town, the ruins of Salamis are just off the parking lot. Not overrun with visitors, but a sprawling gymnasium and baths complex and wonderful amphitheatre are highlights. The ancient site covers an area of one square mile extending along the sea shore. There is still a large area awaiting excavation and this is forested with mimosa, pine and eucalyptus trees.

According to legend, Salamis was founded around 1180 BC by Teucer (Teukros), son of Telamon, king of Salamina, on the Greek mainland. Brother to the hero Ajax, he was unable to return home from the Trojan War after failing to avenge his brother’s death.

The ancient city of Salamis became the capital of Cyprus as far back as 1100 BC. The city shared the destiny of the rest of the island during the successive occupations by the various dominant powers of the Near East, viz. the Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, and Romans. The ancient site covers an area of one square mile extending along the sea shore. There is still a large area awaiting excavation and this is forested with mimosa, pine and eucalyptus trees.

We then head back to main city of Famagusta 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.

And lastly a short drive we arrive to the renowned sandy beach where we view the deserted hotels up close along its coast and for an opportunity for you to submerge your selves in its refreshing crystal-clear waters for a relaxing swim before we start heading back.

    Famagusta Salamis

    Nature & Culture

    Book Now


    Available as a private tour all year round


    6 hours approximately

    Hotel Pick-ups:

    Protaras between 7:45am – 8:00am

    Ayia Napa between 8am – 8:15am

    Your exact pick up time will be advised upon confirmation.


    Pick up and drop off at the place of residence or agreed pick up point.

    Transportation (on- and off-road) in 4x4 Land Rover Defender with driver/guide.

    Guided tour

    Local taxes

    Swim Stop


    Refreshments along the way

    Local Produces you might wish to buy / Souvenirs

    Book your places now

    €500 per mini bus (up to 8 people) enquire price for bigger groups

    Languages Offered


    Dress Code

    Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes, bring a towel and Swimmers should you wish to have a swim.


    Itinerary of excursions is subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions.

    All indicated times are approximate and subject to change.

    Not suitable for Kids under 3 years of age.

    Not suitable for wheelchairs.


    Book Now

    Book Now to secure your place on Famagusta Salamis Mini Bus Tour

    Price is €500 ( up to 8 people ).


    Enquiry Form

    Please complete the form below, so we can provide quick and efficient service. If it is an urgent matter please contact us by phone.



    58 Nissi Avenue, Shop 3

    Ayia Napa

    Paralimni 5296


    Google Maps Link



    +357 95 102 098

    Site Navigation

    Copyright Jeep Safari Trackers © 2019

    Website Design by

    © 2019