Sightseeing in Famagusta

Famagusta, in the free part of the district of Ammochostos, was the most important port of Cyprus until 1974. In this region you can find most of the hotels on the island. In the Middle Ages Famagusta was the most important city of Cyprus. The commercial port brought the city a lot of money, which the noble inhabitants put into the construction of numerous large churches in the 14th century, of which ruins can still be seen today.

On the southeast coast, between magnificent sandy beaches, lie Agia Napa and Protaras, once sleepy fishing villages and now full of life. Here you can swim in the azure waters of the Mediterranean as if in paradise. The peninsula Cape Gkreko with its imposing cliffs and rocky plateaus is a popular destination for divers and snorkelers with its countless underwater caves.

In the surrounding area you will find many interesting monuments and museums that recall the Byzantine and Lusignan eras. In addition, the region is known as a potato growing area, especially because of the reddish soil, known as "Kokkinochoria". The countless restaurants and local taverns offer national dishes. In the evening, you can end the day with music and dance in the night clubs.

Ayio Nikolaus cathedral in Famagusta

Famous sights in Famagusta

Cape Greko National Park

The area around Cape Greko is said to have once been home to a temple of Aphrodite. Today, the Cavo Greko National Park is characterized by unusual natural beauty with enormous rock formations. Most of the 36 native species of orchids in Cyprus grow in this area, along with crocuses and lilies. A nature trail links to Aphrodite's cultural route.

Potamos Liopetriou

In addition to a picturesque fishing boat dock, the ruins of a Venetian watchtower stand here. It is located in the small village of Liopetri.

Deryneia Folklore Museum

The lovely old house that houses the museum also serves as a registry office. The collections on display include objects of folk art from past centuries.

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