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Ghost-Town Famagusta Mini Bus Tour from Protaras and Ayia Napa
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Ghost-Town Famagusta Mini Bus Tour from Protaras and Ayia Napa

By Trackers Excursions Cyprus
Recommended by 97% of travellers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 0-99, max of 16 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Famagusta Viewpoint
What's not included
  • Refreshments
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Option 1
    Ayia Napa Square, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus
    **THIS PICK UP OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO JOIN BUT ARE OUTSIDE OUR PICK UP AREAS** This pick up point can be prearranged via email if travelling by bus or taxi to join the tour. Please wait by the I love Ayia Napa monument near the busstop.
  • Option 2
    Blue Harbour Boutique, X2J2+X9F, Archiepieskopou Makariou III 54, Ayia Napa 5330, Cyprus
    **THIS PICK UP OPTION IS ONLY AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE THAT WANT TO JOIN BUT ARE OUTSIDE OUR PICK UP AREAS** This pick up point can be prearranged via email if travelling by car to join the tour. You can park your car in the Ayia Napa Harbour free parking and wait on the corner of the Blue Harbour hote
Pickup details
  • We ONLY pick up from Kapparis, Pernera, Protaras and Ayia Napa areas for this tour. Please provide your hotel name at time of making the booking so we can arrange your pick up time. Approximate pick up times: Kappari, Pernera & Protaras - 7:45am - 8am Ayia Napa - 8:15am - 8:30am If you are staying outside of this areas please advise how you will be travelling to this areas so we can arrange a pick up point for you.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 43143P8

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Passports required for boarder control **PLEASE NOTE** Armenian, Nigerian and Serbian passport holders are NOT ACCEPTED to cross the boarder
      • If baby seat is required a child price will apply
      • Operates in all weather conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 43143P8

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      • Trackers Excursions Cyprus
        609
        Ayia Napa, Cyprus
        Joined in February 2015
      • 971sanjam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was nice and funny
        Amazing Views and Mario was very knowledgeable about the sites and locations that he took us. We even had some spare time so he took us to an extra location to visit. Highly recommend!!
        Written 15 July 2024
      • 971sanjam
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        it was very nice and funny
        Great for learning about Ayia Napa Amazing Views and Mario was very knowledgeable about the sites and locations that he took us. We even had some spare time so he took us to an extra location to visit. Highly recommend!! Thank you very much Mario
        Written 15 July 2024
      • Relax31901818764
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended 👍🏼
        We are very happy with the tour. John was an extremely pleasant guide, he made the trip very fun and interesting. He also made sure that everyone was able to take nice photos and we would definitely recommend it.
        Written 11 July 2024
      • Evie F
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An amazing experience allowing you to explore more remote areas than the centre the guide was welcoming and funny
        It was a great experience a brilliant way to experience many sites of Ayia Napa that are more difficult to get to if you are like me and my friend on a small girls holiday. Just the right amount of time at all the sites so you never got bored of being in one place and their are some thrilling moments like climbing into caves. Our guide was welcoming and funny and it was all round a positive experience would recommend :)
        Written 10 July 2024
      • M4828XAannaw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect
        The driver Cleo was The best. It was so emotions.... this trip is must have in vacation- even its 35 degrees. Perfect!!!!
        Written 6 July 2024
      • 21mareem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Interesting and informative
        Antonio was a very knowledgeable, experienced guide. We learnt a lot about the history of our surroundings and enjoyed hearing about the life style of the local people. Loved our swim stop.
        Written 4 July 2024
      • M5215ACtimm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Visit to Lagoon Monastery and village Lefkara
        Our driver for the day was John & he made the experience - he was very friendly & knowledgeable. We had attempted to do a jeep trip the previous day - the jeep needed some TLC & sadly it broke down. I must say the company were very good in the handling of the situation. John uses his own vehicle & for this reason, it's maintained to a high standard. With only 4 side seats in the back, although the people in the back weren't as comfortable as those in the front-facing seats, they did have some space. John is a highly experienced driver & me & my family felt very safe in his hands. Tim
        Written 23 June 2024
      • NawrasOmer
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Boring trip and disrespectful Safari Guide
        We recently went on a safari trip, which turned out to be quite boring. The places they took us, including the beachside restaurant where we had lunch, were disappointing. My boyfriend and I, from Lebanon and Syria respectively, were part of a group that included people from Scotland and Israel. During the tour, the guide spoke proudly about a British base used during the Palestine-Israeli war to bomb Palestine. He praised Israel, completely ignoring the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine and showing no respect for our backgrounds. We believe that as a guide, he should avoid discussing such sensitive topics and strive to respect all participants.
        Written 21 June 2024
      • zenaayling
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent guide/driver
        Our guide/driver John was excellent, very helpful and informative. Visited the lagoon, monestry and a lovely Cypriot village of Lefkara. I’d highly recommend this trip to couples and families alike.
        Written 21 June 2024
      • Relax27752626811
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Ok but a bit uneventful
        A pleasant trip with a Cypriot driver who knew the history of this beautiful country. Downside was the time spent in the defender was unexciting and hot and the places visited were ok but wouldn’t do it again.
        Written 14 June 2024
      • 325melinak
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience
        We got to experience so many unique places, would recommend for everyone!! From the mountains to different villages and churches, this trip includes a lot of great places and things to see and learn.
        Written 12 June 2024
      • Даяна К
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Review of the tour
        It was a very good excursion. We were picked up directly from our hotel and taken there back. Our guide was super professional and told us a lot about the history of the island. He even helped us take nice photos in the caves and on the rocks. At the end we made a common photo with the group in front of the jeep. We liked this tour a lot 😁
        Written 6 June 2024
      • patg549
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lovely experience & very knowledgeable information learned
        Loved this trip, took lots of photos in lots of areas I hadn't even heard of. The views We saw were beautiful & amazing. The jeep driver was called Antonis (he said to call hom Tony) & he was very knowledgeable & informative about all the areas we visited. He was a very cheerful & friendly person & easy to communicate with also. The highlight of my day though was meeting the World War 2 veteran Paulos who is 101 years old, he is such a lovely person to talk to with lots of memories to share of his experience during the 2nd World War. The whole day was absolutely amazing, thank you Tony
        Written 27 May 2024
      • 755rumanak
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great and unique experience with a perfect guide
        The safari was amazing, so was John our guide. We got to learn a lot about the history of cyprus, a perfect history class by our teacher ! The views were wonderful , and John was kind enough to take multiple pictures of us. It was a joyful experience and a lifetime opportunity, totally worth it !!
        Written 26 May 2024
      • claudiaafnt
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very nice safari
        A very good activity with a very friendly and pleasant guide, attentive and professional! He certainly made the safari even better, hoping you have Peter as a guide as well. The tour was excellent with breathtaking landscapes. A must-do if you are visiting Ayia Napa.
        Written 25 May 2024
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      Kelly B
      Whitstable, UK18 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our tour guide was everything you would want for this trip. Arto knew the ropes backwards, how to get through border control easily, when and when not to take photos.

      Pick up was on time, with Arto humouring us (when appropriate) and delivering the historical facts impartially and with such knowledge and passion that it felt, if I’m able to say, you were a little bit present with the people at this sad time in 1974…

      Thank you Arto for a truly memorable, sad but also very enjoyable trip!
      Written 8 October 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again soon on another one of our adventures.
      Written 11 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      ANITA R
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our guide was Athos, he was a great storyteller, taking us back to the beginning of the disputes, explaining and setting us in the right mood before he took us into the Ghost town.
      The guided tour was full of personal experiences and stories. The tour would not have been as fantastic and fascinating without Athos. The best guide ever!
      Written 13 October 2023
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      Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again soon on another one of our adventures.
      Written 17 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      wyatt2210
      Hemel Hempstead, UK116 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Last Friday, 5th April we went on a trip to the Ghost Town Famagusta. What a brilliant day it was. We were picked up on time by our guide Athos. We were very lucky to have this guy as our guide as he had previously lived in Varosha. He knew the buildings & the stories behind them. Athos also knew some of the owners of the various properties. This made our experience there even more interesting. Athos was a really nice, friendly guy, who gave us little tests to do. For example he’d say‘ find me Scooby Doo’ . We won’t spoil this for others who may be lucky enough to get Athos as their guide & experience his wealth of knowledge, plus his sense of humour. If you’re interested in the 1974 invasion, then we couldn’t recommend this trip highly enough, it was worth every penny. Thank you to Athos for a brilliant day. You get 20 points 🙂.
      Written 12 April 2024
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      Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again on another one of our tours
      Written 16 April 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Mona N
      Hillerod, Denmark3 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting to visit a get a part of Cyprus history. You are picked up in mini bus. Driven to a community centre to see a short film. Rest room stop here. You then proceed to the border and through passport control of both countries. They don't stamp your passports. Drive continues a short distance where they park and you are guided round the Ghost city by one of the drivers. The driver explains a bit, bit he wasn't born when the invasion started so his dialog is from history books. After visiting the town we drove to a Turkish town where we had a stop for refreshments. Ask for the best coffee cafe to visit. You won't be disappointed
      Written 8 September 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour.
      Written 9 September 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Belinda-Keith
      United Kingdom87 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      As it was out of season there was only our group on the trip, so we had the full attention of our guide, Athos. He shared his own experiences of what Famagusta was like before, during and after the troubles. It was very moving, but he also made it fun looking at all the shops, clubs and broken windows (you’ll understand if you take his trip!). We also enjoyed a nice break in the beautiful old town to get coffee and pastries and a few souvenirs. Huge thanks to Athos, Trackers and Love Ayia Napa!
      Written 18 January 2024
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again soon on another one of our adventures.
      Written 13 February 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Megan H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2022 • Couples
      We booked last minute for a trip to famagusta literally the day before and we’re sent clear instructions straight away which was really helpful. We had Chris as our guide for the trip to famagusta he was very informative and we loved the fact it wasn’t a huge group it felt more personal that being on a massive coach! Chris pointed out every little thing in the town we may have missed being in a big group. We loved the free time in the village looking through the shops too. Everything was so interesting we would definitely book with this company again!
      Written 16 September 2022
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you very much for your review and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with Chris and look forward to having you back on another one of our tours.
      Written 17 September 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Ryan H
      8 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience. First heard about Verosha back in 2005, and never knew anything of the heartbreaking reality that it's people suffered.

      Our tour guide had lived experience, spoke from the heart, and had a real passion for the story and the hardships. He guided us through the city, spoke at length about the buildings and many stories around us. Very impressed with the whole thing, really enjoyed Varosha.
      Written 17 October 2023
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      Thank you for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour and hope to see you again on another one of our adventutes.
      Written 3 November 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Alexandra S
      Harrogate, UK32 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2023 • Couples
      This was the one trip I wanted to do while in Cyprus. My tour rep recommended this company so went with them. We were in a minibus so there were only 6 of us to one guide. We then joined up with 2 more minibuses from the same company and did the tour. Having 3 guide’s between 18 of us meant we had so much knowledge to draw on and the half day excursion was so interesting from start to finish.
      Written 9 May 2023
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      Thank you very much for your love vely review. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour and hope to see you back again soon.
      Written 10 May 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      kellybyrne74
      Herne, UK3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      We were really privileged to have Arto as our guide, who really made this trip special. He was timely with the pick ups, showed good humour, was extremely knowledgeable re: the trip in general, having been personally affected by the Turkish/Greek war and had frequented the Ghost town prior to its closing, He passionately and impartially delivered the historical facts, leaving such an impression that my husband and I shall always recall.

      Thank you Arto! We would definitely recommend this trip to others wishing a memorable experience!
      Written 8 October 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are pleased you enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again soon on another one of our adventures.
      Written 11 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Lynn T
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Couples
      Today’s trip was excellent. Our guide Athos was second to none from start to finish. He arrived promptly and very friendly, he was extremely knowledgeable having been very personally involved, and somehow managed to deliver detailed information with the correct amount of respect and sadness whilst still making it enjoyable with a few jokes when appropriate. We are full of respect for him. Worth every Euro, we are so glad we booked this.
      Written 13 October 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Than you for your review. We are pleased you thoroughly enjoyed our Famagusta tour with our driver Athos and hope to see you back again soon on another one of our adventures.
      Written 17 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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