Depart from your Limassol or Paphos hotel aboard a climate-controlled coach and travel into Cyprus’ idyllic countryside. Stop for coffee (own expense) in Choirokoitia (Khirokitia) village, then cross the ‘Green Line,’ a UN-policed buffer zone, into the Turkish northern Cyprus.
Arrive at the ruins of ancient Salamis, the once powerful Greek city state overlooking the Mediterranean coast. Explore the sun-bleached remains of the Roman baths, courtyards, amphitheater and gymnasium, and hear of Salamis’ rise and fall from your guide. After your guided tour, you’ll also have free time to continue sightseeing or perhaps go for a swim at a nearby beach.
Continue to the Famagusta, a popular tourist resort until the division of Cyprus in the 1970s, and head into the city’s walled Old Town, where you’ll break for lunch (own expense) before exploring with your guide.
Finally, gaze out over Famagusta’s ‘ghost town’ district, where once-bustling hotels and restaurants have been deserted since the island was split in two. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.