Pressed into the eastern coast of Cyprus, Famagusta rests on the shoreline of the Mediterranean, boasting the deepest harbor on the island.
Back in medieval times, Famagusta was the most important and influential port city between Europe and the merchants of the Silk Road, a connection between two worlds. Today Famagusta is still a key player in the region’s mercantilism, and tourism is becoming huge in the city.
In addition to the handsome white sand beaches and ancient castles and churches, one of Famagusta’s main draws is the walled city. The ancient fortifications link back to times long ago, giving your experience in the city a full circle effect.
All around you are ancient ruins from Roman times, don’t miss out on all the rich history and culture in the region. Head to Salamis and the Famagusta Walled City, two of the very best destinations in Famagusta.
Wild donkeys live at the Dipkarpaz Milli Parki, so grab your camera and head out for a relaxing day trip.
Now that you’ve made it to Cyprus you’ll need to get around. Renting a car is the most common way to get to Famagusta and the surrounding area, and though there is public transportation it is limited.