The Famagusta and Karpaz peninsula is famous for its golden sandy beaches, reminiscent of the Caribbean, its unspoilt landscape and its historical heritage.
Famagusta has been a royal city throughout its history and the remains of its illustrious past can still be seen inside its ancient walls
From the Gothic Saint Nicholas Cathedral to the Venetian city walls, and the magnificent Othello Tower there is plenty to see and do in Famagusta.
In the 1970s the region was the island’s most popular holiday resort, home to its glitziest hotels, set on the fine sandy beaches. These days the area containing the resort of Varosha, known locally as Marash is closed of as a so-called ghost town.
The beautiful Karpaz Peninsula also known as the pan handle, is also the nature reserve of the island as you are sure to be greeted by a local donkey or goat en route to the Apostolos Andreas Monastery located on a beautiful rock by the sea almost at the tip of the island. Both Turkish and Greek citizens visit this monastery and believe its patron saint will help to heal any number of illnesses. This part is famous for its small eco-villages, charming boutique hotels, excellent walking routes and natural habitat. The rare loggerhead and green sea turtles choose to visit the sandy beaches of this region to lay their eggs every year.