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About Famagusta

Famagusta, which is also known as Gazimağusa, is a port city connected to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is one of the popular cities of Cyprus with its history and nature. It is visited by both domestic and foreign tourists. Venetian walls, mosques and cathedrals, which date back to the 15th and 16th centuries, are among the places worth seeing for history lovers.

The old city surrounded by the well-preserved Venetian Walls is a place where you can spend good time thanks to its structures remaining from the Middle Ages and Renaissance period. Famagusta was home to the Arabs, Crusaders, Lusignans, Genoese and Roman Empire. Famagusta Port is one of the most important symbols of the city and you will feel the importance of the city and the existence of various civilizations throughout the history while travelling around this place. The Othello Castle, which bears the same name with Shakespeare’s Othello, was built by the Lusignans in the 14th century to protect the harbor against possible enemy attacks. The defense system designed in the construction of the castle is still fascinating today.

The Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque, which was originally known as the Cathedral of Saint Nicholas and was later turned into a museum, is located in the center of Famagusta and is among the important structures to visit. Most of the ancient ruins in Salamis Ancient City, which experienced its strongest period under the rule of Roman Empire, belong to this period. You must spare time to visit this ancient city where you can see special sections like the Zeus Temple, graves of kings and agora. You can also relieve your tiredness in the cold waters of the Bedi’s Beach near the Salamis Ancient City. In Famagusta, where you will find the most beautiful sea of Cyprus, you can evaluate beaches and bays like Palm Beach, Glapsides and Golden Bay. 

In Famagusta, where you will try the local tastes of Cyprus, fish, kebabs and appetizers are among the top options. There are many restaurants around the port and in the old city center. You can try different tastes in one of these places.

If you want to enjoy the culture and sea of Famagusta, which experiences a long summer season, you can plan your travel between May-October months. However, it is possible to spend pleasant time in any season of the year in the city which has a moderate climate throughout the year.

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