Famagusta Holidays

Famagusta, the hidden gem on the sparkling east coast of Cyprus, is an enchanting blend of history, culture, and stunning Mediterranean landscapes. Once renowned for its deep harbour and trading prowess, this city is now a fascinating portal into Cyprus's rich past and a vibrant present.

Brimming with intriguing historical sites, a captivating gastronomic scene, and sun-kissed beaches, Famagusta offers the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for any traveller. Come meander through its ancient streets and find a vibrant city waiting to share its stories with you.

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Things to See and Do

Famagusta, once known as "the city of 365 churches", is a treasure trove of attractions that keep its unique history alive. Each corner of this city tells a different tale, from tales of its bustling port's glory days to legends of its ancient, now-abandoned sites.

Varosha (Maraş)

Embark on a journey of understanding at Varosha (Maraş), a haunting but intriguing ghost town. Step into the world of the Ottomans with a visit to the Canbulat Museum, where artefacts from Famagusta's past wait to be admired. Lose yourself amongst the vibrant local charm at the Ottoman bazaars, and explore the solemn, historic beauty of the Old City Walls. Varieties of Turkish Cypriot crafts, foods, and folk dances make Famagusta a genuine blend of past and present.

Food and Drink

Step into the world of authentic Cypriot cuisine in Famagusta. From traditional mezes bursting with flavour to local interpretations of international dishes, the city's food scene offers something for every palate.

The Culinary Tradition of Famagusta

Start your gastronomic journey with halloumi, the star of Cypriot cuisine. You can sample it in all its forms, from grills to salads, at any local taverna. Indulge in delicious slow-cooked stews and souvlaki - skewered meat platters that are a staple in Cyprus. Don't forget to wash down these hearty meals with a glass of Zivania, a strong Cypriot spirit distilled from grape must.

International and Local Eateries

From pavement cafes serving strong Turkish coffee and delectable baklava to upscale restaurants offering sumptuous international cuisine, Famagusta promises a culinary adventure for every food lover.

Destination Essentials

Famagusta can be visited at any time of the year, thanks to its Mediterranean climate. However, the best time to visit Northern Cyprus is outside of midsummer, as July and August can get extremely hot.

For those seeking to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant historical and cultural milieu, Late Spring and early Autumn are ideal, offering pleasant weather and a vibrant atmosphere. This is the time when Cyprus's verdant landscapes are in full bloom, and a leisurely walk around the city becomes a visual delight. However, if you're keen on lazing around the city's beautiful beaches, Summer proves to be the perfect season.


Famagusta's east coast is adorned with some of Cyprus's most picturesque beaches, with their shimmering turquoise waters and soft golden sands creating an irresistible allure.

Glapsides Beach

Glapsides Beach, with its calm, translucent waters and vibrant beachfront facilities, promises a delightful day by the sea.

Palm Beach

The serene and tranquil Palm Beach offers the perfect spot to unwind and soak up the Cyprus sun, while the five-star amenities at Arkin Palm Beach Hotel serve as an added luxury if you’re up for it.

Malama Beach

For a family day outing in nature’s lap, head to Malama Beach, known for its safe swimming areas and exciting watersports.

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