The city of Famagusta (also known as
Magusa) is one of the finest examples of
mediaeval architecture in the eastern Mediterranean
and, in its present state of preservation, is equal to that of the
old cities of Carcassone and Ragusa (Dubrovnik). One full day spent
in Famagusta will reveal the history of Cyprus in a nutshell.
Meditarranean University is also situated in
Where to go, what to see
- Othello Tower & Citadel
- Djanboulat's Bastion & Museum (Arsenale)
- Porta del Mare (Sea Gate)
- Martinengo Bastion
- Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque (St Nicholas Cathedral)
- Palazzo del Provedittore (the old Royal Palace)
- Namık Kemal Dungeon & Museum
- Sinan Pasha Mosque (Church of St Peter & Paul)
- Cathedral of St George of the Greeks
- Church of St George of the Latins
- Nestorian Church (of St George the Exiler)
- Twin Churches of Templars and Hospitallers
Glapsides Public Beach: After Karpas Golden Beach, Glapsides Beach is the second best beach in North Cyprus.
Silver Beach is loacted next to the ruins of Salamis and an ideal place to combine a bit of culture with some serious sun-worshipping.
Bafra Public Beach
Quiet sandy beach with a good restaurant. Two nearby hotels are being built so the peace and quiet may not last too long.
The rugged Karpas Peninsula is home to wild donkeys, nesting sea turtles - and the best beach in North Cyprus...