Access to the sea: yes
Behind this unusual name, Famagusta, is hiding city full of historical landmarks. The city was a residence of the English king Richard the Lionheart, Plantagenet dynasty.
In 1974 this place was completely ruined by the Turks.
Today Famagusta is an open-air museum. Walking through the local streets, you will see numerous architectural "pearls": the ancient cathedrals, public places, baths and other ruins that are protected by the state as historical heritage.
On Salamis Road, you can find lovely stores and shops. The famous Bediz beach is situated near the city and will drown you into the atmosphere of serenity. It is the best place for family vacation.
Tourists attractions of Famagusta
Down town of Famagusta is one big attraction. This area is surrounded by well-preserved Venetian fortifications and comprises on its territory many magnificent buildings of the Renaissance. Do not miss the observation deck of the Othello tower. There is a stunning view of the surroundings and the port. At sunset, it is especially picturesque.
Among all religious buildings, it is necessary to highlight the Gothic Cathedral of St. Nicholas and St. George Church with unique frescoes.