What to visit
Famagusta a colorful city of History
By a legend, the founder of the city was a Teucer, son of King Telamon of Salamis after the Trojan war. The city was established approximately in the 11th century, it was occupied several times by Assyrians, Egyptians, Persian, Romans. But what demolished the city and brought it to pieces was a natural cause- earthquake. Even in this state, the city is very charming and mystical. It is divided into a few parts including Gymnasium, Amphitheatre, Baths, Aquadoog, storage. The amphitheatre is used now as a venue for musical performances, many international musicians have visited it. Additionally, some of the mosaics were preserved until our days as well as statues, however, lost their marble parts and colour. The excavation took place before the crisis of 1974 as the international embargo was imposed. Many of the findings are staying in the British Museum in London.
Kyrenia is a love from the first sight now you know why many holiday makers and expats choose this city. Spectacular landscapes, comfortable infrastructure, close to shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities and magnificent historical places. Moreover, Kyrenia also holds varied local and international festivals, theatre performances and even international musicians give concerts in Kyrenia, regularly in the month of June but also around the year.
St George of the Latins Church
There are no precise dates when the church was built, however, it was Lusignans rule, when even the walls of Famagusta had not been established yet. You can recognise the typical gothic style in the remains, the church was inspired by the French Church of St Chapelle.
St George of the greeks Church
The Church was built in 1300 beside the church of St Symeon. You can even enter St Symeon from St George. On the walls of the church, you will see the fragments of frescos. As you know Famagusta was a port city with ships coming and going, there was a belief among sailors that if they carve a ship on the walls of the church then nothing bad will happen to them in the sea. Even now the little carved ships are visible on the walls.
Surfing Club in Famagusta, Gücver Water Sports Club’, there you can learn surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and even swimming.