Famagusta Holidays

Take a holiday in Famagusta

Famagusta boasts miles of fine, golden sandy beaches, known as being the best on the island and is an ideal centre from which to soak up the sun and explore the island. We have a selection of holidays to Famagusta including two centre getaways where you can enjoy some time in Famagusta along with a stay in Istanbul.

Famagusta is a historic city on the east coast of Cyprus with a rich history and culture. There are ancient ruins from the Roman and Byzantine eras.  There is a UNESCO world heritage site medieval walled city to explore.  If you enjoy swimming and sunbathing, you will really enjoy the beaches in Famagusta. The soft golden sands and clear waters are not to be missed when holidaying in Famagusta. Fig Tree Bay and Louma Beach are two great choices.

It also has a vibrant nightlife with plenty of places to enjoy a night out.  The food is great as well, authentic Cypriot cuisine can be enjoyed in one of the many restaurants in the city.  As with other resorts in Cyprus, Famagusta enjoys great weather with hot summers and mild winters making it ideal for a break at any time of year.

What to do in and around Famagusta

During your holiday in Famagusta, if you would like to be active and see the places of interest near by, please see the following options:


You should not miss a visit to the impressive site of the ancient city of Salamis, the most influential of the Kingdoms of Cyprus for over 1000 years and one of the best-preserved sites in the mediterranean. Wander the ancient streets or swim amongst the ruins of the harbour. If you look carefully, you can see tiny fragments of mosaic still partially buried in the earth.


Walk through the worlds only divided city, visiting such sights as Selimiye Mosque - once a cathedral known as St Sophia, The Great Inn (Buyuk Han) - built in the Ottoman period where travelling merchants used to stay, The Bazaar - this covered indoor market has a large selection of local produce or get the most beautiful, panoramic views of the capital from the rooftop of the Saray Hotel, whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.

Multi-centre holidays

Ask for more information on our multi-centre holidays Famagusta & Kyrenia or Famagusta & Istanbul.

Famagusta Holiday Overview

Famagusta, originally a small commercial port and fishing town on the Mediterranean, flourished during the Lusignan period, becoming an important trading centre between the Middle East and Europe. Its importance and wealth in the Middle Ages was displayed in its 365 churches, built to prevent the wrath of God from falling upon this prosperous city. Massively fortified by the Venetians, the old city, still surrounded by its ancient walls, provides the backdrop for today’s bustling city.

Quieter than Kyrenia, Famagusta nevertheless has a wealth of colourful restaurants, cafes and bars where you can sample the delicious local cuisine. Despite its large student population, it is relatively traditional in atmosphere. Explore the narrow streets of the old quarter with its maze of tiny shops or visit the Citadel and ‘Othello’s Tower’, said to have been the inspiration for Shakespeare’s play.

Transfers & distances

Ercan Airport 50km; Kyrenia harbour 80km; Salamis ruins 10km; Nicosia 60km.

Average Temperatures in Famagusta Region


Stylish Beach Holiday

Arkin Palm Beach - 5* Bed & Breakfast

5* BB

 Family rooms avalible

Prices From: £998

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Istanbul & Cappadocia & North Cyprus

3 Centre Holidays: Istanbul & Cappadocia & North Cyprus

3 nights in Istanbul

4 nights in Cappadocia

7 nights in North Cyprus 

Prices: £1,498 

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2 Centre Holidays:3 Nights Istanbul & 7 Nights N.Cyprus

2 Centre Holidays: 3 Nights Istanbul & 7 Nights North Cyprus

4* B&B - Istanbul & Famagusta

Prices From: £1,098

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