Travel Famagusta, Cyprus

From the Coast to the Troodos Mountains

February 9th, 2010

End of august we came back from a trip to Cyprus where we travelled around with our old but still decent camper which took us around the entire island. Driving around Cyprus we visit the most touristic part but also the more remote and less travelled roads which was quite an adventure.

Untill several years ago there were direct ferries between Cyprus and Greece but unfortunately these have been put out of business. Therefor we had to travel more than 2000 kms through the rural areas of Turkey which was quite a challenge and had 8 different ferry rides to get to Cyprus and back.

Cape Greco, Greek Cape, Cyprus Cape Greco, Greek Cape,..

The island soon turned out to be worth the trip and we felt very welcome. The only difficult part during our trip was to get from Cyprus North to Cyprus South as the borderline was pretty hard to find.

We really wanted to see a different Cyprus and not just visit the touristic attractions so we started to drive to more remote areas. To do this we drove along all the coastal roads with all the great panoramic lookouts and followed the smaller inland routes through the mountains where we spotted immense forests, pristine landscapes and wildlife.

We drove through the Troodos Mountains to visit some of the most stunning monasteries and Byzantine churches that are listed UNESCO World Heritage sights. Some of them were really inaccessible by car and too much of a risk on the small moutain roads but others were well worth the ride. This different side of Cyprus might not offer you the luxury of bathing in the clear warm waters of the sea but will amaze you just as well.

Driving through little mountain villages we met a lot of friendly people, tasted some of the best food on the island and were able to explore Cyprus' artistic side. Of course the military check points were less enjoyable but I guess it's all part of the adventure!

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Travel Tips for Famagusta Cyprus:

Where to stay in Famagusta: We slept in our camper.

What to do in Famagusta: Drive around Cyprus to explore less touristic areas.

Where to eat in Famagusta: In touristic hot spots like Nicosia and Larnaca you will find a lot of bars and restaurants.

Travel Pictures of Famagusta, Cyprus

  • Pictures of Cyprus Pictures of Cyprus
  • Cape Greco, Greek Cape, Cyprus Cape Greco, Greek Cape, Cyprus
  • Church in Famagusta, Cyprus Church in Famagusta, Cyprus
  • Monastery north of Paphos Monastery north of Paphos
  • Orthodox monastery in Cyprus Orthodox monastery in Cyprus
  • Peninsula of Karpazia, Cyprus Peninsula of Karpazia, Cyprus
  • Inside a monastery on Cyprus Inside a monastery on Cyprus
  • Our camper for the road trip Our camper for the road trip
  • Unsealed roads in Karpazia Unsealed roads in Karpazia
  • Panorama of Cyrus Souther Coast Panorama of Cyrus Souther Coast

Weather

Famagusta Weather

Partly Cloudy
33 °C | 91.4 °F

Traveller

Fausto photo
Name: Fausto
Age: 58-65
Travel type: Friends getaway

Travel Blog

From the Coast to the Troodos Mountains
Continent: Europe
Country: Cyprus
City: Famagusta
Period: Aug 2009
Lenght of stay: -
Views: 1087

Travel Review

Liked: The food, the sea and the rich culture
Disliked: The military troups and the heat
Trip Rating: Good

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