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Your Guide to Famagusta

Published on 15th January 2019
Ariel image of the town of Famagusta in Cyprus with the sun setting in the background
Situated on the east coast of Cyprus is Famagusta, also known as Gazimagusa in Turkish and Ammókhostos in Greek. The medieval walled area is full of architecture and the beach is said to be one of the best in Cyprus. Famagusta was originally a commercial port and fishing village and the port has the deepest harbour in Cyprus. 

Famagusta Property Market

The property market in Famagusta is growing stronger. Some months have seen property sales more than doubling year on year and this is only expected to continue. With more property sales, this is likely to bring price rises, meaning that now is the perfect time to purchase property in Famagusta. 
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Things to do in Famagusta

Othello Castle

The Castle is a medieval fortress which guarded the harbour and Famagusta town from potential enemy attacks, and was the main entrance to the town. It was originally built by the Lusignans in the 14th century and later modified by the Venetians. It was named after Shakespeare’s Othello, who killed his love Desdemona here and has previously been named ‘impenetrable fortress’ as the deep ditches surrounding it made it very difficult to attack. Visiting the castle is sure to make you step back in time with battered walls, low arches and old guns and cannons available to view. 

Ghost Town 

The Ghost town in Famagusta was once a very glamorous area, the beautiful beach and clear sea made it a favourite, attracting thousands of visitors each year. An invasion from Turkish forces in the seventies made the people of the town flee immediately, leaving their belongings behind. To this day the Ghost Town remains very derelict with empty buildings including what once was luxury hotels. There are many tours which you can take to learn about the history of the Ghost Town and view what was left behind.

Canbulat Museum

Canbilat, a commander who was responsible for the siege of Famagusta, reportedly rode his horse into the blades of a machine made to prevent army from entering the Bastion. Canbulat’s head was chopped off in the process and he allegedly went on to fight for a further 3 days with his head under his arm. His tomb is now at the Canbulat Museum which was restored in 1968 with the front section turned into an Ethnographic and Archaeological museum.

Properties for Sale in Famagusta 

There is so many reasons why you should live in Famagusta. If you are looking for the best properties for sale here, please check out our top choices below. If you are looking for something else, please don’t hesitate to contact a member of our Famagusta team on: 23963020  Or email:
Take a look at this 2 Bedroom Apartment for sale in Sotira ammochostou. The apartment is located near the Ayia Thekla area with a spacious living area, kitchens and bathroom.   

If you are looking for something bigger, check out this 4 bedroom detached Villa in Agia. The new villa is currently under construction and will include an overflow pool and a large balcony facing the sea.

Properties for Rent in Famagusta 

If you are looking to rent property in Famagusta, we have a wide selection of properties for you to choose from. From apartments, to houses, we can guarantee that you will find your dream home with FOX Smart.
This furnished 1 bedroom apartment in Famagusta close to the village of Liopetri consists of an open plan living area and a balcony. The bedroom has fitted wardrobes and the communal pool is included in the rent. 

Or take a look at this 3 bedroom detached house for rent with a large plot of land in Derynia. This furnished property is truly a must be seen with a spacious layout and large modern kitchen and appliances.

This is just small selection of Properties for sale and rent in Famagusta with your expert local estate agents, FOX Smart. If you are looking to find your dream property elsewhere on the island, please view our range of properties for sale in Cyprus. Alternatively, if you are looking for more information on anything property related in Cyprus, please contact us today.
Famagusta Telephone: 23963020

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