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Ghost Town Famagusta

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Address: Famagusta | mr John Mob: 0035799622139, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Impressive but scarry

Must visit thing. Can't even explane the feeling there... we wanted to run away and get inside at the same time.. it is forbiden to take pictures there, but we did some though.

Reviewed January 11, 2017
Laura R
Vilnius County, Lithuania
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Vilnius County, Lithuania
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9 reviews
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Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Must visit thing. Can't even explane the feeling there... we wanted to run away and get inside at the same time.. it is forbiden to take pictures there, but we did some though.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

The site helps to remind us of the devastation that war brings about. It has the same impact as e.g. St Nicholas' Church in Hamburg, the tunnels under the airport at Sarajevo,sectarian graffiti in Londonderry and so on, and on. For further reminders of the sadness and grief wreaked on both sides in 1974 it is possible to visit the... More 

Thank Cat C
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Reviewed December 23, 2016

I use to go to my aunts for summer holiday which they had a house in Famagusta. Varosha was the main touristic attraction at that time going back to 1968. At that time this place was known as the Paris of Middle East. Many hotels , restaurants and even topless people sunbathing in those years.

Thank Sirin S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

A long days trip nut worth it very scary what happened having 3 hours to get out when turkey invaded in 1974 being left in same condition to this day . Its classed as a military area so you cant go in or take photos armed guards on fences apparantley 1900 people were missing from 1974 hmmmmm conspiracy theory

Thank Andrew R
Norwich, United Kingdom
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304 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

My husband and myself visited as part of an organised tour in November 2016. It was a very sobering and eerie place to see and even after we left I still found myself feeling sad about it in the evening. We first walked to the beach and saw the deserted hotels, sealed off by a green fence and advising it... More 

Thank Abbeylls
Madrid, Spain
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25 reviews
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Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

The whole area used to be a thriving neighborhood and is now part of the UN buffer zone between north and south Cyprus. Everything has been left as it was in 1974, now abandoned, falling apart, behind fences and military surveillance. A reminder of the situation in Cyprus. Not a typical tourist experience but a disturbing war like sight, in... More 

Thank Christophedeoliveira
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Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

While staying at the resort town of Ayia Napa we decided to do the Mr John ghost town tour of Varosha and Famagusta. Most people would have never heard about this place nor know the history. We found this tour absolutely fascinating but with many different emotions of bewilderment, sadness and a little anger of how a why this could... More 

Thank katina c
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Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

If you want to learn the history of Cyprus and all about the war in 1974 this is a must see! Amazing how a place the size of this can just be derelict! If you want to see something different then this is definitely the place!

Thank Dc11yer
Neath, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Like many, you have the romantic idea of seeing a city frozen in time. You Can't!! You cannot take photo's at all of the area & there was a chaperone with us to ensure we didn't. Not that there was anything to take a photo of. You are so close to the fence by the buildings that have been looted... More 

Thank Chris P
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

Having visited famagusta it's a lovely place to visit and well worth it. But it's very hard to see this as it's quite heart breaking to see the devastation. To see what was a lovely city behind bars hopefully Cyprus will get its island back some day 😈😔

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