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“Since 1974”

Ghost Town Famagusta
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras
Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Famagusta
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Since 1974”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

This is a very important part of Cyprus history, sad to say most people don't know about it! It divides Cyprus, you can great a good view of the ghost town from palm beach hotel on the other side famagusta .

Visited April 2012
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Antalya, Turkey
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“perfect and interesting.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

perfect beach, perfect air, perfect weather, perfect people. everything is perfect. wonderfull. Only this closed maraş (varosha) region nobody can use, it is a pity, because wonderfull and 37 years ago in 1974 before this tourism center was one of the perfetc 10 tourism center in the world. In this time, the world jet set and famous people place. so they have home in here, sophia loren, elizabeth taylor, raquel welch, Richard Burton, Brigitte bardot vs the in this years most famous people living here. Also United kingdom queen private hotel and the first 7 star in the world this queen owner hotel was here. This place choosed the best and all famous priavet special place in the world. Here is mainly very old history the ottomanto empirly owner. But we knows after first world war england keep here and gave to the greece. Then the people mosaic mixed in here. Still you can see people mosaic in here. Dİfferent corner. Different place. Different culture. Definitly you must see and live here.

Visited January 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Certainly a unique experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

Being driven around the back of this area of Famagusta the sight of the deserted town of Varosha is admittedly sad! In common with all tourists I suspect this sight inspires a deep desire to see reconciliation in this stunningly beautiful Meditteranean island! I hope one day the Varosha district returns to its splendid pre-1974 heyday!

Visited January 2013
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Milan, Italy
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“Forbidden strip between Turkish and Greek part of Cyprus”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

This is the area which separate two "halves" of Cyprus and where the transit is forbidden to anybody, being ruled by United Nations and Turkish Army (I presume).
The previously touristic area has been bombed during the Turkish-Greece war in Cyprus and when the armies settled their position a strip was done not to allow contacts between the fighters, and everything inside this strip has beel left in the conditions of 1974, included the ruined hotels with the holes of gunfire.
One of the best places to see it is Palm Beach (where there is an hotel with the same name) where you can arrive a few meters from the guarded barbed wire and take a look 40 years in the past.
Despite the fact that now the relationship between the Turkish and the Greek part of Cyprus are much more relaxed it is still forbidden to shot photos of the ghost town, but now nobody yell anymore to you to go away if you look on the "other side".

Visited April 2012
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Bognor regis
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“Can only look through the fence”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Friends before told about driving through it but when we arrived we were turned away. There's not a lot to see now as its all cordoned off.

Visited September 2012
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