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Ghost Town Famagusta
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

This place takes your breath away and is like a scene from an apocalyptic movie it has a stunning beach(the bit you are allowed on) and all these deserted hotels it is awesome but sad at the same time this is a must see for anyone visiting cyprus.

1  Thank mickhanbury
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

A city lying untouched for 40 years. Looking over the barrier makes us long for more.
Sad for those who knew the city prior to 1974. A must see if you are in Cyprus..

1  Thank Hayley D
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

It's incredible to think this town has been frozen in time for nearly 40 years, it seems such a shame to see it boarded up and left to waste away. The beach here is simply stunning one can only imagine what this place was like when it was a thriving city. Well worth a visit just to view, photo's not allowed but certainly a chilling place.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

I saw Varosha from Dheriniha in the south 20 years ago so to see it so close up from palm beach was very interesting. Very surreal and sad it leaves you wishing you could explore the former resort behind the barbed wire. Photography is banned but I stood behind a group of Russians in a day trip from the south and took a couple, such a waste of one amazing beach

3  Thank s0mersetb0y
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We visited Famagusta in June and had a look around the old Venetian walls and Castle. This is in the older part of the Town and overall was quite interesting. Famagusta was the richest capital in Europe 500 years ago but it was a most recent piece of history that got to us. We went further afield to visit the Ghost Town of Varosha, once the holiday resort of the rich and famous until the Turkish invasion of 1974. All the hotels, restaurants etc., were bombed and mostly destroyed. What was left was closed down and left barren and desolate by a United Nations ruling. Everything stands as left and is a grim reminder of needless conflict. The beach here is home to many Turtles and if you are lucky you will arrive when they come on to the beach. Swimming here is beautiful as the water is so clear and the sand so white. Unfortunately when you look behind you on the beach the empty buildings reflect a grey sombre reality. Worth a visit to see an amazing 20th century war dilemma that could be a location for a Hollywood war movie.

4  Thank Frank L
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