Ghost Town Famagusta, Famagusta

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See Ghost Town Famagusta, a former Mediterranean resort with hundreds of hotels and houses that's been completely abandoned since 1974. In the heart of the world's only divided capital city lies this post-war buffer zone. An empty airport still has its crumbling airplanes, and the seafront features golden sand with no one to sunbathe. Tour the empty streets of the ghost town and see abandoned homes. Look out for a 13th-century medieval cathedral with well-preserved Gothic architecture, which became a mosque in 1571. Wear comfortable shoes since you'll do plenty of walking. Put Ghost Town Famagusta and other Famagusta attractions into our Famagusta itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An amazingly beautiful place with a dark history. Eerily quiet and equally gorgeous. A definite must see  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    This is modern history, and it is inconceivable that nothing has changed, but that the situation still is locked and Cyprus, a divided country. We went with Mr. John who himself had to leave his home in 1974, and today, the family's House and the large area of land where they cultivated citrus fruits completely deserted. From the vantage point we can see the House and the area used to be completely green and full of trees is now deserted and all the trees are gone. Then we went into the Turkish side and visited the former Golden Beach, where today only a small piece is open to the public, the rest is closed, fenced with fence and guarded by the military. We then went on to the old town which has many interesting buildings, but the need for rearmament. Here it is easy to fantasize about Templar and others who have lived here over the years. We took the opportunity to eat ice cream and baklava at the city's best pastry shop. Overall, one of the most interesting trips I made.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Amazing visit, don't forget passport over the border and if you are driving (which I did) you will have to pay Turkish insurance which was only 20euro for 3 days (least they could do) Only 20min tops ...  more »

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Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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