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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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  • Normally forbidden zone under military protection that way. If you are not a soldier is strictly forbidden. It's just been really impressive some stuff from the buildings when the society in the region, once frequented by the fact this is deplorable
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  • Things to do in Famagusta (almost all organized tours offer it) the ride around the "ghost town" Greek Cypriot quarter of Varosha or Varosia, whose inhabitants have fled suddenly following the Turkish invasion in 1974. The large area fenced (strictly forbidden to enter!) sends an impressive sense of desolation with the ruins of houses, shops, offices and churches with no doors or Windows and vegetation that has invaded the streets and squares. Unfortunately it is forbidden to photograph and the guides recommend highly enough to respect the ban in a country where no country has a diplomatic except Turkey.
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  • We were picked up by Mr John at the villa we were staying at and from the moment we got on the mini bus which he drove until the time we got off we were entertained by the experience of Mr John from t...  more »