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Ghost Town Famagusta, Famagusta

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Ghost Town Tourist Spot
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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  • You are looking at now is going to sting the first drink. Especially around other parts of the island, if you also came to see that Varosha, a seaside promenade, you will understand that it is not somewhere else. 1964-1974 made from dozens of hotel, come tumbling down face heart-wrenching views have kept you going to understand some facts. The entire coastline is approximately 1/50s, part of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and have a section within the boundaries of this until the end of the beach that is to the border ... and from that point on, Off Maraş. In the meantime, this beach is quite neglected and especially on Sundays due to some disturbing types can you so unhappy.
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  • A long monologue with the understandable rage of a refugee and no time to visit the beautiful old town. The Turkish Cypriot guide that unfortunately was not long with us was very competent and his explanations very interesting.
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  • Are you on cyperen is this a trip worth it very strange to see houses and hotels stand as they are abandoned in 1974 fotio but no buildings, hotels and a crane stands as it stood at that time
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Where to stay in Famagusta

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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