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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Famagusta holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Ghost Town Famagusta and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • The city of Famagusta-especially in Varosha-places to see, is a testament to the difficult relationship in relations Cyprus-Turkish-Greek. Is full of contrasts, on one side of the street children of Turkish-playing school and across the border fence, barbed wires and the ruins of houses that have been abandoned by Greek Cypriots for more than 40 years ago, fearing the Turkish bombs. A trip with Mr. John-hmm ... on the one hand, we know the history of the place from the perspective of a particular person, injured by turbulence (Mr. John at the age of 15, he had to leave his home, with his family had to flee), on the other hand, for us this story She was like a RECORDED a protest song. Mr. John is reluctant to respond to questions, simply have your question to speak and he and behind. Such an attitude very destroying the authenticity of the message. Besides the old auto with bad ventilation and trzeszczącym sound system. So place is worth seeing but of Mr. John?! Please consider.
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  • As the Turkish military do not allow anyone inside Varosha (the Ghost Town), one can only view it from outside the baricades. However, it is an interesting, if grim, reminder of what happened back in ...  more »
  • Thanks to Mr. John, we had the chance to step inside the true and sad history of a beautiful place. Famagusta area, once a flourishing touristic area is now frozen in time by political decisions and a...  more »

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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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