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Ghost Town Famagusta

Famagusta | mr John Mob: 0035799622139, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Famagusta | mr John Mob: 0035799622139, Famagusta, Cyprus
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If there is one trip I would recommend Discover Famagusta, we attended the TUI organised tour with our tour guide being Lula as she is known as her correct name is a bit of a mouthful. Lula was so informative and played a big part...More

Thank geeman2015
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really interesting trip. You get a bit sad to think that so many leave their homes and never return...

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all , Mr John is an encyclopaedia when it comes to Famagusta and Varosha . I found the tour extremely good value for the 20 euros and the sites of the day including Varosha’s ghost town (where my family originated from...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting trip. Mr. John is full of information and it was excellent to hear it from someone who lost his home to the turks in 1974. This trip was well worth €20.

2  Thank deborahcarl2n
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mr John's tour was interesting. He picked us up at our hotel, and took us down to the edge famagusta he drove us round different parts and told us history about times and eventr we then went over the border to the Turkish sector ,all...More

1  Thank franky and johny
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a hotel very close to the Ghost Town, There is really nothing to see other than abandoned buildings that are falling apart. The area is surrounded by fencing with warning signs not to enter, take photos, etc. The history of the area...More

Thank XUSA_TravelerX
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing all the empty buildings decaying gave me a feeling of sadness. All the famlies that had to leave their homes. Come on Turkey and Greece sort it out

2  Thank David S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner & I have been into urban decay & exploration for some time now, so when attending a Cypriot wedding, we stumbled across Famagusta. Wow, my heart breaks for those who lost everything in the illegal invasion & subsequent occupation! Mr John was a...More

Thank ASawyer2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very sad panorama of an abandoned part of Famagusta, from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. This area was once full of tourist life, until 1974, when the country was divided, and the Greek owners of the hotels leaved the area.

Thank Gabriel A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mr John took us on a fascinating tour of Famagusta and Varosha yesterday. He is so full of information and you certainly get a lot more than you would get on the holiday company tours as he is a native of Famagusta and was displaced...More

2  Thank JennyHastings
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Hayley W
9 June 2018|
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Response from Loopylou13 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure as we were staying in Northern Cyprus and had a coach trip there - although we couldn't get out to see it, only drive around it.
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Tracey G
6 May 2018|
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Response from Coopsygirly1 | Reviewed this property |
Hi you can book so easy on arrival, you can either book at windmills car hire or anywhere really everyone knows Mr Johns tour, there are notice boards everywhere advertising it and you can also book direct on the phone with... More
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britani1928
31 January 2018|
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Response from Davie N | Reviewed this property |
He will pick you up from the hotel or villa you are staying at. He works out the route dependent on who has booked with him. We just WhatsApp’d him the night before and he answered in almost perfect English, and was within 5... More
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