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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

We viewed all the bombed buildings along the coast on a boat trip from the the beach.The trip took us about 5 miles and went quite close to the shore. The boat trip very well organised and hosted by Pete who was most informative and...More

Thank Michael Georgs J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this visit it was worth it we drove here parked up inside walled city.Then jumped in a cab driver took us around the perimeter fence it was very interesting to see it but also sad state to see.

Thank Mandy B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

So sad to see - the beaches are absolutely stunning here but to see so many derelict hotels is quite emotional..... 36 in total - all side by side as this used to be the tourist capital of the island. Churches and schools that have...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got picked up on time from our hotel and was taken on the best trip ever places no one else takes you because they don't know about them Mr John was full of information for the whole six hours showing things you do not see...More

3  Thank MICHAEL K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found a bill board with leaflets about Mr John's Trip to Famagusta, so we phoned and booked. Pay cash at the end of the trip. He gave us brief details of the 6 hour trip and where to meet his mini-bus. The whole experience...More

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been visiting North Cyprus of nearly 20 years and the sight of the abandoned area of Famagusta never fails to stir your emotions. The hotels with the broken lift shafts and the shops and houses and churches just suspended in time. Amazing to...More

Thank Ann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to Cyprus numerous times over past years and had never been to Famagusta to visit the Ghost Town or Old Town. We were staying in Protaras and decided to go with Mr John's tour from past reviews on TripAdvisor, we were so...More

Thank Lenny M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing day we had with Mr John at only 20 euros per person... Mr John lived in Famagusta so had first hand knowledge of what happened in 1974. Loads of information - local tour guide joined us at the border... just can't praise...More

Thank Denise065
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ghost town is a pointless dilapidated bunch of buildings that hideously block the potential picturesque area of famagusta. It had no puryother than an eyesore reminder of the 1974 war. I say demolish it all and allow the area to be developed.

Thank kelliegirl01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most fascinating people I have ever met with such a sad story to tell. Famagusta or The Ghost Town as it is known was invaded by the Turkish army in 1974 and the people are still suffering from their loss especially MrJohn....More

1  Thank Derbyredman
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Sue W | Reviewed this property |
When we went to Famagusta we were with a tour group,so I don't know about taking a car there,Famagusta is good for walking around the ghost town is forbidden we took photos of the ghost town from the beach there and some of... More
30 August 2017|
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Response from EKSKS21 | Reviewed this property |
We had planned on hiring a car but a friend whom had visited Famagusta on an earlier visit to Cyprus advised us against independent travel. After speaking to Rep based at our Hotel we opted to book as a group excursion... More
23 August 2017|
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Response from gingerjudith | Reviewed this property |
Lots of options in the north - just ask your hotel reception and they'll point you in the right direction.