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Ghost Town Famagusta

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Address: Famagusta, Famagusta, Cyprus
Phone Number: 0035799622139
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras
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Full Day Tour Including Famagusta and the Ghost City from Paphos

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Frozen in time

My husband and myself visited as part of an organised tour in November 2016. It was a very sobering and eerie place to see and even after we left I still found myself feeling sad... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Abbeylls
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long days trip nut worth it very scary what happened having 3 hours to get out when turkey invaded in 1974 being left in same condition to this day . Its classed as a military area so you cant go in or take photos armed guards on fences apparantley 1900 people were missing from 1974 hmmmmm conspiracy theory

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and myself visited as part of an organised tour in November 2016. It was a very sobering and eerie place to see and even after we left I still found myself feeling sad about it in the evening. We first walked to the beach and saw the deserted hotels, sealed off by a green fence and advising it... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The whole area used to be a thriving neighborhood and is now part of the UN buffer zone between north and south Cyprus. Everything has been left as it was in 1974, now abandoned, falling apart, behind fences and military surveillance. A reminder of the situation in Cyprus. Not a typical tourist experience but a disturbing war like sight, in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While staying at the resort town of Ayia Napa we decided to do the Mr John ghost town tour of Varosha and Famagusta. Most people would have never heard about this place nor know the history. We found this tour absolutely fascinating but with many different emotions of bewilderment, sadness and a little anger of how a why this could... More 

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Thank katina c
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to learn the history of Cyprus and all about the war in 1974 this is a must see! Amazing how a place the size of this can just be derelict! If you want to see something different then this is definitely the place!

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Thank Dc11yer
Neath, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like many, you have the romantic idea of seeing a city frozen in time. You Can't!! You cannot take photo's at all of the area & there was a chaperone with us to ensure we didn't. Not that there was anything to take a photo of. You are so close to the fence by the buildings that have been looted... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited famagusta it's a lovely place to visit and well worth it. But it's very hard to see this as it's quite heart breaking to see the devastation. To see what was a lovely city behind bars hopefully Cyprus will get its island back some day 😈😔

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Motril, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's creepy being next to no man's land. Shabby abandoned buildings, heartbreaking if you think about the tragedies that took place here 42 years ago. There was a guy with a machine gun making sure no one enters, we were not supposed to take pics but we took one anyway he didn't seem to care. He's probably done with curious... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We booked a half day trip with Mr John to Famagusta. Mr John is very passionate about where he once lived and tells the story with great passion and sorrow. With this tour we stopped on 3 separate occasions once for lunch and a walk around the old town in Famagusta (lunch not included) Mr John showed us where he... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Traveled to Turkish side just for this, but when we finally got there, everything was guarded by army men, so you can only see just a small glimpse of ghost town, but I think its still worth it. Never seen anything like it in Europe.

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