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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 4 days ago

Visited the ghost town as part of a Tui day trip from Pafos. I found the ghost town sight fascinating yet the history behind this disturbing. How the area was invaded back in 1974 and all the residents had to get out. The ghost town...More

1  Thank ClaireWRiley
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth the day out, we got to see a lot in a long day but well worth it. Famagusta (Varosha) was fascinating and certainly a ‘highlight’.

Thank Alfie-the-rodent
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out, but so sad seeing the mess that is left, pure devastion, the rep was fantastic, he was a great source of information, and funny.

Thank shelleypops192
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the participants in our coach tour round Northern Cyprus found the peep into Varosha the most memorable of the whole trip. Deeply sad and disturbing and gives much food for thought about conflicts, how soon traces of human civilization will disappear after we...More

4  Thank kattullus
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This town is empty from 70ties, all is dont touched from this year due to evacuation and nobody returned to this town anymore. Nice trip back in time

1  Thank tropolach
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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

You cannot go into the ghost town. The area is surrounded by fences and guarded by Turkish armed guards. Recent history alive. An area still in dispute, with occupied modern bars and hotels nearby. Glad we went to see it but had expected to be...More

2  Thank Nitahud
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Before going to Cyprus I of course read about the history of the island and the events of 1964. But only by seeing Varosha - more or less peeping across the barbed wire as no one is allowed in - makes the conflict clear. An...More

3  Thank platine05
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

This place has a fantastic beach which i have just seen at the photos or films before. I hope more people will see this beauty in the near feature.

1  Thank ankara5000
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We did Mr John's tour back in November. He was very informative and what made it even more poignant was that we were joined on the tour by someone who had holidayed there just before the invasion and had not been back since. Listening to...More

1  Thank thesorrento10
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

A very interesting place to visit, what used to be one of the finest resorts in eastern Mediterranean back in the 70’, now became an inhabited, eerie town. Although there are signs everywhere that video recording and photography are forbidden it’s very hard not to...More

2  Thank Anjelo R
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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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You need to check with your car rental company some allow some dont and if you do get one that allows you have to take out extra insurance at the checkpoint when you cross the border
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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
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