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Ghost Town Famagusta

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Address: Famagusta, Famagusta, Cyprus
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I wanted to see the ghost city you can not get inside only drive or walk around. Buildings have been left to root since 74 sad to see

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Paul S
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Strangely this was one of the highlights of my holiday. It is like nothing I have seen before. An absolute must to see. Went with tour group and guide. Definitely has an atmosphere that affects you. Make sure you walk down to the beach and see the exclusion zone from there. You can see the sun loungers still on the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What an eerie place, a monument to man's inhumanity and senselessness. It's like looking at an apocalyptic film set, rather than reality - due to the state of the buildings, it's probably far too dangerous for visitors to walk through, but the constant reminders not to take photos (of so many places in Northern Cyprus) is quite bewildering. Let's hope... More 

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Thank Bryan M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting place... Part of Cyprus hystory... Varosha is really big town with so sad story! Dont miss this place when You will visit famagusta...

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1 Thank Borek N
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were picked up by Mr John at the villa we were staying at and from the moment we got on the mini bus which he drove until the time we got off we were entertained by the experience of Mr John from the time he lived in Famagusta to the time he and his family had to flee for... More 

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1 Thank Peter C
Bratislava Region, Slovakia
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22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Ghost Town is behind the metal fence and you are not allowed to take any pictures. Soldiers are guarding it and can take your camera if you do so. It looks very sad, but if you are in Famagusta worth to see it

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Thank Tina707K
Essex, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to see the ghost city you can not get inside only drive or walk around. Buildings have been left to root since 74 sad to see

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Thank Paul S
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove around perimeter then run into checkpoint with two armed soldiers who signalled us to turn back..scary😨..would love too see inside the city it would be like a time warp back to 1973..Turks would make a fortune doing guided tours..👍

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Thank Edward D
Langholm, Dumfriesshire
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You can get close to Varesha, abandoned since 1974, but the whole area is under Turkish Military control, guarded and you are not allowed to photograph it(but people do) Just amazing to see all the decay.

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Thank sirob
Famagusta, Cyprus
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place has been freezed since seventies and looks like a massive set of a fictional movie, somewhere floating between a nightmare and melancoly. Although this place is located in military buffer zone, you can walk around border line and look at the rusty windows and empty houses behinde the fences. Remember that, this place is military zone and photo... More 

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Xghajra, Malta
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Have been to this silent city on a redbus tour.... i must say it is not nice seeing all the golden places to stay like that,...Hope one day cyprus will reunite together and make hstory...I have been with local people chatting and they are nice...even the turks can,t blame all because the world is full of bad and good.but let... More 

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