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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 yesterday

Bizarre yet sad and alluring this relic is a remarkable place to visit. Varosha, Famagusta, is a ghost town in which its many buildings continue to decay. It is a forbidden zone so you must be very careful when taking photographs and video. Of course...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
Reviewed 3 days ago

As I said above I have waited 15 years to visit Famagusta after our last visit to Cyprus and learnt about the Turkish invasion on 20th of July 1974 killing innocent men women and children !! Shocking as it may be but they were only...More

1  Thank KevinHanover
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great trip with S.A. Coaches, stopping first of all for a coffee/comfort break. Then on to the ruined city of Salamis, which was very, very interesting. After that on to St Barnabus Monestary, again very interesting. Last place to visit was the ghost town of...More

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 5 days ago

My partner and I have experienced one of our best tours ever. Mr John's tour of the border area between Cyprus and the Turkish zone was absolutely fantastic. While neither of us are tour folk, we took the chance on this one and came up...More

Thank Bernie D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an odd place to visit. It's unlikely you've ever seen a small town of hotels abandoned since 1974 and in they respects it's a fascinating place. However, you can't go in it because of the barriers and soldiers, and you can't photograph it...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked the coach trip to famagusta whilst holidaying in protaras in Oct 2015. We were really disappointed with the coach trip as the coach broke down and there was nothing to see as you can not get out of the coach when you arrive...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We travel regularly to the North of the island and often visit the Beach from where you can see the deserted and derelict hotels. It is a fundamental shame that this once prosperous area has been abandoned. 40,000 inhabitants were evicted in the invasion by...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked easily through What'sApp (booking in advance highly recommended, this trip fills up quickly!) and we were picked up right outside our hotel in Protaras. This was such a personal, informative tour, Mr John serving as both driver and tour guide (in English). He's a...More

3  Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a trip through Thomson which included visiting the ruins at Salamis. At lunch time we stopped at Famagusta old town and had an amazing meal in one of the restaurants and a wander round the old streets, our guide had already taken us...More

1  Thank Ninny15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The region is lovely. The sheer fact that the 'war between Turkey and Greece' is still evident (albeit a political war now) and the Ghost town is being used as a bartering tool is very sad. I had the fortune to speak with Greek Cypriots...More

Thank ifonlywestwickham
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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.