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“Palpable example of unsolvable human conflict”

Ghost Town Famagusta
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US$28.52*
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras
Ranked #2 of 27 things to do in Famagusta
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 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 have extinguished ourselves, etc.

4  Thank kattullus
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 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 able to walk around. As we were on an excursion I think this could have been explained. We had an excellent guide. This was a TUI trip from Paphos.

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 important visit, a very sad one, too.

4  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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