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Ghost Town Famagusta

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Address: Famagusta | mr John Mob: 0035799622139, Famagusta, Cyprus
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USD 27.42*
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras
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USD 41.14*
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Discovery Sightseeing Boat Trip from Protaras
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USD 67.42*
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Salamis Ancient Kingdom and Famagusta from Limassol

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Mr John took us on a lovely trip, very interesting and his small bus took us close to the edge down small roads where the larger buses can't get. Then he took us to the Turkish... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris B
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our Thomson rep really hyped this up, eg: hairs standing up on the back of her neck, the whole tour group in shocked silence, could see inside the buildings and hotels, houses, schools had just been abandoned. It was nothing like that, just a large part of the neighbourhood sectioned off with buildings that looked to have been cleared out... More 

Thank Rymer2014
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I picked up a leaflet for this tour near the beach. There are leaflets to be found all over the tourist spots. I text Mr John and he text back to come to my hotel to pick me up the next day. He arrived right on time and about 20 of us set off. It was very informative, with several... More 

Thank angela7821
Dronfield, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mr John took us on a lovely trip, very interesting and his small bus took us close to the edge down small roads where the larger buses can't get. Then he took us to the Turkish side which was good and to the beach to look at the ghost town beach. well worth the money. and a little sad at... More 

Thank Chris B
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the town of Famagusta as an organised trip from our hotel in Limassol through TUI, the actual town of Famagusta is very interesting with lots of untouched buildings, there is no problem finding somewhere to eat and drink at very reasonable prices. After our visit to the town we were taken on a coach tour to the "ghost... More 

1 Thank want2gothere
Durham, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

we came to Cyprus to find archaeology and what we found was politics. I felt very uncomfortable. And the fact that this seems to be a "toruist attraction"!

1 Thank mcwDurham
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93 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit. Visted with mr.john and also on the boat trips. Such fascinating history. Listened to the many stories..well worth the visit. So accessible and a little spooky

1 Thank Paul D
Winchester, United Kingdom
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254 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying at the Arkin Palm Hotel and looked across at these buildings on a beautiful stretch of coast and thought what a waste

Thank Katharine186300
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84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is interesting and thought provoking as other reviewers say but you can't enter the area, you can only drive aroung the outskirts of it. Taking photos is also forbidden

Thank Wendy M
Norwich, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove in our hire car from South to North Cyprus. Take your passport as they check it at border control. We had to take out 2 day minimum additional car insurance at the border, as you cant do it from the car hire place. It cost 20 euros. Once in Famagusta you can use Turkish lira or euro. We... More 

Thank leegoffin54
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very powerful experience, a pointant reminder of scars of conflict in the midst of Europe. If you are crossing from the South side by car, take passports and buy insurance at the border booth before passport control.

Thank Alexander P

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