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Famagusta City Tour with Salamis & 'Ghost Town' from Paphos
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Like many, you have the romantic idea of seeing a city frozen in time. You Can't!! You cannot take photo's at all of the area & there was a chaperone with us to ensure we didn't. Not that there was anything to take a photo of.
You are so close to the fence by the buildings that have been looted many years ago, that you cannot see any of the intact houses/shops/etc lie further in. You would get the same effect by visiting a local derelict building in your home town that's due to be demolished - or visit Coventry!!
I suppose if you're in a nearby resort, then go see it just to satisfy your curiosity, but it's not worth a trip of more than 2hrs or in our case a full day at £59/person & no lunch!! Thomson's should be ashamed of themselves.
The plus side of things was our guide (from the south) who was full of information surrounding the events of the time & the current situation.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Having visited famagusta it's a lovely place to visit and well worth it. But it's very hard to see this as it's quite heart breaking to see the devastation. To see what was a lovely city behind bars hopefully Cyprus will get its island back some day 😈😔

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

It's creepy being next to no man's land. Shabby abandoned buildings, heartbreaking if you think about the tragedies that took place here 42 years ago.
There was a guy with a machine gun making sure no one enters, we were not supposed to take pics but we took one anyway he didn't seem to care. He's probably done with curious tourists trying to peek behind the fence.
It's a beautiful beach, water is warm and there are no stones. Perfect for swimming. The sordid ugly fence and barbed wires just makes it more unique.

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank Butterfly335
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We booked a half day trip with Mr John to Famagusta.
Mr John is very passionate about where he once lived and tells the story with great passion and sorrow.
With this tour we stopped on 3 separate occasions once for lunch and a walk around the old town in Famagusta (lunch not included)
Mr John showed us where he used to live and go to school, his commentary was a little hard to follow at times though.
He drove us to places where other tours don't go, we drove right next to where the buildings stood empty surrounded by barbed wire and warnings not to enter. Taking photographs is also strictly forbidden.
This trip was a real insight into what happened in 1974, 42 years ago!!
Would definitely recommend.
The trip cost €20 for adults & €12 for children up to the age of 12.
This trip isn't suitable for children under the age of 10.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

Traveled to Turkish side just for this, but when we finally got there, everything was guarded by army men, so you can only see just a small glimpse of ghost town, but I think its still worth it. Never seen anything like it in Europe.

Date of experience: October 2016
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