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Why it is Forbidden to Enter This Mediterranean Resort

In the early Varosha, Cyprus was one of the Mediterranean’s most glamorous and popular tourist destinations. An upscale quarter in Famagusta Bay, its bright blue waters and beautiful sandy b…

Nature covers the abandoned houses of the Varosha quarter on January 5, 2017 in Famagusta, Cyprus. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the abandoned quarter of Varosha was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Nature covers the abandoned houses of the Varosha quarter on January 5, 2017 in Famagusta, Cyprus. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the abandoned quarter of Varosha was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

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Varosha (Chipre)

Discover Varosha Beach Resort in Famagusta, Cyprus: A resort city now stands abandoned, caught in the middle of a divided island.

High-rise hotels and apartments are crumbling after years of neglect following the 1974 war, which split Cyprus in half

Drone footage shows stunning view of Cyprus' ghost town

In its heyday, Varosha, on the island of Cyprus, lured the likes of Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot (inset), but it has fallen into ruin since it was seized by Turkish troops during a war in

Varosha, Cyprus

closed, occupied, moved and plundered Varosha town, Cyprus: urban_decay

Deserted houses and streets in the deserted town of Varosha, in northern Cyprus

It's oh, so quiet: The eerie abandoned towns that have been left to rust and gather dust

Deserted houses and streets are seen in this February 1997 file photo taken during a press tour in the deserted town of Varosha, in northern Cyprus.

Nature covers the abandoned houses of the Varosha quarter on January 5, 2017 in Famagusta, Cyprus. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the abandoned quarter of Varosha was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Nature covers the abandoned houses of the Varosha quarter on January 5, 2017 in Famagusta, Cyprus. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, the abandoned quarter of Varosha was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world.

Varosha: Rare Photos Inside Northern Cyprus' Ghost City | Urban Ghosts |

Varosha: Rare Photos Inside Northern Cyprus' Ghost City

Varosha: Rare Photos from Inside Cyprus’ ‘Ghost City’

Varosha. Chipre.

Varosha. Chipre.

North Brother, una isla fantasma a 20 minutos de los rascacielos de Nueva York

This Abandoned Island Lies In The Middle Of New York City!

People sit next to a wall blocking access to the UN buffer zone in the Greek Cypriot-controlled area of central Nicosia on March 14, 2014

People sit next to a wall blocking access to the UN buffer zone in the Greek Cypriot-controlled area of central Nicosia on March 2014

Turkish forces and UN personnel are the only people allowed inside No Man’s Land. Sure, some brave urban explorers have hopped the fence and gone inside, but the urbex risk here isn’t simply a matter of being arrested if caught by Turkish troops patrolling the ghost town. Trespassers, if caught, could be executed on the spot.

Abandoned homes in Varosha ghost town

Varosha, Famagusta (Cyprus)

9 More Amazing Ghost Towns

From the Pennsylvania hamlet destroyed by a mine fire to the seaside resort turned war zone, check out 9 more unusual ghost towns and the stories behind their abandonment.

Abandoned seaside town, popular 1970's resort frequented by stars, such as Elizabeth Taylor. Click for story.

Seaside Ghost Town: The Abandoned Millionaire's Resort

Abandoned Mediterranean Resort: Varosha Quarter in Famagusta, Cyprus

Κατά καιρούς διάφορες ιστοσελίδες, δημοσιεύουν μεμονωμένες φωτογραφίες προσώπων και τοπίων, από το αφιέρωμα που είχε κάνει το 1928 το περιοδικό National Geographic magazine στην Κύπρο.

1928 picture of Saint Anne church in Famagusta.

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