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Nicosia's abandoned houses, hotels and planes

In the early 1970s, the Varosha quarter of Famagusta was a top tourist destination, with golden sands, high-rise hotels and shopping precincts, frequented by the likes of Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor...

from Mail Online

Hauntingly beautiful abandoned locations that nature is reclaiming

Varosha in Famagusta, Cyprus was once a glamorous beach town graced by film stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot, but is now deserted. It was abandoned when the resort was invaded by Turkish troops in 1974, and today is fenced off and still occupied

from Oddee

10 Most Amazing Ghost Towns

FAMAGUSTA Cyprus, This was once a tourist destination and is supposedly going to be again...

from Urban Ghosts Media

Varosha: Rare Photos Inside Northern Cyprus' Ghost City

'One of several ghost cities of Eurasia, the abandoned resort of Varosha in Famagusta was once Northern Cyprus’ most exclusive tourist destination frequented by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Brigitte Bardot. But since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cypress, the Varosha quarter has been abandoned, its hotels, restaurants and highrise structures slowly decaying amid the ruins of this once thriving millionaires’ playground.'