Ghost City of Varosha
One of the most famous ghost towns in the world, Varosha (called Marash in Turkish) is located in the south of the city Famagusta.
Once a famous holiday destionation for tourists from all around the world with the most beautiful beach and the biggest hotels of the island, Varosha was emptied after the division of the island in 1974. Since then, it has been an uninhabited military zone, watched out by soldiers at all times.
Before 1974, it was a booming tourist spot with the beautiful beach and big luxury hotels visited by several celebrities from all around the world, such as Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
Right next to the Ghost Town is Palm Beach, where one can have the chance to see the abandoned town from outside and enjoy beautiful sea and sandy beach at the same time.