Ghost Town Famagusta
Ghost Town Famagusta
4.5
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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125rosey
St. Neots, UK42 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Scary that people are still arguing over who owns the land! A must see , must of been beautiful in the early 70s
Written 4 October 2022
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Tour819485
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Fantastic tour of the area with Mr John and Mr Achmed, first hand knowledge of the area and its history. 7 hour trip to all parts of the city for €20.00 very good value. Great double act between them both ! Thoroughly recommended

Mr Jonn : + 357 99 622 139
Written 2 October 2022
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Johannes S
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
The tour was okay, but yelling at a participant in front of the group is not okay. This is not how a tour for tourists should be.
Written 1 October 2022
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thomas o
Glasgow, UK16 contributions
Sep 2022
Give yourself sufficient time to explore this fascinating area - bring some water to keep oneself hydrated - bicycle hire is available though the ones on offer are somewhat ramshackle - definitely visit the beach which has a small cafe selling drinks and snacks - remember to take a camera or cellular phone for the many photo opportunities
Written 28 September 2022
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Richard M
5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This was a fantastic trip. Mr John and Mr Ahmed really made the history come alive with their knowledge and lived experience of the Turkish invasion of Northern Cyprus and the impact on them both and the country in general. It was well worth the €20 each. The centre piece is the visit to the "ghost town" of Varosha which is amazing to see and even more so with the insights and experiences both guides have. The whole trip, including various stops and 1.5hrs for lunch and exploring the old town, lasted around 6 hours, but really flew by. I would highly recommend. You can book directly with Mr John on (00357)99 622 139.
Written 27 September 2022
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demi bevan
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Family
I would recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience famagusta. You will have an experience like no other as Mr john and Ahmed will give you information that nobody else can as he lived in famagusta in 1974.
Mr john and Ahmed are great together and make the experience worth while.
If you are going to famagusta I 100% recommend Mr john and Mr Ahmed. Made our experience a lot of fun and being able to experience with someone who actually lived at famagusta.
Written 25 September 2022
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Anna D
Rijeka, Croatia3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
We booked the tour with Mr. John just the night before, even though at first he had no available places, next morning he texted us that 2 places opened up if we still want to go, so we rushed from Nicosia to Protaras to take this tour. I do recommend booking the tour at least few days in advance since Mr. John is pretty booked. We're really grateful he texted us back and that we got to experience Famagusta and the newly opened part of Varosha with him and Mr. Ahmed. Mr John is a greek Cypriot who was born and raised in the occupied city of Famagusta, more precisely Varosha - the now ghost town, which used to be an important turist destination up to 1974 when it was abandoned, in addition the village was fully closed to the public until 2020.
His companion on this tour is Mr. Ahmed - a turkish Cypriot guide who refers himself as his "best enemy".
Together they make a great team, full of great first hand stories and funny jokes.
In conclusion, great tour for even better price, 20€ for a full day trip seems more than fair. Would recommend it to anyone who is interested to learn more about history of this area.
Thank you again Mr. John and Mr. Ahmed, we had a lovely trip with you.

For bookings and questions here is Mr. John's telephone number : +357 99 622139
Written 22 September 2022
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Kbodz
Southampton, UK4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Excellent value for money.
Mr John gave a very thought provoking account of his experiences since the 1974 war in Cyprus.
Mr Ahmed contributed like wise for the Northern Occupied Territory of Cyprus.
Well worth a visit.
Telephone number for Mr John 00 357 99 622 139
Written 20 September 2022
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Paul G
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Great trip today with Mr John & Ahmed, they have so much knowledge and experience of the War & Ghost Town totally worth the trip👍
Written 14 September 2022
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Catalin F
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Friends
Never left a review before on this website, but now I'm doing it because it was such a great experience and I want to recommand Mr John, because his story deserves it. I you want to go and see the Ghost town, you shoud definitely go with him, you won't be disappointed
Written 10 September 2022
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