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.
9. Varosha, Famagusta, Cyprus This lovely beachside resort in Famagusta, Cyprus once catered to members of high society. The jet set, and celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, stayed in the Varosha quarter of this city. Written by: Michele Collet