Varosha is in the Turkish occupied city of Famagusta in Cyprus. It was previously a modern tourist area. In the year of 1974 however, the Turkish invaded Cyprus and tore up the island. Citizens fled, expecting to be able to return to their homes. The Turkish military wrapped it in barbed wire and now controls it completely. Allowing nobody to enter to this day, aside from themselves and UN personnel. Though on the positive side, rare sea turtles have begun nesting on the deserted beaches.
Global Urbex: 12 Haunting Abandoned Buildings and Places
Philadelphia may not find itself in America’s decaying rust belt, but as a large industrial city there is bound to be a wealth of historic abandonments on urban explorers‘ radars. This defunct power plant is a good example, photographed by Murtaza Paghdiwala. Despite languishing in the grip of urban decay, some impressive machinery can still be seen on site.
#abandoned Varosha, Cyprus Varosha is in the Turkish occupied city of Famagusta in Cyprus. It was previously a modern tourist area, and flowered into one of the most luxurious holiday destinations. In the year of 1974 however, the Turkish invaded Cyprus and tore up the island. Citizens fled, expecting to be able to return to their homes within days. The Turkish military wrapped it in barbed wire and now controls it completely. Only the govt and UN personnel may enter.
Perhaps the most haunting and downright weird tourist attraction on Cyprus, the abandoned Maras district (known in Greek as the 'Varosia') really is a sight worth seeing. This city is a lingering reminder of the relatively recent year of 1974, when the Turkish intervened in the civil war to protect the Turkish Cypriots as Turkey is one of three Grantor country over the island. Turkey since then barricaded off with barbed wire the whole area till a peace treaty would be a stablished. still…
7 Eerie Abandoned Resorts and Holiday Destinations
Once a lively tourist haven in the city of Famagusta, Varosha has remained abandoned and strictly off-limits to urban explorers since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. It’s a far cry from the days when the elegant hotels and restaurants along JFK Boulevard and Leonidas hosted the likes Dame Elizabeth Taylor, with the abandoned buildings of Varosha now crumbling in ways that remind of The World Without Us.