Varosha is an abandoned part of the city of Famagusta on Cyprus. The inhabitants of this city fled during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974.
Entrance to the quarter is forbidden to the public as well.
Varosha was a favorite destination of celebrities, such as Bridgitte Bardot, Elizabeth Taylor, and Richard Burton.
Varosha has become one of the world’s most famous ghost towns, attracting many photographers from all around the world.
A demilitarized UN buffer zone (more than 100 miles long) currently dividing the Turkish-occupied north from the independent Republic of Cyprus in the south.
Signs inside the city warn tourists that “photos and movies are forbidden”. Exiled residents regularly pin love-letters and flowers to the barbed wire which divide two sides of the city.