Famagusta Abandoned City Cyprus - Quick Tour of The Walls of Famagusta
This video of the Famagusta Venetian walls takes you on a 4-minute tour from a bus with commentary. It truly is fascinating to see this old city of Famagusta and what it looks like today.
Famagusta and Ghost city in Cyprus
A guided tour by Mr John to Famagusta (Varosha) and Ghost city in Cyprus.In 1974 the turkish military took controll over the northern part of Cyprus. Many greek cypriots had to leave to the southern parts of the island. Thus a big part of Famagusta is empty and forbidden area, divided by the green line. Only used for military training. One part of this is the big tourist complex, hotels that used to have almost 7000 beds together. Now totally empty, close to the most beautifull beaches on Cyprus. Some new hotells had been built. So today there are people at the beaches.
At the tour we also visited the old city who in older time had more than 300 churches.
Mr John, our guide lived in Famagusta when military took controll. He took us to places no other guide would know of. Not needed to say, but we had a wonderful day.
The Old City of Famagusta, Cyprus (Oct 29, 2015)
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Varosha,Ghost town, Famagusta by drone Phantom 3
Luxury and famous resort in 70's , now abandoned and sealed by turkish army since conflict in 1974 .
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1974 to present day
Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the city of Varosha had a population of 39,000. Following the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974, the Greek Cypriot army withdrew its forces to Larnaca. The Turkish army advanced as far as the Green Line, which is the present day border between the two communities. Just hours before the Greek Cypriot and Turkish armies met in military combat on the streets of Famagusta, the entire population fled, fearing a massacre. Many refugees fled south to Paralimni, Dherynia, and Larnaca. Paralimni has since become the modern day capital of the Famagusta province.
When the Turkish Army gained control of the area during the invasion, they fenced it off and have since barred admittance to anyone except Turkish military and United Nations personnel. The people living in Varosha hoped to return to their home when the situation calmed down, but the resort was fenced off by the Turkish military.
The UN Security Council Resolution 550 of 1984 ordered for Varosha to be handed over to the administration of the United Nations, and was to be resettled by no other people than the inhabitants who were forced out. The Turkish state did not comply but has held Varosha as a bargaining chip ever since in the hope of persuading the people of Cyprus into accepting a settlement of the Cyprus issue on their terms.
One such settlement plan was the Annan Plan, which the vast majority of Greek Cypriots rejected as unfair. It provided for the return of Varosha to the original residents, but this never happened because the plan was rejected by Greek Cypriot voters in a referendum, as the overall plan was considered unacceptable. The UN Security Council Resolution 550 states that it considers attempts to settle any part of Varosha by people other than its inhabitants as inadmissible and calls for the transfer of this area to the administration of the United Nations. Since 1974, Turkey has forbidden entry to the district with the exception of the TSK personnel.
The European Court of Human Rights awarded between €100,000 and €8,000,000 to eight Greek Cypriots for being deprived of their homes and properties as a result of the 1974 invasion. The case was filed jointly by businessman Constantinos Lordos and others, with the principal judgement in the Lordos case dating back to November 2010. The court ruled that, in the case of eight of the applicants, Turkey had violated Article 1 of Protocol 1 of the European Convention on Human rights on the right of peaceful enjoyment of one's possessions, and in the case of seven of the applicants, Turkey had violated Article 8 on the right to respect for private and family life.
In the absence of human habitation and maintenance, buildings continue to decay. Nature is reclaiming the area, as metal corrodes, windows break, and plants work their roots into the walls and pavement. Sea turtles have been seen[by whom? nesting on the deserted beaches.
During the Cyprus Missile Crisis (1997-1998), the Turkish Cypriot leader, Rauf Denktash, threatened to take over Varosha if the Cypriot government didn't back down.
В 1970-х годах Фамагуста была основным туристическом центром на Кипре. В связи с растущим числом туристов в городе было построено много новых гостиниц и туристических объектов, и особенно много их появилось в Вароше. В период с 1970 по 1974 год город был на пике своей популярности и пользовался признанием многих известных особ того времени. Среди звёзд, которые его посетили, были Элизабет Тейлор, Ричард Бартон, Ракель Уэлч и Брижит Бардо. В Вароше размещалось много современных отелей, а на его улицах располагалось большое количество развлекательных учреждений, баров, ресторанов и ночных клубов.
20 июля 1974 году турецкая армия вторглась на Кипр в ответ на политический переворот в стране, а 15 августа того же года турки заняли Фамагусту. С тех пор Вароша обнесена забором, разграблена и попасть туда практически невозможно.
Закрытый квартал окружен легендами. В интернете есть масса красивых историй, что внутри есть магазины, заполненные одеждой, модной 38 лет назад, и пустые, но полностью оборудованные отели. На самом деле гвартал разграбили в первые же годы после закрытия, и сейчас там даже не осталось оконных рам, не говоря уже про одежду и автомобили. Вароша уже давно стала самым впечатляющим символом разделения острова, населенным призраками прошлого.
Famagusta Cyprus Occupied North
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The city was founded around 274 BC, after the serious damage to Salamis by an earthquake, by Ptolemy II Philadelphus and named Arsinoe after his sister. Arsinoe was described as a fishing town by Strabo in his Geographica in the first century BC. It remained a small fishing village for a long time. Later, as a result of the gradual evacuation of Salamis due to the Arab invasion led by Muawiyah I, it developed into a small port.
Palazzo del Provveditore (the Royal Palace) entrance, Famagusta.
Church of Sts. Peter and Paul (1359) was converted into a mosque in 1571 and renamed as the Sinan Pasha Mosque.
The turning point for Famagusta was 1192 with the onset of Lusignan rule. It was during this period that Famagusta developed as a fully-fledged town. It increased in importance to the Eastern Mediterranean due to its natural harbour and the walls that protected its inner town. Its population began to increase. This development accelerated in the 13th century as the town became a centre of commerce for both the East and West. An influx of Christian refugees fleeing the downfall of Acre (1291) in Palestine transformed it from a tiny village into one of the richest cities in Christendom.
In 1372 the port was seized by Genoa and in 1489 by Venice. This commercial activity turned Famagusta into a place where merchants and ship owners led lives of luxury. The belief that people's wealth could be measured by the churches they built inspired these merchants to have churches built in varying styles. These churches, which still exist, were the reason Famagusta came to be known as the district of churches. The development of the town focused on the social lives of the wealthy people and was centred upon the Lusignan palace, the Cathedral, the Square and the harbour.
In 1570–1571, Famagusta was the last stronghold in Venetian Cyprus to hold out against the Turks under Mustafa Pasha. It resisted a siege of thirteen months and a terrible bombardment, until at last the garrison surrendered. The Ottoman forces had lost 50,000 men, including Mustafa Pasha's son. Although the surrender terms had stipulated that the Venetian forces be allowed to return home, the Venetian commander, Marco Antonio Bragadin, was flayed alive, his lieutenant Tiepolo was hanged, and many other Christians were killed.
Famagusta citadel walls
With the advent of the Ottoman rule, Latins lost their privileged status in Famagusta and were expelled from the city. Greek Cypriots were at first allowed to own and buy property in the city, but were banished from the walled city in 1573-74 and had to settle outside in the area that later developed into Varosha. Turkish families from Anatolia were resettled in the walled city but could not fill the buildings that previously hosted a population of 10,000. This caused a drastic decrease in the population of Famagusta. Merchants from Famagusta, who mostly consisted of Latins that had been expelled, resettled in Larnaca and as Larnaca flourished, Famagusta lost its importance as a trade centre. Over time, Varosha developed into a prosperous agricultural town thanks to its location away from the marshes, whilst the walled city remained dilapidated.
In the walled city, some buildings were repurposed to serve the interests of the Muslim population: the Cathedral of St. Nicholas was converted to a mosque (now known as Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque), a bazaar was developed, public baths, fountains and a theological school were built to accommodate the inhabitants' needs. Dead end streets, an Ottoman urban characteristic, was imported to the city and a communal spirit developed in which a small number of two-storey houses inhabited by the small upper class co-existed with the widespread one-storey houses.
North Cyprus: Famagusta
Ride through the streets of old town of Famagusta, a historic city in North Cyprus/
Przejazd po ulicach starego miasta Famagusty, zabytkowej miejscowości w Północnym Cyprze.
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KYPR (Cyprus) 2012 - Famagusta
Famagusta-staré město (old town)
Medieval City of Famagusta, Cyprus (Oct 29, 2015)
Filmed in Famagusta, Cyprus by Chris Krzentz on Oct 29, 2015. If you like the videos, feel free to subscribe to the Chris Krzentz global youtube channel.
Outreach & Education - Against the Clock: Saving the Endangered Heritage of Famagusta
Once considered the richest city in the world with 365 churches and monumental fortifications, Famagusta in Cyprus has been largely overlooked by much of the world for most of the last century. Recent efforts to draw attention to the importance of the city and its built heritage, such as including the historic walled city on the 2008 and 2010 World Monuments Watch, have encouraged international collaboration and the creation of a revitalization plan for Famagusta. Against the Clock: Saving the Endangered Heritage of Famagusta describes these international partnerships and the various actions taken to preserve the historic structures, including technical missions supported by WMF to inform conservation efforts. This visual tour through the walled city and its churches damaged from a lack of maintenance and exposure to the elements conveys the sense that the clock is ticking.
Learn more: wmf.org/project/historic-walled-city-famagusta
Othello Castle in Famagusta, Cyprus (Oct 14, 2017)
Filmed in Famagusta, Cyprus by Chris Krzentz on Oct 14, 2017. If you like the videos, feel free to subscribe to the Chris Krzentz global youtube channel.
Music composed by Derek and Brandon Fiechter
0:00 – Babylon
3:01 – Byzantium
Famagusta City Walls Part 2/2
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اللە اکبر فی مدینە فاماغوستا فی قبرص
Famagusta - Old Town footage
Camera: Nikon D5200
Varosha Ghost Town | Famous Abandoned City | Famagusta | Cyprus | HD
Varosha is an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta. Before the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city. Its inhabitants fled during the invasion, when it came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned and under the occupation of the Turkish Armed Forces ever since. As of 2018, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town.
Entry is forbidden to the public.
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Famagusta City Walls Part 1/2
This is a video of Famagusta before the war in 1974.
Against the clock: Saving the endangered heritage of Famagusta (Highlights)
The city of Famagusta, located in North-East Cyprus, has been over many centuries at the crossroads between the West and the East, and has played a pivotal role between the Christian and Islamic Worlds. The heritage treasures of this city combine medieval Christian churches and some impressive city walls, among other treasures. Famagusta, once known as the richest city in the world, is now threatened by earthquakes, abandonment and neglect. Due to the severe state of deterioration, it was recently placed on the 2008 World Monuments Watch List of 100 Most Endangered Sites by the World Monument Fund.
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Groovy Historian: Podcast on history of Cyprus : famagusta (Magusa)
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