Famagusta and the ghost-town of Varosha
Famagusta – the oldest city in the eastern part of Cyprus, founded in the III century BC. e. For many centuries Famagusta was one of the main port cities of the Mediterranean. Earlier here was the residence of King Richard the Lionheart. And in the last century the city was a prestigious resort for recreation. Here came such stars as Brigitte Bardot, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
You will see Old Town, a defensive fortress, designed by Leonardo Da Vinci, the tower Othello – the heroine of Shakespeare’s tragedy – the place where took place described in the novel history, St. Nicholas’ Church, built the prototype of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame -. Now Mosque Lala Mustafa Pasha, the Church Peter and Paul, as well as the ghost town of Varosha.
Recommended: comfortable shoes, headdress, water. In the Old Town are souvenir shops. During purchases in local stores, bargain with sellers, this is part of the culture.