Driving north from here, just for the tourist office, a wide road, formerly known as Independence Avenue, leads out of Varosha. Some 300m from the wide avenue on the left side, the eye can be captured by small steam locomotive that sits just behind a fence wire. A plaque announces that the first locomotive was imported into Cyprus in 1904. the little railway line that ran was the only one in Cyprus, built by the British, ranging from Gazima? U.S. through Nicosia to Morphou.There were passenger services, but very few pf Cypriots took advantage of them, beign too poor to afford a ticket, or the content more slowly traveling by donkey or cart. The main function of the railway was to transport copper and chrome mines Skouriotissa Gazima port? U.S., where it came from England by boat. In 1945 the railroad began to fall into disrepair and diesel trucks proved more economical to transport copper ore. The last train ran in 1951.Following the road further south, soon reaching the edge of Varosha, located 1 km south of the old Gazima? USA. Once the affluent suburb of Varosha Greek, the "Monte Carlo of the Middle East." He grew up in the 1960 will be much larger than the walled city. While the walled city of Turkey declined, this complex of Greek-Cypriot fashion and expatriates multiplied with the hotels and apartments along 6 km (4 miles) Glossa beach, said to be the best beach in the eastern Mediterranean. In early 1970 it had a population of 35,000, mostly Greeks. In March, the annual Gazima? U.S. Orange Festival took place here, where visitors were pelted with oranges until they could eat. Varosha was famous for its gardens orange and fertile gardens, and the district had many windmills, sometimes called the City of Windmills.Now fencing and abandoned, which was evacuated in 1974 when the Turks caught for use as a bargaining card in future negotiations. There was no military necessity for their capture, and that Turkish Cypriots living there. About the paper is now in the hands of the UN, but in practice the Turkish army used a hotel as a headquarters, two hotels as a student, and one more as an officers' club. Furniture plunder continues, despite the fence, and every year as a peer within you may detect many homes where they boarded the doors were forced, DM Ripper out windows and weeds growing on the floor. It is difficult to see how this or any other ancient Greek property could be returned. Here in Varosha Most houses need total renovation and in some cases, even before demolition begins again. When the Greek houses were used and lived in other northern parts, many have been sold to foreigners who have spent much money on restoration. After 1974 the Turkish Cypriots Greek houses were given under a of government compensation for lost property and land in the south. Be issued a document that gave the title to it and they were then free to sell. In some cases there have been several sales of the same houses or from 1974 to unravel all these transactions now would be a powerful task.You can drive south all the way along the edge of the fenced area until you see the checkpoint barrier blocking your path: Attila line is just one or two kilometers away. You may return slightly different way of branching out into the sea whenever he can, hugging the fence throughout.Emerging Varosha near the lagoon from the sea, you view another restaurant group singles out the modest yacht marina. At the tip beyond that is the luxury of Palm Beach Hotel. Management originally Greek and made a call the Constantia, Palm Beach has been recently renovated and is the only high standard hotel which is still accessible in this part of Varosha. The other hotels once known as the Greek, Florida and King George, are on the fence. Geek Cypriots, aware of the possibility of profit, run cruises from Ayia Napa, to tourists are out and the comrades in the ghost town. We also organize trips minibus or taxi to an observation platform in the town of Dherinia, from Varosha which can be discerned through telescopes and binoculars.The an official view that tourists who visit ca Varosha is the Museum of icons. The museum is open only working day before 13.30 to get here, since the unit Canbulat south gate and go straight through the north end of Fevzi Cakmak, ignoring the left turn to the Palm Beach Hotel. Park your car in the square next to the guard post, you can walk through the gate to the museum, located in a fairly modern Orthodox Church Maras. Hotels in North Cyprus The icons are nothing special, most dating from the last 50 years, with the most old less than 300 years old, although the sound is impressive, especially notable if one of the resident pigeons flying under the dome, and the feeling who are entering the heart of the demilitarized zone, make the detour worthwhile.
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