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  • Mr. John was born and brought up in Varosha (Ghost town Famagusta). His family owned a citrus tree grove big piece of land, just outside the town along the coast.

  • Three minutes driving by car or a cigarette off-road walking from Derinia village.

  • Mr. John, being the eldest son of four, was responsible for the irrigation of his land. Unfortunately in 1974 at the age of 15, was forced with his family to abandon their home and their land because of the Turkish invasion.

  • Since then, the northern part of the island is under Turkish military control.

  • Mr. John was also studied in all the secondary schools in the ghost town and he knows every single corner of the ghost city and the history of each different history.

  •  A, Gymnasium Famagusta 1970-1972

  •  C, Gymnasium Famagusta 1972-1973

  •  B, Gymnasium Famagusta 1973-1974



•Scenery and historical sites along the way

•View the Famagusta ghost town from the South

•Discover Dividing Line – Buffer zone

•View the Famagusta ghost town from the North

•Visit Constantia Beach (ghost town Varosha) Famagusta


•Free time to explore the old town of Famagusta

•TripAdvisor Authentic Famagustian professional Driver and Tourist Guide

•Pick up points all over Ayia Napa and Protaras.

Illustrated White Cats


  • Mr. John Ghost Town Famagusta tour is TripAdvisor Award-winning & organizes daily trips to Famagusta from Ayia Napa, Protaras, & Kapparis. .GUIDING THE GHOST TOWN FAMAGUSTA FROM INTO.Mr. John is the only authentic Famagustain guide.

  • Mr. John, the man who livens up the ghost city of Famagusta

  • His name is Giannis Rousou, and he is from Derynia. He is known as Mr. John, the man who daily livens up Famagusta by narrating the city? S history to thousands of tourists whom he transports there by his minibus.

  • Mr. John is a man who knows, like no other, the enclosed city of Famagusta and explains everything regarding the ghost city to the visitors, who are spellbound by his words and eager to learn more about Famagusta? S history.

  • This tour has the purpose to inform and jog memories. Time turns back, and it feels like a movie that as soon as it ends, forces you to face the bitter reality.

  • Giannis Rousou is himself, an ambassador of the city of Evagoras, who faithfully waits for Spring by re-living its drama every day.

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