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Greek Island Spinalonga Included in Creepiest Ghost Towns of the World

spinalongaOur planet is full of towns and villages that have been abandoned, leaving behind an empty shell of what they once used to be. However, several of these “creepy” places are visited by thousands of travelers and thrill seekers each year. The Daily Mail published a list of the 7 creepiest ghost towns on Earth, which included Spinalonga in Greece and Varosha in Cyprus.
Spinalonga is an island near Crete, Greece that used to host lepers and was abandoned in 1962. Now it operates as a tourist destination, where visitors can enjoy the beautiful sea view.
The list also included the town of Varosha in Famagusta, Cyprus, an old summer resort which was visited by many celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor and Brigitte Bardot. Varosha was abandoned in 1974 after the Turkish invasion and remains a ghost town to this day.
Daily Mail also included abandoned cities such as Pripyat, Ukraine which was abandoned in 1986, following the Chernobyl nuclear power station accident and Hashima island in Japan. More than 5,000 people lived on the island until 1974, when the mine was closed and the area was abandoned.
Oradour-sur-Glane in France, a village that was bombed by Nazis in June 1944; Bodie, California an area that was abandoned in 1962 and Kolmanskop, Namibia were also included on Daily Mail’s list of the 7 creepiest ghost towns in the world.

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