Almost 40 years ago, this airport was a hub of activity in era where commercial flight was finally taking off with the masses.
Now, Cyprus’ Nicosia airport is a derelict site with dilapidated planes abandoned on the tarmac that hasn’t seen a commercial flight since 1977.
Located near the Cypriot capital, the airport is still used by the UN today, but its terminal has fallen beyond disrepair.
It was abandoned three years after a coup d’etat in 1974 by Greek nationalists and an invasion by Turkish forces.
Heavy fighting occurred at the airport, which fell within a UN-controlled buffer zone separating Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots after a ceasefire was signed.
It’s not open to the public, but this fascinating 360-degree virtual tour from Lemonimage lets viewers take a peek inside one of the eeriest abandoned terminals in the world.