Here is a haunting photo essay on an abandoned beachfront city on the island of Cyprus.
If you are interested, this wouldn't be a bad place to get some background information.
The story of Varosha brings up a fascinating topic: the history of abandoned, destroyed, or otherwise diminished resort cities, especially in the twentieth century. They are all over the world, even in the US, and they all have poignant and important stories to tell about their time and place. Just a thought.