Salamis Ancient City, Famagusta

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The ruins of the ancient capital of Cyprus, , sits along the eastern coast of the island and preserves bits of what was once a great city-state. Dating back to the 11th century BC Bronze Age, the site today is made up of Roman statues, pillars, chambers, crumbling walls, an extensively restored gymnasium, and a theater that could seat up to 15,000 people. You will also see sections of ancient Roman baths and public spaces, as well as pieces of mosaics and remains of a Byzantine basilica. Take plenty of water and apply sunscreen, as shade is sparse at the site. Salamis Ancient City is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Famagusta Edition.
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  • An amazing archaeological site which has been partially discovered. If you like Roman History and/or Mythology then Salamis is a must for you to visit!  more »
  • It is one of the most important places to see in Famagusta. Unfortunately the place is not very clean however the amphitheater is amazing  more »
  • We arrived without excursions, so spent the day in this place (of course the beach immediately). No Wikipedia, only your imagination. As for me, the ruins of a very pretty:-) Although scattered on a rather large territory, but they are bound by the road on which you can travel comfortably in the shade of the trees (though not universally). Not sure what all is in place. Bring plenty of water. imagine how much this was drunk during the whole period the inhabitants of the city (though this was most likely wine:-) And of course without bathing in the warm waters of Salamis trip would not be complete.
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  • Amazing ruins of Roman and Greek civilizations. Most tours just go round the central part, but if you have the time, wander round the rest of it. The forest/wildlife area it is set in is a nice setting if it isn't too hot.
  • Ruins of an ancient roman city in a very good condition. Interesting place for people who are familiar with and interested in ancient history. Huge bath and spa complex which gives you an idea about live quality in ancient times.
  • Not my "cup of tea", but for a ruin fan a 4th star might have been correct
  • Breathtaking tour into ancient times. Must see. The theater with capacity for 15000 people remains partly standing. The big downside of the whole place is disgusting mesa around (garbage, cans, plastic bottles and things such as Vodafone flyiers and banners)
  • Good half day out fantastic ruins amphitheatre in very good condition worth a visit under advertised needs promoting better

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Where to stay in Famagusta

Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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