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. To visit Salamis Ancient City on your trip to Famagusta, use our Famagusta holiday planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 14, 2017
    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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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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