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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  • We visited on an excursion from Paphos 3/4 hour nowhere near enough time here. Fantastic amphitheater and other ruins to see with mosaics.  more »
  • Take the time, I recommend that you see, is quite well preserved until the present day and has a very large time visited but fascinating. Go to the stairs and follow the view of the sea and the ancient theater, because inside.
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  • a very beautiful (and large!) site, although little highlighted... don't hesitate to push up to the Basilica, not "just" theatre, the site is great, provide 2 h to get the best.
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  • Fascinating Roman city. Beautiful Setting. Unfortunately some of the visitors have no respect and leave their rubbish behind...
  • A long way to go, but combined with a trip to Famagusta is worth it. So many parts, with the theatre and baths. We had a guide and that brought more of it to life. You could sense in some places the history, and things that must have happened there. If you like taking photos this is a very good place.
  • One can easily spend a couple of hours there: walking around and exploring this ancient city
  • Beautiful scenery & views. Very well preserved & maintained. Interesting
  • Amazing. Get map of the layout and plan your walk accordingly. Lots of nooks and crannies to explore.
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