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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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  • This site is just north of Famagusta. The site has been influenced by a number of civilisations e.g. Greeks, Persians, Romans, Byzantines and Christians. The baths, amphitheatre and gymnasium is typic...  more »
  • Most fascinating area to wander for very little entrance fee. Over a vast area but not all visible. Lovely to see some ancient monuments among all the modern life.  more »
  • Everyone troops around the Greco-Roman part, which has been partially excavated, but if you like archeaolgy and you have strong shoes on, there is a Byzantine city and plenty more Roman to see.  more »