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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 is not Pompeii and is really rather a jumble, it is uneven and walking around has to be done with care.Stay by the pool and dont bother  more »
  • Very friendly reception. Terrain is very extensive. Unfortunately, many parts are still not excavated and overgrown. What you can see is fantastical and partly well preserved. The sea can be seen from some places. One can not imagine that parts were used allegedly by Salamis in the walled city of Famagusta. What must have had this city for dimensions. A small restaurant is located on the site
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  • Enchanting old town from the Roman time. Very impressive standing and crawling on a piece of history, it put the aspect ratio in perspective. We enjoyed that there were no guards who patrolled inside the city, we were allowed to suck up to them, at their own pace and on their own conditions, without there were eyes on a constant.
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  • Stunning but bad maintained. They spoke there even german. Great to climb great for pictures but large area and lot to walk. Taxi drove us from Famagusta and waited for us. You need just bargain the price.
  • The atmosphere in this place hits u the moment you arrive,a stunning day out with very good entry charge,the only negative is preservation you can climb and go anywhere this place should be protected better so future generations can enjoy.
  • Wonderful surprise. Very photogenic area even after the many years of wear and tear from mother nature.
  • There's a small fee got get in, but once in you can pretty much go wherever you like. There are no guides though, and you have to make do with an annotated map of the historical area.
  • A beautiful site to see and really nice to know that it's been looked after after the Turkish invasion and occupation of Northern Cyprus.