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Salamis Ancient City, Famagusta

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Pretty location, nice example of Roman architecture. We had a guided your wich was essential to make the most of this site as there is no information boards. I wouldn't recommend this trip if you have...  read more »
  • To bring some movement in our relaxing break in, we opted for a visit! It has paid off, when does much to create an even heat. Admission is really cheap with €3. It's exciting and interesting alone to go without signposts and about to touch and climb on a tour of discovery! The nearby beach then invites you to a refreshing bath.
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  • If you are in Northern Cyprus and you have any interest in history Salamis ruins are a must see. First of all there is the shear scale of the site and then the incredible amount of ruins. You can walk...  read more »
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting partially preserved old Roman city. The baths and the gymnasium are in fairly good condition, as well as the theater. If you go in deeper you can find miscellaneous ruins, even signs from the time Christians came to convert the locals.
  • I really like this site, it is very complete and you can visit a roman gymnasium and thermae really well conserved. If you are in Cyprus you absolutely have to visit Salamis.
  • Great place
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