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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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  • Salamis is a very extensive site with no buildings or works of exceptional art. But instead, the sea worth a visit, especially if you never visited another archaeological site in Turkey, Greece or Italy.
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  • The whole are was great it was amazing to see buildings that were several centuries old in such good condition The amphitheater was a site not to be missed 
  • We had chance to visit Salamis Ruins, St Barnabas, kings graves, the Othello castle and the area. Very interesting. 
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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.