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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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  • We found this place amazing and very interesting our guide was great and knew so much information and you do need a guide if you want to know about Salamis. When there you can imagine the hustle and b...  more »
  • Staff very good food quality is good pool is already great enough for sea not far from the port and Castle bafrada so there is nothing more to stay in hotels as well as a family missing
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  • Went there in mid of noon and it was very hot I think it was about 37c not my best decision but we decided to checked it out and wow it was very hot walking round the ruins and we all (5 of us) probab...  more »

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Where to stay in Famagusta

Although Famagusta was once a bustling tourist destination, the city enjoys far fewer tourists today. The hotels that remain tend to be orientated towards luxury travel, offering on-site restaurants, swimming pools, and even a private section of beach. Vacation rentals are more plentiful and often a good value, particularly if you're traveling in a large group. However, they are frequently set in residential neighborhoods. To make the most of Famagusta's nightlife, opt for a place within walking distance of Salamis Road.
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