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. Salamis Ancient City is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Famagusta Edition.
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  • We visited on an excursion from Paphos 3/4 hour nowhere near enough time here. Fantastic amphitheater and other ruins to see with mosaics.  more »
  • Take the time, I recommend that you see, is quite well preserved until the present day and has a very large time visited but fascinating. Go to the stairs and follow the view of the sea and the ancient theater, because inside.
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  • a very beautiful (and large!) site, although little highlighted... don't hesitate to push up to the Basilica, not "just" theatre, the site is great, provide 2 h to get the best.
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  • A wonderful ancient site full of Roman remains. View an area used as the latrine, up to forty people could go at the same time. It was a social activity. Here and there you can see patches of mosaics. This is definitely a place to visit if you have the opportunity.
  • Fantastic, marvellous, appealing! Must see this place! You can meet the ancient time there! Well preserved place and ideal for families. Bring water with you it needs time to discover the area.
  • Good set of Roman ruins which costs peanuts to get in and you can wander at will. Downside is, like all monuments in the North, there is very little information and the few boards there are (were) are poorly maintained. Nevertheless, well worth a visit.
  • Looking a bit shabby and undated for. Fantastic history but not enough information. But the cost is minimal so do your homework before you go.
  • This place is must visit place in Cyprus, especially if you have been in British museum, where is lots of exhibits from that city. Very beautiful, very inspiring, magnificent and unbelievable. Just go and you will agree.
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