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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  • The ruins of Salamis are well worth a few hours wandering about. The ruins are excellent and some of the pillars remaining and mosaics are stunning. The mosaics still have colour in them well after a ...  more »
  • If you’re staying in southern Cyprus then you’ll need to cross the Turkish border to visit so you will need your passport, but it’s worth the visit. There is so much history in this place that was bui...  more »
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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.
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