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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  • Great place to visit. Had time to wander and marvel at what it must of been like in ancient times. Recommend the combined trip with Farmagusta.
  • Best ruins/ anient city I've ever been to or seen. Lot's of fun I recommend you go there I even sore really big lizard while I was there.
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