Salamis Ancient City, Famagusta

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Architectural Building · Historic Site
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 Edition.
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  • Salamis excavations are a must see for all tourists interested in history. I'ld suggest you concentrate on the main site; the areas around the amphietheatre near the parking space and cafeteria. The.....  more »
  • It's a place to visit If you want to feel the history of this island. You can see influence of Roman, Greek and other cultures in the architecture.  more »
  • A beautiful place... especially nowadays... Last days of December 2019... cool weather with wet grass and pathways unlike summer time... jogging and sightseeing is highly recommendable.
  • This was wonderful to visit, and a bit unexpected to find. The grounds are pretty big, and there's a lot to see. The theater was great (very well intact), the inlay floors, stone columns, etc. We spent about 3 hours there, and could have done another 30 minutes easy.

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