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 Edition.
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  • Lovely place, nice to see the antique buildings, and play with your imagination how these place were looks like on the time back. By the way its shame they let people step on the mozaiks.  more »
  • We took a Taxi from outside of the hotel which is cheaper than the taxis within the hotel to the ruins which where well worth a visit with lots of pillars and stone work in good condition. We then...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wonderful to see the amphitheatre still intact in it's original form but feel allowing tourists to walk and climb all over the historical ruins will only cause untold damage to them. Take a lesson from other historical sites who cleverly use restricted walkways to allow visitors to see but not touch
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