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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  • Really interesting, big site. Bargain price at 20tl. I'd probably read up o it befre you go as there isn't a lot of information. 
    Really interesting, big site. Bargain price at 20tl. I'd probably read up o it befre you go as there isn't a lot of information.  more »
  • Great historical pieces, uncollapsed parts are still preserved in good condition. We enjoyed our visit. There is also restaurant near, which you can rest after sightseeing. 
    Great historical pieces, uncollapsed parts are still preserved in good condition. We enjoyed our visit. There is also restaurant near, which you can rest after sightseeing.  more »
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  • 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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