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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  • We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited the Ancient Roman City of Salamis, the site of which extends over an area of one square mile and not all of it has been excavated-it still... 
    We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited the Ancient Roman City of Salamis, the site of which extends over an area of one square mile and not all of it has been excavated-it still...  more »
  • This is quite a vast site with the few excavated item quite well spread out. A visit will mainly be focused on the Theatre and Gymnasium and Associated Baths etc. There is a good semi - circular... 
    This is quite a vast site with the few excavated item quite well spread out. A visit will mainly be focused on the Theatre and Gymnasium and Associated Baths etc. There is a good semi - circular...  more »
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  • Amazing historical site. Worth going to. We went in April and only had one tour group that followed us in so not busy at all. There's a restaurant called Bedi's just next to it, definitely go there, the owner is hilarious and just a great host.
  • There is an amazing amount of Roman history here. There is a large area where the marble floor is under over a foot of dirt. I'm surprised they haven't continued excavating there is more to be found.

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