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 stayed at Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel and from here walked along the golden sands to this magical ancient city. Honestly, the absolute best way to see it. On your own with the little leaflet... 
    We stayed at Salamis Bay Conti Resort Hotel and from here walked along the golden sands to this magical ancient city. Honestly, the absolute best way to see it. On your own with the little leaflet...  more »
  • Amazingly well preserved Ancient Greek village. Lovely to visit and take as long as you want to wander around. Incredible to think how it was built and how vast it was. 
    Amazingly well preserved Ancient Greek village. Lovely to visit and take as long as you want to wander around. Incredible to think how it was built and how vast it was.  more »
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  • Very nice Roman site, full of wild yellow flowers .half a day would be ample time. Should fence off some of the tiles with inscriptions on them. Irreplaceable all in visitors path ways. Well worth a visit.
  • Simply beautiful. I visited Salamis ruins a long time ago in 2008. Took a lot of pictures in a sunny afternoon. I have a wonderful memory of it: quiet, solemn, magic.

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