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Salamis

Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Ranked #1 of 13 attractions in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Loved our day trip to Salamis. We didn't leave time to visit Famagusta on our way from Kyrenia - although we have been there before on a previous visit to north Cyprus - but would recommend doing so as there's a lot to see in and around the town. At Salamis itself, for a minimal fee you can walk round... More

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We have visited twice and will definitely visit again. It costs about £3 for a ticket which is nothing as you can spend all day here if you want to. If you want to see it all make sure you wear sensible shoes and take lots of water with you. If you love history this is a must see, as... More

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Stumbled across this real gem. One negative point, which covers all Turkish ancient sites, they never quite look after them properly and never really make the best of them. Most of the best ancient site are in the North, which is a shame. Apart for this, the site is well worth a visit. Very reasonable to get in and children... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is beautiful but if they would develop it further, it would be a spectacular sight. A substantial area to walk around so be repaired with good shoes! Fantastic venue for photos! I found the theatre and the original mosaics the most impressive and with a little imaginations you could see how beautiful the main road to the Temple would... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Very interesting visit to Salamis and the ruins. Travelled from Girne which took a little over an hour and before arriving at the museum itself just saw loads of Roman ruins just lying in adjacent fields. Staggering! Salamis is well worth visiting but as ever it gets very hot in the afternoons in summer so recommend an early start. Allow... More

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Malta
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited Salamis and I can say it is an outstanding place to visit with amazing architecture. A must see if you are interested in history. The entrance ticket is only €3.50 and €1 for students. There is also a very quiet beach nearby together with a bar for a nice cold drink or coffee :)

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Transported back in time. What an amazing open air museum. It reminds us that we are just flowers fading and life goes on and on for future generations. This ancient city of Salamis was once a thriving civilization that met together, worked, lived and functioned as a community. Wonderful day again at Salamis. Just one thing, go early morning before... More

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Kyrenia District, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have visited the Salamis ruins on numerous occasions with our children - first as toddlers & now as teenagers. To us, it is one of the most magical sites in the world. Huge and sprawling - ideally take more than one visit to see the site properly - you will get a feel for what it actually felt like... More

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I really liked this ancient city. I got some good photos of the headless statues. I would have liked to have a lot more time here, our guide only allowed 40 minutes there.

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manchester
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took a day trip which included Salamis, the amphitheatre is still there in good condition & our guide gave us a rendition to demonstrate the accoustics, well worth the visit

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