We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Salamis

Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
Improve this listing
82%
Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
Attraction details
Write a Review

228 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    110
    79
    33
    4
    2
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Preston, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
347 reviews 347 reviews
171 attraction reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This was once the capital of Cyprus and its most important port. The Roman remains are extensive with baths, a 44 seater latrine, theatre, sports areas and living quarters. Exploration continues in spite of lack of funds and the world's isolation of Northern Cyprus. The most recent discovery is a roman road which compares well with those at the Libyan... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a vast site that has only been partly excavated, but definitely worth a visit. statues and mosaic floors and a few remaining wall paintings, baths, roads etc. Shame it isn't being managed a bit better - you are free to roam across the mosaics.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lancashire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Salamis is worth a visit as there is much to see in the area, the site is situated right by the beach albeit fenced off with scrub against it and although you cant really see the beach you can see the sea and get a feeling of how this place must have been its day. Its easy to find and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bradford, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Salamis ruins were not what we were looking for as we'd done a few castles so we just followed the sun with our weather app and found that Salamis would be sunny all day, and it was!. The beach isn't brilliantly clean but there were very few people on it and we had the whole day there punctuated by a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We visited Salamis one late afternoon in October after driving from Kyrenia in heavy rain. We got lucky and arrived at Salamis just as the skies cleared and the sun came out giving us one of the most spectacular rainbows I have ever seen. We paid the entrance fee and drove to park near the main theater and began our... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A well looked after site,my forth visit....there is always something to see that I have missed before.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The site just keeps going, make sure you have plenty of time to discover the full area! Fantastic experience and great photo opportunities!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wigan, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Roman ruins were very vast and interesting, small restaurant nearby to get a drink, take plenty water with you on a hot day.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mexborough, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Well worth a visit. If you been to Pompey in Italy you will like it here The guide was very knowledgeable and took us to the best parts. A nice view from top of the theatre.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Prague, Czech Republic
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The all-day guided tour with the Eman Tours company took us to antique Salamis, to medieval Famagusta and to the monastery and tomb of St. Barnabas. All these places are worth visiting for their historical connotations, but the most instructive experience was visiting the northern Turkish part of divided Cyprus with a competent guide. Famagusta is not only a lovely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Salamis also viewed

Famagusta, Famagusta District
Famagusta, Famagusta District
 
Famagusta, Famagusta District
Famagusta, Famagusta District
 

Been to Salamis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing