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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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Famagusta, Cyprus
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A huge site of Roman ruins. Great place for photos and the theatre is still used to this day for concert held in Famagusta. History still used in modern today.

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Protaras, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful ruins but go early morning or late afternoon, 5 euro entry fee and snack bar by the entrane to ruins

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Fikriye
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Brilliant holiday at this hote frendly staff fabulous food hotel on the beach what more could you ask

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Peyia, Cyprus
Top Contributor
274 reviews 274 reviews
75 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Best time to visit is late afternoon to miss the main heat of the day and to get great pictures. The ancient city of Salamis stood on the eastern shore of Cyprus, at the mouth of the Pediaios River. It was the island’s most important port city, with ships stopping here from the Middle East and from Europe (particularly the... More

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Giaveno
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

it's an interesting place to be visited. I suggest to go there with a guide who can tell important information about history. You can contact Hermann which is a very good agency through which you can visit the island.

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cyprus
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233 reviews 233 reviews
83 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It would be advisable to go there either later in the day or very early. It is baking hot there. The large ancient ruins with great rows of marble columns and few interesting Greek statues make the place one of the best to visit in the north. The amphitheater next to it is also nice although on the day we... More

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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

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

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 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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