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Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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One of the best things I have seen

Wow, thats all I can say, its an amazing place, with so much history. We went and the place was so quiet, we got loads of great photographs, the place is just wonderful

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lucy11Giggsy
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Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove from Nicosia through the Turkish boarder. the dust storms was a problem. Car parking is great, only one restaurant available but good food and friendly staff. The site was well spread out and very hot, unfortunately many parts look like building sites plenty of room for improvement, on the day we arrived the English leaflet had ranj out,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, thats all I can say, its an amazing place, with so much history. We went and the place was so quiet, we got loads of great photographs, the place is just wonderful

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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110 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit. Swimming nearby with the ancient relics under you.......important place once. Wear a hat.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Magnificent to see and you are free to wander round the ruins. The kids loved it, great history that they could explore. Better than many other, more famous sites by far

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the area of Gazimagusa take some time to visit Salamis you will not regret it. We did and even in the rain it is a place where you can feel history.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The site is huge, spread over a wide area so set aside a good amount of time for wandering from bit to bit. There are baths, the remains of a huge Roman amphitheatre (rebuilt at some stage on a smaller scale than the original), an agora and more. And, we were told, there are beautiful mosaics (in addition to patterned... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited in early June and it was empty. The photos do it no justice at all. The entrance fee is minimal and the site is massive.we were in awe at it all. The kids absolutely loved it. There are also several restaurants and a lovely beach. A must when in Northern Cyprus.

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Dubai, UAE
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to go to Salamis and Famagusta by a curator of a museum in Nicosia, and I'm so glad we listened to her! So worth the trip! Salamis is just amazing, huge ancient city (importance and size compared to Athens, Ephesus and Alexandria), and to be honest we didn't heard about it before. It's huge, well preserved and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This place is huge but largely unexcavated. The baths, amphitheater and house are amazing and would be wonderful if there was more that was excavated.

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112 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

I first visited salamis in 1973 as a child and not much has changed- which is probably a good thing for and ancient monument! However they could really do with investing in such an important ancient site to improve the quality of what is available. as you walk around the paths are hard to follow and the information provided is... More 

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