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Salamis

Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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119 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I've seen a lot better. There are a few bits of mosaics but most of it is in ruins. It is situated near the beach.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Visited in early September 2014 at 1pm. Very hot, so wear a sunhat! Like many N Cyprus attractions, very cheap admission fee. Definitely an amazing experience of extensive Roman Ruins (compare with Bath Spa UK, which has only some remains of the baths). Local cafe very good. Beach: looks idyllic from a distance, was great to visit to cool off... More

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Essex, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

very good roads if you had transport. a few scattered shops and cafes. very quite. We only left the Hotel to walk to the whole in the wall for some lire which was a better rate of exchange and there was a pharmacy English speaking Pharmacy for gnat replellent.

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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Probably one of the biggest ancient sites in Cyprus and most likely the best. If you want to see the whole site, you will need at least two hours, as its vast. The majority of the site has been exposed but they are slowly exposing the remainder. Early morning or late afternoon visit advised due to the temperatures. You can... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The ancient city of Salamis is worth visiting simply because of its importance as an ancient site of inhabitation. It was founded in 1184 BC following the Trojan Wars. There are remains of the city walls and harbour, gymnasium, theatre, roman baths and villa, basilicas, water store, olive oil mill, colonnaded street and market place. sadly, the quality of what... More

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Famagusta, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

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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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
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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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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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