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Salamis

Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Antalya, Turkey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Salamis was one of the most important cites of its time. However ruins are far away from presenting this. Most of the ruins are under sand and the ones available are presented well. visit the old city, walk around. beach is beautiful too. combine it with St Barnabas church. then it has a good value.

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

salamis is huge and fascinating you could spend a whole day here, bring a picnic, off season we had the place to ourselves but arrived too late to take proper advantage of salamis.

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Konya, Turkey
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33 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you're in Famagusta, by all means spend the 9 TL and the 90 minutes or so that you'll need to see these Roman ruins near the sea, complete with headless statues, marble columns, and a small amphitheater. A fairly good pocket guide is available in English when you pay, so you're not clueless about the area's history or the... More 

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Alfreton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Well preserved historical site and good to visit during the quiet time of the year. We enjoyed the welcome, the information and the help.

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Very well preserved and you were allowed to wander round at your leisure, only 9 Turkish lira entrance (about £3)

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We visited as part of a coach day trip (which included the entrance fee), so had to acknowledge that we would not be able to spend as long as we wanted and the site definitely merited. That said, there are distinct advantages in being guided - unless we had had access to a comprehensive guidebook, we would not even have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

As I come from Cyprus I'm always coming & going there but this was the first time Id seen the Salamis ruins & i'm glad I did! This was a stunning sight with so much history added to it. I went in May & it was very hot. I recommend seeing the ruins if you like history & beautiful views!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Ruins from many different periods of history converge on Salamis. I particularly liked the contrast of bushes and trees with the rocks and walled remains. Walk down a Roman street, explore a Byzantine cathedral, an olive mill, a temple, a Roman bath house, etc. etc. right beside the sea so perfect also for the beach. A good day of exploring... More 

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Orebro, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Salamis was founded by Teucros Telamonid, after the Trojan War is finished and he was on a way back home to Salamis island, Greece; this period dates appr. 11th c BC. City was active until the series of disastrous earthquakes has nearly destroyed it, and in appr 350 AD was rebuilt by emperor Constantinus II and renamed as Constantia. The... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The old Salamis ruins span through many centuries, from Greek classic era to dereliction in VII century because of sinking port. Inhabitants then founded Famagusta. Although ruins were heavily used to build Famagusta (and even the Suez canal by the British), there is still a lot to be seen

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