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Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus

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We had hired a car from Lapta and arrived quite early, no other people there. £2 approx to visit. Beautiful place. We visited in April so wild flowers everywhere, amongst the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We had hired a car from Lapta and arrived quite early, no other people there. £2 approx to visit. Beautiful place. We visited in April so wild flowers everywhere, amongst the ruins and columns. There are placards scattered around giving information. Quite a large amphitheatre which has been restored. Great place for taking photographs. A large restaurant just outside of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This site is well signposted by road, around four miles north of Famagusta, and there were plenty of car parking spaces available. The entrance fee was 7 TL. The site is quite extensive. Near the entrance, there is a pillared gymnasium and baths with many (headless) statues and an amphitheatre near the car park, which attract most of the visitors... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We visited here with some friends we met and has a great time the kids played hide and seek while we explored. Beautiful place to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Just like the nearby Varosha (ghost city) this once beautiful bustling city lies in ruins, the marble columns, headless statues and colonnaded streets speak of a colourful and powerful past. It is slightly unkempt, over run with acacia, mimosa, buttercups, poppies and forget me nots but this somehow adds to its charm. The temple of Zeus is worth the 10... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Salamis ~ a beautiful set of Roman ruins that were amazing to walk through and be so close to. Make sure you walk through and visit the Temple of Zeus - it is well worth the long walk. This really should be a World Heritage Site, such spectacular ruins a must see for any one visiting Northern Cyprus.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Salamis is a very important and extensive Roman site but most of it is disappearing into the undergrowth. There doesn't seem to be any money for work on the site which is in danger of being lost to nature. A crying shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The ancient city of Salamis covers an area of one square mile along the coastline. We went on a coach tour from Paphos which also visited Farmagusta - so we didn't have as much time here as independent visitors. So we saw as much as we could and were fortunate to have an excellent guide. There is still an area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Located not very far from Famagusta you could easily spend a day visiting Salamis and the Old Town of Famagusta. There is still a lot to be seen although ruins were heavily used to build Famagusta, even the Suez Canal by the British. Salamis is situated right by the beach. It used to be one of the most important cities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Salamis is a must see historical place. Amazing Gymnasium and theater. Well loked after and maintained by North Cyprus Turkish republic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There is an amphitheater from early civilizations, excavated fully and kept in excellent condition. There is a stadium and roman baths. There are must-see paintings on walls towards the middle of the site. Excavation is still going on. Beautiful mosaics were discivered and unearthed in recent years.

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