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Salamis

Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Famagusta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Kyrenia District, Cyprus
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Salamis ruins on numerous occasions with our children - first as toddlers & now as teenagers. To us, it is one of the most magical sites in the world. Huge and sprawling - ideally take more than one visit to see the site properly - you will get a feel for what it actually felt like... More

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Innerleithen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I really liked this ancient city. I got some good photos of the headless statues. I would have liked to have a lot more time here, our guide only allowed 40 minutes there.

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manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Took a day trip which included Salamis, the amphitheatre is still there in good condition & our guide gave us a rendition to demonstrate the accoustics, well worth the visit

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

what a wonderful site but it need a lot more work doing to it you need a good pair of shoes on and of coarse a bottle of water

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Newport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A trip here takes you back in time and makes you think what it would be like to live in those times.Spent a couple of hours wandering around this site, it was really interesting just to walk around the site without some guide telling you about things which are quite obvious. So you pay your couple of quid are given... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I think maybe you need to be a little bit of a history fan for this - but the preservation of the Roman bath complex is just amazing. Go really early - this place is Hot - and very little shade,but well woth the effort.

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Leeds
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Salamis is a great place to visit while in Cyprus. I took the family here and even the kids found the ancient ruins good fun. There are plenty of things for the kids to climb on and some good information around the site to help with identifying different ruins. A must to visit.

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Crete, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Many years ago I was given a postage stamp with a picture of the ruins of Salamis on it. I always wanted to go there and last year achieved my dream fifty years on. This is a sprawling Greco/Roman site that needs a good two hours to visit. The site is just outside Famagusta in Northern Cyprus. At the time... More

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very impressive amphitheatre and other ancient city sites. Peaceful as well as historic and what has been excavated is well presented

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The Greco-Roman city of Salamis is five miles north of the north Cypriot town of Famagusta. It’s not as impressive a site as, say, Ephesus in Turkey, but it is situated much more beautifully right by the sea. In fact, you can walk from the site directly on to the beach and take a swim. If you bring a snorkel,... More

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