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Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus

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ancient history and modern political history .

very interesting. salamis old roman town. typical of these regions. earthquake damaged in antiquity. famagusta town abandoned in turkish invasion of 1974 and subsequently looted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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burntwood
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

very interesting. salamis old roman town. typical of these regions. earthquake damaged in antiquity. famagusta town abandoned in turkish invasion of 1974 and subsequently looted by turkish navy. very interesting

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Bingley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Everyone told us to take plenty of suncream and water as there's no shade here - but we went on a wet Wednesday afternoon, so we had no problem and had the place to ourselves. It would benefit from more information - perhaps a guidebook but I definitely recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Salamis Beach is beautiful..The water and sand is sooo clean. Facilities are very good and there is lots to do. Even if you are not staying at Salamis Hotel you are welcome to spend the day chilling on the beach.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The ruins of Salamis are situated on an ocean bluff and extend over an area of 7 km. The ruins are impressive and you can wander for a long while taking in the whole ancient city, getting an idea of just how important and wealthy this former capital was in its heyday. My favorite parts of the site were the... More 

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zurich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Understanding nothing about history and archeology I still found it beautiful especially against the blue sky

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Guildford, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Salamis may not rival Kounion in the south but it is nonetheless a remarkable ancient site. If you are at all interested in ancient ruins the visit is worth 3 hours of your time. If it's hot and you have kids in tow then an hour and a half will do. The three best-preserved structures are close to the entrance,... More 

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Broadstairs
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Surprised just how much I enjoyed this, so much to see, go off the beaten track and take your time. You cannot see everything in a short time. Go swimming at the beach, you can see ancient pottery in the water. Beautiful!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Salamis just shows how clever the Romans were. This ruined city is stunning. A visit here is a 'must'.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Well worth the find and the £2 entry fee. You can just imagine the Romans doing all kinds of things in these baths! Go back in time and 'feel' the experience! Easy to find and good car parking this is a great find....

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Paphos District, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Interesting and worth a visit Payment to enter area but no guide and lack of information which was disappointing

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