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Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Don't expect too much, it's in ruins

Not suitable for wheelchairs. Not at all commercialised. Went on a guided coach tour and enjoyed the discovery of ruins, literally.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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Dunstable, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not suitable for wheelchairs. Not at all commercialised. Went on a guided coach tour and enjoyed the discovery of ruins, literally.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I went to Salamis as part of a guided tour around Famagusta. We sat in the ancient amphitheatre while our guide who was very interesting and knowledgeable talked to us about the different parts of the site. Very atmospheric. I would recommend that you go on a guided tour.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Very atmospheric ruined city, on edge of the sea. It has some whole statues but most is obviously weathered by the centuries. We walked round by ourselves. It was almost empty. There is not much information about the ruins, but some info about the wildlife, flowers, etc. There is a toilet. We arrived by taxi and asked him to wait... More 

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A place that deserves major attention by the local authorities as there is hardly anyone to ask information about the site and organised tours are rare (maybe once a week but by private tour guides).

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Wymondham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We enjoyed our day here the guides were helpful and informative. The local bar is worth a stop for a refreshing drink and the beach/sea was lovely for a cooling dip

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very well preserved ancient city, lots of pillars still standing, mosaics and wall mural still visible. Can imagine this was very grand in its day. It has also got a very well preserved theatre. I recommend visiting this is you're visiting famagusta. I enjoyed the experience.

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Farnborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

what I loved about the hotel was the animation team because everyone of them are amazing take for Derya Deniz and Oscar Sofia Daniela Petra Sasha Alex Victoria Vlada Elena Alena Irina Denis Gio and Baris are all so nice kind hearted fun people that ive met these people are so friendly who likes and loves to put smile on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Salamis is a wonderful stop for any lover of history - Dating to the 11th century BC, the visitor is offered free-reign over the ruins, something less and less permitted these days - There are things to see and explore at every turn. For the budding photographer, it is near impossible to take a bad shot, though I visited at... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The ruins of the ancient city of Salamis, where St Paul arrived in Cyprus, stir the imagination and are wonderful to see. An ideal place to stroll around - the site is large - and imagine what life would have been like there. Salamis is in Northern Cyprus but don't be put off if you are staying in the south,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Archeological (excavation) place of gymnasium, temple, bath and amphitheater with remains of walls, marble columns and some statues (all without a head). Small entrance fee is charged during office hours.

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