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“Salamis a Site that desperately needs to be designated a world heritage site”
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Salamis
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 13, 2012

It is well worth visiting the Roman ruins in Salamis where you can see the excavations that reveal a Roman theatre, baths, etc. It is obvious that there is still much too see once it has been reclaimed from nature. For instance, the site of an amphitheatre has been identified.
The shame is that it is not being managed properly with crowds walking over the marble tiled floors which are breaking up, people climb up plynths to have photo's taken and on statues that are centuries old. These treasures should be protected so that future generations can marvel at the beauty of these ruins.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

This place is a must see if you go to the North and interesting in archaeology. I find it so very strange that you walk the very same roads Greeks and Romans did over 2000 years ago. If this were anywhere else it would be fenced off for protection and never be allowed to be walked over. I was totally bob smacked to find bits of old Roman pottery scattered around all over the place. The vast majority of Salamis is still to be excavated I wonder what other treasures it is still hiding buried. If you do go take lots to drink as it gets very hot in summer. The place is also right next to miles of fantastic sandy beach and safe shallow water. Unfortunately like most beaches in the north it does suffer with litter being left every where.

Thank John S
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

You can wander the ruins with no limits to where you go, nothing is fenced off or under glass. You just hope all the visitors are responsible. There are no safety barriers so be careful with the kids.

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Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you're interested in ancient history, particularly the Romans, then this place is well worth a visit. You could do a very quick trip by just seeing the theatre and baths, but in my opinion if you spend a little longer wondering about and taking in the atmosphere you won't be disappointed. Obviously if you have no interest in classical history then this place is not for you.

Thank zxq9876
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

The road to Salamis is well sign-posted, but the sign for the turn-off is not. It's a case of blink and you'll miss it, so keep your eyes peeled. The beginning part of the site was quite impressive. The marble columns, headless statues and tiles were fascinating - they made you grasp the sophistication and culture of the civilisation who built them. The ampitheatres were the crowning glory of the front section. However, after this section, the structures are less impressive, varying from holes in the ground to piles of rubble and stones.

We went on a scorching July day and spent two hours exploring the site. We didn't have a guide and there weren't any other people on the paths. It was a bit frustrating walking in the 40 degree heat after the glory of the first section only to see scant remainders of the other structures.

To sum up, it is worth visiting if you are a history buff and enjoy exploring ancient ruins. However, if you intend to explore the whole site, don't go during the insane heat of the midday sun, wear a sunhat; decent walking/hiking shoes; sunglasses and lots of suncreen, take plenty of water and be patient as there are some parts between the sites that are just tall grass and other dry vegetation with nothing much to see.

Thank Sakura199
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