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Address: Gazimagusa (Famagusta), Famagusta, Cyprus
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Pretty incredible ruins

A very well-preserved Hellenistic and Roman town, Salamis also offers beach views and walking trails. The site could have better signage, but it is very accessible. Check out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very well-preserved Hellenistic and Roman town, Salamis also offers beach views and walking trails. The site could have better signage, but it is very accessible. Check out the Roman public toilet (but don't use it!)

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Kent, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

visited as part of guided tour - would have liked more time to explore. Terrific site. Still have graze on shin from stepping through gap in wall - interesting souvenir.

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Thank Peanut55
Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The remains at Salamis are incredible, so well preserved, with so much to explore. Take your time here, it's spread out over a large area, and is diverse, easy to miss a little bit that is important

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The main tour took in the gymnasium, forum, library and theatre. Here the unique circular latrine was very impressive. We walked further into the site as the colonnaded street was, as expected, spectacular. We were able to see some of the work being done to unearth the pre-Roman parts of the ancient city.

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant visit to this old city, reminiscent of Ephesus. A shame about the decapitated statues. Could spend a day exploring

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We crossed the border with the only intent being to educate our family about the atrocity of the Turkish takeover of Northern Cyprus. To our delight and joy we were the only visitors to the Ancient City of Salamis. We blissfully strolled around and imagined life in Ancient Greece. Its location is very difficult to find with little or no... More 

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was open, wild and in March a little overgrown compared to last visit in Jan 2015. But I would go every time i visit North Cyprus given the opportunity. There is so much to explore. could do with more information and a more accurate easier to understand site map. There are some paths suitable for wheeled chairs, but many... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent several hours exploring the ruins at Salamis, which are very spread out. Unfortunately, it is a bit unkempt and overgrown. It is however a great stop with lots of self-guided trails. We especially like the theatre and baths.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not Pompeii and is really rather a jumble, it is uneven and walking around has to be done with care.Stay by the pool and dont bother

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Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some of the best Roman ruins in Cyprus, but if you have been to Pompeii and Herculaneum, you may be disappointed, as signage is poor, and what is left of the gymnasium is limited to columns and parts of the floor.

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