Salamis
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  • mara h
    Halifax, United Kingdom63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must if in the area
    Just incredible to have access to so many areas, we didn’t have a guide (that would have been better ) although most things were self explanatory. There’s very little signage. The restoration is sympathetic and definitely some wow moments as you turn a corner or go up a level . It would be wonderful to hear a concert in the amphitheatre .
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 June 2023
  • Sarah Tassie
    St. John's, Canada75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cool ruins but little signage
    Cool ruins, particularly the amphitheater. There is little to no signage, so coming with a guide may give you more from the site. It wasn't crowded (in fact I think I saw maybe 5 other people while there). Just as good, if not better than some of the other ruin sites on the island. Well worth the trek.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 3 September 2023
  • Imayid
    London, United Kingdom119 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend an hour.
    Well worth the very cheap entry fee. full access to walk around and touch everything, which makes me think they will become more and more ruined. doesn't take too long which is good as there is little shelter from the sun. Beach bar and restaurant right outside for much needed drink after. Poorly signposted from main road so a little hard to find unless you know what you're looking for.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Catherine W
    50 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing place but total lack of information and maps
    What an amazing place. I did not think that it would be on such a large scale. When you are used to curated sites such as exist in Europe it was quite a shock to have such free access (which might not be such a good idea for the ruins themselves) and such a lack of information and signage. If I were coming again I would print off a map and bring it as otherwise you are a bit hampered if you come without a guide as we did.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 16 April 2024
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Catherine W
50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
What an amazing place. I did not think that it would be on such a large scale. When you are used to curated sites such as exist in Europe it was quite a shock to have such free access (which might not be such a good idea for the ruins themselves) and such a lack of information and signage. If I were coming again I would print off a map and bring it as otherwise you are a bit hampered if you come without a guide as we did.
Written 17 April 2024
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Emma_LNC
Heckington141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great to be able to see and experience Salamis. However, there aren't any maps or information available so a little research needed beforehand maybe. Entry fee 50tl or 3€
Written 7 February 2024
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Ron S
New York City, NY5 711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Only the center of ancient Salamis is excavated and partially restored but the site is big enough to spend at least an hour there. Signage is almost nonexistent. Admission is €3 and euros are accepted.
Written 18 December 2023
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Stefano
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Completely abandoned. No signs, nothing to support he visit despite the tichets. The sea behing the site was alwsys beautiful but the beach was dirty.
Written 13 November 2023
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Imayid
London, UK119 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Well worth the very cheap entry fee. full access to walk around and touch everything, which makes me think they will become more and more ruined.
doesn't take too long which is good as there is little shelter from the sun.
Beach bar and restaurant right outside for much needed drink after.
Poorly signposted from main road so a little hard to find unless you know what you're looking for.
Written 28 September 2023
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Sarah Tassie
St. John's, Canada75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Cool ruins, particularly the amphitheater. There is little to no signage, so coming with a guide may give you more from the site. It wasn't crowded (in fact I think I saw maybe 5 other people while there). Just as good, if not better than some of the other ruin sites on the island. Well worth the trek.
Written 3 September 2023
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Marshall H
Limassol City, Cyprus100 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Salamis was the ancient capital of Cyprus as far back as 1100 BC so we were very keen to see what it had to offer. Sadly, much of the site which extends over a square mile remains unexcavated and it is not really worth the walk to get to the peripheral areas. However, the baths, the gymnasium and the amphitheatre are impressive to say the least. Sadly, all of the information boards are either broken or have weathered beyond all recognition. There are no defined walkways to prevent people from clambering over the ruins and the site is clearly crying out for some care and attention. Intricate mosaics are open to the elements along with impressive tiled floors, all of which can only be deteriorating with each passing season. How much of the admission fee is going towards repairs and maintenance and why is there no international interest in excavating and improving this highly significant archeological site?
Written 1 September 2023
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sally B
Redditch, UK359 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Interesting but not very well kept. We were able to walk over the ruins which I thought was quite disrespectful.
There was a little shop with lovely fresh orange and a car park.
Toilets were 50 cent to use and absolutely baking (according to my husband.)

We had a tour who was helpful and explained what everything was as we wouldn’t have had a clue otherwise- no signage at all
Written 15 July 2023
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mara h
Halifax, UK63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Just incredible to have access to so many areas, we didn’t have a guide (that would have been better ) although most things were self explanatory. There’s very little signage. The restoration is sympathetic and definitely some wow moments as you turn a corner or go up a level . It would be wonderful to hear a concert in the amphitheatre .
Written 20 June 2023
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Rustydancer
Enniscorthy, Ireland612 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a must do on your N Cyprus visit. There’s so much to see, turn any corner and feast on the incredible way that the Roman Gladiators lived. The amphitheater is still used as a music venue, the acoustics are wonderful. The baths, gymnasium, kitchen, ice house, bed chambers and the graceful columns are still evident. Beautiful mosaics, statues, and tiles abound.
Written 19 June 2023
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