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History in the Roman City…

The Salamis Ruins used to be an ancient Roman city which now is mostly underwater in the Mediterranean Sea; fascinating for anyone who enjoys scuba diving…

You will adore discovering the picture perfect ruins…

Salamis Ruins in Famagusta, North Cyprus

Ancient city of Salamis, Famagusta

Remains of the historical Salamis City…

The impressive Roman city of Salamis was one of the original kingdoms of Cyprus. The founding of Salamis dates right back to 1100 BC and the city prospered during the Roman period, until it was struck by a number of earthquakes followed by the silting up of the harbour. Salamis was eventually abandoned after the Arab raids of the 7th century AD.

Marble columns and coloured statues, Salamis Ruins

A visit to the Salamis Ruins is sure to be a highlight of any North Cyprus holiday. The ruined city is relatively well-preserved and includes a grand gymnasium and theatre which seated some 15,000 spectators. The remains of Salamis also include an extensive bath complex. What is left of the ancient harbour of Salamis can now be seen under the clear waters of the Mediterranean.

The Salamis ruins are set to the north of Famagusta, extending over an area of approximately one square mile, flanked by a stretch of golden sandy beach. Whether you stay in Kyrenia or Famagusta, you should definitely include a visit to the Salamis ruins during your North Cyprus holiday.

Archaeological site of Salamis Ruins

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