Cyprus, Nicosia

Salamis: what to see, how to get there, cost of admission

Updated: 2 months ago

Salamis, also known as Salamin, is the main attraction of the Greek period in the history of Cyprus. It is located just a few kilometers north of Famagusta.

The place is perfectly preserved, largely because excavations began only in the middle of the twentieth century. Today it is quite a large archaeological park, and it takes several hours to view it.

The city was founded immediately after the end of the Trojan War by one of its heroes, the archer Tevkrom. Over time, the policy became an important port and cultural center of the region. During its heyday, it was the largest settlement of Hellenistic Cyprus.

Wars and earthquakes contributed to the gradual destruction of the city, but even today the scale of the buildings is impressive. You will not be left indifferent by such surviving objects of the city as a gymnasium, Roman baths, an amphitheater, and a central square with columns.

Getting there without a car is not difficult - just take a bus or dolmush from Famagusta to Iskele (or vice versa). The journey by car from Famagusta will take about 20 minutes if you pass a traffic jam in the city center. The exact location is on the map below.

Ticket price:

  • adult: 50TL
  • students: 20TL
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