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Soli Ruinen

Gemikonagi, Lefke, Cyprus
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Theater is still there, solid!

The famous swan is still there, and there are other ducks and whales. The most gigantic view is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Yali L
Very interesting for history buffs!

A tour from the excavation of the antique Soli, where our former King participated in the 30s. Very... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
MarS5101
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The famous swan is still there, and there are other ducks and whales. The most gigantic view is theater with the view of ocean.

Thank Yali L
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

A tour from the excavation of the antique Soli, where our former King participated in the 30s. Very interesting and a lot of lovely mosaics! Also a basilica and an amphi theatre. Highly recommended!

Thank MarS5101
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The ancient settlement of Soli is one of the ten ancient kingdoms of Cyprus, and is located in the north-western part of the island, just outside the village of Gemikonagi, on the coast near Lefke. This 11th Century BC ruin was discovered by chance but...More

Thank SMH739
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This site has two partially-excavated basilicae, one of which has some sections of an intricate mosaic floor. There are explicatory signs all around the site, so the visitor knows what s/he is looking at. A Roman theater is also nearby. The main site is covered...More

Thank Howard F
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

Some interesting excavations but you only need about an hour here. The wildlife is worth looking out for too

Thank Happyhikersw
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Our Cyprus holiday itinerary included a coach trip to the ancient port city of Soli located on the extreme north-west of Northern Cyprus near the town of Gemikonagi. The main excavation site is only a couple of minutes walk from the coach park, The site...More

Thank MikeSivo
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

You'll find two things of interest here: The Mosaic floor of an ancient Basilica (now protected under a canopy) and a short walk uphill will take you to a restored Amphitheatre. Not bad as an attraction, but with Soli being quite remote you'll need both...More

Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Yet another site best reached by car or better still as part of a guided tour. The site has two main areas, the ancient city remains which include impressive early mosaics, and the Roman amphitheatre further up the hillside. The ancient city remains are covered...More

Thank Ian M
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

Soli was once one of the ancient city kingdoms of Cyprus. The basilica is protected from the elements and is still being excavated. It contains some impressive mosaics as well as columns and inscribed tablets. There is also a wonderful Roman amphitheatre nearby, plus spectacular...More

Thank Elizabeth B
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

What remains today is mainly from the Roman period, most notably the mosaic floor of the basilica with its wealth of birds, animals and geometric designs and a picture of a swan. There is a theatre but it has been heavily restored but is nevertheless...More

Thank Big_Jeff_Leo
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