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Gemikonagi, Lefke, Cyprus
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Mosaic floors under a protective roof -- regrettably, nothing much is being done to conserve these and the floors are so dusty that litte detail can be discerned. Certainly worth climbibg up to the restored amphitheatre (there are great views from the top and it's...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dr_Bob1
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Stopped of at this attraction. The basilica was very impressive with a big cover to keep the sun off. There was plenty of information telling all about the history and the meanings of all the different types of tiles. The amphitheater up the hill was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Yali L
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!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MatS5101
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SMH739
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Howard F
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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Happyhikersw
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MikeSivo
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Ian M
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