Northern Cyprus is one of the most interesting places to visit in all of the Mediterannean.
Salamis was an ancient Greek city-state on the east coast of Cyprus, at the mouth of the river Pedieos, 6 km north of modern Famagusta. According to tradition the founder of Salamis was Teucer, son of Telamon, who could not return home after the Trojan war because he had failed to avenge his brother Ajax.
On his first journey, Paul, the Apostle, landed here and preached in the synagogues (Acts 13:5), before proceeding further in the island.
The Cypriot-born Saint Barnabas, who figures prominently in the Acts of the Apostles brought Christianity to Cyprus in the first century CE. Tradition says that Barnabas preached in Alexandria and Rome, and was stoned to death at Salamis about 61 CE. He is considered the founder of the Church of Cyprus. His bones are believed to be located in the Monastery named after him.
Several earthquakes led to the destruction of Salamis at the beginning of the 4th century.
I visited the ruins of the ancient city and then sat in contemplation of historical events while looking out over this very tranquil view.
A magical place which is part of the joy of exploring the wonderful Karpas peninsula.
This is a scanned photograph so apologies for the quality of the image.