Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
The complex of palaces, public baths, and temples at Amathus represents one of the oldest ancient towns of Cyprus. The earliest detected settlement at the site dates to the second millennium BCE, or the earliest Iron Age. Today, you can observe ruins that are linked to the Greeks, Persians, and Romans, among other ancient civilizations. Walk among millennia-old crumbling structures and gaze at pillars that once supported lavish palaces. See the former acropolis with a finely preserved monumental stone cistern. Put Amathus at the forefront of your travel plans using our Limassol vacation builder.
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As our hotel The Poseidonia Beach hotel is near to the ruins and when at the Limonia Bay my husband always took a run a night when I was getting ready for dinner. However the heat was still intense an... read more »
Just outside Limassol and with views to the sea the site is adjacent to the coast road and visible from it, if passing at night it is all lit up and it is this that drew us to visit as quiet magical. ... read more »
Очень понравилось гулять по развалинам древнего города Аматус. Там есть и табличка с планом города. Кроме нас было еще всего человек 5. Только надо туда ехать утром или вечером до закрытия. Тк днем в ... read more »Really enjoyed the walk around the ruins of the ancient city of Amathous. And there is a plate with the plan of the city. We also had another whole person 5. Only have to go there in the morning or in the evening before closing. TC day in September was very hot.show original
A portion of the site, with very well illustrated and explained information on the inter-relationship with the Cypriot mythology and history and those of its neighbours / invaders, and ample ruins to explore up close is accessible with a reasonable fee, particularly considering that excavations are ongoing. The hilltop is accessible without fee, and offers an extraordinary giant stone amphora and stunning views, including of yet more ruins of a facinating civilsation. Local vegetation is rich, and I spotted lizards, grasshoppers, butterflies and a variety of birds during my visit.
Now the important thing for any amateur archelogists is not the official Amathus site which is only 2 stars but the real excavations at the top of the hill. This is stunning. Go early in the day or even better late afternoon walk up to the top of the hill and see the greek and roman remains and giant receptical. Note also the ruined harbour on the waterfront. see this by walking along the foreshore and/or by using mask and google - the outline is visible on google maps. Plenty of broken pottery to find, admire and return. Also see my Curium notes.
do this is you have a lot of time to spare. there are other great things in Cyprus that you should not miss for this. outside of the main entrance there is a stair case and a walkway that will let you to more archeological sites (including a large stone vase). you do not need a ticket for taking the stair case. the view of sunset from the walkway is beautiful considering the fact that this side is adjacent to the sea
I love the peace & calm of this place
Lev FilippovIn the "paid" excavation log 2.5 euro per person, if you were in the excavation in Kato Paphos or similar-you can not see, and climb the stairs to the left of the entrance (it's free) and leads to the proper excavations at the Acropolis, the plates there, and on the area of excavation would yield that remained on the bottom (which, incidentally, offers excellent views from above), since there are no supervisors , raskopannym walls and masonry can climb, there is a copy of a tremendous phase. The place is beautiful, not too informative, but interesting.show original
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