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Amathus, Limassol

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#6 of 9 in Historic Sites in Limassol
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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  • August 14, 2017
    We went here as part of a planned walking tour from the Atlantica Bay hotel and although they said it was just a twenty minute trip it transpired to be quite an arduous trek lasting a couple of hours ...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Where you could take a picnic and sit under a tree to take in the beautiful remains left after being destroyed... very hot, take your camera, and a drink and relax. Cross over the road and go for a co...  more »
  • July 22, 2017
    An amazing site high on a hill in the Amathus area .we climbed the hill beside the ruins you pay to get in we intend to look at them another time We found it very interesting there is a ten tonne wine...  more »
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  • April 28, 2017
    Aphrodite's temple - despite in ruins, absolutely worth visiting if you're in Limassol. Ethereal mark of an old civilization that used to be a cradle of the modern world.
  • February 23, 2017
    Nice nature, view(from the hill), arheological remains. Quite and relaxing place due to the fact that it is not very turistic. I suggest to visit it when the weather is good.
  • June 4, 2017
    Nice views, little explanations.
  • May 30, 2017
    Lovely views and interesting ruins.
  • October 14, 2016
    Very interesting but needs better information signs about the objects.

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