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The Sanctuary Of Apollo, Limassol

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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  • This is an engaging shrine in good condition. Amazing views. Interesting how the god Hylates was subsumed into the god Apollo. Apollo's sites are pretty much always on the outskirts and this one could...  read more »
  • Not visible from the road are these interesting roman ruins. Reasonably accessible for all, certainly worth a walk around to catch a glimpse of a long lost civilisation. Columns, walkways and building...  read more »
  • This site makes the cover of the Cyprus Lonely Planet guide and when you visit it you discover why. With such ancient relics in relatively good condition wandering around to discover the various highl...  read more »
  • Worth a visit when in the area. Good parking facilities onsite
  • Well preserved and worth to be done together with the tour of the Κourion Ancient Amphitheater
  • Worth to visit
  • Amen.
  • Temple of Apollo (the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates) was one of the main religious centres, where they worshipped Apollo, which sčetalsâ the God of forests. Worshiping in that place with the 8th century BC and until the fall of the Roman Empire. The church went through several eras: the Greek, èllinskoû, Roman and worshiped Apollo over 1100 years. The Temple of Apollo was a complex of buildings, which was part of the sanctuary, as well as the Court, baths, House of the high priest, altar, treasure, etc. In times of prosperity of the Roman Empire-it was a place of great beauty and complexity of its visitors. The Temple of Apollo was at 2.5 km from the ancient city of Kourion, so lack of visitors was not. The temple was destroyed during the earthquake, which occurred at the end of the 4th century AD. After the earthquake, the Turkish Cypriots felt that a temple cannot be restored and it was abandoned. And its location is lost. However, in the 20th century mentions of this site have been found by archeologists and insatiable Temple was found and exhumed. By area, the temple is half that excavations of the ancient city of Kourion. But anyway-it is a very interesting walk. Almost all the ruins you can climb. Near the entrance to the area of excavation begins walking trail that leads to the ancient Stadium. At the stadium to watch especially nothing, most photos will give you an idea. Entrance fee: € 1.70 for adults, children free. Hours: winter (September to April)-with 8:30 to 17:00 in summer (April to September) from 8:30 to 19:30 Distance from Limassol: 16 km.
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