Amathus

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  • Address: Amathountos St, Mesa Geitonia 4005, Cyprus, Limassol
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  • Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +357-25832000
  • Ticket Price: 3 EUR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site

Yet another one of Cyprus’ archaeological gems. The city was an extremely important royal homestead in ancient times. It’s suspected that this was a settlement since 1100BC, and that Heracles himself lived here for a while, the city founded by one of his sons. Greeks, Phoenicians, Hellenes, and Levantines all made port here.

One of the principle establishments was the Temple Of Aphrodite, who came to be the chief deity worshipped here. Athletes would hold various kinds of competition here, like hunting and hold celebrations of dance and song in favour of Adonis. Romans too found it a gem, thanks to its importance in agriculture and mining. Various historical figures like St. John the Charitable and Anastasius Sinaita were born here. The city persisted into the Byzantine times, when it finally began to decline.

So many of the once thriving’s city’s stones were used in the construction of the Suez canal that the original city has all but vanished, leaving only the barest bones of it’s existence. Still, excavations have revealed some treasures like an Early Christian basilica, mosaic floors, a great stone cistern and old houses.

Yet another one of Cyprus’ archaeological gems. The city was an extremely important royal homestead in ancient times. It’s suspected that this was a settlement since 1100BC, and that Heracles himself lived here for a while, the city founded by one of his sons. Greeks, Phoenicians, Hellenes, and Levantines all made port here.

One of the principle establishments was the Temple Of Aphrodite, who came to be the chief deity worshipped here. Athletes would hold various kinds of competition here, like hunting and hold celebrations of dance and song in favour of Adonis. Romans too found it a gem, thanks to its importance in agriculture and mining. Various historical figures like St. John the Charitable and Anastasius Sinaita were born here. The city persisted into the Byzantine times, when it finally began to decline.

So many of the once thriving’s city’s stones were used in the construction of the Suez canal that the original city has all but vanished, leaving only the barest bones of it’s existence. Still, excavations have revealed some treasures like an Early Christian basilica, mosaic floors, a great stone cistern and old houses.

Amathus Travel Tips

  • Only the lower town is accessible to wheelchairs.

How to Reach Amathus

  • You’ll have to drive to here.

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  • Amathus Address: Amathountos St, Mesa Geitonia 4005, Cyprus, Limassol
  • Amathus Contact Number: +357-25832000
  • Amathus Timing: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Amathus Price: 3 EUR
  • Best time to visit Amathus(preferred time): 08:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Amathus: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 16.39% of people who visit Limassol include Amathus in their plan

  • 35.71% of people start their Amathus visit around 08 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Amathus

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Amathus

People normally club together Machairas Monastery and Omodos Village while planning their visit to Amathus.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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