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Amathus Ruins

Address: Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #21 of 42 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Sights & Landmarks

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had visited Kourion earlier in the day and dropped in here on the way back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Compared to Kourion it is very small and there is very little of the original temple left standing. Visit if you are happy to wonder among the ruins and imagine what might have been here 2000 years... More 

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Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Park your car and take a walk up the cliff to then see historical treasure by way of Greek ruins. You can then see clearly round the bay of Limassol and the Greek temple. It isn't worth paying €2.50 to go and wonder round so this is the best way to see it. My boys aged 10 & 12 enjoyed... More 

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Hertfordshire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Nice little museum site, outdoors that you pay entry for, with reasonable boards providing information in English. Then the rest of the site is free entry, up the hill, with fabulous views of the coast and a replica giant vase at the top. Worth the gentle 10minute climb up the hill.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Only 2.5 euros admission charge. Need to include ramble up to top to get best finds/views. It looks at first sight as though this part is fenced off but it can be accessed from the left side of the site.

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United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

If you like Ancient Greek history, pay this place a visit. From the main road it looks unprepossessing but once inside it has much to recommend it.

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san jose
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37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I spent 2.5 hours walking around this site. I recommend paying the entrance fee and reading the information just inside the gate; this is all you'll get. Then walk around the ruins to your left and see pieces of pottery strewn about. As you make your way to the actual temple you can easily imagine windy pathways and tucked away... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Just a short walk from the Mediteranean Beach and Four Seasons Hotels. You can walk over the hill and into the extensive remains without going into and through the official car park entrance. And the views are much higher up and less ''touristy''.

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Barton
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

A historical treasure. It would be much better served if there were guided tours. There are many plaques to read giving good history. The Home of the Hero Achilles is located among the ruins. The area is beautiful. If you are in the area this is a must see.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is in a great location and you can easily see why it was chosen by the ancients but today there is little to see and even less information on site - there are much better sites to visit in the vicinity.

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It was by chance whilst driving we found this location, and as with all other ruins, there is hardly any information for one to imagine being there, which is all left to our own imagination. Whilst I was there, there was a crew of Archaeologists excavating new locations, which was interesting to watch and observe.

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