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Amathus Ruins

Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #22 of 42 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Nicosia, Cyprus
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Amathus is a small but interesting Neolithic settlement worth a visit if you are in the Limassol area, however there is virtually no information available or anybody on site to supervise visitors. during the long summer months, it's best to visit early in the morning or very late in the afternoon.

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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very small site with very little information available.Easily reached from the Mediterranean Hotel but wait until late in the day.

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London
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32 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It's not often you can walk around a place that is thousands of years old and marvel at what was then. This site and settlement with its central temple is very accessible and you can certainly get the feel of what it might have been like. And a such as it's not far out of Limassol so it should be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Amathous emerges from the very ancient times. People who are interested in exploring the first trace of human beings back in Neolithic period must visit Amathous - walk up to the top of the cliff and have a look at this ancient city and look then south at the sea to identify the walls of one of the most busy... More

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Amathus
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A great workout running up and then down the hill .. such views .. you understand why AMATHUS was built there .. the first hill overlooking the Limassol Bay from Akrotiri .. clever them ancients! !! .. indeed nothing much to see but PLENTY TO IMAGINE .. challenge yourself to get up there to the akropolis .. it's worth the... More

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United Kingdom
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12 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is at the edge of Limassol, just right after the hotel zone.You can take the bus, you wont miss it. If you are planning to walk around the ruins of the ancient city a make sure that you have a good pair of shoes and water esspecially during summer time. This is perfect for kids, let them walk... More

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Munich, Germany
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Some rocks with no evidence to be ruins. Complete waste of time. Stick to the beach. In all cases, we don't visit Cyprus for cultural reasons.

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Bucharest, Romania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just some old rocks on a hill, aside from the coast. Better go to the beach instead of coming here, if you ask me..

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