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Amathus Ruins

Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #19 of 40 attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This is a travel back in time. Make sure that you have a good pair of shoes and fluids. They really could make the buses stop outside the entrance but they clearly are not considering that people want to use the bus to get there. How silly is that? Beware that the staff in these places and the bus drivers... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you keen in history and like ruins - this is definitely a place for you! But if you wish to see not only a trace of history, but an interesting place worth separate visiting - do not waste you time. If you happen to be around, come and see these ruins. 10 or 15 minutes will be enought. You... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

If you like ruins, then this is for you! There are no mosaics here, so some would see it as a poor relation to Kourion and Pathos, but at one time this was a very imposing and important site. As with all of these places places, the admittance fee is negligible, there are information boards but the site could be... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Nice to visit if you happen to drive by, but if you take a cab to get there you might be a bit dissapointed. A bit far, but the bus #30 passes in front, so if you have the day ticket it is ok. Does not compare to Kourion.

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manchester
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The ruins are just a short walk away from the Atlantica Bay, as with most ancient ruins there is very little left & you have to use a little imagination, well worth spending an hour or so taking a walk there.

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N. Ireland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have been here before and it is interesting to see that each year I return there are more ruins emerging from the rubble of the mountain side. The ruins are in 2 parts. The main excavations are fenced in and there is a small entry fee. There is a good path leading round the outside giving good views. There... More

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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Do not be fooled by this place. There is not just the stuff by the roadside that you see and pay to get in to. The real stuff is on top of the hill and it is free. There are massive structures like the Agora and also a 14 tonne urn up there. Roman remains of pottery, glass and building... More

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I love to find some ruins on my travels and have previously visited Pompeii,Herculaneum and Ostia. Amathus is a small hilly site with some interesting finds.Pottery etc just littering the ground everywhere.Undeveloped and no tourist centre or museum but good WC's and reasonable entry dee of 2.50 euros,Not much signage for the uninitiated but a lovely way to spend an... More

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

There really isn't much to see a the Amathus ruins. There are a few pillars and ruins in the ground, but not much more and you come away thinking "is that it?" You can't help but wonder also - are there any other ruins nearby that have been covered up?

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UK
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38 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Just a pile of stones to some, I found this place magical. Just look at the wealth of carved stones that lie around. It is an amateur archaeologist's paradise. See if you can find the one with the naked man on! Go there late afternoon for best lighting, and don't be afraid to walk among the ruins.

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