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Amathus Ruins

Address: Limassol, Cyprus
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Ranked #19 of 36 Attractions in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
68 helpful votes 68 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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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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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
108 helpful votes 108 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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