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Amathus – this ancient city, which is about a thousand years. He is witness to the ancient history of the island. Amathus is located at a distance of 8 kilometers from Limassol, here you can get 30 bus. Fit is the place for fans of Greek mythology: according to rumors, here are the events unfolded […]

Amathus – this ancient city, which is about a thousand years. He is witness to the ancient history of the island. Amathus is located at a distance of 8 kilometers from Limassol, here you can get 30 bus. Fit is the place for fans of Greek mythology: according to rumors, here are the events unfolded myths about Theseus and Ariadne (although the second place, which was such a glory, a well – known Palace of Knossos on Crete).
Amathus
If you love to look at the ruins of ancient cities is a place created especially for you. If you are not an archaeologist, not an Amateur historian and don’t really understand what the ancient Greek city of Amathus will help to fill this gap. Perfect ancient city to visit in the evening to take some panoramic photos of the Bay – that’s all.
Here found the Acropolis and the market square, the system of conduits and the ruins of the baths, and the remains of an early Christian Basilica is gradually reconstructed the temple of Aphrodite.
In ancient times Amathus was the place where they worshipped Dionysus and Aphrodite. Hence, exports were wood and copper were the main Cypriot wealth that time. Remember the city and the greatness of Athens, and the time of Alexander the great, and even the time of the rise of Rome. But it is age 7 and Cyprus was conquered by the Arabs, completely destroyed the city. Complete destruction has contributed to Richard the Lionheart. After such events, the city waited unenviable fate: the remains of the buildings were plundered in the construction of other Cypriot cities, including Limassol, and the best stones that liked the rulers, sent to Egypt.
Archaeological site of Amathus began here in the late 19th century, historians have studied the ruins and in 1980. On the territory of Amathus found the Acropolis and the market square, the system of conduits and the ruins of the baths, and the remains of an early Christian Basilica – gradually here reconstructed the temple of Aphrodite. A copy of the bowl, a few of the colonnades and the ruins of the fortress walls – this is the maximum of all the ancient, which can be found at Amathus.
Most are found here artifacts moved in the museums of Cyprus, and to look at them better there. In General, for a leisurely stroll, admiring sunsets and a couple of photos of Limassol Amathus fit.
Amathus
And it’s perfect for people with a rich imagination who do not mind to imagine yourself in the ancient Greek city. Significant advantage of this hill is that for visiting’t have to pay.

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