I decided that we would travel a few minutes along the Sea Road in order to take my Mother to see the Amathus Archaeological Ruins. I felt a bit of a cheat...it was so close by and so cheap to enter too. However, we have been living in Cyprus for a couple of years now and have yet to visit this extraordinary cultural site ourselves. So off we went.
The brown Historical road sign for the Amathus Ruins was clearly visible from the Sea Road and ample parking was available. The friendly staff greeted us on arrival and helped us to purchase tickets from the ticket booth. The staff then explained the key areas to take note of on the site.There were ultra clean toilets present, and benches along the way to sit and take in the ambience of the area.
We loved the engraved map of the ruins and thoroughly enjoyed seeking out the varying areas of the site, and imagining how life was for the people living in this ancient city. We were amazed by the walls built to defend the city. The craftsmanship of the buildings was fantastic too. Just how did the people back then manage to craft, move and install those great stone structures? There was much intact for us to peruse. It was a magical experience indeed. Before we went home, we decided to hike to the top of the hill in order to see the ruins positioned there. The evening was drawing to a close. When we got to the top, there was a fantastic view of Limassol, the Sea and the sun setting for the evening. I can not explain how beautiful this sight was. We felt very lucky indeed!
We bought a guide book called, 'Guide to Amathus' so that we could read more about the ruins after our visit. We loved this trip so much, that we have been back several times since. We even visited during a Club run with the Limassol Running Club on New Year's Eve 2013 ~ what a splendid way to see the old year out!
Eva Evangelou ~ Owner of Limassol Sports Massage