The ancient Greek city of Amathus lies on the outskirts of Limassol in Cyprus. The ancient ruins here are the most important in the whole of Cyprus, and tell the story of many ages throughout history. Located just a few miles from Limassol, you can easily walk from the town to Amathus’ most visible landmark, the Amathus beach hotel, Cyprus. The village centre is filled with colourful little shops, restaurants and bars, sheltered from the tourist crowds of the coastline.
The ancient city of Amathus sits high on a cliff overlooking Coral Bay and Paphos, and was one of the most influential settlements of classical Cyprus. Supposedly founded by one of Hercules’ sons, Amathus’ treasures have only been discovered since the late 19th century. The ruins of Amathus do not contain huge monuments to ancient eras, but the whole site is low-lying and offers a far more complete view of the life of the city rather than just the most special monuments. The main temple, market place and many houses can clearly be seen, making this a fantastic place to discover some of the history of Cyprus from an Amathus holiday rental villa.
Unless there is a special theatrical or operatic performance at the ancient city, a tour of Amathus should not take more than an hour or two, but don’t worry, there is plenty of entertainment to keep you more than occupied during your Amathus holiday. The surrounding countryside and the towering Troodos Mountains are a dream for anyone who loves the great outdoors. There are some fantastic routes through the hills and vineyards for horse riding, walking and mountain biking, taking in some of the most interesting ruins along the coastline. The vineyards which surround Amathus are hugely successful, producing famous Amathus wines which are celebrated each year in the Limassol Wine Festival, which is a magnificent 10 day celebration, and a perfect time to be staying in an Amathus villa.
A rental villa in Amathus is just a short walk from the fantastic beaches of the Limassol region. Covered with dark sand or pebbles and rich in water sports possibilities, Amathus Beach, Cyprus, is a magnificent place to relax in the sun, and whatever you preference in beaches, near-by Limassol will be able to answer all your requirements.
Limassol is the largest beach resort in Cyprus, and any sun worshiper will be right at home in an Amathus holiday rental just up the road. It is a bustling city with everything you could possibly require whilst staying in Amathus holiday accommodation, from roaring nightlife to waters sports, culture to cuisine.
Amathus benefits hugely from the stunning climate of western Cyprus. The steady summer temperatures reach the mid 30’s (°C) almost daily, but the reliable on-shore winds keep the air remarkably fresh. During the winter months, temperatures during the day can reach the mid 20’s, with averages remaining around 14°C.
Paphos International Airport (PFO) is located just 20 minutes from a holiday rental villa in Amathus. Flights arrive regularly from airports across the British Isles, with British Airways offering some particularly good deals.