Ancient Amathus

Ancient Amathus

Amathus was a rich and densely populated kingdom with a flourishing agriculture and mines situated very close northeast Kalavasos. In the Roman Era it became the capital of one out of the four (4) administrative regions. Later, in the 4th century A.D. it became the Episcopal See and continued to flourish until the Byzantine Period. At approximately the Late 6th century A.D., Ayios Ioannis Eleimonas (Saint John Charitable), protector of the knights was born in Amathus.

Until 1191 when Richard the Lionheart arrived in Cyprus, Amathus had declined. The tombs were plundered and the stones from the beautiful edifices were brought to Limassol to be used for new constructions. Much later, in 1869, a great number of blocks of stone from Amathus were used for the construction of the Suez Canal.


Ancient Amathus
Amathus Avenue
Ayios Tychonas, Limassol Cyprus

Upcoming events for this venue

  • RSS Subscription for this venue
  • iCal Subscription for this venue
  • Google Calendar Subscription for this venue

There are currently no upcoming events for this venue.

Past events for this venue


July 2024
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

search events

All upcoming Cyprus events 0

Advanced Search