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“Interesting site to visit”

The Sanctuary Of Apollo
Ranked #13 of 219 things to do in Limassol
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

I decided to visit here after going to the Kourion and the Stadium just down the road. There was a parking area and the ticket office was near the site.

For the €1.30 i think it was to go in you got to see remains of a roman street, the remains of a roman villa and the partially restored temple, Not to large a site but very interesting to look around.

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Reviewed 3 November 2010

No café but there are loos.
Our photos:
http://s481.photobucket.com/albums/rr175/Nephthys_photos/Apollos%20Sanctuary%20nr%20Kourion/
This is 3km west of Kourion, off the main road, over towards Limassol, from Paphos. We went there in our hire car.
It’s open daily, Nov-Mar 8a.m.-5p.m., Apr-May & Sept & Oct, till 6p.m., June-Aug till 7.30p.m. Parking is easy & free; there is an entrance fee. There are toilets but no café & little shade.
This partially-restored, important Temple covers a wide area & was dedicated to Apollo Hylates, “The God of Woods & Forests”, amongst other things. It was a sacred place for over 1200 years, from about 800B.C. till 400A.D.
One can see the Temple itself, the Archaic Precinct, close to the Temple, including remains of the priests’ houses & The Treasury remains. Accommodation buildings are on the north & south areas & used to house Temple visitors. The Palaestra was the recreation area for entertaining visitors. The Baths is a fascinating, well-organised complex, including changing rooms & the graduated stages of rooms provided water from cold to steam. The most favoured place for having one’s picture taken is reached by scrambling up to stand between the pillars of the restored sanctuary Temple, which reminded us of the Temple of Apollo in Side, Turkey.
It’s a fair sized site & we spent around 1.5hrs here, scrambling over & between the ruins (no health & safety!) & reading the explanation boards, so carry water, sunscreen & wear comfortable shoes.

KOURION’S STADIUM - No café or loos.
Between Apollo’s Sanctuary & the ancient town & ruins of Kourion is the stadium for the athletic & general sporting events, up to the 4th Century A.D., seating around 6,000. Parking is easy, free & there is no entrance fee.

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