The Sanctuary of Apollo HylatesLimassol BOOK NOW
Located close to the ancient city of Kourion, the temple of Apollo Hylates was one of the main religious centres of Cyprus where the mythical god Apollo was worshipped as the god of the woodlands from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Most of the monuments (that are still standing today) belong to the site's 1st century AD restorations, and consist of Apollo’s temple, pilgrim halls, the ‘palaistra’ (where athletes exercised and played games), a bath complex, and a holy precinct. This distinctive architectural complex sheds light concerning the development of a Cypriot rural sanctuary dating from to the Bronze Age through to the end of paganism in Cyprus. This site is located 3km West of Kourion Archaeological Site and 22km West of Limassol on the road towards Paphos.