One of the most impressive features of the Amathus Ruins is the Temple of Aphrodite, which I believe, was excavated in the 1980s. The temple was a center of worship for the goddess of love and beauty and was believed to have been built in the 6th century BC. The temple was adorned with beautiful sculptures and frescoes, many of which can still be seen today.
My initial interest was to find out about their gins, Aris explained, "it's what originally brought us back to Cyprus, 'to create a quality craft gin'. Our initial inspiration was the aroma of The Troodos Mountains after a long dry summer when it first rains and we wanted to capture exactly that and put it in a bottle and we called it Aoratas Dry Gin which in fact last year won a gold medal.
The location is wonderful, up in the hills, with absolutely stunning panoramic views overlooking the St. George coastline of Paphos. There's over 100,000 square metres of lush green vegetation, ponds, flowers, and trees including the amazing Silk Floss Tree from South America, covered in thousands of spikes, it's just crazy !