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Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site

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Address: Near Larnaka - Lemesos Highway, Kalavasos, Cyprus
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Aceramic Period (8200-5200 BCE) Settlement

Evidence at Kalavasos suggests settlement at the end of the 7th Millennium BCE. It also seems that the settlement was suddenly deserted in the late 6th Millennium BCE. Apparently... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Evidence at Kalavasos suggests settlement at the end of the 7th Millennium BCE. It also seems that the settlement was suddenly deserted in the late 6th Millennium BCE. Apparently, more that 150 adults lived in the settlement, living on animal husbandry, agriculture and wild fruit. Easy access to the site from the B1 and A1 highways. Although many of the... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well worth it especially if you are staying in Kalavasos as per my recommendation for The Libarary Hoteland wellness Resort. It is small but protected and kept in good order the staff are excellent but be aware that it is not open at the week end as we would normally expect it to be! As previously mentioned there is another... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

If you like and appreciate history and archeology, this is another good spot. The entry fee is 2.50 euros. Which is not expensive but you can get a week pass for a little more and it becomes a better value deal. I understand that the money goes to the upkeep. Please show us how you upkeep !!!! As seems that... More 

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went there today (Sunday) just to find out that the site is closed on Saturdays and Sundays!! And I am now wondering when we are supposed to get a glimpse of our own cultural heritage since we work on weekdays... Such a disappointment...

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GREECE&CYPRUS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Choirokoitia, Kalavasos-Tenta provides evidence of initial establishment at the end of the 7th millennium B.C. of sedentary communities on the island, who originated from the neighboring mainland. They developed an original civilization: the Cypriot Aceramic Neolithic. The settlement is surrounded by walls and consists of buildings with simple circular or double circular ground plans built with sun-dried mud brick or... More 

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Peebles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had driven past this site a few times before we actually realised what it was. This year we decided to visit it and for 2 Euro 50 per adult it is very interesting.

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Bletchley, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had seen this structure many times on our journeys to and from Limassol and were curious to see what is was about. So one day we decided to pull off the motorway and see what we would find. The signs from the motorway were fairly to follow and the ticket lady most helpful. The Kalavasos Tenta is an excavation... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Small tented site but quite fascinating to learn of people living 7000m years B.C. Not many other visitors-easy to get to & park. For me a must--not for everyone

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Kalavasos, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

a unique ancient site about the first settlements of humanity. here they found handpaints in the inside of the walls which are saved in the Nicosia museum

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Wolverhampton, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were staying in the area and so we could see the huge tent every time we drove past. We therefore called in one afternoon and saw the whole thing in 30 minutes. It might be worth longer if you have a specific interest in this period, but we wouldn't have been pleased to have driven out of our way,... More 

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