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Kalavasos Tenta

., Larnaka, Cyprus
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Ranked #27 of 45 Attractions in Larnaka
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Most recent review
- Aug 10, 2014
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The Kalavasos Tenta is an excavation of a 6000BC village which housed, at its height, over 100 people/families. The signs from the motorway are easy to find and the ticket lady most helpful. The remains of the settlement have been tastefully preserved and are easily followed from the guide leaflet and notices dotted around. At an entrance price of €2.50... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We were passing this small site and found it closed on a Saturday, don't go out of your way to get there without checking the opening times first. There is a lovely tavern on the bridge and a nice Dam to see if you do find it closed though, so not a wasted journey if you finds the same.

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Limassol, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

small site, easily seen from the highway because of the big tent (thus the name tenta) protecting it from the elements. Round neolithic house ruins, similar to the ones in the chirokitia site. A wooden walk through allows you to see the site with explanatory signs.

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