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Maa-Palaeokastro Settlement

Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #41 of 45 attractions in Paphos
Type: Historic Walking Areas
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Felpham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Maa-Paleokastro can be found at the far end of Coral Bay just beyond Thalassa Boutique Hotel and Spa. It is well signposted from Coral Bay Avenue. Access is via a narrow block paved road at the far end of the hotel car park. There is plenty of parking on the site and toilets. Entry is about 2Eu and kids free.... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Despite my interest in all thing historical, i found it difficult to be enthusiastic about this site. The bronze age inhabitants (circa BC2000) of this headland probably didn't have any estate agents (Realtors) amongst their number, but they could certainly pick the best spot. Little remains other than a reassembled wall and a few stones outlining the foundations of their... More

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Bucharest, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Nothing really to see here, only a few rocks where were the ancient houses, and that's it; there are no information panels at all. The place is next to Coral Bay Beach.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Whilst there isn't much to see, other than remains of the old walls, it's an interesting & important place, given its historical significance. The 1st wall offered protection from the land & the 2nd protection from the sea. The settlement was called, "Maa" & "Palaeokastro" means, 'the old castle'. The 1st settlers were the Mycenaean Greeks, back in 1200BC. This... More

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Larnaca, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Maa-Paleokastro can be found at the far end of Coral Bay just beyond Thalassa Boutique Hotel and Spa. These are the ruins of an early Bronze Age settlement which was fortified.. The area has been fenced off as excavation work continues from time to time. There's also a small museum exhibiting local finds. It's well worth a visit.

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went to this site and was charged full admission even though the museum is closed, and doesn't look like opening soon, and no information about the site other than two wooden signs. One directing you to the museum and the other pointing to " Excavated Remains". Ended up googling for info on this site. Poor show, it should have much... More

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

excavated ruins on a headland, large site with lovely views and a small information centre. Cheap to get in, as is typical in Cyprus and on the bus route from Paphos harbour to Coral Bay. (if you buy a day ticket, you can get on and off the bus as much as you like! )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

A must when leaving paphos for a short 1 day trip? Interesting even for small kids. Site lacks sheds

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Talking about inspiration!!! Amazing idea to build such a museum. I did not expect something like that at all and was very pleasantly surprised. Imposing and respectful and simply beautiful.

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Paphos, Cyprus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

Intresting site but as standard with Cyprus not looked after at all, poor condition and to be honest not worth the trip out to see ..save time and money dont go

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