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Maa-Palaeokastro Settlement

Address: Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #97 of 105 things to do in Paphos
Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

if youre a history/archeology buff, this is a fantastic place, but beyond that, spending a great deal of time here is less than exciting. The photographs I took were amazing, however.

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Do not waste your money on this site, absolute very little to nothing worth to see here. Better ruins to discover that has actual meaning. A so called museum has been built that offers nothing but photo pictures under a dome roof. Really disappointed.

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Oxford
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6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The site is interesting, with some good surviving Cyclopean walls and the outlines of the settlement, but there are no artefacts in the museum, just fairly detailed explanations and maps about Mycenaen settlements in Cyprus, and trade in the Mediterranean at the time. The museum building itself though is fascinating - a little gem of architecture in its own right.... More 

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Felpham
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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198 attraction reviews
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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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268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
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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86 attraction reviews
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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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7 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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