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“Ancient but unfulfilled” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
Larnaka City, Cyprus
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Ranked #18 of 58 things to do in Larnaka City
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“Ancient but unfulfilled”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Have to agree with other reviewers. The site is genuinely interesting. This is an ancient site, before the pyramids, and it was been well excavated and it is clear where the houses were, and the replica houses bring it all to life a little. However the information to support this is really lacking. Where are the model people showing ancient life in the replica houses. It is like the archeologists have done their work, written their scientific papers and then someone has posted a dry description on a post next to it and left it at that. This criticism could be levelled at the other historical sites on the island.
So good but could be so much more.

Visited October 2012
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Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Impressive but disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Worth a stop if you are driving by, the ruins themselves are impressive but there is just a lack of useful information, the only leaflets they had were in Greek and French, the display boards had very dry descriptions and the replica village had hardly any information up at all.Having been to other UNESCO world heritage sites it was disappointing, no attempt to bring it alive. Probably OK if you are an archeologist and know all about it anyway, but I came away none the wiser for my trip.

Visited November 2012
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Nice place to go there for 2-3 hours”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Well, I would go there as a historical thing to see, not much nearby but it is worth it. From there you can drive towards the lake nearby...

Visited October 2012
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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“amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

It is amazing that so many thousands of years ago people had such culture. It is worth a visit. Just try to visit when the sun is not so hot.

Visited June 2012
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Limassol, Cyprus
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“Exquisite historical place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

A place to visit that proves life to the island thousands of year ago. It does not take too long to spend there and if you travel towards Limassol from either Larnaca or Nicosia, it worths a stop.

Visited September 2011
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