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“One of the oldest spots” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
Larnaka, Cyprus
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Ranked #12 of 43 attractions in Larnaka
Type: Ancient Ruins
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Enschede, The Netherlands
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“One of the oldest spots”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Nice spot where you can see one of the oldest settlements in Cyprus. When you want the complete story of Cyprus' history yoy start in Choirokoitia. Very interesting.

Visited November 2012
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“not really a lot to see”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

There are certainly many more interesting archaeological sites to visit in Cyprus than this one - but they are all Greek - the difference with this one is that is preceeds the Greeks by thousands of years - so hence it is more interesting but also not so interesting in that there isn't an awful lot to see. I would recommend leaving this till last - only when you have exhausted everywhere else is this probably worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
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“poo - what a stink”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

the smell was overbearing - that kind of smell where it inhibits your every moment. Will not be returning. My kids threw up - saying that it was very very hot. Pity the locals who have to live nearby - it has got to have an effect on the houses.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

It's hard to believe, & take in, that this site dates back 9,000 years. It's easy to miss it from the road side & is not one that's listed by the travel companies but it's definitely worth visiting if, like us, you're able to drive yourselves round & explore. We were lucky in that we stayed with friends & had use of their 2nd vehicle.
The site has several boards situated around, giving explanations of the history & how life was back then. I found it quite eerie to learn that the 'living' carried on, dwelling in their home, with relatives buried beneath the floor!
Loved the peaceful, quiet surroundings & lack of tourists; it meant that lizards were brave, coming to sunbathe & supervise the few who were there!
It's not suitable for the infirm & you'd need to watch small children, from a health & safety point of view.
The information boards & reconstructed parts enable the visitor to form a good impression of how things were, despite there being not a lot left of the original structures.

Visited September 2012
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“The neolithic site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The neolithic site of Cyprus gives an interesting view on the live style of the pre-ceramical and pre-metal culture.

Place is situated in the middle of the way from Limassol to Larnaka. So it is easy accessible by car or by bicycle if you base in village hotels of Kalavasos.

Visited July 2013
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