Altho relatively small, this is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the eastern Mediterranean. It was occupied from the 7th to the 4th millennium B.C.. Pretty amazing when you walk those same steps today. I am not really sure why some sites in Cyprus (or any where, actually) are granted “enhanced protection” in the event of armed conflict. For example, why wouldn't the Kourion ruins be equally "protected"? But I suppose that is a (political??) question not quite relevant for here...but it did hit me as I walked around both sites. Great view off the back side at the top. With more excavation yet to be done, this site is a a real find.
The site is properly prepared for visits (bathrooms, parking, appropriate explanatory guide posts (n Greek, English and French)) and easilyaccessed /signposted off the A-1 at the Maroni exit (and around the corner from the Classic Car restaurant and just minutes from the Tochni Tavern restaurant--both of which I also reviewed ...as well as the Olive Cafe in Skarinou --which I am about to review also!!)