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“UNESCO gem” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement
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London
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“UNESCO gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Wow, with the origins starting back in 7000 BC and well preserved to boot you cant go wrong with a visit here. Easy to get to and a small walk but the circular structures can still be easily made out with out too much imagination required. Only one comment is that a little more information would have been good but all in all excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Tacoma, Washington
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55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Easy Location, Don't Miss this Neolithic UNESCO site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

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!!)

Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Impressive history”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Amazing what they were able to do all that time ago, and there is a great deal of remaining stonework which gives some impression of what the original site must have looked like. Great view from the top towards the back of the site.

Visited October 2012
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Greater london
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We went here on a rainy day and just happened to be in the area. However, I'm glad we did as it was very interesting and worth the visit. Lovely views from the top of the hill and the information was quite detailed.

Visited December 2012
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Warszawa, Polska
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355 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
“It's an amazing Unesco site yet a bit dissapointing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I fully agree with most of the reviews. The place is well prepared for tourists. Toilets, good parking, nice paths etc. It's v.good that at the bottom of the hill some restored huts were build as it adds to the experience. The site itself shows how people lived ages ago but as the site is small and as one could expect, not much is left to see. Still, as it is 2min from the highway, DO NOT miss this Unesco site.

Visited November 2012
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