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Kalavasos-Tenta Neolithic Archaeological Site

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Address: Near Larnaka - Lemesos Highway, Kalavasos 7733, Cyprus
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Well preserved prehistoric settlement

This settlement gives a good impression of the life in a settlement 5500 VC. Worth visting, covered by a tent construction. Entryfee € 2,50

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2016
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Breda, The Netherlands
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Breda, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This settlement gives a good impression of the life in a settlement 5500 VC. Worth visting, covered by a tent construction. Entryfee € 2,50

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Oxford, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Small site but fascinating ,lovely lady at the entrance who was very helpful telling us about the site.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Quite a small site but still interesting. 2.5 Euros entry which is the same as Choirokoita (another,larger, neolithic village - not far away). If you have any questions ask the lady in the ticket office - she speaks very good English and has a good knowledge of the site. There is another site under excavation about 100 metres away from... More 

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Kent
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Although quite a small site, this is a beautifully presented Neolithic village, providing a clear insight into local life 9000 years ago - well worth a visit

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Rehovot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Evidence at Kalavasos suggests settlement at the end of the 7th Millennium BCE. It also seems that the settlement was suddenly deserted in the late 6th Millennium BCE. Apparently, more that 150 adults lived in the settlement, living on animal husbandry, agriculture and wild fruit. Easy access to the site from the B1 and A1 highways. Although many of the... More 

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Well worth it especially if you are staying in Kalavasos as per my recommendation for The Libarary Hoteland wellness Resort. It is small but protected and kept in good order the staff are excellent but be aware that it is not open at the week end as we would normally expect it to be! As previously mentioned there is another... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

If you like and appreciate history and archeology, this is another good spot. The entry fee is 2.50 euros. Which is not expensive but you can get a week pass for a little more and it becomes a better value deal. I understand that the money goes to the upkeep. Please show us how you upkeep !!!! As seems that... More 

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Limassol District, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Went there today (Sunday) just to find out that the site is closed on Saturdays and Sundays!! And I am now wondering when we are supposed to get a glimpse of our own cultural heritage since we work on weekdays... Such a disappointment...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Choirokoitia, Kalavasos-Tenta provides evidence of initial establishment at the end of the 7th millennium B.C. of sedentary communities on the island, who originated from the neighboring mainland. They developed an original civilization: the Cypriot Aceramic Neolithic. The settlement is surrounded by walls and consists of buildings with simple circular or double circular ground plans built with sun-dried mud brick or... More 

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Peebles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We had driven past this site a few times before we actually realised what it was. This year we decided to visit it and for 2 Euro 50 per adult it is very interesting.

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