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Address: Coral Bay, Paphos, Cyprus

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Cyprus is a wonderful place for old sites. The Maa-Palaeokastro Settlement is one of the many sites. There is much of historical interest here. I wouldn't put it at the top of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2016
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Bebington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Cyprus is a wonderful place for old sites. The Maa-Palaeokastro Settlement is one of the many sites. There is much of historical interest here. I wouldn't put it at the top of a must see list, but worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Easily accessed from Coral Beach, this small site is where the sons of the Trojan War heroes might have settled as they fled the collapse of their civilization. Well, you can imagine that's what happened! I'm an old ruins nut and loved it; my wife thought it interesting and loved the panoramic photo opportunities.

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Marrakech
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

This is an experiment. There are copies of the original prehistoric houses built on the original site of a prehistoric settlement. Used to teach school children. The archaeologists also built some homes to destroy with fire to use as a learning point when assessing other findings.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This settlement is on the headland that divides Corallia Bay from Coral Bay and is tucked behind a large hotel. The early Bronze Age settlement is an important site but as with most of these ancient sites, there isn't much to see and what there is, you need quiute a bit of imagination to make sense of it. Towards the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

This site reflects part of the very early history of the island. I had little knowledge of this period in the island's development. Unfortunately there is little information on site. Certainly worth a visit but a little more information would have made the layout of the ruins a little clearer.

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Wittersham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We visited as part of a walk to see Coral Bay and the surrounding area. It was not our intention but entered when we saw the signs and it allowed a greater perspective on the significance of this area of Cyprus in early history. There is very little left to see apart from a few exposed floor plans but an... More 

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dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

it is great to see some much archaeology available to visit on the island of Cyprus and not overly priced to enter, great views out to sea and along the coast from this site as well as a museum telling the story. worth a visit

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

One of those places that you should visit to learn something about the history of Cyprus, but it is a little under-whelming and so much could have been done.

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anglesey north wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

went for a walk around with friends. worth a visit not loads to see but what is there is interesting don't go when its too hot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

did not understand the concept of entrance fee. there was nothing there just a site of old old settlement and some stones what were supposed to be walls. and then some underground dome with some photos. really odd to take entrance fee and i did saw a person to enter for free as big gate was opened, there was sign... More 

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