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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 bubblesReviewed July 7, 2016
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

We left visiting until the last couple of days before we went home. These happened to be a Saturday and Sunday. We had checked the sign on the gate beforehand and it clearly stated that the site was open seven days a week. It wasn't. We checked with the hotel reception desk and they confirmed that it is closed at... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

On the entrance sign it's written the museum is open from Monday to Sunday 8:30-16:00. I've been at the entrance gate at 14:45, and waited for 15 minutes, but everything was closed and none was there. What a fail!

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Bebington
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Thank CalBristol
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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