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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

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For history buffs

What an interesting place to see. If you prefer ancient ruins in all of their marble splendour, maybe you can skip, but otherwise, if you're really interested in the whole history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an interesting place to see. If you prefer ancient ruins in all of their marble splendour, maybe you can skip, but otherwise, if you're really interested in the whole history of Cyprus, go and see this place. The best way to see it is with a car, though I guess there are many one-day trips from Larnaca and Nicosia... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surreal to wander around here imagining what it was like 9,000 years ago. These guys were super smart to build what they did. Amazing engineering intuition displayed in construction. The structure of the society and village life would have been outstanding back then. They had a sense of community and security about them. Given the life expectancy was 35 years... More 

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Lodz, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is one of must-see places while on Cyprus. Especially that it is one of around thousand places on UNESCO WH List... Buses stop 200 m from the entrance. Easy to get from Limassol (5 EUR for a bus ticket), Nicosia, Larnaca, a little bit far from Paphos... Situated on the slope of a hill, full of megalitic constructions 6-8... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Taking the bus from Limassol I came to the Neolithic Settlement. It is convenient as buses running from Limassol to Larnaca or Nicosia make a stop here for 5 minutes. What you can do is come by bus, but be sure to find connecting bus to return or move on to the city of your choice. Entrance fee is €2.50.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Another must see and a UNESCO World Heritage site, so unexpected amongst all the Roman and Greek ruins. A very interesting insight into living in Neolithic times and very easy to get to with public transport. There was no one else there when I visited and I found that this added a certain melancholy to the whole atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Our daughter who is 5 absolutely enjoyed this! It's not a very long walk around and there's so much that you can talk about with them. It's a little adventure! Great experience for us as well. Highly recommend.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Visited the Neolithic Village, Choirokoitia and found this site to be very interesting. It is well set out with a reconstructed village and then you see the archeological they used to create the reconstructed village. Well planned and thought through tourist site. I spent an hour here and enjoyed it all. Bit of walking involved and could be tough on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

This location is a UNESCO listed site. It is beautiful and not over run with buses full of tourists. I accept perhaps not to every one cup of tea, still very interesting and formative nonetheless. Recommended if it is your cup of tea.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

We first became aware of this Neolithic site from passing its smaller sister site 'Tenta' further down the motorway which can be seen from the road by the large canopy over the ruins. Choirokoitia is a larger and more informative site, it is well laid out and offers shady areas and seating under trees to avoid the mid-day sun (unlike... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

What you see are the foundations of 50 dwellings spread over a hillside. Be prepared for lots of steps and full sun exposure. While it doesn't seem like there is much to see what you do see is 9,000 years old!!! Amazing!!!

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