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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

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Address: Cyprus
Phone Number: +357 22 865888
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Oldest historical site in Cyprus

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Goolia2772
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful sight with excellent reconstruction of the village. A little short on explanation throughout the walk but interesting archeological site and very worth a visit

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luxor
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We left this till last wasn't actually much to see.it was so hot up there. Just a few stone walls. Lots of steps.

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

A fascinating neolithic settlement, wonderfully presented. Only Euros 2.50 entrance fee. Situated very close to the A1 - easy to get to. Toilets available - large car park - cafe at the entrance to the car park. I was the only visitor at the time (May 2016), which is sad. As I was the only person there, I climbed over... More 

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

Again a fatastic remain of the past. A village with the remains of 247 people and a perfect example of human presence on the island long before christ. It shows how genious our ancestors were in constructing houses. This open air museum that is very well maintained costs only € 2,50 per person and gives you a good impression of... More 

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

These ruins are interesting given their great age. They have reconstructed houses to give you an idea of what they would look like, you then climb higher up the hill to view the ruins. They have two paths, one to the left, and the archaeological trail to the right. We took the left trail and returned via the archaeological trail.... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 via mobile

This is a World Heritage site and rightfully so as it's well worth a visit. You'l be rewarded with ruins dating back to 7,000BCE. Amazing. The site is not very extensive but the introductory area has reconstructions of the buildings and explanatory boards about how they were built so you can find out what you are looking at. Then you... More 

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

9000 yrs old. NINE THOUSAND YEARS OLD! Amazing site. Wonderful reconstructions of what the houses could have been like. Lovely walking trail around the mountain. You can see the valley where they once lived. Plenty of on site information as well as very helpful ticket sellers. Pamphlet in many languages. Fantastic view from the top. Got the trail first and... More 

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