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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

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Mostly reconstructed

This UNESCO site has some interesting ruins, but most are off limits. There are some good reconstructions and a nice walking circuit. The age of the place is astounding.

Reviewed March 25, 2017
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Amman, Jordan
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Limassol, Cyprus
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Reviewed April 16, 2017 via mobile

it's a must go place just outside limassol. the fatigue of the many stairs worth the story it has to tell you. few hours needed to visit it well

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Amman, Jordan
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Reviewed March 25, 2017

This UNESCO site has some interesting ruins, but most are off limits. There are some good reconstructions and a nice walking circuit. The age of the place is astounding.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting sites in Cyprus. This settlement dates back to 7000-8000BC. Spend some time to read the detailed information plates and discover how organized was this community. Perhaps the best part of the site are the reconstructed houses. You will be surprised with what our ancestors could build 10000 years ago!

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North Liberty, Iowa
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

We stopped by the Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement on our return drive from Nicosia to Ayia Napa. It was definitely worth the stop. It is very conveniently located just off the A1; a quick on and off. We were blown away by the age of the settlement; wow!

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

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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Reviewed February 4, 2017 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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Reviewed January 18, 2017

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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GREECE&CYPRUS
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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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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Thank BaghdadSuzanne
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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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