Ancient KitionCurrently Open
- Address: Ancient Kition, Larnaca, Cyprus
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: 357-24304115
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Ancient Kition - Review
A series of steady excavations over a hundred years starting in the nineteenth century revealed these ruins that date from the 13th Century BC. Kition seems to have been an important site of religious worship and human habitation. Copper smelting was an important industry at the time and Kition might have been a hotspot for it. Following the Mycenean Achaeans, the Phoenicians took over the place are said to have built a magnificent temple to Astarte sometime around 850BC, but this too was destroyed five hundred years later. Unfortunately, for all it’s important history, there isn’t much left to see here. The ruins of the shrine of Astarte, four there small temples and an opium room are the most important structures remaining. You have to be a true archeology or history aficionado to appreciate this place now because the site itself is underwhelming.
Ancient Kition Information
- Wheelchair accessible.
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77.52% of people who visit Larnaca include Ancient Kition in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
59.43% of people start their Ancient Kition visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ancient Kition
66.2% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ancient Kition
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Ancient Kition, Larnaca Reviews
It is good to see it, especially for the nice mosaics and its uphill location, with large and nice view on the sea
In the center of city. Important ancient sanctuary
Fantastic site. If you don't know it you will never see it because it's bad published.
Fascinating. I last visited nearly 30 years ago. Certainly much effort has been made since then. Rather than a poorly printed guide book there are now plaques with labelled photos and explanations in Greek and English. The name of Kition is derived from Kittim, the grandson of Noah, and is preserved in the title of the local bishopric and a local village, Kiti. Larnaca really is a very ancient place.
The ruins of an ancient city. Not very impressive but intetesting. Be aware that the entrance is from the Archiepiskopou Kyprianou Street. The spot where the google navigator leads you is the old entrance and it is closed.