- Address: Choirokoitia, Larnaka, Cyprus, Larnaca
- Timings: 08:30 am - 07:30 pm Details
- Phone: 357-24322710
- Ticket Price: 3 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Ancient Ruin, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Archaeological Site
Choirokoitia - Review
Dating from the 7th to 4thMillennium, BC this ancient settlement provides a wonderful insight into the development of human society on Cyprus. Important highlights include well preserved circular mud houses, a complex architectural system, a good number of tools, decorations etc. The size of the dwellings suggest that the people who lived here must have been quite short, that they had short lifespans (35 years old), and that child mortality was quite high. The entire original population disappeared for reasons unknown during the 6th Millennium BC and the place remained deserted for almost 1500 years before the next civilisation, the Sotira moved in. A UNESCO World Heritage Site for its immense archaeological and scientific significance, this Neolithic settlement is a must visit for any ancient history buff.
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- Pizza Hut
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Things to Know Before Visiting Choirokoitia
95% of people who visit Larnaca include Choirokoitia in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
35.79% of people start their Choirokoitia visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Choirokoitia
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Choirokoitia
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Choirokoitia, Larnaca Reviews
The visit of this place doesn't take much time. Unfortunately, some of the Neolithic buildings are covered by roofs and one can not see much of them.
Quite interesting to walk around and look at the settlement. For better understanding they rebuilt some houses at the beginning of the trail.
Very impressive. Built in the neolithic, listed on UNESCO and made with respect for both the tourists and the place. The real houses are well protected from being walked on, but you can admire reconstructed settlement from up close. It was very enjoyable for me.
Well, this is impressing when you can see the place where people lived 9000 years ago! In 1998 this site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Only two small problems, which usually happens in Cyprus: a) There are no signs on the way to that settlement; b) Its working hours are on working days, so no need to go on weekend. Funny, but it is! Anyhow, if you come here, you can see it clear through wibdbreak. :)
This collection of excavated Neolithic hut circles is recognised as being of international importance and has UNESCO protected status. A replica reconstruction brings the site to life. The grounds are teeming with wildlife including some hornets in a cave at the top of the hill. There are toilet facilities and water on site. Opposite the large car park at the entrance is a cafe. Entrance at the time of writing was €2.50. This includes a brief leaflet. The site is not really suitable for wheel chair users as there is a steep stepped climb.However the reconstruction area could be reached fairly easily.
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