- 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
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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55.72% of people who visit Larnaca include Choirokoitia in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
37.58% of people start their Choirokoitia visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Choirokoitia
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Choirokoitia
Spent a good hour walking around the site. 2.50 euros to get in. Great if you are an ancient history buff.
Nice walk around the neolithic settlement. Good views. Can be nice combination of easy short hike and excavation viewing.
Enjoyed looking round the Reconstructed village but was unable to make the climb to the top to see the excavations. I wasn't able bodied enough to make the climb. But then I wasn't charged the 2.50 entry fee. I counted as senior or as my adult children put it, no charge Mum you're to old. I think the ticket booth man knew there was no way I was making it up those steps.
Not a must if you are on a hurry. But nice place to walk and admire the builds and findings. Not recommended on a hot day, not many shaded areas. Nice round route, not long, there are stairs all around. Cost us 2.5 e/p (Sunday noon, September)
A part of human history. Archeologist work exemplary.