Archaeological Sites Larnaca Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)

Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)

The archaeological site of Choirokoitia is a remarkably well-preserved settlement from the Neolithic Age that has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998.

Remains from all phases of the Neolithic Age are evident in the settlement, and provide an insight of living conditions in the region during prehistoric times, as well as how the Neolithic culture was spread throughout the region.

Five characteristic cylindrical shaped dwellings have been reconstructed near the settlement, using the same construction methods and materials used in Neolithic times. The dwellings are fitted with replicas of household objects found inside the original dwellings, thus providing a vivid representation of how they actually were in the past. The vegetation around the dwellings consists of native plants and trees that have grown in Cyprus since Neolithic times.

Region: Larnaka (Larnaca)
Address: 32km from Larnaka / 48km south of Lefkosia on the Lefkosia (Nicosia) – Lemesos (Limassol) motorway.
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.796269 Lon: 33.34472
Contact No: Tel: +357 24 322 710
Operating Hours: September 16 – April 15, daily: 08:30 – 17:00
April 16 – September 15, daily: 08:30 – 19:30
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).
Entrance Fee: €2,50
For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards – €8,50, three (3) day entry cards – €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards – €25,00.
Disabled Access: Non-wheelchair accessible – due to the natural sloping of the hill, but wheelchair users can visit the area of the reconstructed dwellings.
Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Courtesy of the CTO

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