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Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

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For history buffs

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 February 2017
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Moscow, Russia
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 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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Cyprus
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited the Neolithic Village, Choirokoitia and found this site to be very interesting. It is well set out with a reconstructed village and then you see the archeological they used to create the reconstructed village. Well planned and thought through tourist site. I spent an hour here and enjoyed it all. Bit of walking involved and could be tough on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

This location is a UNESCO listed site. It is beautiful and not over run with buses full of tourists. I accept perhaps not to every one cup of tea, still very interesting and formative nonetheless. Recommended if it is your cup of tea.

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