Located 35km from the main city of Larnaka, just off the Larnaka – Lemesos highway, the archaeological site of Choirokoitia is a remarkably well-preserved settlement from the Neolithic Age that has been a listed 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 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 originals, thus providing a vivid representation of how they appeared in antiquity. The vegetation around the dwellings consists of plant species and native trees that have grown in Cyprus since Neolithic times.

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Address:

32km from Larnaka, off the Larnaka – Lemesos highway

 

Contact No:

Tel: +357 24 322 710

 

Operating Hours:                

September 16 – April 15, daily: 8:30-17:00

April 16 - September 15, daily: 8:30-19:00

Saturday and Sunday: 9:30-17:00

 

Operating Period:                      

All year round. Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).

 

Entrance Fee:

€2,50

For 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:

Partially accessible

 

Please Note:             

Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.