The Neolithic Age settlement of Tenta is situated a short distance from Kalavasos Village and dates to 7000 BC. It is one of the most significant Neolithic settlements on the island, and is covered by a characteristic cone-shaped roof, which forms a contemporary architectural intervention in the landscape.

According to local tradition, the name of the site goes back to 327 AD when St. Helen - the mother of Constantine the Great - stayed in a tent (‘tenta’) in this location during her visit to the island following the discovery of the Holy in Jerusalem.

Address:

Kalavasos Village, 40km from Larnaka, 2.5 km off the Lefkosia - Lemesos motorway

 

Contact No:

Tel: +357 24 304 169

 

Operating Hours:                

September 16 – April 15, Monday-Friday: 8:30-16:00

April 16 - September 15, daily: 9:30-17:00

Closed on weekends

 

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.

 

Website:

www.mcw.gov.cy/da 

 

Please Note:             

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