Choirokoitia Archaeological Site (Neolithic Settlement)
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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Choiokoitia Village (Click to Google Maps)
- +357 2432 2710
Daily: 8:30-17:00 (Sept 16 -Apr 15) / Daily: 8:30-19:00 (Apr 16 - Sept 15)
Non wheelchair accessible (due to the natural sloping of the hill). Wheelchair users can visit the area of the reconstructed huts.
Closed on all public holidays. Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.