Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement, Show all 97 places in CYPRUS » CYPRUS97
- Laranaka region
- Working hours*:
September 16 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 17:00
April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 19:30
Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).
For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
- * - opening and closing times as well as entrance prices, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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#Architectural Oddities , #History
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.