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Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

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With a history dating back to Neolithic times and a list of former inhabitants that includes the Hittites, ancient Greeks, Romans, Ottomans and Persians, Cyprus belies its small size with a profusion of archeological sites. From Roman city ruins to medieval fortresses and sacred monuments, the island’s historic attractions are renowned not only for their diversity but their remarkable preservation.

Cyprus has three UNESCO World Heritage sites spread across the island, including the Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, located close to Larnaka, and the painted churches of the Troodos Mountains, a series of richly decorated Byzantine churches and monasteries. Another important UNESCO site is ancient Paphos, which includes the landmark Rock of Aphrodite, the birthplace of the Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty; the ancient Temple of Aphrodite; the Baths of Aphrodite; and the Tombs of the Kings, which date back to the 3rd century BC.

Additional historical sites of interest include the ruins of the ancient city of Kition, scattered around the modern-day town of Larnaca, and the Kourion Archaeological Site, where the vast ruins of the former city-kingdom date back to 1200 B.C and include a beautifully restored Greek Roman amphitheater.

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Cyprus Wine Tasting, Villages and Ancient Sites Day Trip from Paphos and Limassol

Uncork the wines, villages and rich history of Cyprus on this full-day trip from Paphos and Limassol. With an informative guide, see the ancient theater at ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.76

Paphos History Day Trip from Limassol

Calling all history buffs! Cast your flashlight down through the ages into Paphos’ early and Roman past on this full-day trip from Limassol. With a ...  Read more

Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.61

City Sightseeing Paphos Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Explore Paphos, the vibrant Cyprus coastal town, at leisure on this must-do City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour! As you travel around town on board an ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: Ticket valid for 24 hours

From USD $14.14

4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia and Troodos Mountains

Witness some of the best of Cyprus on a 4-night tour filled with interesting history and culture. Stay four nights in a 3- or 4-star hotel in Paphos or ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $554.48

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