Archaeological Sites in Cyprus
By Viator, December 2013
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.