Archaelogical Sites

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Medieval Tower in Kato Pyrgos

In Kato Pyrgos in  Nicosia Region, on a small crest near the sea there are the ruins of an ancient medieval Tower. The area is known as Troulli. The small structure seems to be built in the Byzantine period and was used as a signal beacon for ships and at the same time as an observatory. It was used up until the Francs era. The closest village Pyrgos was probably named by this tower (Pyrgos in...

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Amathus Archaeological Site

Amathus or Amathounta, a great ancient kingdom and a great archaeological site right next to the sea.

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Nea Pafos Archaeological site

A gem of the Cypriot cultural heritage, the ancient town of Nea Pafos in Pafos arouses awe and admiration.

The Pafos Archaeological Park, or else “Nea Pafos”, is situated near the small harbour of Kato Pafos. The ancient city of Nea Pafos was founded in the 4th century B.C. by the king of Pafos, Nikokles, who transferred the city of Palaipafos (today, Kouklia village) a bit further...

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Kolossi Medieval Castle

Kolossi Castle – the Knights’ fortress and its unique course in time.

The castle of Kolossi is a medieval fortress on the south-west coast of Cyprus, a few kilometres west of the city of Limassol. It is situated in the heart of a rich and fertile valley at the mouth of Kouris River. The castle held great strategic importance protecting the area of Kolossi which contained large...

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Medieval Baths in Paphos

The presence of baths dates back to the ancient times, when they were considered large construction and located in public spaces. Public baths are found in Cyprus too, and emerged at different periods in history. The Baths in Paphos were built during the Frankish period, around the end of the 14th - early 15th century and are located within the same complex where the early Christian Basilica...

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Tenta Archaeological site in Kalavasos

Kalavasos Tenta refers to a beautiful historic hill.

Tenta hill is on the west side of Vasilikos valley, only 2.50 kilometres far from Kalavasos village. According to tradition, the name Tenta was given because St Helen set up a tent at that location in 327 A.D., on her return from Jerusalem where she had brought pieces of the Holy Cross to the island. The word Tenta in Greek Cypriot...

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Medieval castle in Paphos

Paphos castle in the course of time: the fortress, the prison, the salt warehouse, and finally the emblem of the city.

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Latin Cathedral in Paphos

The ruins of the Latin Cathedral are located to the north of the early Christian Basilica of Ayias Kyriakis (Chrisopolitissa) in Kato Paphos. It dates back to the 1300 A.D. and it was part of a Frankish abbey. By the mid 16th century, it got renovated and decorated with Renaissance sculptures. Later, in the Ottoman times in particular, it was turned into a mosque. The excavations that were...

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Ancient Idalion Archaeological Site in Dali

The legacy of a prosperous ancient kingdom along with its inevitable decay is worthy of world admiration.

The Ancient Idalion is one of the most significant archaeological sites in Cyprus. In fact, many of its rich finds are exhibited in some of the most famous museums in the world. The Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion was founded in 2007 with the aim to promote the rich...

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Larnaca-Medieval-Castle

The Castle of Larnaca is a fort marked by various cultures in the heart of Larnaca’s historic centre.

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Tamasos Archaeological Site

Tamasos was one of the most important town-kingdoms in Cyprus. Located about 21 kilometres southwest of Nicosia, the largest part of the ancient town lies under the modern villages of Politiko, Pera and Episkopio. Thanks to the exploitation of the rich copper deposits in its territory, Tamasos had been a flourishing town.

Even though various excavations uncover finds that date to...

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Palepaphos Archaeological Site and Archaeological Museum in Kouklia

Included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO since 1980, the archaeological site of Palepaphos and its museum certainly worth a visit.

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Choirokoitia-Archaeological-Site

The Choirokoitia Neolithic Site is one of the most well-known prehistoric settlements in Cyprus - an impressive specimen of the earliest, organized human settlements. 

Located by the foothills of Troodos mountains in the valley of the river Ayios Minas, the Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia is the best-preserved prehistoric settlement in Cyprus that date to the Late Aceramic...

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Ancient-Cemetery-of-Makronisos-in-Ayia-Napa

Archaeological excavations that were carried in Makronisos area, a rocky area to the west of Ayia Napa, unearthed nineteen carved tombs. It is believed that in the ancient times, the area of Makronisos was an islet before it joined the coast. It is a part of land that looks like a fish tail when seen from above. This is where the Necropolis is.

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Medieval-Tower-in-Pyla

Κατά τη Βυζαντινή περίοδο αλλά και αργότερα κατά την περίοδο της Φραγκοκρατίας και της Ενετοκρατίας είχε κτιστεί ένας σημαντικός αριθμός μεσαιωνικών κάστρων και παρατηρητηρίων, με σκοπό την αμυντική οχύρωση των πόλεων έναντι τυχόν εισβολέων.

Ένα τέτοιο παρατηρητήριο αποτελούσε και αυτό της Πύλας, το οποίο κτίστηκε κατά τη Μεσαιωνική περίοδο, όπου το χωριό υπήρξε ιδιωτικό φέουδο.  Το...

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Η εκκλησία της Αγίας Κυριακής της Χρυσοπολίτισσας στην Κάτω Πάφο βρίσκεται κτισμένη επάνω στα ερείπια μιας μεγαλοπρεπούς επτάκλιτης βασιλικής του 4ου αιώνα. Ο παλαιός αυτός ναός κάλυπτε μια τεράστια έκταση 1600 τετραγωνικών μέτρων περίπου που περιλάμβανε εκτός από την εκκλησία και μητροπολιτικό μέγαρο, στο οποίο κατοικούσαν οι τότε επισκόποι.

Η νεοσύστατη εκκλησία αποτελεί κτίσμα του...

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Ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά ιερά της αρχαίας Κύπρου.

 

Ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά ιερά της αρχαίας Κύπρου.

Το Ιερό του Απόλλωνα Υλάτη βρίσκεται δυτικά του Κουρίου και αποτελεί ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά ιερά της αρχαίας Κύπρου. Φαίνεται ότι η λατρεία του Απόλλωνα στο χώρο αυτό άρχισε ήδη από τον 8ο αιώνα π.Χ. και συνεχίστηκε μέχρι και τον 4ο αιώνα μ.Χ. Ο χώρος υπέστη πολλές επεκτάσεις και μετατροπές σε διαφορετικές περιόδους. Το ιερό...

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Αρχαιολογικός Χώρος Κούριο

Ένα βασίλειο της Κύπρου με μαγική ομορφιά

Το Κούριον ήταν αρχαία πόλη, στα Νοτιοδυτικά παράλια της Κύπρου, κοντά στην Επισκοπή. Υπήρξε ένα από τα πιο πλούσια και δυνατά βασίλεια της Κύπρου. Πρόκειται για έναν από τους σημαντικότερους αρχαιολογικούς χώρους της Κύπρου και σύμφωνα με τον Ηρόδοτο, ιδρύθηκε από Αχαιούς μεταξύ του 13ου και του 12ου αι. π.Χ. Σύμφωνα με την μυθολογία, επώνυμος...

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Tomb-of-King-in-Pyla

Στα νοτιοανατολικά του χωριού Πύλα της επαρχίας Λάρνακας συναντάμε τον περίφημο τάφο της Πύλας, γνωστός και ως «βασιλικός τάφος», καθώς το πιθανότερο να ανήκε σε κάποιο τοπικό άρχοντα. Πρόκειται για ένα μεγαλοπρεπή κτιστό τάφο των Κλασσικών χρόνων, που ήρθε στο φως το 1934, μετά από ανασκαφή του Κύπριου αρχαιολόγου Πορφύριου Δίκαιου.

Ο τάφος αποτελείται από ένα μακρύ διάδρομο με...

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